AP Art History : Answering other questions about seventeenth- and eighteenth-century architecture

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Art History

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Example Questions

Example Question #14 : Renaissance To Contemporary Architecture

The Baroque artistic and architectural movement was superseded by a movement that developed in the early eighteenth century in Paris. What was the name of this movement?

Possible Answers:

Neoclassicism

Rococo

The Renaissance

Art Deco

Mannerism

Correct answer:

Rococo

Explanation:

The Baroque movement was superseded by the artistic and architectural movement Rococo in the eighteenth century. Rococo was a deviation from the grandeur and strict symmetry of the Baroque movement, which dominated western and central Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Some describe Rococo as delicate and intricate.

Example Question #15 : Renaissance To Contemporary Architecture

The neoclassical artistic movement of the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries was inspired by which ancient civilization or civilizations?

Possible Answers:

Mesopotamians

The ancient Greeks

The ancient Greeks and the ancient Romans

The ancient Romans

The ancient Egyptians

Correct answer:

The ancient Greeks and the ancient Romans

Explanation:

Neoclassicism was inspired by both ancient Greek and ancient Roman civilizations. This can be seen in its use of columns and other characteristics commonly associated with Greek and Roman art and architecture. Neoclassical sculptures also greatly resemble ancient Greek and ancient Roman sculptures.

Example Question #1 : Answering Other Questions About Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century Architecture

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The building shown here was located __________________.

Possible Answers:

in a palace complex

in a city

on a religious site

on a plantation

Correct answer:

on a plantation

Explanation:

The main building of Monticello, pictured here, sat in the middle of Thomas Jefferson's plantation. As such, it was both a grand house and the administrative center for the plantation, which housed and worked hundreds of slaves in various agricultural projects. The building's remote location from other settlements was key to its size and situation in its surroundings.

Image accessed through Wikipedia Media Commons. Author: YF12. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monticello_2010-10-29.jpg

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