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Dance 10: Quiz 1-5
Part 1 of 1  Multiple Choice/True False     Score: 50   (of possible 50 points) (ADDIONAL)
Question 1 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points) The French court ballet reached its height during the reign of Louis XIV, whose very birth had been celebrated by the _______________ of 1639.

A. Ballet de la Félicité
B. Ballet de la coutisane appelé
C. Ballet de Madame
D. Ballet de la Déliverance de Renaud

ANS:A

The dancers in the earliest ballets were highly skilled professionals capable of feats of strength and agility. True
False

ANS:F

In an effort to convey some meaning to the viewer, 18th century choreographers were inspired to evolve the ________________, which attempted to unfold a story purely in terms of movement.

A. commedia dell'arte
B. ballet d'action
C. break dancing
D. pantomime

ANS:B

The rise of the court ballet in France paralleled the birth of opera in Italy, and coincided with the opening of the first public theatres in France as well as the rise of the great French playwrights Corneille and Racine. True

False

ANS:T

Both France and Italy contributed to the development of the court ballet. True
False
Answer Key: True
Question 2 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points)

As the 17th century progressed, ballet in France was gradually transformed from the diversion of noble amateurs into a professional art. True
 
False
Answer Key: True
Question 3 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points)

Dancing in general in the 16th and 17th century court was considered a means of socializing the individual and drawing him into harmony with the group, and formed an important part of the education of a gentleman. True

 
False
Answer Key: True
Question 4 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points)

In Vienna (1740's), who began to create dramatic ballets inspired by the stories of mythological lovers?  
A.
Jean Georges Noverre

B.
Franz Anton Hilverding
 
C.
Maximilien Gardel
 
D.
Jean Dauberval
Answer Key: B
Question 5 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points)

Most of the early court ballet themes were derived from literary sources, and the ballets themselves included spoken or sung verses which were called _______.

A.
récits
 
B.
intermedii
 
C.
trionfi
 
D.
libretto
Answer Key: A
Question 6 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points)

_____________who made her debut at the Paris Opéra in 1726, was a brilliant technician, excelling in beaten steps such as entrechats and cabrioles. Audiences were charmed with her sprightliness and vivacity.

A.
Marie Camargo
 
B.
Marie Sallé
 
C.
Marie Taglioni
 
D.
Marie Osmond
Answer Key: A

Question 7 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points)

The court ballet, who's chief purpose was to glorify the State, was a carefully calculated mixture of _____________.  
A.
art and politics
 
B.
politics and entertainment

C.
both a and b
Answer Key: C

Question 8 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points)

The French court ballet reached its height during the reign of Louis XIV, whose very birth had been celebrated by the _______________ of 1639.

A.
Ballet de la Félicité
 
B.
Ballet de la coutisane appelé
 
C.
Ballet de Madame
 
D.
Ballet de la Déliverance de Renaud
Answer Key: A

Question 9 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points)

Who was the 18th century ballerina who was admired for her dazzling virtuosity, especially in the beaten jumps called entrechats?

A.
Marie Camargo
 
B.
Marie Salle
 
C.
Marie Taglioni
 
D.
Marie Osmond
Answer Key: A
Question 10 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points)

Who succeeded Jean Georges Noverre as director at the Paris Opéra?  
A.
Franz Anton Hilverding
 
B.
Maximilien Gardel
 
C.
Jean Dauberval

D.
both b and c
Answer Key: D
Question 11 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points)

The playwright Molière's comédies-ballets...
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