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  • Chicago's Crown Fountain (pictured) displays LED images of faces, which typically create the illusion of puckered lips spouting water?

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Question 1: The front face of each tower is ________ with a continuous, dynamic exhibit of lights and electronic images.
Stop motionTraditional animationAnimationAnimated cartoon

Question 2: [36] The process used sand and ________ heated to a temperature of 2,600 °F (1,430 °C) and "gathered" with a large clay ball resembling a honey dipper.
Sodium carbonateSodium hydroxideSodium chlorideSodium bicarbonate

Question 3: [30] The subjects were chosen from local schools, churches and community groups, and filming began in 2001 at the downtown campus of the ________ (SAIC).
Illinois Institute of TechnologySchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoUniversity of ChicagoNorthwestern University

Question 4: [3] At night, the ETC system controls spotlights that illuminate the cascading water and that are dimmed by special wet-use location ________.
Circuit breakerElectrical wiringResidual-current deviceAC power plugs and sockets

Question 5: [34] The fountain's black granite reflecting pool measures 48 feet by 232 feet (15 m × 71 m) and has an approximate water depth of 0.25 ________ (0.6 cm).
YardFoot (length)United States customary unitsInch

Question 6: [64] The ________ quickly published an article concerning the cameras as well as the public reaction, and the cameras were removed the next day.
Sam ZellChicago TribuneLos Angeles TimesChicago Cubs

Question 7: [66] ________ architecture critic Blair Kamin, who is pleased with the sculptures' verticalness, says the fountain helps appropriately depict the modern 21st-century urban park.
Chicago CubsSam ZellLos Angeles TimesChicago Tribune

Question 8: To achieve the effect in which water appears to be flowing from subjects' mouths, each video has a segment where the subject's lips are puckered, which is then timed to correspond to the spouting water, reminiscent of ________ fountains.
ParisAncient RomeChicagoGargoyle

Question 9: [19 ] The other finalists were ________, who presented a low-height horizontal form, and Robert Venturi, who presented a fountain that would have been 150 feet (46 m) tall.
Washington, D.C.Maya LinIndianapolisUnited States

Question 10: [47] At the time of the unveiling, Crown Fountain, like the nearby ________, was incomplete because only 300 of the videos had been refined for public display.
Cloud GateBoeing GalleriesBP Pedestrian BridgeJay Pritzker Pavilion


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