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Minimalism: Quiz


Question 1: It is regarded as a reaction against the painterly forms of ________ as well as the discourse, institutions and ideologies that supported it.
National Security AgencyUnited StatesAbstract expressionismCentral Intelligence Agency

Question 2: In addition, the work of ________ artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.
CubismBauhausDe StijlArt Nouveau

Question 3: Stevens, Amy Hempel, Bobbie Ann Mason, Tobias Wolff, ________, Sandra Cisneros, Mary Robison, Frederick Barthelme, Richard Ford, and Alicia Erian.
PoetryDonald BarthelmeNovelGrace Paley

Question 4: Fried's opinionated essay was immediately challenged by artist ________ in a letter to the editor in the October issue of Artforum.
Land artRobert SmithsonFrederick Law OlmstedPop art

Question 5: ________ had started as a painter, and ended as a creator of objects.
Chinati FoundationDonald JuddSculptureGreen Gallery

Question 6: In contrast to the Abstract Expressionists, Minimalists were influenced by composers John Cage and LaMonte Young, poet William Carlos Williams, and the landscape architect ________.
Frederick Law OlmstedHartford, ConnecticutNew York CityBoston

Question 7: The terms have expanded to encompass a movement in music which features repetition and iteration, as in the compositions of Steve Reich, ________, Philip Glass, John Adams, and Terry Riley.
Drone musicMinimalist musicFluxusLa Monte Young

Question 8: It has also been used to describe the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett, the films of Robert Bresson, the stories of Raymond Carver, and even the automobile designs of ________.
Lotus CarsLotus 16Colin ChapmanTeam Lotus

Question 9: American poets such as William Carlos Williams, early ________, Robert Creeley, Robert Grenier, and Aram Saroyan are sometimes identified with their minimalist style.
Ezra PoundNorman JaquesBritish People's Party (1939)Social Credit

Question 10: He argued that work like Robert Morris's transformed the act of viewing into a type of spectacle, in which the artifice of the act ________ and the viewer's participation in the work were unveiled.
DeterminismPseudoscienceObservationScientific method


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