History

You must turn in your answers in typewritten form, using Times New Roman, 12 point font; please double space your answers.  Each answer should be at least ¾ -1  page long and should incorporate direct quotes and specific examples from the book. The quiz is worth a possible total of 5 points.

  1. Describe the problems that Linda (Harriet Jacobs) has with her master, Dr. Flint, and his wife, Mrs. Flint (worth 0.5 point).
  2. Discuss Linda’s romantic relationships (excluding Dr. Flint) and discuss how Linda views marriage, sexuality and romance as a result of her experiences (worth 0.5 point).
  3. Give at least two examples of how Linda is at an advantage because of her grandmother’s position in the town (worth 1 point).
  4. Talk about some of the difficulties Linda experienced while in hiding (before she escapes to the North) (worth 1 point).
  5. What was Linda’s experience like in the North with regard to work, racism, and Dr. Flint (and his daughter) (worth 1 point)?
  6. Discuss the trials that Linda’s children go through throughout the book (be sure to touch on their time in the North and the South) and, in a one to two sentence conclusion, explain the difficulties of being a child born into slavery (worth 1 point).
  7. Question 2: Dutch Baroque Painting

    As we learned this week, Dutch Baroque art showed the influence of Protestantism and the middle-class merchants and traders who served as patrons. Dutch Baroque artists created portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and genre scenes of domestic life.

    In a minimum of 2 well developed paragraphs, discuss how the following paintings reflect the social and historical context of sixteenth-century Holland. Consider the influence of religion, commerce, social structure, and/or patrons of the art in your response. Offer specific examples of how the subject of each painting reflects the society and culture in which it was created.

    1. Frans Hals, Officers of the Haarlem Militia Company of Saint Adrian, c. 1627
    2. Rembrandt van Rijn, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, 1632
    3. Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance, c. 1664

    Be sure to explain your ideas clearly and support them by discussing specific works of art that you have read about this week, talking about how they illustrate and support your ideas.

    Respond to both questions as thoroughly as possible, making sure to use information from the readings and the lectures. All responses should be in complete sentence form, using proper spelling and grammar.

    As soon as possible, review and comment on the work of two of your peers (click the rubric below to learn how to achieve the most credit). In your comments, consider areas you would suggest for expansion or clarification.

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