Quiz Instructions

Quiz Instructions

1 / What’s postmodern about Dr. Atomic? Identify one characteristic from postmodernism and explain how that characteristic is used in this opera. Be sure to focus your analysis on a single aspect of the opera, i.e. spectacle, theme, libretto. Answer a “big question.”
2 / How is Dr. Strangelove satirical? Identify the characteristics of satire and explain how those characteristics are used in this movie. Be sure to identify one specific aspect of the movie and create a focused, detailed analysis on that one aspect. Answer a “big question.”
3 / What’s gong on with Robert Oppenheimer? Why does he quote the Bhagavad Gita? What is the main idea of the Gita and how does that idea relate to Oppenheimer’s research in nuclear physics?
4 / Using the critical lens of social construction, explore how one could explain why the corset reached such prominence in Victorian times, even as it caused so much damage to women’s bodies.
5 / Read this head. Using the critical lens of either social construction or post-modernism (choose one lens only), explore how you could explain the artistic expression of this young man’s tattoo.

Question 5 has a photo

Bhagavad Gita
http://www.asitis.com/2/ (Links to an external site.) Main text. Here is the full text of chapter 2, subdivided by verse.

http://www.bhagavad-gita.us (Links to an external site.)/ Supporting Material. Here is a great link for you to explore this Hindu text that is also considered the foundational scripture for Buddhism.

Body Modification
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/09/tattoos/100156/ (Links to an external site.) This is a remarkable collection of tattoo from all over the world.

Butoh
http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2014/09/04/345778225/deal-with-it-headbangers-babymetal-is-here?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social (Links to an external site.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ms7MGs2Nh8 (Links to an external site.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtXMa3otv_U (Links to an external site.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9GtoKGLA6o (Links to an external site.)

Dr. Atomic
1 Here is John Donne’s Sonnet “Batter My Heart” http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/sonnet14.php (Links to an external site.)

2 Here are the basics of the Shakespearean/English Sonnet http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5791 (Links to an external site.)

3 Here are the basics of this opera. http://www.doctor-atomic.com (Links to an external site.)/

4 Here is a review of an opera on the science page! http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/science/18atomic.html?pagewanted=all&_r= (Links to an external site.)0

Gregory Corso’s “Bomb”

http://www.litkicks.com/Texts/Bomb.html (Links to an external site.)

Bhagavad Gita

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26YLehuMydo (Links to an external site.)

you have to watch all this link and do for each Question short essay

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