Week 5 Quiz
HUM 111, World Cultures I
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This quiz consist of 40 multiple choice questions. The first 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 4. The second 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 5. The third 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 6. The last 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 8. Be sure you are in the correct Chapter when you take the quiz.
Question 1 Why is the palace at Knossos known as the House of the Double Axes?
Question 2 What subject was depicted on many early ceramic pots?
Question 3 Why is the celebrated poet Sappho so extraordinary for this period in Greece?
Question 4 According to Greek legend, why did Greece sink into a Dark Ages around 1100 BCE?
Question 5 What does the Greek word archaiologia mean?
Question 6 Why was the Minoan civilization on Crete able to flourish?
Question 7 Why are red-figure vases more complicated than black-figure vases to create?
Question 8 Why are the more than 100 Aegean islands between mainland Greece and Crete known as the Cyclades?
Question 9 What is the Greek concept of arête?
Question 10 What is the bull associated with in Minoan art?
Question 11 Why did Aristotle consider catharsis to be so important to a tragedy?
Question 12 How did Socrates’ view of the good, true, and just disagree with that of the Sophists?
Question 13 Why did fifth-century Greeks not see themselves as at the mercy of the gods?
Question 14 According to Aristotle, how could a person come to know universal truths?
Question 15 Why was Socrates not a staunch defender of democracy?
Question 16 Why was Socrates brought to trail and condemned to death?
Question 17 Why was entasis, each column swelling about a third of the way up, employed in the Parthenon?
Question 18 What events began and ended Athens’ Golden Age?
Question 19 Why were the Athenian citizens endowed with so much leisure time?
Question 20 Why was Praxiteles’ Aphrodite of Knidos such a sensation?
Question 21 Why was the Pantheon constructed with a 30-foot-diameter oculus (hole) in its roof?
Question 22 What deeply-seated Roman virtue demanded respect towards the gods, country, and parents?
Question 23 Why is Pompeii such an important archaeological site?
Question 24 Why did Rome have multiple forums?
Question 25 Why beginning in 264 BCE did Rome engage Carthage in the Punic Wars?
Question 26 Why did Augustus permanently banish the poet Ovid from Rome?
Question 27 What feature occupied the center of a Roman domus?
Question 28 Why is Cupid riding a dolphin shown at Augustus’s feet on the sculpture Augustus of Primaporta?
Question 29 What Roman invention enabled builders to construct the Colosseum’s vaulted arches?
Question 30 According to the Roman poet Virgil, to whom do the Romans trace their origin?
Question 31 Why did the emperor Justinian begin construction of the Hagia Sophia in 532 CE?
Question 32 According to Augustine, why was the singing of hymns and psalms in church established?
Question 33 Why did early Christians develop symbols to identify themselves to each other?
Question 34 Why is Masada one of the most symbolic sites in all of Israel?
Question 35 According to the evangelist Paul, what did sinners have to do to earn redemption?
Question 36 On what Roman style did Constantine base St. Peter’s in Rome?
Question 37 What about its design made Justinian’s San Vitale church in Ravenna unique?
Question 38 As explained in the chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section, why is Venice home to a vast amount of Byzantine art?
Question 39 Why was early Christianity syncretistic, incorporating into itself pagan mythic traditions?
Question 40 Which sect is associated with the Dead Sea Scrolls?