Week 3 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 2. The second 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 3. The third 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 7. The last 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 11. Be sure you are in the correct Chapter when you take the quiz.

Question 1 Why is King Solomon’s authorship of the “Song of Solomon” doubtful?
Question 2 What did lost-wax casting enable the Mesopotamian sculptors to create?
Question 3 How did the Mesopotamians view human society?
Question 4 What was the role of the Hebrew prophets in the era following Solomon’s death?
Question 5 As noted in the chapter’s “Continuity and Change’ section, what most distinguishes Mesopotamia from Egypt?
Question 6 Why did Mesopotamian scribes move from pictograms to the more linear cuneiform writing?
Question 7 What were ziggurats most likely designed to resemble?
Question 8 What was the Mesopotamian ruler’s role in religion?
Question 9 Why is the legend of Sargon I considered a “rags to riches” story?
Question 10 Which of the following pairs correctly identifies the subjects illustrated on the Royal Standard of Ur?
Question 11 Why did the Egyptians bury their dead on the west side of the Nile?
Question 12 Why are archaeologists so certain that Egypt had contact with other civilizations?
Question 13 Why did the Egyptians go to such lengths to preserve the dead?
Question 14 On what measure are the squares in the Egyptian grid system based?
Question 15 How can we tell that an Egyptian statue portrays a lesser person?
Question 16 What kind of government was found in Ancient Egypt?
Question 17 Why did the Egyptians believe that a good deity like Osiris required a bad deity like Seth?
Question 18 Why were Egyptians buried with Books of Going Forth by Day (Books of the Dead)?
Question 19 Why would Akhenaten’s change in the religion create change in the visual arts?
Question 20 How are the figures on the Palette of Narmer similar to those on the Mesopotamian Royal Standard of Ur?
Question 21 What lies at the core of Confucianism?
Question 22 Why did Ashoka decry violence in 261 BCE and turn to Buddhism?
Question 23 Why did Prince Siddhartha Gautama leave the palace to live in the wilderness for 6 years?
Question 24 Why, around 483 BCE, were eight of the earliest stupas built?
Question 25 Why have the earliest ritual jade discs (bi) been found in tombs?
Question 26 Why do Daoists advocate living in total simplicity?
Question 27 What is considered to be the greatest artistic achievement of the Shang dynasty?
Question 28 Why do sensuous form, vibrant color, a profusion of ornament, and rich texture dominate Indian art?
Question 29 Why was Cai Lun’s invention of cellulose-based paper so significant?
Question 30 To what does the Yi Jing (Book of Changes) provide a guide?
Question 31 What “world’s first” is Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji considered to be?
Question 32 For what purpose do modern scholars believe the Shona built massive walls in the Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe?
Question 33 Why did the Benin build the massive earthwork walls and moats around their capital city?
Question 34 What fundamental tool of civilization did the Classic Era Mesoamerican cultures lack?
Question 35 Why did the conquering Spanish build churches on the Inca temple foundations?
Question 36 What new literary form did the Japanese court women create?
Question 37 After the Han dynasty fell in 220 CE, why did the Chinese reject Confucianism for Buddhism?
Question 38 What is the Popol Vuh?
Question 39 Why did early Buddhists believe portraying Buddha in art was impossible?
Question 40 What competing forces dominated India’s history prior to 1200?