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The Ancient Artifacts Exam

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  • 1. 
    • Who were the Etruscans?
    • A. 

      Pastoral nomads from the Asiatic steppes that disrupted Roman culture ca. 5000 BC

    • B. 

      A group that resided in northern Italy and who ruled the Romans through kings until ca. 510 BC

    • C. 

      Phoenician colonists who settled in northern Africa.

    • D. 

      Germanic invaders from north of the Rhine who conquered Rome ca. 455 AD

    • E. 

      A Greek city state at the southern end of the Balkans.

  • 2. 
    • Date this small oinochoe with the armed owl of Athens.
     
    • A. 

      Circa 150-100 BC

    • B. 

      Circa 410-390 BC

    • C. 

      Circa 650-600 BC

    • D. 

      Circa 1950-2010 AD

  • 3. 
    • 1 Drachma = 6 Obols
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    • This is a authentic Roman bronze statuette of mercurious 2nd cent. AD
     
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    • The Delian League eventually became which empire?
     
    • A. 

      Alexander the great's empire

    • B. 

      The Athenian empire

    • C. 

      The Persian empire

    • D. 

      The Spartan empire

  • 6. 
    • Is this a man or a woman?
       
    • A. 

      Trick question it´s neither (Roman marble copy, 2nd century AD)

    • B. 

      Woman (Roman marble copy, 3th century AD)

    • C. 

      Man (Roman marble copy, 1st century AD)

  • 7. 
    • The regional dynasty that (also) ruled Mesopotamia after Alexander's death was the
     
    • A. 

      Ptolemies

    • B. 

      Abbasids

    • C. 

      Antigonids

    • D. 

      Seleucids

    • E. 

      Attalids

  • 8. 
    • Are the objects below authentic or forgeries?
       
    • A. 

      They are all forgeries

    • B. 

      They are all authentic

    • C. 

      They are all forgeries except for the first bronze cross

    • D. 

      They are all authentic except for the last Roman bronze head

  • 9. 
    • Who discovered the Rosetta Stone?
     
    • A. 

      Henry Rawlinson

    • B. 

      Ramon Saenz de Heredia

    • C. 

      Pierre F. X. Buchard

    • D. 

      Babtist Frederick

  • 10. 
    • Find the correct Greek pottery names
     
    • A. 

      (A) bell krater, (B) lebes, (C) skyphos, (D) aryballos, (E) hydria, (F) volute krater, (G) kantharos, (H) psykter, (I) kylix, (J) stamnos, (K) alabastron, (L) oinochoe, (M) lekythos, and (N) amphora.

    • B. 

      (A) bell krater, (B) lebex, (C) skyphos, (D) psykter, (E) hydria, (F) volute krater, (G) kantharos, (H) aryballos, (I) kylix, (J) stamnos, (K) alabastron, (L) oinochoe, (M) lelythos, and (N) amphora.

    • C. 

      (A) volute krater, (B) Kebes, (C) smyphos, (D) ballos, (E) pydria, (F) lebes krater, (G) kantaros, (H) psykter, (I) kylis, (J) stamnos, (K) abastron, (L) oinochoes, (M) lekythox, and (N) amphora.

    • D. 

      (A) molute krater, (B) mebes, (C) smyphos, (D) psykter, (E) pydria, (F) lebes krater, (G) kantaros, (H) ballos, (I) tylix, (J) stamnox, (K) abastron, (L) oinochoes, (M) lekythol, and (N) bell krater.

  • 11. 
    • The Egyptian government legally sold Egyptian antiquities until 1983.
     
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    • In Greek society, women were treated as
     
    • A. 

      Equals to men, especially when it came to voting

    • B. 

      Gods

    • C. 

      Inferior to men in both social and political affairs

    • D. 

      Slaves in every household

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
     
    • The Indo-European people that where very close to the Thracians are called the
     
    • A. 

      Scythians

    • B. 

      Dacians

    • C. 

      Gauls

    • D. 

      Greeks

    • E. 

      Armenians

  • 14. 
     
    • The Carthaginians were originally
     
    • A. 

      Descendants from the Cogotas and Rome's rivals in the western Mediterranean.

    • B. 

      A civilization in Canaan who established a major trade empire in the western Mediterranean.

    • C. 

      One of the regional dynasties that succeeded Alexander the Great's empire in the eastern Mediterranean.

    • D. 

      A confederacy of seafaring raiders also called the Sea Peoples in the eastern Mediterranean.

  • 15. 
     
    • Sekhmet is represented as a woman with a
       
    • A. 

      Human head with a sun disk and horns

    • B. 

      Lion head

    • C. 

      Ibis head

    • D. 

      Falcon head

    • E. 

      Jackal head

  • 16. 
     
    • Hieroglyphic text is read in what direction?
     
    • A. 

      Top to Bottom

    • B. 

      Left to right

    • C. 

      Right to left

    • D. 

      It varies

  • 17. 
    • Which culture made this bronze plaque 5th century BC?
     
  • 18. 
     
    • Which statement about bronze disease is false?
     
    • A. 

      There is no quick solution to its removal.

    • B. 

      Bronze disease is always caused by bacteria.

    • C. 

      Heat can stop or slow down bronze disease.

    • D. 

      Moisture is needed to start the reaction that leads to bronze disease.

    • E. 

      Soaking it for fourteen days in distilled water is a good idea.

  • 19. 
     
    • This is a ancient Luristan sword and is used in the Near East 3000 years ago. The sword is worth around:
                                   -Picture Artemis gallery-  
    • A. 

      € 60

    • B. 

      € 600

    • C. 

      € 6000

    • D. 

      € 60.000

    • E. 

      € 600.000

    • F. 

      € 6 million

    • G. 

      Priceless

  • 20. 
    • When did the UK and the USA adopt the "1970 UNESCO Convention on Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property"?
     
    • A. 

      Both in 1970

    • B. 

      The UK in 1986 and the USA in 1970

    • C. 

      The UK in 2002 and the USA in 1983

    • D. 

      The UK never adopted the 1970 UNESCO Convention

    • E. 

      The 1970 UNESCO Convention does not exist

  • 21. 
     
    • Who has sold the objects below?
    • A. 

      Bonhams

    • B. 

      Royal Athena

    • C. 

      Sadigh Gallery

    • D. 

      These artifacts could have been sold by any dealer

  • 22. 
     
    • What does the name Amenemhet mean?
     
    • A. 

      Powerful like re

    • B. 

      Ruler of the desert lands anather

    • C. 

      The wrath of Anubis

    • D. 

      Amun is at the head

  • 23. 
     
    • This beautiful and rare Near Eastern Lioness sculpture was sold at Sotheby’s for
     
    • A. 

      $ 572

    • B. 

      $ 572000

    • C. 

      $ 5,72 million

    • D. 

      $ 57,2 million

    • E. 

      $ 572 million

    • F. 

      It didn´t sell

  • 24. 
     
    • Is this a forgery, grand tour or a authentic ushabti?
    (Dankjewel dik!)    
    • A. 

      This is a authentic ushabti

    • B. 

      This is a 19th Century Grand Tour ushabti

    • C. 

      This is a forgery because the face/body proportions are wrong and the hieroglyphs don´t make sense.

    • D. 

      This is a forgery because of the strange surface, encrustations on the faience instead of in the faience, the strange pimples and added dirt.

  • 25. 
    • The blue BAAF stands for:  ______ Ancient Art Fair
     
  • 26. 
    • An _______  is a piece of pottery (or stone), usually broken off from a vase or other earthenware vessel. In archaeology, it may contain scratched-in words, doodles or drawings.
    • Royal Museum for Art and History brussels, Satirical figured, attributed to DeM. 19th-20th dyn.
    • A. 

      Askos

    • B. 

      Ostracon

    • C. 

      Mostra

    • D. 

      Aryballos

    • E. 

      Mousecat

  • 27. 
    • Date the artifacts below and put them in chronological order. Put the numbers of the artifacts in the correct order starting with the oldest artifact. For example: 341265
    • ^ artifact nr. 1
    • ^ artifact nr. 2
    • ^ artifact nr. 3
    • ^ artifact nr. 4
    • ^ artifact nr. 5
    • ^ artifact nr. 6
  • 28. 
     
    • How do you date ancient pottery?
    • A. 

      Radiocarbon dating

    • B. 

      Totassium-largon dating

    • C. 

      Dendrochronology

    • D. 

      Thermoluminescence dating

    • E. 

      Brons Lipkin dating

    • F. 

      Tamphora lekythos dating

  • 29. 
    • Who used the very useful Dodecahedra?
    • A. 

      Romans

    • B. 

      Vikings

    • C. 

      Assyrians

    • D. 

      Mycenaeans

    • E. 

      None of the above