Chapter One-the Birth Of Art

29 Questions
Chapter One-the Birth Of Art

A quiz on Chapter One from Gardner's Art through the Ages about the birth of art. Topics cover Africa, Europe, and the Near East in the Stone Age.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A waterworn stone that bears an uncanny resemblance to a human face was found in:
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      Willendorf

  • 2. 
    Paleolithic means
    • A. 

      Old Stone Age

    • B. 

      New Stone Age

    • C. 

      Middle Stone Age

    • D. 

      Big Stone Age

  • 3. 
    The fragments of stone plaques found in the Apollo 11 Cave in Namibia had recognizable images of
    • A. 

      Humans.

    • B. 

      Animals.

    • C. 

      Internal organs.

    • D. 

      Plants.

  • 4. 
    Animal paintings during the Paleolithic period were presented in ________ views.
    • A. 

      Frontal

    • B. 

      Aerial

    • C. 

      Composite

    • D. 

      Profile

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not a type of stone?
    • A. 

      Sandstone

    • B. 

      Lintel

    • C. 

      Sarsen

    • D. 

      Bluestone

  • 6. 
    Stonehenge is located in
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Ireland

    • D. 

      Scotland

    • E. 

      Iceland

  • 7. 
    A stone beam used to span an opening is a
    • A. 

      Trilithons

    • B. 

      Spandrel

    • C. 

      Heel-stone

    • D. 

      Lintel

    • E. 

      Cromlech

  • 8. 
    The Venus of Willendorf was discovered in present day
    • A. 

      Ethiopia

    • B. 

      Austria

    • C. 

      Portugal

    • D. 

      Germany

    • E. 

      Spain

  • 9. 
    Because precision in dating is impossible for the Paleolithic era, art historians usually can be no more specific than assigning an artifact a range of:
    • A. 

      Dozens of years.

    • B. 

      A few hundred years.

    • C. 

      Several thousand years.

    • D. 

      Three to five years.

  • 10. 
    Relief sculpture can be created by:
    • A. 

      Building up forms out of clay.

    • B. 

      Cutting into stone blocks or walls.

    • C. 

      Neither building up forms out of clay nor cutting into stone blocks or walls.

    • D. 

      Building up forms out of clay and cutting into stone blocks or walls.

  • 11. 
    The paintings in the cave at Altamira were originally discovered by:
    • A. 

      The estate owner.

    • B. 

      The estate owner's son.

    • C. 

      The estate owner's daughter.

    • D. 

      The estate owner's servant.

    • E. 

      The estate owner's wife.

  • 12. 
    The bison at Altamira are:
    • A. 

      300 to 400 years old.

    • B. 

      5,000 to 6,000 years old.

    • C. 

      50,000 to 75,000 years old.

    • D. 

      13,000 to 14,000 years old.

    • E. 

      20,000 to 25,000 years old.

  • 13. 
    The bison at Altamira are unique because:
    • A. 

      They are dead.

    • B. 

      They are portrayed in a herd.

    • C. 

      They do not stand on a common ground line.

    • D. 

      They are separate images, and some are portrayed in an aerial view.

    • E. 

      Both C and D.

  • 14. 
    A ground line is:
    • A. 

      A line on the wall.

    • B. 

      A line on the ground.

    • C. 

      A painted or carved baseline on which figures rest.

    • D. 

      Something else.

  • 15. 
    Paleolithic painters did not use brushes made from:
    • A. 

      Bristles.

    • B. 

      Twigs.

    • C. 

      Bone.

    • D. 

      Reeds.

  • 16. 
    In Paleolithic paintings, representations of human hands are:
    • A. 

      Never seen.

    • B. 

      Unusual.

    • C. 

      Common.

    • D. 

      In every painting.

  • 17. 
    The bulls at Lascaux display a twisted perspective because:
    • A. 

      The horns are in profile but the bodies are frontal.

    • B. 

      The bodies are in profile but the horns are frontal.

    • C. 

      The body and horns are shown in profile.

    • D. 

      The bodies are shown from aerial view but the horns are in profile.

  • 18. 
    The remains of the oldest known settled communities have been found in:
    • A. 

      Syria.

    • B. 

      Egypt.

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia.

    • D. 

      Anatolia.

  • 19. 
    Innovations of the Neolithic age include:
    • A. 

      Metalwork.

    • B. 

      Painting.

    • C. 

      Metalwork and painting.

    • D. 

      Weaving.

    • E. 

      Weaving and metalwork.

  • 20. 
    The great circular stone tower at Jericho was:
    • A. 

      5 feet high.

    • B. 

      13 feet high.

    • C. 

      18 feet high.

    • D. 

      28 feet high.

    • E. 

      50 feet high.

  • 21. 
    Çatal Höyük was one of the first experiments in:
    • A. 

      Suburban living.

    • B. 

      Communal living.

    • C. 

      Urban living.

    • D. 

      Rural living.

  • 22. 
    A burin is
    • A. 

      A wall painting.

    • B. 

      A material, image, or object found in the everyday environment and incorporated into a work of art.

    • C. 

      A pointed tool used for engraving or incising.

    • D. 

      A bas relief.

    • E. 

      A terracotta tablet.

  • 23. 
    The Makapansgat pebble found in South Africa in 1925 is considered art
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The earliest known paintings were portable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Male humans were the most common subjects in Paleolithic art.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Most animals painted during the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras are presented in profile.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The Venus of Willendorf is naturalistic in its shape and proportion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Identify:
    • A. 

      Spotted horses and negative hand imprints, wall painting in the cave at Pech-Merle, Lot, France, ca. 22,000 BCE. Paleolithic.

    • B. 

      Rhinoceros, wounded man, and disemboweled bison, painting in the well, Lascaux, Dordogne, France, ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE. Paleolithic.

    • C. 

      Aurochs, horses, and rhinoceroses, wall painting in Chauvet Cave, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, Ardèche, France, ca. 30,000–28,000 or ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE. Paleolithic.

    • D. 

      Hall of the Bulls (left wall), Lascaux, Dordogne, France, ca. 15,000–13,000 BCE. Paleolithic.

  • 29. 
    Identify:
    • A. 

      Human figure, from Çatal Höyük, Turkey. Neolithic.

    • B. 

      Human figure, from Ain Ghazal, Jordan. Neolithic.

    • C. 

      Human figure, from Jericho, Jordan River valley. Neolithic.

    • D. 

      Human figure, from La Madeleine, Dordogne, France. Paleolithic.

    • E. 

      Human figure, from La Magdelaine, Tarn, France. Paleolithic.