History Alternate Quiz 3

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History Quizzes & Trivia

In history we get to know how different works of art were formed and the story behind them. The quiz below is the third in the series of history questions aimed at helping you pass the exams that are almost here. Give it a go and find out new things about human history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where did Gothic Architecture begin?
    • A. 

      a. Île-de-France

    • B. 

      b. Burgundy

    • C. 

      c. Tuscany

    • D. 

      d. Southern England

  • 2. 
    Where was the first European university?
    • A. 

      a. Rome

    • B. 

      b. Madrid

    • C. 

      c. London

    • D. 

      d. Bologna

  • 3. 
    Which is the first life-size freestanding bronze nude in European art since antiquity?
    • A. 

      a. Botticelli’s Birth of Venus

    • B. 

      b. Michelangelo’s David

    • C. 

      c. Donatello’s David

    • D. 

      d. Verocchio’s David

  • 4. 
    Who changed Florentine painting more than anyone since Giotto?
    • A. 

      a. Fra Angelico

    • B. 

      b. Paolo Uccello

    • C. 

      c. Sandro Botticelli

    • D. 

      d. Masaccio

  • 5. 
     Which is the term for showing strong highlights and shadows on a form to make it appear three dimensional?
    • A. 

      a. atmospheric perspective

    • B. 

      b. Chiaroscuro

    • C. 

      c. high relief

    • D. 

      d. trompe l’oeil

  • 6. 
    Which artist studied Alberti’s theoretical treatises and wrote his own on perspective, geometry, and volumetric construction?
    • A. 

      a. Sandro Botticelli

    • B. 

      b. Andrea Mantegna

    • C. 

      c. Giovanni Bellini

    • D. 

      d. Piero della Francesca

  • 7. 
    Which four artists define the High Renaissance?
    • A. 

      a. Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Titian

    • B. 

      b. Donatello, Botticelli, Raphael, and Leonardo

    • C. 

      c. Donatello, Mantegna, Masaccio, and Michelangelo

    • D. 

      d. Raphael, Donatello, Masaccio, and Brunelleschi

  • 8. 
    Which of the following interests of Leonardo occupied much of his time when he worked for the court of the Duke of Milan?
    • A. 

      a. military and civil engineer

    • B. 

      b. painter

    • C. 

      c. sculptor

    • D. 

      d. musician

  • 9. 
    Which theme gave Raphael early fame?
    • A. 

      a. Virgin and Child

    • B. 

      b. the life of Jesus

    • C. 

      c. Old Testament themes

    • D. 

      d. Greek mythology

  • 10. 
     Which work has Michelangelo’s signature?
    • A. 

      a. David

    • B. 

      b. Pietà

    • C. 

      c. Sistine Ceiling

    • D. 

      d. Last Judgement

  • 11. 
     Whose Last Supper was criticized because it was too grandiose, vulgar, and included dogs and foreign soldiers?
    • A. 

      a. Tintoretto’s

    • B. 

      b. Titian’s

    • C. 

      c. Leonardo’s

    • D. 

      d. Veronese’s

  • 12. 
     What inspired the spiral turned columns of Bernini’s Baldacchino?
    • A. 

      a. a tornado

    • B. 

      b. the Hall of One Hundred Columns at Persepolis

    • C. 

      c. columns from Solomon’s Temple

    • D. 

      d. columns from Djoser’s funerary complex

  • 13. 
     Which artist introduced intense new realism and a dramatic use of light and gesture to Italian Baroque art?
    • A. 

      a. Annibale Caracci

    • B. 

      b. Giovanni Battista Gaulli

    • C. 

      c. Bartolomé Estaban Murillo

    • D. 

      d. Caravaggio

  • 14. 
      Which artist is known for his many personal self-portraits?
    • A. 

      a. Franz Hals

    • B. 

      b. Caravaggio

    • C. 

      c. Rembrandt

    • D. 

      d. Rubens

  • 15. 
     Which ancient Americans developed the most advanced writing system?
    • A. 

      a. Olmec

    • B. 

      b. Aztec

    • C. 

      c. Nazca

    • D. 

      d. Maya

  • 16. 
     In Aztec belief, who is “she of the serpent skirt”?
    • A. 

      a. Huitzilopochtli

    • B. 

      b. Coyolxauhqui

    • C. 

      c. Quetzalcoatl

    • D. 

      d. Coatlicue

  • 17. 
     Which was considered by the Incas to be a worthy gift to the gods?
    • A. 

      a. smoke

    • B. 

      b. cloth

    • C. 

      c. obsidian

    • D. 

      d. a human heart

  • 18. 
     Which of the following describes the roads built around Pueblo Bonito?
    • A. 

      a. wide and straight

    • B. 

      b. concentric

    • C. 

      c. radiating

    • D. 

      d. following the terrain

  • 19. 
    Gothic originally meant
    • A. 

      a. dark and evil.

    • B. 

      b. full of light.

    • C. 

      c. frightening and macabre.

    • D. 

      d. a fourth-century Germanic people.

  • 20. 
    Which side of Chartres Cathedral is contemporary to the reconstruction of St. Denis?
    • A. 

      a. north

    • B. 

      b. south

    • C. 

      c. east

    • D. 

      d. west

  • 21. 
    Giotto did an important series of frescoes in which chapel in Padua?
    • A. 

      a. Altneuschul

    • B. 

      b. Scrovegni (Arena)

    • C. 

      c. Holy Cross

    • D. 

      d. Santa Trinita

  • 22. 
    How did female artists typically learn to paint during the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance?
    • A. 

      A. guilds

    • B. 

      B. apprenticeships

    • C. 

      C. from their husbands or fathers

    • D. 

      D. convents

  • 23. 
    Which female artist was elected to the Florentine Academy of Design at age 23?
    • A. 

      a. Judith Leyster

    • B. 

      b. Lavinia Fontana

    • C. 

      c. Sofonisba Anguissola

    • D. 

      d. Artemisia Gentileschi

  • 24. 
    The French Academy considered the work of which artist to be the perfect embodiment of classical principles?
    • A. 

      a. Watteau

    • B. 

      b. Fragonard

    • C. 

      c. Bernini

    • D. 

      d. Poussin

  • 25. 
     Which of the following was the first truly urban settlement in Mesoamerica?
    • A. 

      a. Chichén Itzá

    • B. 

      b. Teotihuacan

    • C. 

      c. Cahokia

    • D. 

      d. Machu Picchu