Quiz: The History Of Western Art Practice Test

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Quiz: The History Of Western Art Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    A halo (aureole) appearing around the head of a holy figure
    • A. 

      Mandorla

    • B. 

      Abbey

    • C. 

      Nimbus

    • D. 

      Regalia

  • 2. 
    A painted or sculpted representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of Christ.
    • A. 

      Prefiguration

    • B. 

      Loculi

    • C. 

      Cloister

    • D. 

      Pieta

  • 3. 
    Orant
    • A. 

      A large bowl used for holding the Eucharist bread

    • B. 

      A container used for keeping, holding or displaying a relic

    • C. 

      A porch with a roof supported by columns

    • D. 

      A figure represented with hands raised in prayer position.

  • 4. 
    The invisible line in a work of art on which all the most spiritual or mystical elements are arranged or lined up.
    • A. 

      Martyrium

    • B. 

      Theotokos

    • C. 

      Colophon

    • D. 

      Anagogical axis

  • 5. 
    An inscription usually on the last page of a book giving information about a books history.
    • A. 

      Mandorla

    • B. 

      Colophon

    • C. 

      Loculi

    • D. 

      Nave

  • 6. 
    Baldacchino
    • A. 

      The court of a Roman house that is partly open to the sky.

    • B. 

      A covered walk way.

    • C. 

      A canopy, often freestanding, on columns, frequently built over an altar.

    • D. 

      A new Starbucks drink.

  • 7. 
    Vellum
    • A. 

      Calfskin prepared as a surface for writing or painting.

    • B. 

      The side post of a doorway.

    • C. 

      Lambskin prepared a surface for painting or writing.

    • D. 

      A person obliged to show loyalty and homage to a feudal lord.

  • 8. 
    A small building intended to mark the site of a burial of a Christian martyr.
    • A. 

      Mausoleum

    • B. 

      Tympanum

    • C. 

      Martyrium

    • D. 

      Radiating chapel

  • 9. 
    The lowest stone of an arch
    • A. 

      Jamb

    • B. 

      Spring point

    • C. 

      Trumeau

    • D. 

      Compound piers

  • 10. 
    A monastery courtyard usually with covered walkways or ambulatories along the sides.
    • A. 

      Baptistery

    • B. 

      Putto

    • C. 

      Jamb

    • D. 

      Cloister

  • 11. 
    Trumeau
    • A. 

      A hairstyle worn by priest.

    • B. 

      The pillar or central in the middle of a doorway that supports lintel

    • C. 

      The vestibule of a church

    • D. 

      A semi-circular area (with the flatside down) in a wall over a door, a niche, or a window.

  • 12. 
    A small rectangular shelf like openings in the walls of catacombs to receive the dead.
    • A. 

      Loculi

    • B. 

      Atrium

    • C. 

      Parchment

    • D. 

      Cloisonne´ 

  • 13. 
    A process of enameling that involves the creation of cells or compartments formed by strips of metal fused to the surface. Those compartments are then filled with molten powdered glass or gems.
    • A. 

      Voussoirs

    • B. 

      Cloisonne´

    • C. 

      Regalia

    • D. 

      Prefiguration

  • 14. 
    A two paneled painting or altar piece.
    • A. 

      Cubiculum

    • B. 

      Putto

    • C. 

      Codex

    • D. 

      Diptych

  • 15. 
    Confraternities
    • A. 

      A writing house.

    • B. 

      Organizations founded by lay people who dedicated themselves to strict religious observances.

    • C. 

      A coffin or container for the body, usually made of stone

    • D. 

      The space over a doorway enclosed by a lintel and an arch.

  • 16. 
    A wedge shape block used in the construction a true arch.
    • A. 

      Voussoirs

    • B. 

      Tympanum

    • C. 

      Crossing

    • D. 

      Jamb

  • 17. 
    A covered walkway
    • A. 

      Apse

    • B. 

      Narthex

    • C. 

      Tapestry

    • D. 

      Ambulatory

  • 18. 
    Pendentives
    • A. 

      An almond shape aureole of light, often encompassing Christ or other holy figures.

    • B. 

      A triangular section of masonry making the structural transition from a square to a circle.

    • C. 

      A monumental tomb.

    • D. 

      Nude, often wing, cherubic young boy.

  • 19. 
    The codification of of Roman law under Emperor Justinian.
    • A. 

      Renovatio Imperii Romani

    • B. 

      Corpus juris civilis

    • C. 

      Hagia Sophia

    • D. 

      Christus Patiens

  • 20. 
    What was the date that Charlemagne was crowned Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III?
    • A. 

      Easter Day 801

    • B. 

      Christmas Day 765

    • C. 

      Christmas Day 800

    • D. 

      Easter Day 455

  • 21. 
    What codex is this illumination of St. Matthew from?
    • A. 

      Book of Kells

    • B. 

      Ebbo Gospels

    • C. 

      Coronation Gospels

    • D. 

      Gospel Book of Otto

  • 22. 
    What building is this?
    • A. 

      Masoleum of Galla Placidia

    • B. 

      Santa Sabina

    • C. 

      Santa Costanza

    • D. 

      San Vitale

  • 23. 
    Who is commemorated in the carved ivory panel?
    • A. 

      Charlemagne

    • B. 

      Otto III

    • C. 

      Justinian

    • D. 

      Constantine

  • 24. 
    What is St. Benedict known for?
    • A. 

      Architect for Hagia Sophia

    • B. 

      Writing the standard for Western Monastic Institutions.

    • C. 

      Building the first abbey.

    • D. 

      Creating the first ale.

  • 25. 
    What is the date?
    • A. 

      548-565

    • B. 

      512-516

    • C. 

      499-501

    • D. 

      523-530

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