Humanities @ Gwinnett Tech - Midterm Review

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  • 1. 
    The set of shared values and behaviours shared by a group of people, developed over time, and passed down from one generation to the next is best defined as:
    • A. 

      Community

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      History

    • D. 

      Songs

  • 2. 
    In art, representations that imitate the reality in appearance of natural objects is best defined as:
    • A. 

      Naturalism

    • B. 

      Abstract

    • C. 

      Messianic

    • D. 

      Humanism

  • 3. 
     The period when humans grouped together in small societies such asbands,  and subsisted by gathering plants and hunting or scavenging wild animals, and used stone tools is best defined as:
    • A. 

      Neolithic Era

    • B. 

      Paleolithic Era

    • C. 

      Mesolithic Era

    • D. 

      Common Age

  • 4. 
    A distinctive kind of monumental stone architecture that were constructed without the use of mortar and represent the most basic form of architectural contrstuction.
    • A. 

      Pyramid

    • B. 

      Ziggurat

    • C. 

      Megalith

    • D. 

      Cave

  • 5. 
    An ancient region of southwest Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq. Probably settled before 5000 b.c., the area was the home of numerous early civilizations, including Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, and Assyria. It declined in importance after Mongol invaders destroyed its extensive irrigation system in a.d. 1258.
  • 6. 
    What is a pyramidal temple structure consisting of successive platforms with outside staircases and a shrine at the top?
  • 7. 
    The oldest story ever recorded is about a Sumerian king named ___________.
    • A. 

      Ishtar

    • B. 

      Iliad

    • C. 

      Homer

    • D. 

      Gilgamesh

  • 8. 
    Which Fertile Crescent culture was monotheistic and forced out of their homeland in about 2000 BCE?
    • A. 

      Egyptians

    • B. 

      Hebrews

    • C. 

      Akkadians

    • D. 

      Sumarians

  • 9. 
    The sacred chest that the Hebrews used to carry the ten commandments given to Moses, as told by the Bible?
  • 10. 
    Polythiesm means to hold a belief in multiple:
    • A. 

      Governments

    • B. 

      Gods

    • C. 

      Chiefs

    • D. 

      Sacred texts

  • 11. 
    A form of writing invited by the ancient Egyptians using pictograms, phonograms and determintives meaning "writing of the gods" is called hieroglyphs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Born to aristocratic parents in the provence of Shandong in 551 BCE, this person had begun teaching a way of life based on self discipline and proper relations among people. Traditional Chinese values such as self control, propriety and respect for one's elders lie at the core of this system. Who is this person?
    • A. 

      Buddah

    • B. 

      Confucius

    • C. 

      Shiva

    • D. 

      Tutankamun

  • 13. 
    This image was created approximately when?
    • A. 

      25,000-20,000 BCE

    • B. 

      15,000-13,000 BCE

    • C. 

      8,000-5,000 BCE

    • D. 

      18,000-16,000 BCE

  • 14. 
    This figure was created when?
    • A. 

      8,000-5,000 BCE

    • B. 

      15,000-13,000 BCE

    • C. 

      25,000-20,000 BCE

    • D. 

      18,000-16,000 BCE

  • 15. 
    The name of this figure is?
    • A. 

      Venus of Vienna

    • B. 

      Venus of Neolith

    • C. 

      Venus of Lawrenceville

    • D. 

      Venus of Willendorf

  • 16. 
    The ziggurat at Ur, modern Muqaiyir, Iraq was built when?
    • A. 

      Circa 1200 BCE

    • B. 

      Circa 2100 BCE

    • C. 

      Circa 1200 CE

    • D. 

      Circa 2100 CE

  • 17. 
    The above peice, from tomb 779, cemetery at Ur (modern Muqaiyir, Iraq), circa 2600 BCE is titled what?
    • A. 

      Royal Standard of Ur

    • B. 

      Royal Pillow of Ur

    • C. 

      Standard Pillow of Ur

    • D. 

      Royal Happiness of Ur

  • 18. 
     The law code of Hammurabi survives on a giant structure know as what? (created in Susa, modern Shush, Iran, circa 1760 BCE) It records decisions or decrees made by Hamurabi over 40 years of his reign.
    • A. 

      Stele of Law

    • B. 

      Stele of Shamash

    • C. 

      Stele of Hammurabi

    • D. 

      Stele of Babylon

  • 19. 
    The object seen here is know as what? (from Hierakonpolis, Dynasty 1, circa 3000 BCE)
    • A. 

      Narmer's Palette

    • B. 

      Palette of Narmer

    • C. 

      Ritual disc

    • D. 

      Ritual shield

  • 20. 
    This place  is a flat-topped rock that rises 150 m (490 ft) above sea level in the city of Athens with  a surface area of about 3 hectacres. It served as the city's citadel (a fortress meant for protecting a town).
    • A. 

      Acropolis

    • B. 

      Parthenon

    • C. 

      Theater

    • D. 

      Sanctuary

  • 21. 
    This culture flourished on Crete after the collapse of Knossos from about 1450 BCE. They lived in communities surrounding fortified hilltops and battle and hunting scenes dominate their art. They were essentially feudal in nature. They engaged in trade, especially for copper and tin to make bronze.
    • A. 

      Minoan culture

    • B. 

      Mycenean culture

    • C. 

      Cycladic culture

  • 22. 
    The king of the gods and master of the sky, usually bearded and associated with the eagle and the thunder bolt.
    • A. 

      Ares

    • B. 

      Apollo

    • C. 

      Zeus

    • D. 

      Hermes

  • 23. 
    Goddess of war, but also, through her association with Athens, of civilization; the daughter of Zeus, born from his head. Often helmeted, shield and spear in hand. The owl and the olive tree are sacred to her.
    • A. 

      Aphrodite

    • B. 

      Athena

    • C. 

      Demeter

    • D. 

      Persephone

  • 24. 
    The ___________ order of column is considered sturdy and simple. It is also the heaviest of columns.
    • A. 

      Corinthian

    • B. 

      Ionic

    • C. 

      Doric

  • 25. 
    The ______________ order of column is considered more elegant in detail, it's capital characterized by a scroll like motif.
    • A. 

      Corinthian

    • B. 

      Ionic

    • C. 

      Doric

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