Humn 101 - Unit 10 Overview Of Greek Architecture

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  • 1. 
    Post literally means "vertical"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    This word describes the horizontal part of a column
    • A. 

      Lintel

    • B. 

      Shaft

    • C. 

      Abascus

  • 3. 
    Definition: Before room or porch
  • 4. 
    Definition: literally greek for "room"
  • 5. 
    Definition: A temple with a single row of columns (as in the parthanon)
  • 6. 
    Definition: temple with a double row of columns. (More costly to build and found mainley in the rich greek city-states in asia minor; Ephesus)
  • 7. 
    Definition: Rests on the columns and is subdivided into the architrave and frieze.
  • 8. 
    Definition: located in the entablature, you can see relief sculptures depicted
  • 9. 
    The column is composed of three main parts:
    • A. 

      Flute

    • B. 

      Volutes

    • C. 

      Capital (literally means headstone, order of architecture most easily identified by focusing on the capital)

    • D. 

      Base

    • E. 

      Dentils

    • F. 

      Shaft

  • 10. 
    Characteristics of the Doric Period
    • A. 

      Late archaic

    • B. 

      Strength

    • C. 

      Classical

    • D. 

      Imperial

    • E. 

      Stability

  • 11. 
    Characteristics of the Ionic period
    • A. 

      Elegance

    • B. 

      Archaic/classical

    • C. 

      Strength

    • D. 

      Hellenistic

    • E. 

      Refinement

  • 12. 
    Characteristics of the Corinthian period of architecture
    • A. 

      Refinement

    • B. 

      Classical/Hellenistic

    • C. 

      Late archaic

    • D. 

      Imperial grandeur

    • E. 

      Strength

  • 13. 
    The Parthenon was ...
    • A. 

      Build during greece's golden age (5th century B.C.)

    • B. 

      Dedicated to Athena

    • C. 

      At the time of Acts 17, was 500 years old

    • D. 

      Stood above the city for 2500 years

    • E. 

      Took a direct missle shot in 1687 and it exploded

    • F. 

      Used as an ammunitions depot by the turks in their war with venice

  • 14. 
    Three Types of "Refinements" or Adjustments in the Design
    • A. 

      Horizontal Plane: on all four sides slight upward curvature,base through entablature

    • B. 

      Tapering of the Columns: slight swelling two-thirds of the way up (muscles)

    • C. 

      The angle at which the columns are slightly adjusted: all columns lean inward slightly

    • D. 

      Inward tilt of the entablature

    • E. 

      Facial disposition restructured

  • 15. 
    The architect's responsible for the brilliant execution of the Parthenon were: Ictinus and Callicrates
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A key reason for the architectural adjustments in the Parthenon was: keeping it from looking mechanical and lifeless.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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