Nerinx Humanities Group 1 2011

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 32

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Humanities Quizzes & Trivia

1st Quarter Quiz 1 will assess art from the Greek and Roman periods. Humanities Honors


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An example of the difference between sculpture of the Classical Greek period and the Archaic Greek period is . . .
    • A. 

      The Classical Greek sculptures were representative of historic individuals while the Archaic Greek sculptures were always representative of gods.

    • B. 

      Classical Greek sculptures showed natural body movement v. the stiff stylized figures of the Archaic Greek sculptures.

    • C. 

      Classical sculpture were all white marble v. the Archaic polychromatic sculptures

    • D. 

      Archaic sculptures depicted everyday events of everyday people v. the Greek classical sculpture of kings and knights

  • 2. 
    Two of the innovations of the Romans that made the Pantheon possible were . . .
    • A. 

      Arches and columns

    • B. 

      Domes and scaffolding

    • C. 

      Arches and scaffolding

    • D. 

      Aqueducts and domes

    • E. 

      Concrete and arches

  • 3. 
    What was the subject of the sculpture 'Laocoon and his two sons"?
    • A. 

      Alexander the Great's conquest of India

    • B. 

      The Battle of Gods and Giants

    • C. 

      Death of a Trojan Priest

    • D. 

      Journey through the tropical rain forest

    • E. 

      The Persian invasions

  • 4. 
    The name Parthenon means ______________________ and is dedicated to the god/goddess_____________.
    • A. 

      Virgin goddess, Athena

    • B. 

      Golden god,Helen

    • C. 

      Powerful god,Zeus

    • D. 

      Sun god, Apollo

    • E. 

      Beautiful goddess, Aphrodite

  • 5. 
    The correct chronological order of the Geek architecture is:
    • A. 

      Doric, Roman, Corinthian

    • B. 

      Corinthian, Doric, Egyptian

    • C. 

      Ionic, Geometric, Classical

    • D. 

      Doric, Ionic, Corinthian

    • E. 

      Egyptian, Ionic, Classical, Hellenistic

  • 6. 
    What type of engineering technique was used to build the Parthenon?
    • A. 

      Barrel vaults

    • B. 

      Groin vaults

    • C. 

      Flying buttresses

    • D. 

      Post and lintel

    • E. 

      Arcades and keystones

  • 7. 
    The Greek sculptures of the Hellenistic period differed from those Greek Classical period in that the . . .
    • A. 

      Hellenistic had only Greek influences and the Classical period was influenced by cultures throughout the Mediterranean.

    • B. 

      Hellenistic sculptures showed only stoic figures while Classical sculpture showed a variety of emotions.

    • C. 

      Classical sculptures are stylized examples of gods v. the realistic renderings of Hellenistic period.

    • D. 

      Hellenistic sculptures included emotion and were influenced by cultures throughout the Mediterranean.

    • E. 

      Hellenistic sculptures were carved with all appendages v. the fashionable Classical Greek were carved with out arms.

  • 8. 
    The Greeks defeated the Romans and assimilated many aspects of their culture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Romans created sculpture of recognizable people because . . . 
    • A. 

      They were narcissistic and wanted images of themselves.

    • B. 

      They believed they were created in the image of the gods.

    • C. 

      They had a long history of ancestor worship.

    • D. 

      They were used to trace blood lines.

    • E. 

      They were used to promote taxes.

  • 10. 
    From the point of view of the Romans, which statement best describes the Greeks.
    • A. 

      The Greeks were idealistic, and believed in aesthetics to the point of fault.

    • B. 

      The Greeks were the masters of the sea and were to be feared on the water.

    • C. 

      The Greek society was barbaric and nothing could be learned from their culture.

    • D. 

      The Greeks were so advanced they diminished anything Rome had gained.

    • E. 

      The Greek gods were too powerful and had to be renamed to be Roman.

  • 11. 
    Imagine you are a Roman looking at Greek architecture, comment on the structure, engineering/materials used and the intended use of the buildings. You may actual examples of buildings/structures or concepts of buildings.Please include ideas from your reading and class. hint: think how the culture of each society shaped the artwork. answer should be 350-500 words
  • 12. 
    Why do you think....? Western European culture looked back at this period? What elements can you find in the Medieval period? What elements are missing? hint: What images-ideas of the Greco-Roman period were not propagated by the Church during the Medieval period? answer should be 350-500 words
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