IWC1 – Self Assessment – Module 1

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Renaissance
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When did the historical revival of Classical culture begin?
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An elevation of intellectual life over religious faith.
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What was a key feature of ancient Chinese humanism?
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The hero’s journey has been called a
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monomyth
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Inductive
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_______ reasoning proceeds from particular facts to a general conclusion (or from effect to cause).
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Why is architecture considered an art?
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Because architecture is concerned with the aesthetic effect of structures in their environment.
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Age of Enlightenment
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The ideas of the Renaissance are most commonly seen as paving the way for which of the following movements?
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Donatello
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Which of the following figures from the Renaissance worked in sculpture?
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Aristotle
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This philosopher is best known for his argument that a life guided by reason and virtue would lead to happiness.
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trompe l’oeil
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An art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the illusion of three dimensions is called:
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a metaphor
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In the Iliad, the poet Homer uses the phrase \”the wine-dark sea.\” This is an example of an author using:
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The hero is an example of a mythic:
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Archetype
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The interplay of ____ and ____ determines whether an architectural work is worthy of the label \”art\”:
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form and function
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Myths serve to explain what?
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religious rites origin of humanity natural phenomena
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What term describes the pleasure that beauty inspires in humans?
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aesthetic
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Aesthetic experience is __________.
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its own justification
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What describes a style of painting that creates the optical illusion of three dimensions?
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trompe l’oeil
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The two major forms of drama are:
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tragedy and comedy
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\”The anger of the crowd is a volcano waiting to erupt.\” This statement is an example of?
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metaphor
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Drama as a written work is a form of:
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literature
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Moral philosophy is the study of:
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ethics
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The basic rhythmic structure of a poem is called its:
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meter
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How are the humanities integral to the development of human cultures?
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They cultivate our facility with language They nurture our capacity to think and reason They deepen our sense of the past
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Jungian theory suggests that mythic archetypes get transmitted through:
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the collective unconscious
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The humanities developed the distinction between ____ love and ____ love.
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erotic and platonic
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Reasoning that proceeds from particular facts to a general conclusion is considered:
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Inductive Reasoning
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The revival of classical art happened during what historical period?
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The Renaissance
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Western and Eastern humanism shared which of the following characteristics?
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A focus on practical wisdom Respect for a classic literary tradition
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Which of the following defines happiness as the avoidance of pain?
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Epicureanism
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What mode of study most likely to be employed by those in the humanities?
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aesthetics
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What helped distill abstract ideas and themes into visual or figurative representations for ancient cultures?
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symbols

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