Quiz 1 – Space Test Questions

Flashcard maker : Alden Wolfe
Chauvet Cave is located in __________.
Southern France
The word “Neolithic” means __________.
New Stone
Archaeologists link the emergence of image making to the arrival of __________.
Homo Sapiens Sapiens
Representational images began appearing in Australia, Africa, and Europe beginning approximately __________ years ago.
40,000
Prehistoric people often coated their floors with powdered __________.
Ocher
The Lion-Human sculpture from Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany is made of __________.
Mammoth Ivory
The Woman from Brassempouy captures the true essence of a head, also called the __________ __________.
Memory Image
The earliest known prehistoric cave painting site was discovered in 1994 and is called __________.
Chauvet
Small-scale female sculptures from the Upper Paleolithic period were once called __________figures, which implied a religious association, although this has not yet been proven.
Venus
Walls of woven branches that were covered with mud or clay, or ______ and______ was a common building technique used in central Europe during the Neolithic period.
Wattle; Daub
The simplest form of construction used to span space is __________-and-__________.
Post; Lintel
The word megalithic means __________.
Large Stone
Stonehenge was created in __________ phases of construction and activity, starting in 3000 BCE during the Neolithic Period and stretching over a millennium and a half into the Bronze Age.
Eight
Stonehenge was built in __________-and-__________ construction.
Post; Lintel
The lintels of Stonehenge are secured by __________-and-__________ joints.
Mortise; Tenon
Bronze is an alloy of __________ and __________.
Tin; Copper
The term ______________includes all of human existence prior to the emergence of writing.
Prehistory
Prehistory includes all of human existence prior to the development of ___________.
Written Records
Modern humans first appeared in ____________.
Africa
Handprints at the cave at Pech-Merle were probably created using what technique?
Spraying paint onto the cave wall.
The Greeks called __________ the “land between the rivers.”
Mesopotamia
The Sumerians invented the first system of writing called ______________.
Cuneiform
Ziggurats functioned symbolically as _______________.
Bridges between earth and the heavens
The most complete version found of the Epic of Gilgamesh was written in __________.
Akkadian
The most impressive surviving archeological remains of the Sumerians is the __________.
Ziggurat
Sumerians used the hard, rock __________ for identifying documents and establishing property ownership.
Cylinder Seals
The image of Gudea, the ruler of Lagash, is well-known to students of Near Eastern art because of the twenty surviving ____________________that he commissioned.
Votive statues
Mesopotamian sculptors told stories clearly and economically by organizing visual narratives in horizontal bands called________________.
registers
The notched walls built as part of military defenses are called __________.
crenellations
Ziggurats in the ancient Near East were dedicated to _____________.
Gods
In the many votive statues commissioned by Gudea, he is represented as ____________________.
A strong and peaceful ruler
Known for his persecution of Jews, as recorded in the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar II was responsible for transforming ______________into one of the most splendid cities of its day.
Babylon
The Neo-Babylonians used turquoise, blue, and gold __________to form the symbolic images covering the Ishtar Gate.
Glazed Bricks
In the Stele of Naram-Sin (Fig. 2-1), what artistic device is used to signal Naram-Sin’s importance and reinforce his divine right to rule?
Hieratic Scale
From the ninth to seventh century BCE, the __________ culture controlled most of Mesopotamia.
Assyrian
The Stele of Hammurabi is significant as both a work of ancient Mesopotamian art and as __________.
An historical document recording a written code of law
Sumerian votive figures were dedicated to the __________.
Gods
Temples at the top of ziggurats did NOT include ____________
Votive statues of worshippers
The narrative relief panels lining the courtyard at Sargon’s palace complex functioned primarily to __________.
Intimidate visitors to the king
The Mesopotamian’s desire to represent ______________forced sculptors to use symbols and condense stories to their most essential elements.
Complex visual narrative
King Tutankhamen’s mummified body was enclosed in three nested coffins with the innermost made of __________.
Gold
Egyptian history is divided into __________.
Dynasties
The Egyptian life spirit or life force is called the __________.
Ka
A (An) __________ is literally a “city of the dead.”
Necropolis
__________ is the first architect known in history by name.
Imhotep
Egypt’s most famous pyramids are the ones at __________.
Giza
The Great Sphinx is thought to be a portrait of __________.
Khafre
The Great Hall at Karnak has massive __________capitals on the columns supporting the raised, center part of the roof.
Papyrus
The female pharaoh __________ left the great legacy of Egyptian monuments.
Hatshepsut
King Tutankhamun’s tomb was found in the_________.
Valley of the Kings
Which object commemorates the unification of Egypt and signals the beginning of the dynastic period?
The Palette of Narmer
According to legend, the early Egyptian kings were gods who ruled on earth. The conventions governing ancient Egyptian art changed _____________ over its three-thousand year history.
Very Little
Scholars determined the name of the figures depicted on the Palette of Narmer from ___________.
Hieroglyphics
An Egyptian convention used for representing the human figure was to show eyes and torsos ___________.
Frontally
Canopic jars were special containers in tombs were used to hold __________.
Bodily Organs
Standing figures in Egyptian art are typically shown __________.
In Stride
Egyptian sculptors relied on ____________to guide them in proportioning the human figures when carving reliefs
A squared Grid
Beni Hasan on the east bank of the Nile is the site of many ______________.
Rock Cut Tombs
The hypostyle hall at Karnak was filled with ____________decorated with painted pictorial reliefs and inscriptions.
Columns
Sculptures portraying Hatshepsut as a __________reflect the power of tradition and artistic convention in Egypt.
Male King

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