HUM/205 Capstone CheckPoint Quiz

Because of the use of stained glass, what colors were dominant in the paintings and decorative arts of
the Late Middle Ages?
Blue and green
Yellow and Blue
Red and yellow
Red and blue

Romanesque tympana typically had a picture of __________ in the center.
Hugh Capet
Pope Gregory

Aeschylus is considered the
most significant Greek sculptor.
creator of Greek tragedy.
Father of Ethics.
most significant ruler of the Acropolis.

What did President Roosevelt believe was the root of the Depression?
The imbalance between the have-nots and the haves
The lack of agricultural goods available
The high cost of housing and automobiles
The lack of government funds after World War I

What was the purpose of the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in the world?
A palace for a Muslim ruler
A mausoleum for a ruler’s wife
An art gallery for a Muslim ruler
A parliament building

One of the major accomplishments of the Qin dynasty is
encouraging a period of technological advancement, including inventing the navigational compass.
building the 1,400-mile-long Great Wall for defense.
introducing organized agriculture, which replaced hunting.
establishing the Silk Road trade route.

What part of a mosque is the mihrab?
A small niche that indicates that side of the mosque faces Mecca
A tower between mosques where the faithful pray
A spiral staircase that ascends to a platform
A wedge-shaped stone that makes up a mosque’s arches

The Egyptian poem, “Hymn to the Sun”, describes the sun’s rising by proclaiming,
“They wash their bodies, they take their garment, and their arms are raised to praise your rising.”
”Stretch upon all lands, all waters, all living things to bring us life, food, and warmth.”
”The guardian of the light, of the warmth, of the day. Rise to fill our eyes with light.”
”Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare. The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

Cultural cross currents are
the connection between the past and the present.
an examination of art without any cultural or social forces in mind.
a reflection of the way artistic ideals, literary movements, and historical events influence the arts of
other cultures.
the way discipline influences another discipline.

The Boston Pops Orchestra was once described by one critic as
“the greatest orchestra of modern time.”
“the door through which young people enter into the magic domain of musical comprehension.”
“the magical brilliance of their marches make everyone feel patriotic.”
“the perfect blend of popular song and classical music.”

Which of the following statements best describes Pico’s assertions in Oration on the Dignity of Man?
That humans would never be able to unite the material and spiritual worlds through mystical vision
That humans were linked to the lower order of matter and could never rise to the higher realm of spirit
That humans could unite the material and spiritual worlds through mystical vision
That humans though linked with the lower order of matter could rise to the higher realm of spirit

What is cuneiform?
Drawings on limestone that were transported to and from Egyptian cities
An ancient Mesopotamian written language using wedge-shaped images
Drawings on ziggurat mud brick walls used by Egyptians to communicate
An ancient Mesopotamian written language consisting of the Sumerian alphabet

The scientific method was invented by
Bartolomeu Dias. It refers to the fact that Africa was surrounded by water.
Nicolas Copernicus. It argued that the earth and the other planets orbit around the sun.
Sir William Harvey. It refers to the fact that blood returns to the heart from the arteries.
Francis Bacon. It advocated that actual observations were needed to be made in planned experiments.
Very few ancient Roman paintings remain. Of those that do, almost all of are
portraits that were hung on the walls of the Colosseum.
book illustrations that have been preserved in Roman libraries.
murals that were painted on the walls of private homes.
vase paintings that were given as gifts to Caesar Augustus.

Rikyu, one of the founders of the Japanese cultural institution of cha-no-yu, described the tea ceremony
a ritual designed to produce courtesy and politeness.
a ritual designed without pride or arrogance.
making tea, praying for peace of body, and drinking the tea.
boiling water, making tea, and drinking the tea.

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