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CHAPTER 1 – Test Bank

Multiple-Choice Questions
1. The term “prehistory” means
a. before people wrote history books.
b. before people had written language.
c. before people had libraries.
d. before people could count.
e. before people could talk.
Answer: b
2. The term “Paleolithic” refers to
a. the Old Stone Age.
b. the Middle Stone Age.
c. the New Stone Age.
d. Old Stones.
e. the Old Dispensation.
Answer: a
3. Old Stone Age people
a. had stone houses.
b. used stone tools.
c. worshipped in stone temples.
d. built stone tombs.
e. used stone for building.
Answer: b
4. The term Homo sapiens literally means
a. simple man.
b. stupid man.
c. stoic man.
d. wise man.
e. genius.
Answer: d
5. A good example of a Paleolithic sculpture-in-the-round is
a. the Venus of Laussel.
b. the Tuc d’Audoubert Bison.
c. the Venus of Willendorf.
d. the Wandjina.
e. the Mimi hunters.
Answer: c

d. oval. Paleolithic art has been found in the form of sculpture. d. color. Answer: c 8. d. a category of sculpture. b. a racial characteristic. The main shapes in the Venus of Willendorf are a. c. b. cubic. the animal frieze at Lascaux c. Answer: b 7. part of a ceremony to ensure success in the hunt. b. Which of the following is a logical interpretation of the Venus of Willendorf? a. e. The artists at Lascaux and Altamira seem to have done their art as a. a fertility figure. a post-and-lintel. painted relief. a relief refers to a. Answer: b . Answer: b 10. a rest. e. a painted image. a blind figure. triangular. the “fertility figurine” like the Venus of Willendorf b. c. Stonehenge d. trapezoidal. the animal frieze at Altamira Answer: a 11. c. rectangular. but ________ is the earliest. an ex-voto for a man killed in a hunt. As used in this text. friezes and paintings. b. a wealthy figure. a pregnant figure. d. c. d. a. paint. c. decoration for the cave. Answer: c 9. e.6. b. watercolor. Pigment is a. e. the totem of the tribal chief. a vacation. an obese figure.

b. Chauvet. The most important Paleolithic cave paintings are located in a. France. for drying wet paint. e. post-and-lintel e. Answer: d 14. Which of the following is NOT Paleolithic? a. b. Which of the following does NOT have a representation of a bison? a. England. for cooking dinner. for heating pigments. carving b. both Spain and France. c. Answer: d . Spain. for baking clay. b. La Madelaine Answer: b 15. “Mother Goddess” from Tarxien d. A kiln is used a. relief d. Stag from Lascaux Answer: c 13.12. c. Stonehenge c. Handprint of Pech-Merle c. modeling c. Altamira. for cooking herbs. Pech-Merle. Venus of Laussel b. The so-called Shaman cave painting is at a. Answer: c 17. Which term is NOT related to making sculpture? a. c. Altamira b. d. Trois-Frères. Lascaux. Tuc d’Audoubert d. e. incising Answer: d 16. d. d.

Answer: c 21. Paleolithic paintings are not a. naturalistic. bulls e. Lascaux cave paintings of animals could be described as a. Answer: b 20. All these answers are correct. When an animal’s body is shown in perspective but with its head shown full front. painted relief. stylized. Chauvet Answer: c 19. Answer: d 23. lake country c. Answer: a 22. d. Pech-Merle d. they are in flat. The caves at Altamira share what in common with Lascaux? a. aerial perspective. a stag c. b. Henri Breuil c. linear perspective. c. b. By definition. horses d. d. they contain remarkable Paleolithic depictions of animals d. d. e. b. the artist is using a.18. Which of the following is NOT found at Lascaux? a. they are in France b. Reinach e. stick figures. c. endowed with life. Who of the following was never involved in studying cave paintings? a. twisted perspective. Leroi-Gourhan b. atmospheric perspective. superimposed. old fashioned. designed to conjure up game for hunters. a horned owl b. humans Answer: a . c. abstract.

Aboriginal kangaroos. Australian rituals b. Mimi. buffalo Answer: d 28. d. in Neolithic shelters. To what does the Aboriginal Dreaming most refer? a. cloud spirits. c. Australian dreams d. Mimi hunters. France b. c. Answer: a 25. b. Wandjina d. shaman. Australian myth c. in the uninhabited depths of caves. Which is NOT a subject of Aboriginal rock painting? a. at the mouths of caves. Answer: a 29. Mimi b. e. Dreaming. Wandjina are a. kangaroos c. The oldest known Aboriginal rock painting style is a. Britain Answer: b 26. b. d. Australian folk tales Answer: b 27. Spain c. x-ray. Aboriginal X-rays. c. In which of the following modern countries have the fewest number of megaliths been found? a.24. b. Paleolithic paintings of animals usually have been found a. d. Australian art e. Malta d. megalithic. Answer: d . on rock faces open to the light of day.

Answer: a 33. sacred and profane. b. Hal Saflieni e. Cromlech c. e. Civilization received its greatest push forward from the a. domestication of animals. c. Which of the following is NOT connected to Malta? a. d. a saint and a sinner. untouchable. Menhir d. agricultural revolution. c. good and evil. Gozo b. b. e. magic and sacred. c. Answer: c 31. d. Taboo means that something or someone is a. discovery of the potter’s wheel. basic single post-and-lintel form. A trilithon is a a. Cosquer c. d. Dolmen b. Tarxien Answer: b 34. d. Which of the following is NOT a Celtic term? a. Answer: a . b. An important cultural change from Paleolithic to Neolithic is a. from pottery to sculpture. Druid Answer: d 35. from warlike to peaceful. Ggantija d. e. from illiterate to literate. basic three-part painting. discovery of fire. triple stone. b.30. c. from nomadic to agricultural. Answer: b 32. from megalithic to caves. three posts-and-lintels. fossil.

c.000 to 15.C. Heel Stone Answer: b 39. Neolithic Answer: d 37.000 to 11. Stonehenge dates from the ________ period.000 to 50. c. Sussex. Mesolithic d. the winter solstice.C.C.C. they destroyed Stonehenge e. they hunted ducks b. Salisbury Plain. c. d. Marlborough Downs e.000 to 98. b. Sarsen d. 52. Answer: e 38. Which is true of the Beaker People? a. Late Jurassic c. Marlborough Downs. Stonehenge is located at a. Camelot c. a.000 B. e. Christmas.36. the summer solstice. d. e. Carnac. 12. they made pottery d.C. Crucuno. e. they were nomads c. b. Paleolithic b.000 B.000 B.000 to 22. Answer: a 41. Answer: b . Easter. The last Ice Age in western Europe occurred around a. 18. Which of the following is NOT connected to Stonehenge? a. Aubrey Holes b.000 B. d. dawn.000 B. 100. b. The sun rises over the Heel Stone at Stonehenge at a. they were literate Answer: c 40. 25.