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Why is the Christian community house in Dura-Europas a small house?

Christians did not enjoy the patronage of the Roman State.

The Roman Stat persecuted the Christians. Which of the following would accounto for this persecution?

Christians refused to pay homage to the State's gods.

Why were Christians buried outside the city's walls?

in accordance with Roman custom.

After Christianity received acceptance within the Roman Empire, churces were constructed about the catacobs. Which of the following provides the most valid reason for such churches to be constructed at theses sites?

The pious worshiped openly at the graves of the earliest Christian martyrs.

The Jonah theme revolves around the concept of salvation and was very popular in Early Christian art. Which of the following provides an explanation for that popularity?

Jonah represented for the Early Christians the prefiguaration of Christ.

How did one recognize a Christian sarcophagus?

It was decorated with signigicant Christian subject matter.

Which apostle was one of the original Tweleve Apostles and found of the Christian community in Rome?


Which of the following, among his other accomplishments, was major patron of the city of Rome? In addition to his construction program for the city he also commissioned the contstruction of the basilica of St.Peter.


The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes from Sant' appollinare Nuovo at Ravenna illustrates the stylistic change which has occured. Which of the following is the substantive explanation for this change?

The artist did not include anecdotal narrative; rather he emphasized the central character, Jesus Christ.

The Christ as Good Shepherd from the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia at Ravenna is said to be deeply rooted in the classical tradition. Which of the following would support that?

It is full of Greco-Roman illusionistic devices.

Which Roman emperor officially recognized Christianity?


Which of the following attributes was Christ depicted with after Christianity was officially recognized?

Imperial purple

Christ has taken on the guise of which of the following in the mosaic from the Mausoleum of the Julii?

Sol Invictus

Christ as the Good Shepherd appears in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and uses many icongraphic devices. Which of the following is one of these devies?

sheep representing the Faithful

Which of the following is a basilica?

Old St.Peter's

What city contained both a synagougue and Christian community house?


Which of the following themes represents the interior decorative program of Santa Costanza?

grape harvest and wine production

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