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Quiz 3

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The followers of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all __________, which means that the followers believe that only one god created and rules the universe.
monotheistic
The Jewish law prohibiting the worship of idols made the production of ___________most suspect.
sculpture in the round
The first synagogue at Dura Europus (Fig. 7-3) was located in a(n) __________
house
The two parts of the Christian Bible are the __________ and the __________.
Old Testament; New Testament
Like the Romans, early Christians first used central-plan buildings as _________.
tombs
Discoveries at Dura-Europos in the 1930's contradicted what long-held scholarly belief?
Jews of this period did not create any sort of figural art.
What area of the catacombs was NOT commonly decorated with painted imagery?
loculi
Which object is an example of iconic imagery in Christian art?
The Good Shepherd, Oratory of Galla Placidia (Fig. 7-16)
Where would the congregation have focused their attention during religious services at Hagia Sophia?
the dome
The Archangel Michael diptych (Fig. 7-26) is a portion of a __________-panel object.
two
What allows the dome of Hagia Sophia to appear to float mysteriously?
All of the above
The Eucharist is an elaborate ceremony in Christian worship involving the ritual consumption of bread and wine, identified as the _______________of Christ.
body and blood
The extensive use of marble, colored glass, and gold mosaics to decorate the interior of the Church of San Vitale (Fig. 7-21) had what effect on the structure?
It made the structure appear to dissolve into shimmering light and color.
Where are many of the best examples of Christian churches of the Middle Byzantine era located?
Greece
Which object includes a "Dëesis" as a plea to Christ for the owner's forgiveness and salvation?
Harbaville Triptych (Fig. 7-38)
The poet and philosopher Theodore Metochites is responsible for the elaborate program of decorative ________ that cover(s) every inch of the funerary chapel at the church of the Monastery of Christ in Chora (p. 257).
frescoes
Architects of the Cathedral of St. Mark in Venice relied on a Greek-cross plan, marking each square unit with a separate __________.
dome
Near the end of the first century, the _____________replaced the scroll as the primary form of recording texts.
codex
Early Christians often employed stories from _______________ as prefigurations of important events in the Christian Bible.
the hebrew bible
The youthful, beardless Jesus, depicted in the Catacomb of Commodilla, holds a book to emphasize his role as______.
A teacher
Islam's aniconic tradition can be traced to ______________.
Muhammad's destruction of pagan idols in the Kaaba
The holy book of Islam is called the __________.
Qur'an
The Muslim place of worship is called the __________.
mosque
A key feature distinguishing the Dome of the Rock from Early Christian and Byzantine buildings is ______________.
the central-plan structure
The wall of the prayer hall that is closest to Mecca is called the __________ wall.
qibla
Which of the following is commonly used as a decorative element in Islamic architecture?
water
____________is/are commonly used to decorate luxury objects made by Muslim artists.
calligraphy
Figurative imagery is most common in what type of Islamic art?
architectural ornament
Islamic artists who used what media were most highly esteemed?
calligraphy
The invention of __________led to the development of increasingly elaborate scripts for use in calligraphy.
the codex
Islamic metalworking skills are demonstrated in the ____________decorating Baptistery of St. Louis (Fig. 8-16).
gold and silver inlay
A(n) __________was a college for religious and legal studies.
madrasa
Which ornamental form typically employs marble or other colorful stone?
mosaic
What language is common to all Muslims?
arabic
What did the Ottomans do to the church of Hagia Sophia when they conquered Constantinople?
converted it to an Islamic mosque
What type of decoration is used for the Kaaba (Fig. 8-2) in Mecca?
a black textile embroidered with Qur'anic verses in gold
Lusterware refers to a technique used to make ceramic surfaces resemble_________.
precious metals
Early Qur'an manuscripts ______________ because they were shared by multiple readers simultaneously.
had only three to five lines per page
European cultures became familiar with Islamic art through _________.
Islamic presence in Europe
Sinan's crowning achievement as an architect was the __________.
Mosque of Sultan Selim
The Book of Kells (Fig. 14-1) was produced on __________, an animal skin prepared for writing.
vellum
__________ are people from outside the empire who could only "barble" Greek or Latin.
Barbarians
Much of our knowledge of cultures from the Early Middle Ages in Europe comes from discovery of their _________________.
jewelry
Christians in the Muslim territories were called __________.
Mozarabs.
Charlemagne's private chapel was in the city of __________.
Aachen
The development of minuscule, _________________, was a significant contribution of the Carolingian period.
a new clear, lowercase script that increased the legibility of manuscripts
Seafaring bands of Norse seamen were called __________ or "people from the coves."
Vikings
The timber churches that survive in rural Norway are called __________ churches, from the four huge staffs that form their structural core.
stave
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the so-called animal style which dominated the arts by the fifth century?
a preference for asymmetrical compositions
The burial site discovered at Sutton Hoo revealed the grave's occupant had been buried in a ________________.
ship
Mozarabic style combines Christian forms with the artistic style of what culture?
Islamic
How does the Page with St. Matthew the Evangelist from the Ebbo Gospels (Fig. 14-18) demonstrate Carolingian innovation in manuscript illumination
the modeling of the figure and drapery
What structure is at the center of the Saint Gall Plan (Fig. 14-16) which reflects the basic design used in the layout of medieval monasteries
a cloister
Why did many Ottonian cathedrals burn down in the eleventh century?
Their timber roofs made them susceptible to fire.
The Doors of Bishop Bernward in Hildesheim (Fig. 14-24) are notable as the most complex __________ since antiquity.
bronze-casting project
In addition to the energetic painting characterizing the Hitda Gospels (Fig. 14-25), the Gospels of Otto III (Fig. 14-26) show another Ottonian style, which was influenced by __________art in its sharply outlined drawings and lavish fields of gold.
Byzantine
Vikings erected large memorial stones: __________ contained inscriptions and __________ were covered with figural decoration.
rune stones; picture stones
Which material was NOT used by Ottonian artists?
stone
The page illustrating Matthew Writing His Gospel from the Lindisfarne Gospel Book (page 431, Fig. B) demonstrates _________.
the artist intentionally suppressed classical style to emphasize local artistic tradition
Which architectural feature of Charlemagne's Palace Chapel at Aachen (Fig. 14-13) did NOT derive from Roman or Early Christian sources?
the ground-level ambulatory