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Humanities 4-6

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Central Mongolia
Which of the following is NOT mentioned among those area from which the Aegean peoples imported metal ores that they used to produce weapons and tools made of bronze?
Copper and tin
Which of the following metals are combined to form bronze?
Kyklos
Which of the following Greek terms can be translated as "circle?"
Blocks of ice were available for food storage
Which of the following is NOT mentioned as being common among the people of Thera?
Britain
From which of the following did Crete import the tin necessary to produce bronze?
Minos
Who is the legendary ruler of Crete's ancient capital, Knossos?
Dolphins
Which of the following creatures did the inhabitants of Crete associate with bringing good luck to sailing vessels?
Bulls
Which of the following creatures did the inhabitants of Crete associate with male virility and strength?
Labrys
Which of the following Greek terms can be translated as "double ax?"
The palace of Minos at Knossos
Which of the following ancient structures was known as the "House of the Double Axes?"
Pasiphae
Which of the following is the legendary Minoan queen who gave birth to the Minotaur?
Ariadne
Which of the following provided Theseus with a weapon and thread to help him kill the Minotaur?
Tholos
Which of the following did the Mycenaeans introduce to bury their kings?
It included 20 consonants and 10 vowels that combined to form more than 3000 words.
Which of the following is NOT mentioned among the advantages of the Phoenician writing system?
Homer
Who is considered the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey?
Hexameter
Which of the following is used in "epic" meter?
Achilles
Which of the following is the central character in the Iliad, which focuses on his "rage?"
Areté
Which of the following Greek terms can be translated as "virtue," and can be interpreted as "reaching one's highest potential?"
Priam
Who is best remembered as the King of Troy during the action of the Iliad?
Hector
Who is the Trojan prince and warrior that killed Patroclus and enraged Achilles during the action of the Iliad?
Telemachus
Who is the son of Odysseus?
Penelope
Who is the wife of Odysseus?
The ancient city of Mycenae
Which of the following ancient structures is a citadel city that depended on cyclopean masonry for it's construction and was entered through a massive Lion Gate?
Daedalus
Who is the chief craftsperson that assists the Minoan queen in her plan to attract the Minotaur?
Achilles
During the action of the Iliad, who is considered the greatest warrior among the Greeks battling against the Trojans?
In the Bouleuterion
In ancient Athens, where did the City Council conduct it's meetings?
In the Tholos
In ancient Athens, where did the City Council's executive committee dine?
In the Metreon
In ancient Athens, where did the polis house it's weights and measures?
In the Pynx
In ancient Athens, where did the citizens meet four times each month to vote on the resolutions of the governing council?
Metics
In ancient Athens, which of the following terms identifies free men who came from some other polis in Greece or from a Greek colony?
They were permitted to join the military forces and could hold positions of authority.
Regarding the women of ancient Sparta, which of the following statements is NOT accurate?
Socrates
Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a likely contributor to Pericles's speech in honor of his soldiers as it is recorded in the History of Peloponnesian Wars?
Thales
Who accurately described in approximately 600 BCE the cause of a solar eclipse?
Polyclitus
Who cast the bronze statue known as Doryphoros (spear bearer), which was celebrated throughout the ancient world as a demonstration of a treatise on proportions of the human body?
The Parthenon
On the Athenian Acropolis, which of the following was considered the centerpiece?
The Propylaia
On the Athenian Acropolis, which of the following served as a monumental entryway to the complex?
Phidias
Who is considered responsible for designed the giant statue of Athena Parthenos housed in the Parthenon?
Vikings
Which of the following is NOT included among those illustrated in the metopes on the four sides of the Parthenon?
The Parthenon
On the Athenian Acropolis, which of the following features caryatids?
Caryatid
Which of the following terms refers to a column sculpted in the form of a woman?
Stealing from the treasury
Which of the following was NOT among the accusations that Socrates faces when he was places on trial?
Leucippus
Among the pre-Socratics in the fifth century BCE, who conceived of an atomic theory in which everything is made up of small, indivisible particles and empty space?
Protagoras
Who is responsible for one of the most famous of all Greek dictums: "Man is the measure of all things?"
Aristophanes
Who is specialized in wiring comedies and is the playwright for Lysistrata?
Aeschylus
Who is he playwright for Oresteia trilogy that includes events after Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War?
Proscenium
In the ancient greet theatre, what term indemnified the elevated platform on which the actors performed?
Urania
Among the nine Greek muses, who is devoted to astronomy?
Terpsichore
Among the nine Greek muses, who is devoted to lyric poetry and dancing?
5000 elephants
Rumors about the forces of the kingdom of the Ganges doc outages Alexander's army from advancing father east in the Indian peninsula. What imposing component might this Ganges army have included?
The audience
According to Aristotle's Poetics, who undergoes the catharsis (the cleansing, purification, or purgation of the soul)?
The Arno
Which of the following rivers runs through the city of Florence?
The Tiber
Which of the following rivers is associated with the city of Rome?
Doric
Which of the following orders of architecture did the Etruscans adapt to create the Tuscan?
The Scraper
Which of the following works of art was so beloved by the emperor Tiberius that he had it removed from public display and placed in his bedroom, it was even more popular among the general public--to the point that they expressed their outrage, compelling the emperor to return the art to it's public place?
Laocoön
Who is the Trojan priest who warned his countrymen against accepting the "gift" of a wooden horse from the Greeks?
Laocoön
Whom does the author consider "Rome's first martyr?"
Patricians
Which of the following tea refers to the land-owning aristocrats who served as priests, magistrates, lawyers, and judges in Ancient Rome?
Plebians
Which of the following terms refers to the poorer class of who we craftspeople, merchants, and laborers in Ancient Rome?
Pietas
Which of the following terms refers to the "dutifulness"--a relationship that prescribed that a family and clients equally owed "total obedience" to the pater in Ancient Rome?
Carthage
When it was most prominent, which of the following settlements controlled most of the wealth of the western Mediterranean, including agricultural and commercial resources in Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and the eastern portion of the Iberian Peninsula?
Hannibal of Carthage
Who is remembered for having matched through the Alps with his army of nearly 100,000 men and a large contingent if elephants?
Marcus Junius Brutus
Who was among those who stabbed Gaius Julius Caesar on the floor of the Senate on March 15, 44 BCE?
Pompey the great
Who was NOT a member of the Second Triumvirate?
Marcus Antonius
Who formed an alliance with Cleopatra VIII, the Queen of Egypt?
Cicero
Who was the Roman rhetorician who recognized the power of the Latin language to communicate with the people?
Imagines
Which of the following terms terms refers to the wax death masks used to create the high level of naturalism in portrait busts?
A dolphin
Included on the sculpture of Augustus of Primaporta, which of the following is Cupid riding?
music
Among the ancient Romans, which of the following topics did the grmmaticus NOT teach his students?
Ovid's
Whose writings did Augustus NOT view favorably, resulting in this writer's permanent banishment from Rome?
Virgil
Who is the author of the Aeneid?
the Georgies
Which of the following literary pieces celebrates Augustus's gift of farmlands to veterans of the civil wars?
Ovid
Who is the author of the Metamorphoses?
arena
Which of the following terms refers to the sand that covered the floor of the Colosseum?
Doric
Which of the following orders of architecture is NOT included in the levels of the Colosseum?
the Pantheon
Which of the following structures is associated with the oculus?