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Humanities Test 1
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What has been the most important invention in music to date?
Polyphony / harmony
Which two steps to best appreciate art works when approaching them for the first time?
Content and Context
What species has Penny Patterson been working with for almost 50 years?
Gregorian Chant is an example of what type of music?
Sister Wendy says art that "first takes the human body seriously" comes from ancient
Humans began to establish permanent civilizations about
The venus of willendorf exaggerate this, according to brain scientist Ramachandran
What matters most
"The most striking feature" of ancient Egyptian Civilization
Unity and Consistency
He discovered the undisturbed tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in 1921-22
Art from this civilization was light, colorful, and often depicted animals(especially bulls), nature and the sea
The Great Pyramids of Giza were constructed during Egypt's
Columns from this civilization are inverted and red. They also have a plan black capitals
He commissioned the Acropolis and is probably Athens' best known ruler
This type of sculpture tends to involve lots of motion and/or twisting of bodies
Which two leaders from different civilizations tried to impress the world through their building projects?
Pericles and Ramses 2
Who invented the earliest known system of writing known as cuneiform?
Perhaps as impressive as the discovers of Tut's tomb, who discovered the sprawling, octopus-like tomb known as KV 5 in the mid 1990's
As demonstrated in both the Iliad and Odyssey, what is ultimately at the center of the Homeric universe and central to the development the athenian worldview for centuries to come?
Which New Kingdom Pharaoh attempted to change Egypt's polytheistic religion to Monotheism?
This crescent shaped island was the site of one of the world's most massive volcanic eruptions in history and possibly provides clues to the legend of Atlantis. Its modern name is Santorini.
Who was Athens' wisest citizen and philosopher who was convicted of impiety and corruption of the youth?
Which of the works attributed to Homer's involved the ten year war with the Trojans?
What is the name of the extensive palace on Crete which resembles the setting of myth of the Minotaur because of its winding passages and many levels?
Which kind of column has a plain capital and no base?
What is the most obvious feature of Early Greek Sculpture?
Goofy smile as a facial feature of both male and female statues?
The ancient greeks believed that existence could be ordered and controlled and that human ability could triumph over the apparent chaos of the natural world.
Although all knowledge of painting and sculpture from the earliest Greek civilizations was lost as a result of the 100 year period referred to as the Dark Age, the Greeks began to create and decorate what?
What is the name of the standing female figures used as support columns in the Erechtheum at the Acropolis?
What is the name of the doctrine that asserts that music has the power to influence and possible cause human behavior?
It is the turning point between Early Greek and Classical Greek Sculpture
The Kritios Boy
True or False: Zeus was omnipotent and omniscient like the concept of God in the Judeo Christian tradition?
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