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1) The quest for the harmonious proportions in Greek Classical style is also reflected in the rise of Greek ____


1) The quest for the harmonious proportions in Greek Classical style is also reflected in the rise of Greek ____.

  1. Mythology
  2. Democracy
  3. Philosophy
  4. Warfare

2 What was the focus of the Roman named Vitruvius?

  1. Balance in sculpture
  2. Philosophical inquiry
  3. Harmony in music
  4. Proportion in architecture

3 Select the hallmarks of Greek art

  1. Humanism
  2. Abstraction
  3. Mathematics
  4. Realism
  5. Color blocking
  6. Idealism


4 What are the three principal musical instruments of ancient Greece, as revealed from vase paintings?

  1. Aulos
  2. Guitar
  3. Kithara
  4. Lyre
  5. Portico

5 What is the most likely function of this musical selection in the ancient Greek culture?

  1. Worship of the gods
  2. Incidental music for drama
  3. Courtly dance among nobility
  4. Funeral commemoration

6 Identify the historic period fort his musical selection presented in the audio recording

  1. Ancient Greece
  2. Ancient Egypt
  3. Ancient Babylon
  4. Ancient Gaul

7 What powers did the Greeks associate with music?

  1. Healing
  2. Could damage moral character
  3. Could strengthen the will
  4. Destructive
  5. Could put on in tune with the universe
  6. Could change the orbit of the planets

8 What qualities of dance were praised by the Greeks

  1. Its separation from the musical realm
  2. It reduced the need for pleasure
  3. Its inherent moral value
  4. It induced good health



9 What was the new emphasis of freestanding Hellenistic sculpture?

  1. Honoring the gods
  2. Honoring the human body
  3. Showing men in action
  4. Capturing human emotion


10 How does the sculpture, Laocoön and His Sons, sum up the Hellenistic aesthetic?

  1. It features dramatic movement
  2. It emphasizes austerity
  3. It illustrates dignified restraint
  4. It develops the theme of Classical idealism


11 Which of the following apply to the military strategy of Alexander the Great?

  1. Had a force of 5,000 elephants
  2. Defeated the king of Ganges in northwest India
  3. Had an army of 35,000
  4. Used catapults and battering rams
  5. Equipped with superior weapons
  6. Army composed of Greeks and Macedonians


12  Which of the following are facts about the Hellenistic age?

  1. Greek, African, and Asian cultures blended
  2. Trade routes linked Arabia, East Africa, and Central Asia
  3. It was defined by cosmopolitanism and urbanism
  4. Athens had a library of half a million books
  5. It lasted almost 300 years
  6. Athens became the cultural center


13 What was a key feature of Alexander the Great’s military success?

  1. He had superior weapons
  2. He attacked poorly defended cities
  3. He had a superior navy
  4. He attacked with 5,000 elephants

14 What city was the cultural center of the Hellenistic world?

  1. Athens
  2. Alexandria
  3. Rome

15 Which are the three orders of architectural design developed by the Greeks?

  1. Architrave
  2. Iconic
  3. Ionic
  4. Doric
  5. Corinthian

16 Which of the following would alert you that you were looking at a Corinthian column rather than an ionic one?

  1. Found in a small temple on the Acropolis
  2. Capitals consist of acanthus leaves
  3. Columns terminate in paired scrolls
  4. Slender columns are delicate and ornamental



17 Which of the following was a strategy the architects of the Parthenon used to achieve their aesthetic goals?

  1. Extensive use of mortar
  2. Use of post-and-lintel construction
  3. Use of both Ionic and Corinthian orders
  4. A single row of freestanding columns

18 Which were features or subjects of Parthenon sculptures?

  1. The birth of Zeus
  2. Contest between Zeus and Hera
  3. Combat between the Greeks and the Giants
  4. Brightly painted figures
  5. Contest between Poseidon and Athena
  6. The birth of Athena
  7. Amazons and Centaurs

19 What is the central theme of the Parthenon’s sculptural program?

  1. The birth of Athena
  2. The emergence of democracy
  3. The harmonious balance of intellect and passion
  4. The victory of intellect over passion

20 How did Phidias create the subtle lifelike illusions in the Parthenon sculptural reliefs?

  1. Cut the marble more deeply at the top
  2. Ornamented them with metal details
  3. Hung them at eye level
  4. Painted them brightly

21 Which of the following jewelry-making techniques gained the Greeks international acclaim?

  1. Stone-cutting
  2. Gold-working
  3. Silver-working
  4. Soldering

22 Which of the following are features or subjects of Sappho’s poetry?

  1. Inventive combination of sense and sound
  2. Economy of expression
  3. Meaninglessness of life
  4. Dark visions for the future
  5. Confident optimism

23 Which is true of bisexuality and homosexuality in Greek society, art, and literature?

  1. It was common
  2. It was grounds for criminal prosecution
  3. It was extremely rare
  4. It was common among young people only

24 Which materials were used in the construction of the Parthenon?

  1. Dowels
  2. Mortar
  3. Marble
  4. Bronze clamps


25 What qualities are embodied in the Doryphorus, or Spear-Bearer sculpture?

  1. Vigorous movement
  2. Energy
  3. Simultaneous motion and repose
  4. Confidence
  5. Self-consciousness

26 How do the male nude sculptures of the High Classical Age fulfill Aristotle’s idea of excellence?

  1. They show that human action is superior to human intellect
  2. They show the perfection of the human male body
  3. They show the exercise of human will dominated by reason
  4. They show that humans in action can overcome reason


27 The freestanding figures of Greek art brought together three important themes of the era: ______, realism, and idealism.

  1. Humanism
  2. Abstraction
  3. Religion
  4. Modernism

28 Which of the following applies to Greek theaters as well as Greek temples?

  1. Were depositories for religious treasures
  2. Functioned as shrines for the gods
  3. Honored life in the hereafter
  4. Functioned as public meeting places

29 How was the Greek temple different from the Mesopotamian ziggurat?

  1. It kept the priesthood and populace separate
  2. It celebrated life on earth
  3. It united the religious and secular
  4. It featured super-human scale

30 Which of the following is a central subject of Hellenic sculpture?

  1. The female nude body
  2. The male nude body
  3. The gods
  4. Male athletes in competition

31 Why is the Doryphorus considered to be so significant a sculpture?

  1. It defies the ideals set out in the canon
  2. It features a male nude
  3. It embodies the ideal human proportions
  4. It is symmetrical

32 Why did the human nude form dominate Classical Greek art?

  1. Because each human was seen as uniquely imperfect
  2. Because the Greeks were influenced by the Egyptians
  3. Because the Greeks were influenced by the Mesopotamians
  4. Because the human body was seen was as nature’s perfect creation

33 Which characteristics are associated with lyric poetry?

  1. It was meant to be sung
  2. It was used for the telling of epics, such as the Odyssey
  3. It expressed deep emotions
  4. It was intended for silent reading and quiet contemplation

34 Which of the following relate to the Classical concept of “ideal form”?

  1. Lifelike in appearance
  2. Free of incidental details
  3. Introduction of imperfection
  4. Asymmetrical
  5. Based in canon of proportion



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