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Quiz human111

Course Number: HUM 112 HUN 200 , Spring 2012

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uestion 1 0 out of 2 points What did lost-wax casting enable the Mesopotamian sculptors to create? Answer Selected Answer: More lifelike-looking bronze pieces Question 2 2 out of 2 points What distinguishes the Law Code of Hammurabi from its predecessors? Answer Selected Answer: It is the most complete set of laws Question 3 0 out of 2 points As noted in the chapter's "Continuity and Change' section, what...

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1 0 uestion out of 2 points What did lost-wax casting enable the Mesopotamian sculptors to create? Answer Selected Answer: More lifelike-looking bronze pieces Question 2 2 out of 2 points What distinguishes the Law Code of Hammurabi from its predecessors? Answer Selected Answer: It is the most complete set of laws Question 3 0 out of 2 points As noted in the chapter's "Continuity and Change' section, what most distinguishes Mesopotamia from Egypt? Answer Selected Answer: The Egyptians had a more limited form of writing Question 4 2 out of 2 points Which of the following pairs correctly identifies the subjects illustrated on the Royal Standard of Ur? Answer Selected Answer: "War" and "Peace" Question 5 2 out of 2 points Why does Hammurabi's law code represent an important change for Mesopotamian justice? Answer Selected Answer: It made laws more uniform, objective, and impartial Question 6 0 out of 2 points What does Hammurabi's code tell about the position of Mesopotamian women? Answer Selected Answer: They were immune from punishments imposed on men Question 7 2 out of 2 points Which of the following differentiates the Hebrews from other Near Eastern cultures? Answer Selected Answer: They worshipped a single god Question 8 2 out of 2 points Why did Mesopotamian scribes move from pictograms to the more linear cuneiform writing? Answer Selected Answer: Drawing lines instead of curves in wet clay was easier Question 9 2 out of 2 points Why is the Royal Standard of Ur such an important discovery? Answer Selected Answer: It is one of the earliest example of historical narrative Question 10 0 out of 2 points What were ziggurats most likely designed to resemble? Answer Selected Register to View Answercity Question 11 2 out of 2 points What is Imhotep's distinction? Answer Selected Answer: He is the first artist or architect whose name survives Question 12 2 out of 2 points Why did the Egyptian sculptors idealize rulers in their sculptures? Answer Selected Answer: The rulers' perfection mirrored the perfection of the gods themselves Question 13 0 out of 2 points Why can the reliefs on Ramses II's pylon gate at Luxor be viewed as symbolic rather than historical? Answer Selected Answer: The events portrayed occurred in Ramses I's, not Ramses II's, reign Question 14 0 out of 2 points Which god did the Egyptians believe the king personified? Answer Selected Answer: Re Question 15 2 out of 2 points How are the figures on the Palette of Narmer similar to those on the Mesopotamian Royal Standard of Ur? Answer Selected Answer: Question 16 0 out of 2 points The king is shown as larger than anyone else On what measure are the squares in the Egyptian grid system based? Answer Selected Answer: An average foot's length Question 17 0 out of 2 points Why would Akhenaten's change in the religion create change in the visual arts? Answer Selected Answer: Artists strove to produce works of Aten only so as to please Akhenaten Question 18 2 out of 2 points What was left behind by the Nile's annual flooding? Answer Selected Answer: Deep deposits of fertile soil Question 19 0 out of 2 points Why did the Egyptians go to such lengths to preserve the dead? Answer Selected Answer: They believed that the deceased eventually would be resurrected Question 20 2 out of 2 points What is one of the greatest changes that took place during the Middle Kingdom? Answer Selected Answer: Writing and literature moved from the sacred to the imaginative Question 21 0 out of 2 points Why did later inhabitants of this region call it the "Central Plain"? Answer Selected Answer: They considered it to be the center of the world Question 22 2 out of 2 points Why was the Silk Road so important in China's development? Answer Selected Answer: It spurred the cultural interchange between East and West, India and China Question 23 0 out of 2 points Why is goddess worship fundamental to Hindu religion? Answer Selected Answer: Goddesses intermediate between humans and gods Question 24 0 out of 2 points Why has Qin Shihuangdi's actual tomb never been excavated? Answer Selected Answer: It would damage the terra cotta warriors Question 25 0 out of 2 points Why have the earliest ritual jade discs (bi) been found in tombs? Answer Selected Answer: The beasts on their rims were to protect the dead from demons Question 26 2 out of 2 points Why did Prince Siddhartha Gautama leave the palace to live in the wilderness for 6 years? Answer Selected Answer: He was troubled by the suffering of all human beings Question 27 0 out of 2 points Why was Cai Lun's invention of cellulose-based paper so significant? Answer Selected Answer: It eliminated papyrus importation from Egypt Question 28 2 out of 2 points Why is the writing inscribed on the ancient oracle bones easily understood today? Answer Selected Answer: The Chinese written language has remained remarkably constant Question 29 2 out of 2 points Why did Confucianism become extremely popular among Chinese leaders and the artists they patronized? Answer Selected Answer: Its emphasis on respect for age, authority, and morality Question 30 2 out of 2 points Along which river did Indian civilization develop? Answer Selected Answer: Question 31 2 out of 2 points Indus Why did the Heian women write using the new, purely Japanese system, hiragana? Answer Selected Answer: The court discouraged shows of education in Chinese by women Question 32 2 out of 2 points Why was blood sacrifice central to Aztec culture? Answer Selected Answer: The sun, moon, and earth needed human blood for sustenance Question 33 2 out of 2 points Why did Chinese emperors never face the north? Answer Selected Answer: To avoid evil spirits, which came from the north Question 34 2 out of 2 points What development enabled the Chinese to build suspension bridges and pagodas? Answer Selected Answer: Iron- and steel-casting Question 35 2 out of 2 points Why did the conquering Spanish build churches on the Inca temple foundations? Answer Selected Answer: To emphasize Christian control of the native sites Question 36 2 out of 2 points Why must the Yoruba king cover his face with rows of beads? Answer Selected Answer: To shield viewers from the power of his gaze Question 37 2 out of 2 points What earlier structure inspired the pagoda design? Answer Selected Answer: Indian stupas Question 38 2 out of 2 points What immediate act by the first shogun, Yoritomo, defined his rule? Answer Selected Answer: Land grants to his followers Question 39 0 out of 2 points Why did the court scholar-painters retreat from public life during the Yuan Dynasty? Answer Selected Answer: They were exiled for speaking against the government Question 40 2 out of 2 points After the Han dynasty fell in 220 CE, why the did Chinese reject Confucianism for Buddhism? Answer Selected Answer: They blamed Confucianism for civil and cultural dysfunction Monday, October 29, 2012 4:35:35 PM EDT ion 1 0 out of 2 points What did lost-wax casting enable the Mesopotamian sculptors to create? Answer Selected Answer: More lifelike-looking bronze pieces Question 2 2 out of 2 points Why is the Epic of Gilgamesh a first in known literary works? Answer Selected Answer: It is the first to confront the idea of death Question 3 0 out of 2 points Why is King Solomon's authorship of the "Song of Solomon" doubtful? Answer Selected Register to View AnswerHebrew king would not have written about sexual awakening Question 4 2 out of 2 points Which of the following differentiates the Hebrews from other Near Eastern cultures? Answer Selected Answer: They worshipped a single god Question 5 0 out of 2 points Why do the Ten Commandments provide equal treatment for all classes of the Hebrews? Answer Selected Answer: Question 6 2 out of 2 points The Hebrews did not tolerate class distinctions Why is the legend of Sargon I considered a "rags to riches" story? Answer Selected Answer: Child abandoned at birth grows up to be king Question 7 2 out of 2 points What distinguishes an epic from other literary forms? Answer Selected Answer: It describes a people's common heritage Question 8 0 out of 2 points What were ziggurats most likely designed to resemble? Answer Selected Register to View Answercity Question 9 0 out of 2 points As noted in the chapter's "Continuity and Change' section, what most distinguishes Mesopotamia from Egypt? Answer Selected Answer: The Egyptians had a more limited form of writing Question 10 2 out of 2 points Why does Hammurabi's law code represent an important change for Mesopotamian justice? Answer Selected Answer: It made laws more uniform, objective, and impartial Question 11 2 out of 2 points Why did the Egyptians bury their dead on the west side of the Nile? Answer Selected Answer: Because of the symbolic reference to death and rebirth, as the sun sets in the west Question 12 0 out of 2 points The Egyptian word for sculpture is the same as the word for what other act? Answer Selected Answer: Writing Question 13 0 out of 2 points Why were Egyptians buried with Books of Going Forth by Day (Books of the Dead)? Answer Selected Answer: To help them survive the ritual of judgment Question 14 0 out of 2 points Why did Egyptian artists paint human's faces, arms, legs, and feet in profile? Answer Selected Answer: They viewed their subjects as flat entities Question 15 0 out of 2 points Which god did the Egyptians believe the king personified? Answer Selected Answer: Re Question 16 2 out of 2 points How are the figures on the Palette of Narmer similar to those on the Mesopotamian Royal Standard of Ur? Answer Selected Answer: The king is shown as larger than anyone else Question 17 0 out of 2 points Why can the reliefs on Ramses II's pylon gate at Luxor be viewed as symbolic rather than historical? Answer Selected Answer: The events portrayed occurred in Ramses I's, not Ramses II's, reign Question 18 2 out of 2 points What was left behind by the Nile's annual flooding? Answer Selected Answer: Deep deposits of fertile soil Question 19 2 out of 2 points What is Imhotep's distinction? Answer Selected Answer: He is the first artist or architect whose name survives Question 20 2 out of 2 points Why is Nebamun Hunting Birds a sort of visual pun? Answer Selected Answer: The artist depicts actions that reflect sexual procreation, not hunting Question 21 2 out of 2 points What does the yin-yang symbolize? Answer Selected Answer: The perpetual interplay and mutual relation among all things Question 22 0 out of 2 points To what does the Yi Jing (Book of Changes) provide a guide? Answer Selected Answer: Translating the Chinese writing Question 23 2 out of 2 points Why did Prince Siddhartha Gautama leave the palace to live in the wilderness for 6 years? Answer Selected Answer: He was troubled by the suffering of all human beings Question 24 2 out of 2 points Why, around 483 BCE, were eight of the earliest stupas built? Answer Selected Answer: To contain Buddha's remains, which were divided into eight parts Question 25 2 out of 2 points According to Chinese legend, what inspired Fu Xi's invention of a pictographic writing system? Answer Selected Answer: Constellations and bird and animal footprints Question 26 0 out of 2 points Why do sensuous form, vibrant color, a profusion of ornament, and rich texture dominate Indian art? Answer Selected Answer: To celebrate the various regions of India Question 27 0 out of 2 points Why did the Zhou claim they were able to overthrow the Shang dynasty? Answer Selected Answer: Question 28 2 out of 2 points The Shang were becoming despotic Why did Qin Shihuangdi order the building of the Great Wall of China? Answer Selected Answer: To discourage invasion from nomadic invaders from the north Question 29 2 out of 2 points Along which river did Indian civilization develop? Answer Selected Answer: Indus Question 30 0 out of 2 points Why do Daoists advocate living in total simplicity? Answer Selected Answer: To preserve moral order Question 31 2 out of 2 points What do the Yoruba people believe their king links? Answer Selected Answer: The gods and ancestral heroes Question 32 2 out of 2 points Why did Song painters value landscape above other subjects? Answer Selected Answer: It embodied the principle behind all things Question 33 2 out of 2 points Why did the Incas build the remote Machu Picchu, high in the Andes? Answer Selected Answer: As a royal retreat for a ruler Question 34 2 out of 2 points What earlier structure inspired the pagoda design? Answer Selected Answer: Indian stupas Question 35 2 out of 2 points Why did the Benin build the massive earthwork walls and moats around their capital city? Answer Selected Answer: As protection from raiding elephants Question 36 2 out of 2 points Why did Africa's Ife people consider their king's head of supreme importance? Answer Selected Answer: It was home of the spirit Question 37 2 out of 2 points Why did the Heian women write using the new, purely Japanese system, hiragana? Answer Selected Answer: The court discouraged shows of education in Chinese by women Question 38 2 out of 2 points Why did Chinese emperors never face the north? Answer Selected Answer: To avoid evil spirits, which came from the north Question 39 2 out of 2 points What does the moat surrounding the Hindu temple Angkor Wat represent? Answer Selected Answer: The oceans Question 40 2 out of 2 points What competing forces dominated India's history prior to 1200? Answer Selected Answer: Religious Monday, October 29, 2012 4:36:42 PM EDT
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