Chapter_12_test_w_answers - Chapter 12 BYZANTIUM MULTIPLE...

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Chapter 12 BYZANTIUM MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Who was the founder of the “New Rome” of the East? a. Diocletian b. Constantine c. Julian d. Theodosius I Answer: b 2. Which of the following features is of Byzantine origin and was never incorporated in San Vitale? a. apse b. iconostasis c. ambulatory d. vault Answer: b 3. The dome of the Hagia Sophia is supported by __________. a. squinches. b. pendentives. c. vaults. d. bemas. Answer: b 4. The medium used for the icon of the Virgin and Child between St. Theodore and St. George is which of the following? a. encaustic b. oil on panel c. mosaic d. fresco Answer: a 5. Theodora’s presence in the mosaic program of San Vitale indicates her importance and unique position within the court of Justinian. The representation of the Three Magi on the border of her robe also suggests she __________________. a. belongs here as Empress b. belongs in the elevated company c. belongs here as wife to Justinian d. belongs here because of her patronage Answer: b 6. Justinian’s position on the north wall of the apse of San Vitale is somewhat ambiguous. He 111
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___________________. a. unimportance of Bishop Maximianus b. importance of the State c. force of Justinian’s character d. balance between Church and State Answer: d 7. The flight of Byzantine scholars in 1453, introduced the study of classical Greek into Italy. Which of the following accounts for this? a. the renewed interest in Byzantium b. the formalization of political treaties with Byzantium c. the renewed interest in the West d. the fall of Byzantium Answer: d 8. The nave of the Hagia Sophia was exclusively reserved for the clergy. The laity or congregation was confined to the aisles and galleries. Based on this information, what accounts for the symbolical unity of Church and State? a. the emperor and empress were the only laity privileged to enter the sanctuary b. the emperor was the only layperson privileged to enter the sanctuary c. the First Counselor and the emperor were the only laity privileged to enter the sanctuary d. the Imperial Council were the only laity privileged to enter the sanctuary Answer: b 9. What region did Byzantium Christianize? a. Lombardy b. Russia c. Syria d. Egypt Answer: b 10. What church combines the intricacies of Greek theology, the ambitious architectural scale of Rome, the vaulting tradition of the Near East, and the mysticism of Eastern Christianity in order to create a monument that is the summation of antiquity and the triumph of Christianity? a. San Vitale b. Sts. Sergius and Bacchus c. Church of the Dormition, Daphni d. Hagia Sophia Answer: d 11. The mosaic program found in the apse of San Vitale supports the Byzantine theme of the holy ratification of Church and State. The presence of which figures in the mosaic program supports this theme? a.
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Chapter_12_test_w_answers - Chapter 12 BYZANTIUM MULTIPLE...

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