Art of Ancient Greece and Rome

 

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Art of Ancient Greece and Rome

Question 1
Which of the following statements accurately describes the "Porticus Aemilia" in Rome?
A
It was a warehouse in ancient Rome.
B
Its vaulted interior allowed lateral as well as axial movement on the inside.
C
Its construction was facilitated by the use of concrete.
D
All of the above

Question 2
Which of the following statements accurately characterizes "Classical Antiquity?"
A
Classical Antiquity generally refers to ancient Greece and Rome.
B
Ancient Romans adopted many ancient Greek traditions.
C
Ancient Romans frequently made marble copies of Greek sculptures.
D
All of the above

Question 3
Which of the following statements DOES NOT accurately describe the "Maison de la Colline" in Delos?
A
Like most Hellenistic houses, it has only one floor.
B
The main rooms can be entered from a portico that spans the whole width of the house.
C
Most of the rooms had windows that faced the street.
D
Both A and B

Question 4
In his "Ten Books of Architecture," Vitruvius does which of the following?
A
Makes a dedication to Augustus
B
Describes the good architect as being learned, among other things, in history, philosophy, music, and astronomy
C
Makes "order" an indispensable attribute of good architecture
D
All of the above

Question 5
Which of the following DOES NOT accurately describe Augustus's forum?
A
In an effort to associate himself with Julius Caesar, Augustus had his forum built right next to Caesar's.
B
Its plan follows the plan of Julius Caesar's forum.
C
A temple to Jupiter was made the focus of the forum and was symbolic of Augustus' avenge of Caesar.
D
He made specific references to Greek reliefs and sculptures of the Acropolis.

Question 6
The second style of Roman painting did which of the following?
A
Emerged with the Roman colonization of Pompeii
B
Rendered architectural forms
C
Lacked the use of shading or perspective
D
Both A and B

Question 7
Who came out victorious from the Peloponnesian war at the beginning of the 4th century B.C.?
A
Athens
B
Messene
C
Sparta
D
Corinth

Question 8
Which of the following statements is false in regard to bronze and the techniques used to make statuary with it?
A
Ancient Greeks realized that bronze had greater tensile strength than copper.
B
The technique of "sphyrelaton" was the preferred technique during the classical period of Greek art.
C
The lost-wax technique became the preferred technique of producing bronze statuary during the classical period of Greek art.
D
The lost-wax technique is a casting technique in which bronze replaces molten wax.

Question 9
Who was the sculpture made by Phidias for the "cella" of the Parthenon a representation of?
A
A deity of war
B
Zeus's daughter
C
A personification of wisdom and ingenuity
D
All of the above

Question 10
Which of the following empires were completely or partially absorbed by the Roman Empire?
A
The Greek Empire
B
The Carthaginian Empire
C
The Hellenistic Empire
D
All of the above
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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