Arts of Asia

 

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Arts of Asia

Question 1
What are raigo paintings?
A
Handscrolls that depict the world of the Heian court
B
Hanging scrolls used to help a dying individual enter the Western Paradise
C
Handscrolls that depict battles and historical events that became popular after the rise of the warrior class
D
Hanging scrolls or handscrolls that depict events relating to the founding of a temple

Question 2
Which of the following was NOT an important cultural development during the Kamakura Period in Japan?
A
The active proselytization of Buddhism among commoners
B
The active patronage of Amida and Esoteric Buddhism by the warrior elite
C
The blossoming of an age of realism in the arts
D
A return to court styles favored by the Fujiwara

Question 3
Which shogun gave the order to build the Nijo castle?
A
Oda Nobunaga
B
Tokugawa Ieyasu
C
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
D
Emperor Go-Mizuno

Question 4
What is the mausoleum of the First Emperor of China best known for?
A
The constellations that decorate the main tomb chamber
B
Its life-size terracotta figures
C
Its elaborate underground system of corridors
D
Its large number of jades

Question 5
Which of the following was NOT an important cultural development during the Heian Period in Japan?
A
Development of waka poetry
B
Growth of strong ties with China
C
Growing popularity of Pure Land Buddhism
D
Development of yamato-e

Question 6
What is the oldest wooden building still standing in the world?
A
The pagoda at Horyu-ji
B
The main hall at Todai-ji
C
The Yumedono Hall at Horyuji
D
The pagoda at Kofuku-ji

Question 7
This image is of which Hindu site?
A
Ellora
B
Mahabalipuram
C
Tamil Nadu
D
Ajanta

Question 8
What Song emperor is famous for his patronage of the arts?
A
Huizong
B
Taizong
C
Yingzong
D
Shenzong

Question 9
What have archaeologists found at Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro that indicate(s) that these cities were part of an advanced civilization?
A
A network of planned mud-brick cities
B
Seals possibly decorated with a form of writing
C
Evidence of trade with Mesopotamia
D
All of the above

Question 10
Which Buddhist cave site features 300 carved statues commissioned by Empress Wu?
A
Dunhuang
B
Yungang
C
Longmen
D
Juyan
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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