Early Christian and Byzantine Art

 

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Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Question 1
Hagia Sophia literally means .....
A
Holy Emperor.
B
Holy Wisdom.
C
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
D
The light of God.

Question 2
To what does the phrase `Triumph of Orthodoxy' refer?
A
The conversion of the Latin Church to the Byzantine Church.
B
The defeat of enemies through the miraculous assistance of saints in an icon painting.
C
The carrying of an icon in a procession.
D
The end of the iconoclastic period and the return of images of religious figures in Byzantine art.

Question 3
The city of Ravenna is known for its .....
A
Well-preserved collection of early icons.
B
Early Byzantine library.
C
Well-preserved Early Byzantine mosaics.
D
All of the above.

Question 4
The main source of tension between Byzantium and the West was .....
A
The language barrier
B
Political rivalry
C
Conflicting views of Christianity
D
All of the above

Question 5
Which Islamic-inspired detail is included in the decoration of the Monastery of Hosios Loukas in Greece?
A
A portrait of Mehmet II.
B
A scene from the Prophet Mohammed's life.
C
Faux Arabic script.
D
All of the above.

Question 6
What was one major difference between Christianity and other mystery religions that were practiced in the first through third centuries AD?
A
Adherents of Christianity believed in miracles.
B
Christianity was monotheistic.
C
Adherents of Christianity believed in an afterlife.
D
All of the above.

Question 7
Which period of Byzantine painting is sometimes seen as "Westernizing?"
A
The Late Byzantine period.
B
The Middle Byzantine period.
C
The Early Byzantine period.
D
The Komnenian Dynasty.

Question 8
What pictorial technique was popularized in Italy due to Byzantine influence in the Late Byzantine period?
A
Relief sculpture.
B
Mosaic imagery.
C
Panel painting.
D
All of the above.

Question 9
The most famous Early Christian house church is:
A
Saint John in Lateran.
B
Old Saint Peter's Basilica.
C
The Church at Dura Europos.
D
The Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius.

Question 10
What is an orant figure?
A
A priest saying mass.
B
An angel in flight.
C
A praying figure, with palms facing out.
D
A figure from the Old Testament.
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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