17. Sumerian art takes the form of sculpture or painting. Their artwork was created for which of the following groups of reasons? (2 points)
spiritual, historical, and reasons of propaganda
spiritual, moral, and reasons of beauty
historical, moral, and reasons of beauty
historical, moral, and reasons of propaganda
18. Which of the following is NOT a description of the Sumerian statues from Tell Asmar? (2 points)
tall, bearded figures with huge, staring eyes and long, pleated skirts
made from stone and marble
are all similar in size and weight
bodies are cylindrical with uplifted heads and hands clasped
19. This form of Sumerian art was rolled over wet clay on which it left an impression in relief. (2 points)
20. What is the most common form of Assyrian art? (2 points)
stone sculptures of government leaders
large frescoes in the decoration of public buildings and palaces
relief sculptures in the decoration of public buildings and palaces
stone sculptures of religious figures
21. Much of the carved surfaces of Assyrian ivories were covered with what? (2 points)
none of the above
22. Why are there so few structures still surviving from ancient Mesopotamia? (2 points)
All of the structures from this time period were made from clay bricks, and natural erosion has worn most of the small buildings away.
Many ruins have long served as quarries for building materials.
Wars and pillaging of artifacts contribute to the lack of surviving structures.
all of the above
23. What is the most famous surviving feature of Babylon? (2 points)
the Warka Vase
the Northwest Palace
the Ishtar Gate
the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
24. What 3 creatures are represented on the last surviving feature from the above question #23? (2 points)
lions, dragons, and bulls
lions, unicorns, and bulls
dragons, tigers, and bulls
lions, dragons, and horses
25. The Ishtar Gate can be seen in its reconstructed state in the_________________________. (2 points)
Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
Pergamom Museum, Berlin, Germany
Iraq Museum, Baghdad, Iraq
The British Museum, London, England
26. The Persians are best known for their large and elaborate palaces, and the most famous example is at______________________, built by Darius I. (2 points)
27. A symbol of life and of women, the niloofar, or__________________, is a common motif in Persian pottery. (2 points)
figure of Ishtar
the water lily
the lotus flower
28. Phoenician art, particularly____________________, was among the most sought after in the ancient world. (2 points)
29. The area known as “Upper Egypt” is actually the _______________part of the country. “Lower Egypt” is the area closest to the Mediterranean. (2 points)
30. According to the course text, what dates do historians trace the beginning and end of ancient Egyptian civilization? (2 points)
8000 BCE to 1200 AD
30,000 BCE to 10,000 BCE
8000 BCE to 6000 BCE
3500 BCE to 30 BCE
31. Why did we look at art from only the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms, of Egyptian history and not the “Intermediate periods”? (2 points)
These were periods of time in which the greatest and largest wars were fought, resulting in large amounts of artistic treasures.
These were the “high points” of Egyptian civilization, when most of Egyptian artistic accomplishments occurred.
These were the times that Egyptian civilization was lead by the most powerful and successful rulers.
These were periods in which plagues, crime and poverty led to wide use of artistic expression.
32. The Egyptian “kingdoms” are groupings of ___________________. (2 points)
33. The primary medium of Old Kingdom art was __________________. (2 points)