HUM 111 Week 2 Quiz -
Neolithic Nok heads have an artistry based upon
- animal imagery.
- burial masks.
- woven patterns.
- abstract geometrical shapes.
Why might the Olmec have carved their leaders’ heads in colossal size?
- to intimidate potential attackers away from their sacred sites
- to show the leaders as larger than life, like the gods
- to provide supports for their sacred sites’ roofs
- to serve as markers for the leaders’ graves
What is the most basic architectural technique for spanning space?
The Olmec’s giant mounds where the priests dwelled are thought to have possibly represented
- pregnant wombs,
- female breasts.
Why can the potter’s wheel be considered one of the first mechanical and technological breakthroughs in history?
- It allowed artisans to produce uniformly shaped vessels in short periods of time.
- It provided an alternative to creating vessels by casting metal.
- It enabled clay to be fired to a hot enough temperature to be hardened.
- It created an adequately smooth surface for pots to be painted.
Why is the Royal Standard of Ur such an important discovery?
- It provides the only known images of Sargon I
- It is one of the earliest example of historical narrative
- It shows the type of weapons the Sumerians possessed
- It is the first example of music being shown in art
What did lost-wax casting enable the Mesopotamian sculptors to create?
- More lifelike-looking bronze pieces
- Many copies of their bronze works
- Larger and more lightweight bronze pieces
- Stronger and more durable bronze pieces
What were ziggurats most likely designed to resemble?
- A city
- A garden
- A volcano
Why did the arts develop in Mesopotamia?
- As celebrations of the priest-kings' power
- As commodities for the inter-city trade network
- As decorations for the ziggurats' interiors
- As votive offerings to the gods
What does Hammurabi's code tell about the position of Mesopotamian women?
- They were given the same legal rights as men
- They were considered sacred daughters of the goddess Ishtar
- They were inferior to men, on the same level as slaves in some ways
- They were immune from punishments imposed on men