HUM 111 Week 3 Quiz -
Why did the Egyptian sculptors idealize rulers in their sculptures?
- Imperfect representations were cause for the sculptors' executions
- The rulers' perfection mirrored the perfection of the gods themselves
- The grid on which sculptors based their work demanded standardization
- Egyptian statues are generic and probably bear no resemblance to the person
Why did the Egyptians bury their dead on the west side of the Nile?
- So the graves would be undisturbed on the Nile's west side open desert
- Because of the symbolic reference to death and rebirth, as the sun sets in the west
- When Seth murdered Osiris, he threw his body parts on the Nile's west side
- So that the pyramids could be aligned with specific stars, including Sirius
Why is Nebamun Hunting Birds a sort of visual pun?
- The fish, birds, and cat look more realistic than the people
- Hunting birds was sacrilege to Horus, the hawk-headed god
- The artist depicts actions that reflect sexual procreation, not hunting
- Nebamun, a mere scribe, never would have been allowed to hunt
Which god did the Egyptians believe the king personified?
How are the figures on the Palette of Narmer similar to those on the Mesopotamian Royal Standard of Ur?
- The king is shown as larger than anyone else
- The king is portrayed as having lighter skin
- The king is positioned in the center of each scene
- The king is standing beside a god
What is the Greek concept of arête?
- Showing compassion to one's enemies
- Being the best one can be
- The gods' role in determining humans' fate
- Fidelity to one's spouse
Why are red-figure vases more complicated than black-figure vases to create?
- Red-figure vases require three firings
- Red-figure vases require more paint
- Red-figure vases require richer clay
- Red-figure vases require more ornate shapes
Why in 508 BCE did Athens turn to a democratic form of government?
- In response to the threat of Persian invasion
- To launch a campaign against the Spartans
- In reaction to the tyranny of Hippias
- To appease the revolting peasants
Why do we think the Cycladic figurines served a mortuary function?
- Most were found in temples
- Most were inscribed with a person's name
- Most were found in graves
- Most were painted black for mourning
What does the Greek word archaiologia mean?
- Passing down legends
- Preserving artifacts