HUM 111 Week 7 Quiz -
Why is a dancing Shiva commonly portrayed within a circle of fire?
- To instruct his followers on how to worship him
- To symbolize his creative and destructive powers
- To represent the mystical state dancing creates
- To represent his incarnation as sun god
Why did the Mesoamerican cultures view Teotihuacán as a holy site?
- It is in the center of their lands
- It was home to the largest of their temples
- It was the site of the largest jade mine
- It was their mythic place of origin
What development enabled the Chinese to build suspension bridges and pagodas?
Why must the Yoruba king cover his face with rows of beads?
- To prevent his subordinates from looking at him
- To conceal his identity from his people
- To shield viewers from the power of his gaze
- To avoid seeing the suffering of his people
What immediate act by the first shogun, Yoritomo, defined his rule?
- Land grants to his followers
- Destruction of Buddhist temples
- Establishment of Confucianism as state religion
- Cessation of contact with the outside world
Why did Louis IX design the royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle with two entrances?
- So the worshippers had two exits in case of a fire
- So visitors could enter at one end and exit at the other
- So the stone walls had a less solid appearance
- So the royal family could enter at a higher level
Who designed the Abbey of Saint-Denis's renovation and thus began the Gothic style?
- Abbot Jesse
- Thomas Aquinas
Why was light vital to Saint Denis's design?
- It is the physical and material manifestation of God
- To compete with the well-lit Muslim mosques
- Window openings made the spires less heavy
- To contrast with the dark Romanesque churches
What two subjects did Scholasticism seek to reconcile?
- Christian faith and classical reason
- The quadrivium and the trivium
- The Trinity or the oneness of God
- Salvation through faith or good works
Why were so many of the cathedrals called Notre Dame ("Our Lady")?
- They were dedicated to France's Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
- They were dedicated to France, personified as "our lady"
- They were dedicated to Mary Magdalene, the "bride of Christ"
- They were dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven