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What event marks the shift from the Old Palace period of Minoan art to the New Palace period?

a volcanic eruption

the death of King Minos

an earthquake

the Mycenaean conquest

IncorrectQuestion 2

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Greek legend referred to the "palace" at Knossos as the Labyrinth because of

the complex and confusing layout of the structure.

bull imagery found in many fresco paintings.

associations of the site with the Minotaur.

the double-axe motifs used in its architectural decoration.

IncorrectQuestion 3

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Mycenae. Lion Gate, Mycenae. c. 1250 BCE. Historic photo. Deutsches Archaologisches Institut, Athens.

What architectural detail of the citadel at Mycenae led it to be described as "cyclopean"?

the labyrinth-like design

the palace megaron

the guardian figures at the gate

the massive walls

Question 4

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What distinguishes shaft graves from the tholos tombs found in ancient Mycenaean culture?

They held numerous gold and silver objects.

They were burial sites for the city's ruling elite.

They were vertical pits that extended below ground.

They employed corbel vaulting in their construction.

Question 5

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Found near Sparta, Greece. Vapheio Cup. c. 1650–1450 BCE. Gold. Height 4 1/2" (10.8 cm). Archaeological Museum, Iraklion, Crete. © Craig & Marie Mauzy, Athens.

What leads to the belief that Minoan artists created the Vapheio Cup?

the maritime subject matter

the use of gold

its style and skilled craftsmanship

the location of the tomb in which it was discovered

IncorrectQuestion 6

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Cyclades. Figure of a Woman. c. 2600–2400 BCE. Marble. Height 24 3/4" (62.8 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. © 2009 Image copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence.

The ideal proportions of Cycladic figures are based on what geometric form?





Question 7

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Most of our knowledge of the Aegean Bronze Age comes from all of the following EXCEPT



architectural remains.

written sources.

Question 8

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What leads to speculation that Cycladic figures may have had some connection to cultural beliefs involving healing and bodily functions?

eyes painted on locations other than faces

geometric markings placed on the figures' bodies

medical instruments found with the figures

inscriptions in graves where figures were found

IncorrectQuestion 9

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Corbel Vault, Interior of Tholos, the So-Called Treasury of Atreus. Limestone vault. Height approx. 43' (13 m), diameter 47'6" (14.48 m). © Craig & Marie Mauzy, Athens.

A defining quality of tholos tombs can be evidenced in this structure's

inclusion of a "megaron," or great room.

cyclopean masonry, so called from the size of the blocks.

ashlar masonry, by which stones are cut with precision.

corbel construction, by which layers converge.

IncorrectQuestion 10

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Knossos, Crete. Octopus Flask. c. 1500–1450 BCE. Marine style ceramic. Height 11" (28 cm). Archaeological Museum, Iraklion, Crete. © Craig & Marie Mauzy, Athens.

Mycenae, Greece. Warrior Krater. c. 1300–1100 BCE. Ceramic. Height 16" (41 cm). National Archaelogical Museum, Athens. © Craig & Marie Mauzy, Athens.

How did the artist's approach in the Warrior Krater differ from the decoration of the Octopus Flask?

The decoration seems less important than the vessel's form.

The decoration conforms to the vessel's form.

The decoration seems more important than the vessel's form.

The decoration reflects the vessel's function.

IncorrectQuestion 11

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What historical period is sometimes called Greece's Golden Age?

c. 400-323 BCE

c. 450-400 BCE

c. 600-480 BCE

c. 323-31/30 BCE

IncorrectQuestion 12

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What legendary event is believed to have occurred at the site of the Erechtheion?

Athena and Poseidon's contest for patronage of the city

the birth of Athena from the head of Zeus

the battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs

the first Olympic Games

IncorrectQuestion 13

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Much of the surviving sculpture from the Parthenon can today be seen in

the Louvre Museum in Paris.

the British Museum in London.

the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

the Archaeological Museum in Athens.

IncorrectQuestion 14

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Italy. Exterior View of Temple of Hera I, Poseidonia (Roman Paestum). c. 550–540 BCE. Fotografica Foglia, Naples.

Seen in this image, the Temple of Hera I at Paestum is a well-preserved example of

a stoa.

an amphora.

an altar.

a peristyle.

IncorrectQuestion 15

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Which architectural element was decorated with free-standing sculpture?





Question 16

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Scholars associate the Greek Classical period with all of these concepts EXCEPT





Question 17

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Euphronios (painter) and Euxitheos (potter). Death of Sarpedon. Etruscan Museum, Villa Giulia, Rome. © 2011 Photo Scala, Florence - courtesy of the Ministero Beni e Att. Culturali.

The development of the red-figure technique of vase painting in the late sixth century reflects the Greeks' desire for

naturalism in representation.

dramatic scenes and expressive imagery.

efficiency in pottery production.

variety in ceramic vessels.

Question 18

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All of the following are characteristics associated with Hellenistic art EXCEPT

an interest in diversity and difference.

ideal and harmonious proportions.

dramatic action.

emotional expression.

IncorrectQuestion 19

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WARRIOR Found in the sea off Riace, Italy. c. 460-450 BCE. Bronze with bone and glass eyes, silver teeth, and copper lips and nipples, height 6'9" (2.05 m). National Archeological Museum, Reggio Calabria, Italy. Photo Araldo de Luca

Why are Greek bronze sculptures like this Warrior so rare?

Bronze sculptures were recycled for their materials.

Limited technology prevented the production of large numbers of bronze sculptures.

The material made them vulnerable to damage and erosion over time.

The Greeks' preference for polychromed marble sculpture led them to make few bronzes.

IncorrectQuestion 20

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What element of this building helps identify the use of the Ionic order?

presence of the caryatids standing in contrapposto on the south porch

asymmetry of the plan, which sets it apart from temples in the Doric order

relatively narrow columns topped with capitals featuring volutes

inclusion of a frieze and metopes within the entablature

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