Columbia College ARTS 111 Quiz 2 (2015)

Question

Question 1 2 / 2 points

The Ishtar Gate is from

Persepolis

Paris

Akkad

Babylon

Question 2 2 / 2 points

Cuneiform literally means

rectangular

cone-shaped

cylindrical

wedge-shaped

Question 3 2 / 2 points

The Ishtar Gate used

glazed brick

an arch

patterns of horses

a and b, but not c

Question 4 2 / 2 points

Shamash is the Akkadian

sun god

moon god

supreme god

lightning god

Question 5 2 / 2 points

The largest Neolitic settlement is located at:

Babylon

Jerusalem

Jericho

Catal Huyuk

Question 6 2 / 2 points

Which is not true of the Stele of Naram-Sin?

it dates to the third millennium BC

it commemorates the death of Naram-Sin

it represents landscape as well as human figures

it is a relief

Question 7 2 / 2 points

The Mesopotamians believed in

a heavenly afterlife

a gloomy afterlife

a materialistic afterlife

a joyous afterlife

Question 8 2 / 2 points

Sumerian art is characterized by

symmetrical when seen from the front

clasped hands

large eyes in upturned faces

all of the above

Question 9 2 / 2 points

The figure of Naram-Sin is shown

with frontal shoulders and legs

with frontal shoulders and profile legs

with frontal legs and a profile head

with a frontal head and shoulders

Question 10 2 / 2 points

Assurbanipal was known for

his cruelty and culture

his cruelty and virtue

his culture and learning

his power and his generosity

Question 11 2 / 2 points

Neolithic in the Near East developed about ______ years earlier than in Europe.

2,000

1,000

4,000

3,000

Question 12 2 / 2 points

Which of the following are most logically connected?

Gilgamesh, Susa, Tell Asmar, Uruk

Cyrus, Darius, Persepolis, Susa

Woolley, Gudea, Sargon, Hammurabi

Ishtar, Sargon, Woolley, Ur

Question 13 2 / 2 points

The staring, wide eyes of the Tell Asmar statues are believed to indicate that the figures

are terrified by evil spirits

are apotropaic

are in the presence of a god

are praying

Question 14 2 / 2 points

A ziggurat is a

fort

Mesopotamian temple platform

pyramid

building made by Gudea

Question 15 2 / 2 points

Cylinder seals were

glyptic art

produced during Uruk period

used to keep inventories

all of the above

Question 16 2 / 2 points

The first recorded epic is about

Odysseus

Gilgamesh

Abraham

Noah

Question 17 2 / 2 points

Akkadians were

Semitic speaking

lived north of Sumer

Mesopotamian people

all of the above

Question 18 2 / 2 points

A stele is

a city wall

a weapon

a stone marker

a knife

Question 19 2 / 2 points

Nergal and Ereshkigal are the

king and queen of nature

king and queen of the underworld

king and queen of the sky

king and queen of the sea

Question 20 2 / 2 points

The beards of the Tell Asmar statues are best described as

red and stylized

naturalistic and black

stylized and curvilinear

black and stylized

Question 21 2 / 2 points

Ziggurats are

symbolic rivers

symbolic mountains

symbolic sculptures

symbolic temples

Question 22 2 / 2 points

Lagash was:

an Assyrian city

the center of the Neolithic Anatolia

a city-state

a Persian city

Question 23 2 / 2 points

The Ishtar Gate was dedicated to

the god of war

the goddess of fertility

the god of the underworld

the goddess of the moon

Question 24 2 / 2 points

Which of the following is not a Mesopotamian god?

Anu

Ishtar

Isis

Inanna

Question 25 2 / 2 points

Mesopotamian cultures did not include

Hittites

Akkad

Assyria

Sumer

Question 26 2 / 2 points

______ ruled Akkad and waged war on his neighbors around 2200 BC.

Naram-Sin

Alexander the Great

Narmer

Ashurnasirpal

Question 27 2 / 2 points

The hieros gamos refers to

a sacred marriage

a holy game

a festival of the new year

a rain ceremony

Question 28 2 / 2 points

The earliest known writing is called

hieroglyphics

Akkadian

cuneiform

the alphabet

Question 29 2 / 2 points

Ziggurats are an example of

archaic construction

cantilever construction

post and lintel construction

load bearing construction

Question 30 2 / 2 points

The Scythians are best known for

diorite

temples

pottery

gold

Question 31 2 / 2 points

Lions were traditional guardians because

they were never thought to sleep

they were kings of the animals

they symbolized the human king

they were powerful enough to keep enemies away

Question 32 2 / 2 points

The largest Neolithic site so far discovered in the ancient Near East is located in modern

Iraq

Turkey

Jordan

Iran

Question 33 2 / 2 points

Which of the following does a Lamassu not have?

sword

wings

five legs

horned cap

Question 34 2 / 2 points

Tigris and Euphrates are

Mesopotamian gods

Hittite gods

Mesopotamian rivers

Mesopotamian rulers

Question 35 2 / 2 points

Hammurabi is known for

building the walls of Uruk

a law code

the Epic of Gilgamesh

worshipping the sun god

Question 36 2 / 2 points

Gudea thought of himself mainly as a patron of

cuneiform tablets

temples

paintings

sculpture

Question 37 2 / 2 points

An Apadana is

a storage room

a sanctuary

a gateway

an audience hall

Question 38 2 / 2 points

Most Assyrian wall decoration includes

domestic scenes

hunting and war scenes

landscape scenes

gods

Question 39 2 / 2 points

Sargon was

a Hittite ruler

a Sumerian ruler

an Akkadian ruler

the ruler of Ur

Question 40 2 / 2 points

A documented, excavated object is said to have a

value

valuation

promise

provenience

 

 

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