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1

true or false
the pantheon's oculus was included to both lighten and strengthen the dome

false - coffers lighten and strengthen structure, oculus provides daylight and ventilation

2

what we know about greek paintings are primarily showcased on

pottery

3

approximately 2,000,000 years ago, the first stone tooles enabled our ancestors to

gain some control over their relationship to their surroundings

4

the ziggurat shape came from

a mountain

5

greek art is considered dynamic and yet does not deal with idealized subject matters in the

hellenistic period

6

true or false
the greeks developed the structural use of concrete

false - romans

7

the word "neolithic" means

new stone

8

egyptian paintings were less natural looking than greek paintings because

the egyptians felt the need to position the figure so it exposed and presented the most descriptive view of the body

9

the first christian churches were patterned after roman basilicas used by romans as

assembly halls

10

true or false
geek classical sculpture was both naturalistic and idealistic

true

11

____________ is a particular position a figure takes when posing

contrapposto

12

the ancient sumerians developed the world's first wheel, plow, and

writing

13

true or false
the baroque period had more varied styles than that of the renaissance

true

14

true or false
paleolithic means new stone age

false

15

true or false
early christian and byzantine figures showed characteristics which were not natural, but were symbolic

true

16

in the beginning, christianity was considered a strange cult and the romans sough to suppress it. accordinly, christians were forced to worship and hide their religious art in

catacombs

17

true or false
mesopotamia means "the land between the rivers"

true

18

one feature which sets gothic architecture apart from romanesque architecture was the extensive use of

stained glass

19

the systems of government of the united states was originally developed and then further refined by

the greeks and romans

20

between the paleolithic and neolithic periods, artistic style went from

naturalistic to abstract

21

one of the most remarkable female artists of the baroque period was

artemisia gentileschi

22

greek architecture mainly used the ____ & ____ system of construction

post and beam

23

the egyptian dynasty lasted as long as it did mainly because of

deserts on either side of the river nile

24

the dome as a roof is found on

the pantheon

25

the rigid poses of egyptian and early greek statues gave way to more fluid poses in later greek works because

the greeks became more interested in anatomy