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1

Slavic prince who accepted Christianity as the official religion

Grand Prince Vladimir

2

Year that Grand Prince Vladimir accepted Christianity

988

3

Roman emperor who persecuted Christians

Diocletian

4

Roman emperor who declared Chrisianity as official religion

Who was his mother?

Constantine

Helen

5

Document that proclaimed Christianity as official religion and when

Edict of Milan

313

6

Basic plan of the Orthodox Church

Cross Inscribed Plan

7

City founded by the Roman Emperor that accepted Christianity

Constantinople

8

Main central city of early medieval Eastern Slavs

Kiev

9

Event that brought the end of the middle Byzantine Period

When

sacking of Constantinople by Crusaders

1204

10

What do we see at the very top of the dome?

Christ Pantocrator

11

What miracle do we see pportrayed on the east piers?

The Annunciation

12

Name of the two people who are in the Annunciation

Gabriel and Mary Theotokos

13

Give name of four figres at the top of the piers

Who were they?

Mark, Matthew, Luke, John

write of the life of Christ

14

Name of structural space that contains the altar

apse

15

Name of Prince who built the largest Cathedral in Kiev

Yaroslav Vladimirovich

16

What figures do we see beneat the uppermost image?

archangels

17

Name the archangels

Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel

18

In the traditional scheme of the icon scheme, what is the fifth uppermost row?

patriarchs row

19

Name two males from the book of Genesis

Abraham and Isaac

20

What is the name of the portal that is at the center of the icon screen?

royal gate

21

What is the word for "in prayer"?

deesis

22

What prince built the Church on the river Nerl?

Andrei Bogolyubsky

23

To what with whom was the Church dedicated to?

Intercession of Mary

24

Who was the half brother of the ruler that built the church on the river Nerl?

Prince Vsevolod III

25

Four main points about the Mongol invasion of Russia.

1. Mongols taught the Russians about centralized authority

2. Mongols were happy to coexist with the Russian Church

3. Mongols weren't interested in colonizing, they only wanted tax money

4. Mongols delegated tax collecting to favorite Russian prince - prince of Moscow

26

What are the steps in painting an icon?

1. preparing the boards

2. with chisel work, depress the main area of the icon

3. apply geeso in depressed area

4. apprentice or master outline main pattern with stylus

5. apply paint - build up in color from dark to light

6. master does the face

7. fix it with linseed oil

27

In the making of some icons, there is a technique known as assiste - what is the material and what is done with the material?

gold leaf

you use a wolf's fang to rub on the gold leaf on desired areas

28

Name an example of the tenderness icon.

Vladimir Mother of God

29

Name of the conquerer against whom the Vladimir Mother of God icon was used against.

Tamerlane

30

Name of prince who stole the Vladimir Mother of God icon from Kiev.

Andrei Bogolyubsky

31

Name of type of paint used in medieval Russian icon and frescoes and what is the binder of the paint.

tempera paint

egg is the binder

32

Main cathedral of the Russian land.

What is the great icon that is preserved in preserved in this cathedral?

Dormition Cathedral (in Moscow Kremlin)

Vladimir Mother of God

33

Name of Italian architect that built the Dormition Cathdral in the Moscow Kremlin.

Aristotle Fioravanti

34

Name of the cathedral that served as the royal church, is the church of rulers, the the burial place for the princes.

Archangel Michael Cathedral

35

Who was the Grand prince that built both the Archangel Michael Cathedral and the Dormition Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin?

Ivan the Great (III)

36

What even occured in 1453?

Fall of Constantinople (taken by the Ottomans)

37

Who was the Grand Prince that completed the Bell Tower of Ivan the Great?

Basil III

38

The first of the tower votice churches to celebrate the birth of his son, what is the name of the church?

Church of the Ascension

39

What is the proper name of St. Basil's?

Church of the Intercession on the Moat

40

St. Basil's was built to celebrate the fall of what city?

What was the name of the ruler that built this church?

Kazan

Ivan the Terrible (IV)