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1

Which of the following are true of the relationship between the humanities and technology? (Choose two.)

A: Technology has led to an increase in globalization by making the world smaller and connecting people together through social networks via the internet
B: The internet increased the value of art because online auctions improved the demand for art while the supply of collectable art stayed the same.
C: Technology has increased our ability to preserve, document and share works of art, literature, and music in a way that is unprecedented.
D: The internet increased the quality of literature because self-publishing opened the door to authors that have historically been undiscovered.

A: Technology has led to an increase in globalization by making the world smaller and connecting people together through social networks via the internet

C: Technology has increased our ability to preserve, document and share works of art, literature, and music in a way that is unprecedented.

2

Which of the following themes is found in multiple historical periods?
A: Individualism
B: Globalization
C: Humility
D: Exoticism

A: Individualism

3

How do we identify themes in a literary or artistic work?
A: Identify the moods within the works.
B: Analyze the structural elements of the work.
C: Look for the unifying or main ideas.
D: Research the historical context.

C: Look for the unifying or main ideas.

4

Which of the following is true of myths? (Choose two.)
A: They are traditional stories of a people or culture that are told to explain natural phenomena and to record values and belief systems from generation to generation.
B: They use logic and emotional appeals to mislead and misdirect from the truth.
C: They utilize archetypes and symbols to find a deeper understanding of life.
D: They all use the monomyth to present one central truth about life.

A: They are traditional stories of a people or culture that are told to explain natural phenomena and to record values and belief systems from generation to generation.

C: They utilize archetypes and symbols to find a deeper understanding of life.

5

Which discipline of the Humanities is primarily concerned with critical inquiry and reasoned argument?
A: Literature
B: Music
C: Philosophy
D: Film

C: Philosophy

6

The Bayeux Tapestry's depiction of the Norman Conquest of England fulfills which purpose of art?
A: Art enabling commerce.
B: Art as political propaganda.
C: Art illuminating the spiritual.
D: Art offering new perspectives.

B: Art as political propaganda.

7

What are the Humanities?
A: The study of the financial and medical resources provided to areas of the world that are underdeveloped or in a state of crisis.
B: The study of the how the human race understands and documents the human experience through creative contributions in art, music, literature, philosophy, religion, dance, etc.
C: The study of the chemical and biological factors that make us all human including recurring genetic sequences in our evolutionary development.
D: The study of the primary influence of reason and logic in defining what it means to be human.

B: The study of the how the human race understands and documents the human experience through creative contributions in art, music, literature, philosophy, religion, dance, etc.

8

Which of the following are examples of universal themes in this Module?
A: Love and the Hero
B: Time and Trouble
C: Wealth and Want
D: Health and Harmony

A: Love and the Hero

9

Why is E.O. Wilson's theory of consilience important to the study of the Humanities?
A: It reinforces interdisciplinary study and facilitates the exchange of information necessary to create a more holistic understanding of who we are.
B: It silenced critics of the Humanities by providing an empirical explanation of what it means to be human.
C: It brought together Eastern and Western understandings of social structure and allowed autocratic and democratic governments to coexist peacefully.
D: It clearly defined the boundary between science and art and stressed the importance of disciplinary homogeny.

A: It reinforces interdisciplinary study and facilitates the exchange of information necessary to create a more holistic understanding of who we are.

10

How was Humanism reflected in the nonwestern world?
A: Ancient Chinese culture embraced principles in Confucianism and Buddhism that mirrored Humanist principles.
B: Expeditions to the North and South poles expanded Humanist ideology to the most remote points of the globe.
C: The nonwestern world struggled to compete with advancements in math, language and philosophy that flourished in Ancient Greece.
D: Trade routes in the Far East enabled the exchange of goods and commerce similar to what was occurring in the West.

A: Ancient Chinese culture embraced principles in Confucianism and Buddhism that mirrored Humanist principles

11

How does studying the Humanities increase cross-cultural communication?
A: It gives us the authority to judge other cultures that fail to meet our own cultural standards.
B: It gives us insight into the technology we use today to transmit data and a window into the future of transmission speeds.
C: It helps us to interact with and understand a variety of people from different times and different places through their creative contributions.
D: It provides an avenue for exploring the genetic link we all share through the extraction and replication of specific strands of DNA.

C: It helps us to interact with and understand a variety of people from different times and different places through their creative contributions.

12

How does studying the portrayal of love over time enhance one's understanding of humanity?
A: The study of love in all its forms (eros, agape, and platonic love) illustrates a distinction in types of love that has captured the attention of artists.
B: Although people have portrayed love over time, it is not an important theme within the humanities.
C: The concept of platonic love was developed in the 20th century, and reflects contemporary scientific principles.
D: Although people have portrayed love over time, the beliefs about how love forms between two people have remained the same.

A: The study of love in all its forms (eros, agape, and platonic love) illustrates a distinction in types of love that has captured the attention of artists.

13

What is the difference between a myth and a monomyth?
A: Myths are a collection of facts about a particular culture. The monomyth is a single fact about a culture.
B: A myth is a traditional story of a culture’s origins. The monomyth is a traditional story of a culture’s beliefs about the future.
C: Myths are simple, short stories about a culture. The monomyth is a long and complicated myth.
D: Myths can include a wide variety of narratives and archetypes. The monomyth focuses on the hero’s journey.

D: Myths can include a wide variety of narratives and archetypes. The monomyth focuses on the hero’s journey.