Quiz 4: Early Christianity And Byzantium

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Q1
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Which of the following attributes of Christ did Christians adapt from Roman imperial iconography?

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A) halo
B) purple robe
C) sheep
D) bearded face of a mature adult
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B) purple robe
Q2
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Which biblical story prefigured Christ's resurrection?

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A) Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac
B) Jonah and the Whale
C) Adam and Eve
D) Entry into Jerusalem
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B) Jonah and the Whale
Q3
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What was the vestibule of Old St. Peter's in Rome called?

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A) atrium
B) narthex
C) nave
D) apse
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B) narthex
Q4

St. Peter's relics were located in the ____ of Old St. Peter's.

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A) atrium
B) apse
C) nave
D) transept
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Q5

One of the scenes depicted on the Junius Bassus Sarcophagus is the ____.

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A) Crucifixion
B) Parable of the Loaves and Fishes
C) Apocalypse
D) Entry into Jerusalem
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Q6

How does Santa Costanza mirror Imperial Roman architecture?

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Q7

Why are catacombs significant for the history of Early Christian art?

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Q8

Describe a templon and explain its function.

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Q9

Assess the contributions of Justinian during the Early Byzantine period. What is his artistic legacy?

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Q10

What Roman imperial attributes were used to identify Christ?

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What is the historical significance of the Vladimir Madonna?

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Q12

Describe the features of this mosaic that makes it an example of the Early Christian style.

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Q13

Discuss the treatment of space and form in this sculpture and discuss the factors that may account for it.

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Q14

What do these images say about changing views of Christ? Note the iconographic features of each image and describe the stylistic features that add to the emotional effect.

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Q15

How does this structure draw upon the Imperial Roman architectural tradition?

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Q16

One of these buildings is Early Christian and the other Byzantine. Identify them, describe the structural system used for each, and note the historical factors that might account for their similarities and differences.

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Q17

Which icon is earlier? What similarities do both icons share and what changes have taken place between the first and second?

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Q18

Describe the features of each mosaic that make it a typical example of the Early Byzantine and Middle Byzantine styles.

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Q19

Compare the treatment of space and form in this manuscript and discuss the factors that may account for that treatment.

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Q20

What does this image portray and how is it significant?

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Q21

Attribute the images on the screen to a culture and give an approximate date. Give the reasons for your attributions, using complete sentences and referring to specific works discussed in class.

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Q22

Christ as the Good Shepherd appears in ____.

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A) Old St. Peter's
B) Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
C) Santa Costanza
D) Hagia Sophia
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Q23

Which of the following is a basilica?

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A) Santa Costanza
B) Old St. Peter's
C) Sts. Peter and Marcellinus
D) San Vitale
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Q24

Within the catacombs, the cubicula served as:

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A) private homes
B) temples to the Roman gods
C) baths
D) mortuary chapels
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Q25

An early Christian manuscript can also be called a ____.

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A) codex
B) folio
C) parchment
D) vellum
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Q26

Emperor Justinian appears in the apse mosaic at ____.

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A) San Vitale in Ravenna
B) San Apollinare in Classe
C) Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai
D) Hagia Sophia
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Q27

Where is a pendentive found?

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A) as part of a column
B) as part of a dome
C) guarding the entry
D) at the entrance of a chapel
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Byzantine images were destroyed by the ____.

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A) iconoclasts
B) iconophiles
C) iconostasis
D) all of these choices
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Q29

The figure of King David in the Paris Psalter looks like ____.

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A) Apollo
B) Bacchus
C) Jupiter
D) Orpheus
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Q30

The materials used to build and decorate Hagia Sophia included ____.

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A) schist
B) brick
C) concrete
D) solid gold
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Q31

The dome at Hagia Sophia has been called the ____.

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A) Dome of the Rock
B) Altar of Heaven
C) Dome of Heaven
D) iconostasis
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Q32

Which feature identifies St. Mark's as a Byzantine building?

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A) dome on a centralized building
B) elaborate narthex
C) insertion of a triple apse
D) none of these choices
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Q33

Mosaics of Christ as Pantokrator usually appeared in the Byzantine church ____.

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A) nave or aisles
B) iconostasis or templon
C) dome or apse
D) narthex or atrium
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Q34

The medium of The Harbaville Triptych is:

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A) carved ivory
B) fresco secco
C) marble
D) mosaic
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Q35

David is accompanied by ____ in the Paris Psalter.

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A) allegorical figures
B) martyrs and saints
C) angels
D) Solomon
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Q36

What is the significance of Old Saint Peter's?

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Q37

What are the parts of a Christian basilica and what are their functions?

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