Intro to Hum. Exam 1 quiz

greek The word “Hellenic means
thought to intervene in the lives of humans, anthropomorphic figures, believed to be eternal The gods of ancient Greece were
religious celebrations The origins of greek drama are probably found in
India Alexander carried Hellenic culture as far east as
by male landowners In golden age Athens, laws were made
the creation of existentialism Aristotle’s landmark contributions include all of the following except
philosopher-kings In the Republic, Plato argues that who should govern?
the heroes of the trojan war The two great epics of the Greeks, the Iliad and the Odyssey, feature
helots the unfree laborers in Sparta were called
Athena The Parthenon is dedicated to
music There is little surviving evidence with which to judge Rome’s accomplishments in the field of
the planetary deities The Pantheon was dedicated to
“work to achieve peace of mind” Which of the following statements best captures Seneca’s Stoic philosophy?
most famous satirist Juvenal was Rome’s
concrete Romans innovated the use of which building material, which made large-scale architectural constructions much cheaper to build?
troy The hero of Virgil’s Aeneid is a native of
Trajan’s column Which of the following landmarks commemorated Roman military victories?
a struggle for power between his first lieutenant and his adopted son. The immediate consequence of the assassination of Julius Caesar was
Carthage The Punic Wars were waged between Rome and
the Hittites Which of the following peoples had the LEAST direct influence on the development of Roman culture?
Latin Christianity centered around Rome, spoke primarily Latin, and its offspring include the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Traditions.
Syriac Christianity absorbed the genius of nomadic culture, saw Christianity as a way of life to be lived, and was highly concerned with the Trinity
Greek Christianity was linked to Antioch, Ephesus, and Alexandria, spoke primarily Greek, and saw Jesus as the great philosopher and teacher.
Decius This emperor instituted the 1st empire wide persecution of the Church in 250 CE.
Constantine This emperor, after reportedly undergoing a conversion experience at the Miluvian Bridge, helped legalize Christianity in 313 CE with the Edict of Milan. He also hosted the Council of Nicaea.
False From its inception in the 1st century CE Christianity experienced universal, state-sponsored persecution.
True The Fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE was a turning point in the history and spread of Christianity.
True The three sins that the Romans accused the Christians of committing were cannibalism, atheism, and incest.
True One reason the Romans may have adopted Christianity in the beginning of the 4th century was that it was the most unifying social force in the Empire at that time.
A religious hierarchy with popes, bishops, and priests Christianity was heavily influenced by Jewish thought and practice. For example the Christians adapted all of the following EXCEPT
Christian community of the Middle Ages “Christendom” refers to the
purgatory According to medieval Catholic teachings, what was the intermediate realm where Christians were punished for repented sins that had not been expiated before their deaths?
cantos Dante’s Commedia is divided into three books, each containing thirty-three
cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Four major pilgrimage routes linked cities in France with the favorite shrine of Christian pilgrims, the
Virgil In the Commedia, who guided Dante through Hell?
the virgin Mary Most Gothic churches were dedicated to
rejected a cloistered life Saint Francis differed from the monastics that preceded him because he
the Church maintained its authority. The interdict and excommunication were methods by which
the Eucharist The most important of the seven sacraments and central ritual of the Mass is
morality play The popular medieval drama Everyman is an example of a
were codified by an early thirteenth-century church council. The sacraments by which medieval Christians hoped to receive the grace of God
law The university at Bologna, one of the first of the medieval universities, was dedicated primarily to the study of
Aristotle The writings of which classical philosopher had the greatest influence on the rise of medieval scholasticism?
By twelfth century, the majority of Europeans lived in towns. Which of the following statements about medieval towns is FALSE?
Latin prose Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of Dante’s Commedia?
Calliope was the muse of epic poetry. (Homer)
Clio was the muse of history. (Herodotus, Thucydides)
Erato was the muse of love poetry.
Euterpe was the muse of music.
Melpomene was the muse of tragedy.
Polyhymnia was the muse of sacred poetry.
Terpsichore was the muse of dance
Thalia was the muse of comedy.
Urania was the muse of astronomy.
lyric poetry – Named for the lyre: string instrument- Differ from Homeric epic: shorter and intimate- Archaic lyric poets: Anacreon and Sappho

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