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ART HISTORY TEST 2 Name: ____________________

Ancient Greece & Hellenistic Grade:






This box of questions refer to the image above:

1. This structure is known as the:

(A) Temple of Athena Nike

(B) Erechtheion

(C) Parthenon

(D) Temple of Hera

2. This structure was considered to be:

(A) Archaic Greek

(B) High Classical Greek

(C) Late Classical / Hellenistic

(D) Etruscan

3. This structure was used this style:

(A) Corinthian Order

(B) Archaic Order

(C) Doric Order

(D) Ionic Order


4. Which of these words best describes the columns on the porch to the left?

(A) caryatids

(B) atlantids

(C) hypostyle

(D) peristyle

5. The small lobby or porch as you enter the interior of the temple is known as the:

(A) pronaos

(B) naos

(C) stylobate

(D) antis

6. This temple was different than the other Greek temples because:

(A) it wasn’t one of the Greek order styles

(B) it wasn’t symmetrical

(C) it wasn’t built with a pediment and roof

(D) it was made of concrete


Multiple Choice

7. Etruscan sculptures are unusual in that they:

(A) were very heavy

(B) were placed on the roofs of temples

(C) located in pediments and cellas

(D) small and delicately carved

8. The Treasury of Atreus is an excellent example of:

(A) Mycenaean fortification

(B) beehive tomb

(C) Minoan sarcophagus

(D) temple treasury

9. Most Etruscan sculpture found was made of this material:

(A) terra cotta

(B) diorite

(C) dried mud-brick

(D) basalt

10. The Palace of Knossos was discovered on the island of:

(A) Minoa

(B) Troy

(C) Mycenae

(D) Crete

11. Numbers of small marble figurines representing naked women with arms folded over abdomens have been found in:

(A) Mycenae

(B) the Cyclades Islands

(C) Troy


(D) Knossos

12. Most Mycenenaean buildings were built with large rocks due to its high chance of:

(A) bad weather

(B) inland attacks

(C) flooding

(D) falling down over time

13. Which of these features is NOT included in the Amarna Period?

(A) elongated head and neck

(B) androgenous male figures

(C) dedicated to Osiris, Isis and Hathor

(D) intimate, relaxed poses

14. The ‘Dying Gallic Trumpeter’ is a piece that physically shows:

(A) death and suffering

(B) celebration of Alexander’s army

(C) a specific historical event

(D) the merger of war and religion

15. The term used to describe a royal Egyptian male headdress is a:

(A) thutmose

(B) uraeus

(C) nemes

(D) anubis

16. In the late second century BCE, Greek Artists personified victory as:

(A) a beautiful and powerful woman with wings

(B) a she-wolf with two children

(C) sarcophagus with powerful people as sculptures on top

(D) a large temple in honor of the God(s)

17. The Greek city-states became united after the 478 BCE defeat of:

(A) the Athenians

(B) the Persians

(C) the Spartans

(D) the Macedonians

18. Compared to their counterparts in the Near East, the Greek gods were different because:

(A) They would welcome you in the afterlife.

(B) They had specific names.

(C) They were known for having human forms and emotions.

(D) They were immortals.

19. The Ionic Order of temple design is different because, unlike the Doric, it contains:

(A) metopes

(B) cornices

(C) volutes

(D) stylobates

20. A series of columns that encompasses the outside of a Greek temple was known as a:

(A) peristyle

(B) stylobate

(C) hypostyle

(D) stylus

21. Doric Temple design is special in all of these ways EXCEPT:

(A) no base to its columns

(B) triangular pediments

(C) entasis on the columns

(D) separated metopes in friezes

22. Which structure from the Athenian Acropolis has four sides of very different character with each side resting on different ground levels?

(A) Temple of Athena Nike

(B) Parthenon

(C) Erechtheion

(D) Propylaia

23. The ‘Daric’ was a gold:

(A) coin named for Darius

(B) Hellenistic chalice for Alexander

(C) crown worn by Perisan Rulers

(D) statue found at Apadana

24. What led the German amateur archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann, to uncover Troy?

(A) Homer’s Tale of the Gods

(B) Homer’s Iliad

(C) Agamemnon’s Story of Helen

(D) Minos’s Tale of the Minotaur

25. ‘Kritios Boy’ was different than most of the sculptures before it due to its:

(A) limbs freed from the stone and a more relaxed pose

(B) subject matter of a common person

(C) strange ‘Archaic smile’

(D) lack of having arms and legs

26. A female figure used as an architectural support was known as a:

(A) caryatid

(B) kore

(C) kouros

(D) gorgon

27. Besides having geometric shapes, the ‘geometric’ period of Archaic Greece had THIS feature on its vases:

(A) single handled vases

(B) detailed paintings of Greek gods

(C) Oriental-like decorating

(D) registers (or rows) of designs

28. The Octopus Vase, with it’s marine themes, is reminiscent of which culture?

(A) Mycenaean

(B) Cycladic

(C) Archaic

(D) Minoan

29. Which of these is not found at the Acropolis?

(A) Erechtheion

(B) Propylaia

(C) Temple of Zeus

(D) Temple of Athena Nike

30. How does the Archaic Greek figure of the calf-bearer differ from earlier Greek statues as well as Egyptian and Near Eastern statues?

(A) inclusion of the animal (calf)

(B) subject matter

(C) smile

(D) cloak

31. Who was the director of the sculptural programs on the Parthenon?

(A) Praxiteles

(B) Polykleitos

(C) Myron

(D) Phidias

32. Black-figure ceramics would most likely be found in conjunction with the art of which of the following periods?

(A) Geometric period

(B) Late Classical period

(C) Archaic and Early Classical

(D) Hellenistic period

33. What form of arch is above the lintel of the Lion Gate?

(A) barrel arch

(B) corbelled arch

(C) triangular arch

(D) pointed arch

34. The guardians at the Lion Gate is reminiscent of the ___________.

(A) Greek Parthenon

(B) Standard of Ur

(C) lamassu figures of Assyria

(D) Pu-abi Cylinder seal

35. A standing nude figure of a young man is known in Greek art as which of the following?

(A) kore


(B) kouros

(C) ka


(D) khafre

36. The name of the plant leaf that decorates the top of a Corinthian capital is a(n):

(A) acanthus

(B) papyrus

(C) palm


(D) stylus

37. Which of the these techniques would you use on an amphora?

(A) fluting

(B) red-figure painting

(C) fresco painting

(D) mosaic use

38. The many-columned hall in an Egyptian temple is called the:

(A) Pylon Hall

(B) Hypostyle Hall

(C) Sanctuary Hall

(D) Colonnade

39. The standards for representing the Egyptian human figure are first found about 3000 BCE in the:

(A) Rosetta Stone

(B) Standard of Heliopolis

(C) Temple of Horus

(D) Palette of Narmer

40. The earliest known example of the use of contrapposto is the sculpture known as the ________.

(A) Kouros from Tenea

(B) Kritios Boy

(C) Diskobolos

(D) Doryphoros

41. How does the sculpture, Riace Warrior, demonstrate a good example of Early Classical sculpture?

(A) still rigidly frontal

(B) use of Bronze and idealized body

(C) shows a break from religious Art

(D) one of the first male nude sculptures

42. The story of Lacoon & Sons was based on this event:

(A) the Trojan War

(B) the battle between Poseidon and Zeus

(C) the war between Athens & Sparta

(D) the Pelopponesian War

43. The Etruscan She-Wolf statue was thought by Romans to represent:

(A) the wolf as a symbol of strength for the Etruscans

(B) the wolf who nurtured the twins Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome

(C) the unification of Italy between Rome and Etruria

(D) the destruction of the Etruscan empire

44. The Apollo from Veii demonstrates that Etruscans:

(A) were skilled at bronze casting

(B) were not able to create life-size art

(C) were influenced by Greek Archaic kouroi and korai

(D) were interested in a much friendlier display of art depicting Death

I,____________________________, used only the brain God gave me to complete this test. I received no outside assistance of any kind. (Your truthful signature is worth 3 points).

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Written Response (3 points).

The work on the left is a layout of the Temple of Athena Nike. The layout on the right is an Etruscan

Temple. Describe at least 3 ways how they are different.

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