Ch 14 Art Ap.

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The chances that a work of art from ancient times will be found or preserved are greatly increased if:

All of these answers are correct

Because they lacked stone, the ancient Sumerians built their cities from

sun-dried brick.

To compensate for the natural visual distortion in which tall columns appear to bend inward, the Greeks gave them a slight bulge, which is known as:
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All of the following cultures were Mesopotamian EXCEPT:
Question 4 options:

the Minoan.

The bronze head of an Akkadian ruler is a rare example of ________ in ancient art.


The most notable example of Neolithic architecture in Europe is:

Stonehenge in England.

In Egyptian art, the convention of representing social importance by size—for example, where the pharaoh is shown much larger than his subjects—is known as:
Question 7 options:

hierarchical scale.

Under the reign of ________, a new, more naturalistic style of Egyptian art developed.

Amenhotep IV

The earliest-known writing system from which a recorded language developed was the invention of:

the Sumerians.

The sculpture Akhenaten and His Family is an example of the ________ technique.

sunken relief

King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by:

Howard Carter.

A true arch was developed by ________ architects long before the Romans came up with the idea.


Three major cultures that preceded the Greeks in and around the Aegean Sea were the ________ cultures.

Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean

Although bronze was the favored material for freestanding sculpture in Greece, most bronze statues have not survived because:

they were melted down to make weapons and other objects.

Romans could watch gladiators fight to the death, along with other sporting events, at the:


A prime example of art from the Hellenistic era is:

the Laocoön Group.

According to historians, the Roman era began in 510 B.C.E. with:

the founding of the Roman Republic

Although we know almost nothing about the culture that created them, the abstract ________ of the Cycladic culture appear extremely sophisticated for five-thousand-year-old works.

female nude figures

What destroyed the Roman colonies of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 C.E.?

The eruption of a volcano

The mummy of Artemidoros, from Fayum, shows the influence of the ________ culture(s).

Egyptian, Greek, and Roman

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