Q1. The ______________ was by far the favorite subject for Song Chinese painters.
a. nude female
d. military battlefield
Q2. The reign of the Han emperor Wudi is marked by the beginning of a system of
a. national defense.
b. irrigation, improved fertilizers, and other agricultural innovations.
c. choosing public officials by merit rather than rank.
d. organized state religion including priests and temples.
Q3. Exquisite creations in ______________ were well known during the Shang period of Chinese history.
d. all of the above
Q4. Buddhism spread rapidly throughout China after the close of the Han dynasty because
a. the Mongol rulers strongly encouraged the foreign religion.
b. native religions were ruthlessly suppressed.
c. traditional Chinese religions emphasized belief in an afterlife.
d. political upheaval encouraged a religion of peace and resignation.
Q5. Early Chinese religion was based on worship of
a. ancestors and local gods.
b. sacred animals.
c. an unseen creator god.
d. the Middle Path.
Q6. Unlike medieval Europe, a fundamental institution of the Chinese government was the
a. degree of corruption.
b. competitive examination for bureaucratic office-holding.
c. equal rights for women.
d. declaration of rights of man and the citizen.
Q7. Which statement about Confucianism is correct?
a. The word Confucianism was first used by Romans.
b. It is based on the ideal of inner balance.
c. It is based on the ideal of outer beauty.
d. Its ideal society is one in which rank is based on birth, not on merit.
Q8. Chinese architecture has been described as
c. religiously motivated.
d. simple and easily constructed.
Q9. The Ashanti believe that a person's spirit resides in a
b. small statue.
Q10. The Efe/Gelede festival is closely concerned with
a. male power and dominance.
b. male initiation rites.
c. female power and fertility.
d. all of the above.
Q11. The day of Efe is devoted to poetry and song; the day of Gelede places more emphasis on
a. feasting and sacrifice.
b. initiation and storytelling.
c. costumes and dancing.
d. prayer and fasting.
Q12. A Yoruba priest foretells the future and interprets the secret body of poems called "odu" using
a. a Mambunda mask.
b. an Ifa divination tray.
c. a crystal ball.
d. consecrated bones.
Q13. Equestrian figures are especially prominent in
a. East Africa.
b. the Western Sudan.
c. the Congo.
d. South Africa
Q14. Africans are not as interested in the identity of artists as Westerners are because they
a. consider the social functions of art as preeminent.
b. think of art as a product of an individual mind, not of a culture.
c. are more interested in ethnography than in social function.
d. tend to preserve works of art for long period of time.
Q15. The combination of animals represented on the kponiugo, or fire-spitting mask, represents the
a. dangers of the jungle.
b. qualities of a brave warrior.
c. possessions of the tribe.
d. chaos of primordial times.
Q16. One of the first European artists to be inspired by African art was
Q17. The Mauryan Empire lasted from about
a. 1000 - 200 B.C.
b. 321 - 180 B.C.
c. 703 - 121 B.C.
d. 455 - 302 B.C.
Q18. In the excerpt from The Bodhisattva, the bodhisattva's offer is similar to that of
Q19. The basic architectural forms established by the Buddhists were to facilitate the individual's quest for
a. power and prestige.
b. the soul's salvation in heaven.
Q20. In the middle of the fifth century the Gupta empire was invaded by the
Q21. The Aryans were peoples of
a. central Asia.
b. Spain and France.
c. Tibet and China.
d. Nepal and Tibet.
Q22. The basic unit of organization in Indian society is the
Q23. Dharma, reincarnation, nirvana, yoga, and karma are terms associated with
Q24. In Buddha's "Sermon in the Deer Park," the Lord (Buddha) tells the five monks to avoid craving and desire by following
a. the desires of the senses.
b. Western philosophy.
c. the Middle Way.
d. the path to truth and righteousness as explicated in the Bible.
Q25. Which religion was the least influential in the history of India?