Note: only new or re-worded questions will be listed here.
1) Know all of these locations. Your exam answers may not match the numbers.
|Akhetaten (Tell el-Amarna)||8|
|Thebes (Egyptian, not Greek)||9|
15) The Oresteia Trilogy by Aeschylus is considered to be an optimistic work because:
A. Only the truly evil people die.
B. Elektra and Orestes fall in love at the end.
C. Its moral is ‘people can’t get away with killing.’ <– NOT THIS ANSWER!
D. Humanity finds a rational balance in the end.
35) The Greek naturalistic (pre-Socratic) philosophers originated science and some of its methods.
36) In Egypt, the Hebrew slaves were forced to build the pyramids.
12) Unlike Mesopotamians, the Egyptians found security in
C. their natural geography.
28) To Plato, the realm of the purely intelligible contains objects of knowledge that we must grasp with a combination of mind and imagination.
False (by means of mind alone).
40) Recent excavations near Gizeh suggest that the promise of life after death was
A. anticipated by all social classes.
42) NOTE: THESE DEFINITIONS MAY NOT MATCH YOUR ANSWER NUMBERS!
|Antagonist||19. the character that directly opposes the protagonist in drama or fiction|
|Pantheism||17. the belief that a divine spirit pervades all things in the universe|
|Epic||6. a long narrative poem that recounts the deeds of a legendary or historical hero in his quest for meaning or identity|
|Prehistory||3. the study of history before written records|
|Caste||15. a rigid social stratification in India based on differences in wealth, rank, or occupation|
|Allegory||18. a literary device in which objects, persons, or actions are equated with secondary, figurative meanings that underlie their literal meaning|
|Hubris||23. excessive pride; arrogance|
|Empirical||25. a method of inquiry dependent on direct experience or observation|
|Metaphor||10. a figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared without the use of the words “like” or “as”|
|Ethics||22. that branch of philosophy that sets forth the principles of human conduct [sic]|
|Animism||1. the belief that the forces of nature are inhabited by spirits|
|Karma||16. (Sanskrit, “deed”) the law that holds that one’s deeds determine one’s future life in the Wheel of Rebirth|
|Polytheism||8. the belief in many gods|
|Democracy||21. a government in which supreme power is vested in the people|
|Stele||4. an upright stone slab or pillar|
|Monotheism||7. the belief in one and only one god|
|Dolmen||2. a stone tomb formed by two posts capped by a lintel|
|Obelisk||11. a tall, four-sided pillar that tapers to a pyramidal apex|
|Relief||13. a sculptural technique in which figures or forms are carved either to project from the background surface (raised relief) or cut away below the background level (sunk relief); the degree of relief is designated as high, low, or sunken|
|Catharsis||20. (Greek, “purification” or “cleansing:) in drama an emotional experience that revitalizes the spectator|
|Protagonist||24. the leading character in a play or story|
|Covenant||5. contract; the bond between the Hebrew people and their god|
|Theocracy||9. rule, by god or god’s representative|
|Atman||14. the Hindu name for the Self; the personal part of Brahman|
|Papyrus||12. a reedlike plant from which the ancient Egyptians made paper|
Note: the following images may not match your question numbers, and your exam may contain different images.
43) Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
44) Osiris – Book of the Dead
45) Mycerinus and Khamerernebty II
47) Contest of Two Warriors – amphora
48) Egyptian Canon of Proportion
49) Stonehenge Trilithons
50) Dolmen burial site
51) Ziggurat at Ur
52) Stele of Hammurabi
53) Mycenaen Funerary Mask
54) Hall of Running Bulls
55) ‘Venus’ of Willendorf
56) Sphynx at Gizeh
57) Akhenaten Nefertiti and Children
58) Dancing Girl- Mohenjo-daro
59) Rosetta Stone
60) Cycladic Female Figure
61) Bronze Mask – Shang Dynasty
62) Nok Head