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Chapter 8 Question Pool
Question 1 2 / 2 points
One result of the Iconoclastic Controversy was
a decline in painted images
a decline in architectural innovation
a decline in mosaics
a decline in sculpture
Question 2 2 / 2 points
Which is not true of the Christian altar?
it is the site of the Eucharist in the Mass
in most churches it is in the western end
it often supports a crucifix
it was originally a table
Question 3 2 / 2 points
Christianity was legalized
by the Edict of Milan
in the first century AD
in Jerusalem
by the emperor Caracalla
Question 4 2 / 2 points
The ivory throne of Maximian was probably used for
royal celebrations
a reliquary casket
a ritual chair
receiving dignitaries
Question 5 2 / 2 points
The 12 followers of Christ are called the
Question 6 2 / 2 points
Which is least likely to be represented in a Byzantine mosaic?
outlined figures
repeated poses
Question 7 2 / 2 points
The Annunciation typically depicts
Mary and Jesus
Mary and Elizabeth
Mary and Gabriel
Mary and Joseph
Question 8 2 / 2 points
Christ as Pantokrator represents Christ as
ruler of the Church
ruler of the world
ruler of everything
ruler of heaven
Question 9 2 / 2 points
The vaulted choir of San Vitale contains a representation of
angels with Mary
angels with a lamb
a bust of San Vitale
Bishop Ecclesius
Question 10 2 / 2 points
Which does not match?
The Marriage at Cana – Mary and Joseph are married
The Transfiguration – Christ is flanked by Moses and Elijah
The Baptism – John baptizes Christ
The Nativity – Christ’s birth
Question 11 2 / 2 points
Byzantine art did not make a strong impact on
Question 12 2 / 2 points
The components of Byzantine mosaics are
semi-precious jewels
marble squares
Question 13 2 / 2 points
Typology refers primarily to
prophets and prophecy
genealogical history
Adam and Eve
Question 14 0 / 2 points
The patron of the Vienna Genesis was probably a
none of the above
Question 15 2 / 2 points
A significant new architectural feature of Old Saint Peter’s was
the nave
the atrium
the clerestory
the transept
Question 16 2 / 2 points
In the apse mosaics of San Vitale
Theodora is in an abbreviated apse
Justinian is to the left of Christ
Theodora is to the right of Christ
Justinian is next to a baptismal font
Question 17 2 / 2 points
Which is not a feature of San Vitale?
an ambulatory
an apse
a transept
a narthex
Question 18 2 / 2 points
A homunculus is
an evil spirit
an imp
a little man
a devil
Question 19 2 / 2 points
Galla Placidia was
an empress
a charity
Early Christian church
a and b
Question 20 2 / 2 points
Compared with Roman frescoes and mosaics, Byzantine mosaics are
more three-dimensional
more narrative
more static
more naturalistic
Question 21 2 / 2 points
The dome of Hagia Sophia is supported by
Question 22 2 / 2 points
Dura Europos housed
a synagogue
a Christian house
a catacombs
a and b
Question 23 2 / 2 points
The most important late Byzantine Russian icon painter was
Question 24 2 / 2 points
The narrative format of the Vienna Genesis has been compared to
the Parthenon frieze
the Column of Trajan
the Ara Pacis
the Arch of Constantine
Question 25 2 / 2 points
Which best defines an icon?
an image of Christ
a frontal image in a church
any religious image
purely devotional image
Question 26 2 / 2 points
Which feature of Hagia Sophia was not part of the original design?
the dome
the pendentives
the minarets
the atrium
Question 27 2 / 2 points
The Holy Family refers to
Joseph, Mary, and Christ
Joseph, Mary, Christ, and God
Christ, God, and the Holy Ghost
Mary, Christ, and God
Question 28 2 / 2 points
The Roman Basilica was entered from a door in its side but Old Saint Peter’s in Rome was entered
in the side of the nave
through the atrium
behind the apse
through its narthex
Question 29 2 / 2 points
A dome can be supported by
a cylindrical drum
b and c
Question 30 2 / 2 points
The Iconoclastic Controversy took place in the
7th century
5th century
8th century
6th century
Question 31 2 / 2 points
The catacombs in Rome were primarily
underground shrines
underground cemeteries
underground sewers
underground meeting places
Question 32 2 / 2 points
A mandorla is
an oval aureole
a halo around the head of a saint
a Far Eastern chant
the plan of a Hindu temple
Question 33 2 / 2 points
The Pentateuch refers to
the first 5 books of the New Testament
the 5 hymns to Mithras
the first 5 books of the Old Testament
the Torah
Question 34 2 / 2 points
Christianity was recognized by Constantine in
the fifth century
the second century
early fourth century
first century BC
Question 35 2 / 2 points
An iconoclast is literally
one who worships the real person instead of the icon
one who worships icons
one who breaks images
one who believes in icons
Question 36 2 / 2 points
Christ was crucified around the year
AD 32
AD 35
AD 30
AD 33
Question 37 2 / 2 points
Deesis refers to an image
God, Mary, and Christ
the Holy Ghost
Christ, Mary, and John the Baptist
the Holy Family
Question 38 0 / 2 points
Christians worshipped in private homes until
early 3rd century
early 4th century
1st century AD
none of the above
Question 39 2 / 2 points
The pagan god most often associated with Christ was
Question 40 2 / 2 points
Ichthus is an acronym for
Jesus Christ Son of Man
Jesus Christ Son of God Savior
Jesus Christ Son of God and Rule
r of the Universe
Jesus Christ Savior of the World
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