Review Quiz for Chapter Two Part 1

Review Quiz for Chapter Two Part 1

1. The Parthenon's famous east frieze depicts... a. the Dionysian Bacchanals.
b. the heroics of Zeus.
c. the gods at leisure.
d. the creation of the ancient world.
e. the Peloponnesian war.

2. The half-man half-horse body of the centaur might be seen to symbolically represent the nature of man encased in the bestial nature of the body. True

3. Among the deeds and depicted on the Parthenon was NOT... a. Athena's defeat of the Giants.
b. the battles with centaurs.
c. battles between Ares and Hephaestus.
d. battles with Amazons.
e. battles with the savages of Thessaly and Lapith.

4. Among the concepts symbolically represented on the friezes of the Parthenon are those of the interaction of... a. various tribal cultures.
b. the Greek Gods and humans.
c. the Greeks and the Romans.
d. the Sun and the Moon.
e. all of the above.

5. The over-riding theme connected with the aspects of Athena depicted on the Parthenon is that of ... a. female supremacy.
b. civilization over savagery.
c. the fertilization of the fields.
d. right of primogeniture.
e. the multiple faces of feminine duplicity.

6. The art and architecture of the Parthenon serve all these various purposes EXCEPT... a. matrimonial.
b. political.
c. social.
d. religious.
e. military right to dominate.

7. The Greek historian Herodotus saw the Greek Gods as... a. the children of the classical Egyptian Gods.
b. predicted in the Bible.
c. descendants of ancient astronomers.
d. ancient humans who were immortalized in myth by pre-historic peoples.
e. wearing guises when they appeared in the myths of other cultures.

8. The ancient Greeks had sacred texts, defining their religious laws and rituals dating from 5000 BC True

9. Ancient Greeks considered ancient myths as... a. explaining world origins.
b. nature of divinity.
c. the way things were in the distant past.
d. heroic accounts of glorious deeds.
e. all of the above.

10. In the sixth century BC, the philosophical movement of the culture gave rise scholarly interpretations of the ancient myths which did NOT include... a. allegory.
b. symbolic representation of forces of nature.
c. symbolic representation of human qualities.
d. symbolic representation of political revolution.
e. the exposition of the results of evil conduct.

11. Plato bans the myths of Homer because his myths... a. too violent.
b. too illogical.
c. to seductive.
d. portray the Gods and Goddesses doing bad things.
e. idealize the anthropomorphic qualities of the Gods and Goddesses.

12. Other skeptical attitudes of ancient Greek scholars regarding the literal view of the myths included... a. the "one god" theory, the deities representing various aspects of the One God.
b. an invisible spiritual realm that parallels our material world.
c. Euhemism, the theory of deified humans.
d. other gods as aspects or guises of the Greek Gods.
e. all of the above.

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