Test 3

  • Question 1

1 out of 5 points

Place the major periods in the right chronological order. Assign # 1 to the oldest civilization/culture and put the ‘youngest’ culture in the last place.
  • Question 2

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Observe the sculptural relief “Weighing of the Souls at the Last Judgement” from the Saint-Lazare cathedral in Autun (France). Indicate which feature is NOT characteristic of Romanesque art? In other words, check the statement which is not true about art of the Middle Ages.


  • Question 3

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In what architectural style was the cathedral in Amiens (France) built?


  • Question 4

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Which one of the following characteristics would apply to the Romanesque rather than Gothic type of church?
  • Question 5

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“Renaissance” is a French word meaning “rebirth”. The “Rebirth” of what culture happened in Italy in the 14th century?
  • Question 6

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The European Renaissance is divided into two main streams – Northern and Southern. One of them expresses a deeper connections with medieval art. The other stream was more influenced by Classical art of Greece and Rome.

Which Renaissance – Northern or Southern –  was deeper rooted in Gothic tradition?  (check this one)

  • Question 7

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The leading center of the Northern Renaissance (and Flemish art)  was located in this country…
  • Question 8

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This book was commissioned by the Duke de Berry c.1385. Who did the illuminations for the calendar pages? You see the September page.


  • Question 9

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You see the illustration “Paul the Hermit sees a Christian tempted” from another Book of Hours. Select correct answer.


  • Question 10

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Ground pigments mixed with egg yolks and thinned with water produce which type of paint?
  • Question 11

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What was the name of the Flemish artist who painted the Arnolfini Wedding?


  • Question 12

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Name the leading painter of the Northern Renaissance who was also an outstanding master of engraving.


  • Question 13

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Where did the Italian Renaissance take roots?
  • Question 14

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Who was Not a sculptor among the following masters, but an artist of the Early Renaissance?
  • Question 15

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This fresco painted by Masaccio in the church of Santa Maria Novella (in Florence) can be called “trompe l’oeil” (French for “trick-the-eye”). The Italian writer Vasario wrote in 1568: “It is painted so well that there seems to be a hole in the wall…” Look at the coffered ceiling of the niche and identify the type of vault (It is done so realistically!).


  • Question 16

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Three great masters of the Renaissance – Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael – worked during the brilliant period of…
  • Question 17

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Who was born in the small Italian town of Vinci?
  • Question 18

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Which one of the Renaissance artists painted the “School of Athens” on the wall of the Pope’s private library in the Vatican palace?


  • Question 19

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What technique was used for painting the celebrated Vatican mural “School of Athens” depicting the gathering of Greek philosophers? (See detail)
  • Question 20

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Which fact is NOT true about this portrait?


  • Question 21

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This giant marble statue of David was carved by which of the Italian sculptors? As you know, all sculptors listed below created their own versions of David’s victory over Goliath. See statue’s detail/head.


  • Question 22

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We know that this master of the High Renaissance considered himself a sculptor. He even used to say that “he hated to paint”, but people honored him as the greatest artist of Italy after he had painted the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Who was this sculptor? [you see a half of theceiling]


  • Question 23

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Which four statements are true about the celebrated ceiling frescoes painted in the Sistine Chapel? (Select four answers)
The Flood (1509; detail from the ceiling)
  • Question 24

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In the 16th century, Venice replaced Florence as a leading center in the Renaissance artistic life. The artist who painted this Venus is famous for his vibrant, intense hues. Who was he?


  • Question 25

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Where and in what media was this horse made?


  • Question 26

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What is the term for the man-made stepped mound surmounted by a temple which used to be a center for city life in ancient Mesopotamia (Sumer)?


  • Question 27

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One of the most extraordinary artistic achievements of the ancient world is the carved and painted limestone portrait head of the Queen Nefertiti. Where did it come from?


  • Question 28

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This marble figure was produced by what culture?


  • Question 29

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The Dypilon Vase was produced in the Geometric period. Which terms can be used to describe this way of rendering the human figure?
(Check four correct terms).dypilon_vase_75.jpg
  • Question 30

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This temple is considered to be a symbol of ancient Greece and classical culture. Answer the following questions.



What is its name?
On the sacred hill of which city was it built?
  • Question 31

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What is the architectural order of this temple.


  • Question 32

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Architectural Terms Matching



Triangular section under the roof
Foundation/Platform/Steps of the order
Horizontal band that is often decorated with sculpture (middle part of an entablature)
Upper part of the column – column’s head
  • Question 33

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Which fact is Not true about Colosseum?


  • Question 34

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Which fact is not true about this mural from the Church of San Vitale in Ravenna?


  • Question 35

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This Cathedral of Notre-Dame is one of the most famous building in the world. Which statement is not correct?


  • Question 36

5 out of 5 points

Match two stylistic branches of the Renaissance with the centers, in which they had emerged and flourished.

Northern Renaissance
Southern Renaissance
  • Question 37

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The greatest artist, engineer, inventor, musician, poet and scholar – the very embodiment of the idea of Renaissance man –  was born in which Italian town?
  • Question 38

0 out of 3 points

Art first appeared in which of these periods?
  • Question 39

5 out of 5 points

Match the architectural structures with the terms.

A type of construction in which vertical posts support horizontal crosspiece
A curved or pointed structure that span an open space
An arched structure, forming a ceiling or roof
A hemisperical vault or roof
  • Question 40

5 out of 5 points (Extra Credit)


There exist only three women’s portraits in the world painted by this great master and “four-square” Renaissance man. The National Gallery in Washington is lucky to have one of them – the portrait of Ginerva de’ Benci. What is the artist’s name?
Hint: Stylistically, Ginerva’s portrait is very similar to the world-famous portrait of a mysterious lady painted by the same artist.


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