What does the term "prehistory" (or "prehistoric") mean?
Before the death of Christ.
A time before homo sapiens.
A time before writing.
Before modern era.
What was the Neolithic Revolution?
The transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers.
The transition from farmers to hunter-gatherers.
The transition from nomads to hunter-gatherers.
The transition from farmers to nomads.
What does it mean to be in the round?
The figure was ceremonially used in a round temple chamber.
As a representation of fertility, the abdomen of the female is an exaggerated round-shape.
Standing free with all sides shown, rather than carved in relief against a ground.
The form was created with round balls of clay that were attached and then molded into the form that we see today.
What does the size of the Venus of Willendorf suggest about the people that made her?
The Venus of Willendorf is small and fits into the palm of your hand. The people that made the sculpture were nomadic, which means that they moved to different locations throughout the year, and did not stay in the same place.
The Venus of Willendorf is as small as a bead, so that she could be worn on a necklace by women.
The Venus of Willendorf is the size of a newborn, which shows that she reminded people about fertility and the goddess Venus.
The Venus of Willendorf is a giant statue (as seen in the movie *Hellboy 2*). People probably worshipped this sculpture and gave her offerings of food. These people lived in the same place over a long period of time.
The shape of the pyramids is likely a reference to _____.
Many works of Ancient Near Eastern art that survive today show _____.
the harshness of life in the desert.
social and political equality.
none of the above.
the power of kings and rulers.
the dominance of priests.
What theme seems most central in the Palette of Narmer?
The power of the gods
Death and the afterlife
What did the prehistoric paintings in European caves mean to the people who created them?
A basic tendency of Roman thought was to make people secondary to the empire to which they belonged. In Christian thought, __________ became so secondary in relation to __________ as to become inconsequential for representation and therefore remained the object, but not the subject, of art for nearly a millennium.
What marked the first widespread revival of stone sculpture since late antiquity?
The use of barrel vaults.
The embellishment of churches with carvings on capitals, jambs, and portals.