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GED 120 Introduction to Humanities

Unit 2 Examination

Multiple Choice Questions (Enter your answers on the enclosed answer sheet)
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Which name or term is best associated with the development of sacred
music in medieval Christianity?






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Who would have most likely sung the Song of Roland?






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In or on which of these would one expect to find a trope?






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Which of these figures engaged in a famous exchange of letters with a
prominent medieval philosopher?






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6)	

What phrase best describes John the Scot’s (or Erigena’s) book On Nature?






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Which statement is best associated with the Viking age?

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c.	
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pilgrims traveled the great “roads” to reach Santiago de Compostela
Norse raiders plundered much of Christian Europe
Europe blossomed with a “white mantle of churches”
an age of tolerance was instituted in Muslim Spain

interlace
St. Benedict
archivolt
Guido of Arezzo

a Cluniac monk
a student of Abelard
a Norman minstrel
a feudal peasant

a carved ivory Bible cover of the early Middle Ages
a chapel of the abbey church of Cluny
the singing of a Gregorian chant
the carved capitals of a Romanesque church

Heloïse
Hrotsvit of Gandersheim
William the Conqueror
abbess of Cluny

the account of a medieval pilgrim’s journey
an important tract in the nominalist debate
an epic reflecting chivalric and military values
a Neoplatonic study of categories of being

GED 120 Introduction to Humanities

Unit 2 Examination

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What was it called when a musician elaborated on a musical syllable by
adding a chain of additional notes?






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Which of these figures was noted for assertive religious leadership, mystical
religious writings, and the composition of exquisite sacred song?






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In what pursuit is solmization useful or important?






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tympanum
melisma
plainchant
cantus

Hrotsvit of Gandersheim
Hildegard of Bingen
Peter Abelard
Charlemagne

the chanson de geste
medieval combat
musical education
Romanesque architecture

10)	 Which would have decorated the portal of a Romanesque church?





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d.	

monophonic melisma
trivium relief
tympanum sculpture
manuscript illumination

11)	 Which term is best associated with the flowering of civilization in Muslim

Spain at the capitals of Cordoba and Granada?





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al-Andalus
pilgrimage
cloister
mysticism

12)	 What statement best describes Christine de Pisan?





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a Cluniac monk who later became an important pope
a Chaucer character of frank sensuality and practicality
the Jewish author of a work on Aristotle and Hebrew scripture
author of a philosophical dialogue praising women

GED 120 Introduction to Humanities

Unit 2 Examination

13)	 Which of these themes was most important in Abbot Suger’s development of

the Gothic style?





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the discovery of Aristotle
the renunciation of all material wealth
the church as a fortress against sin
the mysticism of light

14)	 Which statement best describes the late Middle Ages’ fervent devotion to

the Virgin Mary?





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led to greater social equality for medieval women
corresponded to the Egyptian cult of the goddess Isis
had died out in Italy by the time of Dante
helped inspire the construction of many Gothic cathedrals

15)	 Which of these figures was most influential in the development of the codes

and customs of courtly love?





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Eleanor of Aquitaine
Geoffrey Chaucer
Ibn Sina
Abbot Suger

16)	 What is the term for the verse form employed by Dante throughout his

medieval epic, the Divine Comedy?





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Minnesang
motet
duplum organum
terza rima

17)	 In what did Giotto’s greatest achievement as a painter lie?





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creating emotionally and spatially unified scenes
perfecting the combination of Italian and Byzantine styles
painting secular themes instead of religious images
applying the Gothic mysticism of light

18)	 In Dante’s medieval epic, the Divine Comedy, what does the figure of Virgil

symbolize?





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divine revelation
the punishment of sin
romantic love
human reason

GED 120 Introduction to Humanities

Unit 2 Examination

19)	 Standing in the triforium gallery of a Gothic church, one could look down

and see what?





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d.	

a tympanum sculpture
nave arcade
clerestory window
buttress

20)	 What northern composer served many European patrons, including Lorenzo

de’ Medici in Florence, with his eclectic musical talents?





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d.	

Marsilio Ficino
Pico della Mirandola
Heinrich Isaac
Donato Bramante

21)	 Machiavelli wrote in The Prince that a “prince must not keep faith when by

doing so it would be against his self-interest.” What would a ruler following

this precept most likely do?





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carefully weigh the common good against his personal ambitions
ruthlessly betray his friends to remain in power
consult his priest before making important decisions
recognize the inherent rights of citizens to life and liberty

22)	 How is the technique of imitation in Renaissance music best defined?





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composing in several different melodic lines
repeating, overlapping voices singing the same melody
expressing the words’ meaning in musical tones
writing several compositions in the same form

23)	 What architect was first designated to rebuild St. Peter’s in Rome and also

designed the classical temple named the “Tempietto”?





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Raphael Sanzio
Filippo Brunelleschi
Donato Bramante
Michelangelo Buonarroti

GED 120 Introduction to Humanities

Unit 2 Examination

24)	 Which of these works might be said to possess the quality of terribilità– a

fearsome power often attributed to Pope Julius II?





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the School of Athens
Bramante’s design for St. Peter’s
Donatello’s David
Michelangelo’s Moses

25)	 Which statement best describes Michelangelo’s designs for the tomb of

Julius II?





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uses an innovative two-part shell as part of its structure
expresses Neoplatonic ideas about different levels of spiritual existence
depicts the mysterious powers of divine creation
combines symbols of pagan and Christian wisdom