Arts of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific

Arts of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific and Americas
1. Chinese scholars were expected to write poetry and _______ during their education.
A. learn to paint B. master monochrome ink C. practice calligraphy D. teach religion
2. One of the greatest African arts is the
A. portrait head.B. fertility sculpture.C. masquerade.D. kachinadol
3. _______ greatest exports were writing, urban planning, administration, and philosophy.
A. China’s B. Incan culture’s C. Japan’s D. Peru’s
4. The most original genius of Incan art can be seen in their
A. stonework.B. jewelry making.C. architecture.D. goldsmithing.
5. _______ was/were a great Persian artistic tradition.
A. Linear drawings B. Portrait paintings C. Illustrated books D. Wooden furniture
6. A distinctive aspect of an illustration from the hand scroll The Tale of Genji is the
A. portrayal of extreme emotion in the figures.
B. use of a nearly empty background where figures float in space.
C. removal of the roof to show an interior space.
D. raw, untrained hand of the scholar-painter.
7. One similarity between the feather cloaks of Hawaii and the meeting houses of the Maori people of New Zealand is that both
A. embody ideas about the order of society and the protective powers of the gods.
B. deny the existence of an afterlife.
C. commemorate important war victories.
D. represent human control over natural forces.
8. The spread of Buddhism followed a path from
A. India to China and then to Japan. B. China to India and eventually to Japan.
C. Japan to Korea and on to India. D. India to Pakistan and on to the West
9. One of the specialties of Persian artists was to create mosaics from

A. glazed blue tile. B. feathers. C. stained glass. D. stone.
10. _______ patterns are common in Aboriginal art.

A. Linear B. Architectural C. Sewing D. Printing

11. In the Tolai spirit society, the dukduk are

A. male spirits who punish lawbreakers.B. evil spirits that hinder progress to the afterlife.
C. female spirits who have lost children.D. animal spirits that cause mischief.

12. A ritual wine vessel in ancient China used by the elite was known as a
A. jia. B. Shang vase. C. Zhou vase. D. neolithic creation.

13. The Yucatán Peninsula was home to the civilization of the Maya. All of the following have been acknowledged as accomplishments of

the Mayan culture except

A. an advanced writing system. B. astronomy. C. oil painting. D. biology.
14. _______ was highly prized in Mesoamerica.
A. Weaving B. Rug creation C. Feather work D. Beadwork
15. In the tumbaga pendant depicting a ruler, birds unfold like wings on either side of his head, representing
A. this ruler’s identification with caged birds.B. the belief that rulers could fly.
C. conflicts in the Tairona culture that eventually led to its ruin.
D. spirit alter egos that give access to the other world
16. Indian architects worked with _______ construction techniques.
A. stone and wood B. skeleton C. concrete D. post-and-lintel
17. One Mesoamerican culture is often called the “mother culture” because it seemed to have institutionalized the features that mark

later civilizations in the region. To which culture does this term refer?
A. The Maya B. The Olmec C. The Azte D. The Inca
18. The Tairona ornament made of tumbaga was fashioned using the technique of
A. clay coiling.B. wood carving.C. lost-wax casting.D. stone carving.
19. Cultural exchange between Islam and Byzantium is exemplified by the ________ in the Great Mosque at Córdoba, Spain.
A. mosaics B. iwan C. muqarnasD. textiles

20. Tattooing was considered sacred by the

A. Aztec people.
B. Lakotas.
C. Marquesans.
D. Plains Indians.

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