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| June 5, 2016

Question
week 1

“Myths in Neolithic Cultures Around the Glove” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Describe the functions of ancient myths, using examples from two (2) different neolithic cultures, and comment on whether myth is inherently fictional. Using modern examples, discuss ways modern belief systems, secular or religious, function for modern cultures in a similar fashion.
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Neolithic societies and myths

Chapter 1 (pp. 6-8. 18-23, 29), myths in prehistory and early cultures
Ancient myths in regions around the globe at.windows2universe.org/mythology/worldmap_new.html”>http://www.windows2universe.org/mythology/worldmap_new.htmland.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/”>http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/.

diss 2

Week 1 Discussion Option B
“Writing and Record Keeping in Mesopotamia” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Describe the “envelope”, the seal, and the early Mesopotamian writing process, and discuss expectations of record-keeping. Identify the issue being kept “on file,” and comment on what this reveals about Mesopotamian society in 1500 BC and the primary ways it compares to modern society in these respects.
Explore

Mesopotamia

Chapter 2 (pp. 34-43), early Mesopotamian writing; seal
University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute: Tablet and envelope at .uchicago.edu/museum/highlights/meso.html”>http://oi.uchicago.edu/museum/highlights/meso.html; scroll down to the item called “Clay Tablet and Envelope”. Click on the color and black and white images and read the captions and information.

week 3

“The Athenian Acropolis and Greek Theater” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Identify two (2) specific aspects of the Athenian Acropolis and its Parthenon, and explain their significance to ancient Greek culture and the western heritage in the arts. Comment on one (1) feature of the ancient Greek theater that you find especially intriguing. Explain the manner in which audiences today might receive the plot of the comedy Lysistrata, and compare Lysistrata to a specific modern work of stage or film.
Explore

Athenian Acropolis and the Greek Theater

Chapter 5 (pp. 140-147) Athenian Acropolis and Art, (pp. 151-156), ancient Greek drama
Video with article from British Museum’s Elgin marbles (from the Acropolis) at.britishmuseum.org/explore/galleries/ancient_greece_and_rome/room_18_greece_parthenon_scu.aspx”>http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/galleries/ancient_greece_and_rome/room_18_greece_parthenon_scu.aspx
Article with video of digital reconstruction of the Parthenon at .blogs.wm.edu/2011/09/17/digital-reconstruction-of-the-parthenon/”>http://arth251f11.blogs.wm.edu/2011/09/17/digital-reconstruction-of-the-parthenon/
Theater at Epidauros (double click on images to enlarge) at .perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/artifact?name=Epidauros%2C+Theater&object=Building”>http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/artifact?name=Epidauros%2C+Theater&object=Building

diss 2

“Rome’s Major Urban Structures” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Select one (1) of the following famous ancient Roman structures that you find most fascinating: Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, insulae, or bath complexes. After exploring the related resource(s) below on Rome, describe one (1) structure that you found most fascinating. Identify two (2) specific aspects of the structure in question, and make a comparison to specific aspects of modern urban life.
Explore

Rome’s Major Urban Structures

Chapter 6 (pp. 174-5, 185-187, 191-211), Roman architecture
Colosseum images at .the-colosseum.net/architecture/amphitheatrum-en.htm”>http://www.the-colosseum.net/architecture/amphitheatrum-en.htm
Circus Maximus images at .vroma.org/~bmcmanus/circus.html%20″>http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/circus.htmland .org/circus-maximus-in-rome/”>http://romancolosseum.org/circus-maximus-in-rome/
Circus Maximus article at .uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/circusmaximus/circusmaximus.html”>http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/circusmaximus/circusmaximus.html
Roman bath complexes at .pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/day.html”>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/day.html Click on the numbers for a stroll through the Baths of Caracalla

eek 4

“China and its Great Wall” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Describe two (2) specific aspects about the Great Wall of China, such as facts about its size, length, purposes, varied materials, labor force, and its phases of construction. Consider the various purposes of such a wall and its impact for good or bad, and compare the Chinese wall in this respect to some specific wall of more modern times.
Explore

China and Its Great Wall

Chapter 7 (pp. 216-218, 225), early phases, (pp. 617-618) later phase
Explore wall interactively at .panoramas.dk/7-wonders/great-wall.html”>http://www.panoramas.dk/7-wonders/great-wall.html
Video at .discovery.com/tv-shows/other-shows/videos/discovery-atlas-china-revealed-the-great-wall.htm”>http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/other-shows/videos/discovery-atlas-china-revealed-the-great-wall.htm
UNESCO article at .unesco.org/en/list/438″>http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/438
“China’s Wall Less Great in View from Space” article at .nasa.gov/vision/space/workinginspace/great_wall.html”>http://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/workinginspace/great_wall.html

diss 2

“Constantinople’s Hagia Sophia” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

In considering Constantinople’s Hagia Sophia, describe the primary techniques that the architects used to keep such a large dome from collapsing. Explain the key aspects of the design that allow light inside of the Hagia Sophia, and speculate on the comments that Augustine might have had on the importance of this design feature. Of the Byzantine mosaics in Chapter 8 and in the Explore area, identify the one (1) that you enjoy most. Then, explain the message that it was intended to communicate to the medieval worshipper. Identify one (1) specific work of art in modern times that communicates in some similar way, whether for religious, political, or ideological purposes.
Explore

Constantinople’s Hagia Sophia

Chapter 8 (pp. 267-281)
Images at .livescience.com/27574-hagia-sophia.html”>http://www.livescience.com/27574-hagia-sophia.html
Video .youtube.com/watch?v=ng–WLT0Xjc”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng–WLT0Xjc
Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna, Italy at .khanacademy.org/byzantine-justinian.html”>http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/byzantine-justinian.html

week 5

“Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Describe the main purpose of the Hajj in the Muslim faith, and identify two (2) specific aspects of the Hajj that you find fascinating or significant. Next, explain the association between Muhammad and the area of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Lastly, describe the sacred art of Islam’s key qualities, and explain the fundamental reasons why Muslim artists of sacred works are reluctant to include images of humans (i.e., at least in sacred areas). Think of a place of worship (of any religion) today, and explain which type of artistic tradition would be more conducive to worship: Byzantine art (Chapter 8), Hindu art (Chapter 7), or Muslim art (Chapter 9).
Explore

Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage

Chapter 9 (pp. 288-295, 306-308), Dome of the Rock, Hajj, calligraphy, art (pp. 274-7), Christian mosaics in Ravenna; review the Week 5 Music Folder
National Geographic on the Hajj at .youtube.com/watch?v=jM81wroj_MQ”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM81wroj_MQ
Walking tour of Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and structures around it at .saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200901/al-haram/tour.htm”>http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200901/al-haram/tour.htm. (Focus on what you wish; the entire tour is lengthy)

diss 2

“Christian Structures and Pilgrimage” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Identify two (2) aspects of Romanesque cathedral architecture, and explain their significance. Discuss two (2) details one might encounter or experience on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (i.e., on the way and / or once there) that you think a medieval Christian pilgrim might find especially meaningful. In modern times, identify the place you would find most meaningful to visit, and explain why. Write a paragraph from a letter you might send home about this “pilgrimage”.
Explore

Christian Structures and Pilgrimage

Chapter 10 (pp. 338-345), Medieval Christian pilgrimage and Romanesque cathedrals; review Week 5 Music Folder
Video about Christian pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela: .youtube.com/watch?v=LCDUl04lfLs”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCDUl04lfLs
Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez talk about a pilgrimage on film: .npr.org/2011/10/05/141077667/father-and-son-take-a-spiritual-journey-in-the-way”>http://www.npr.org/2011/10/05/141077667/father-and-son-take-a-spiritual-journey-in-the-way

week 7
“Late Medieval Art, Literature, and Plague” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Quote a one (1) or two (2) line section that you enjoy from Petrarch, Chaucer, Boccaccio, or Christine de Pisan, and provide your reason(s) for the choice. Next, describe the historical significance of the writer whose work you have chosen. Comment on the degree to which the Black Death epidemic (1347-1350 CE) impacted that writer’s work. Compare the writer you chose to a specific writer (whether prose writer or poet or lyricist) of modern times.
Explore

Late Medieval Art, Literature, and Plague

Chapter 13 (pp. 449-453, 456, 462-3), Boccaccio; (pp. 453-4), Petrarch; (pp. 454-6), Chaucer; (pp. 455-457), Christine de Pisan
Chapter 13 ( 449-451, 458), The Plague
The Plague at .historylearningsite.co.uk/black_death_of_1348_to_1350.htm”>http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/black_death_of_1348_to_1350.htm

diss 2

“Leonardo, the Renaissance Master” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Describe the moment captured in Leonardo’s Last Supper painting, and discuss the reasons why disciples are shown on the same side of the table. Describe the most well-known techniques that Leonardo used to give more realism to the painting. Next, discuss one (1) of Leonardo’s inventions (or proposed inventions) that most fascinates or surprises you, and explain why. Compare Leonardo to some modern figure of the 20th or 21st century.
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Leonardo da Vinci

Chapter 14 (pp. 489-492), art of da Vinci; review Week 7 Music Folder
Partial restoration of the Last Supper at .philvaz.com/apologetics/LeonardoLastSupper.htm”>http://www.philvaz.com/apologetics/LeonardoLastSupper.htm
Images, article, and 16th century copy of the Last Supper at .abcgallery.com/L/leonardo/leonardo4.html”>http://www.abcgallery.com/L/leonardo/leonardo4.html
Leonardo’s work in science and invention at .museoscienza.org/english/leonardo/models-exhibited”>http://www.museoscienza.org/english/leonardo/models-exhibited (scroll down to thumbnail photos; click to enlarge and read more information)

week 6

“Angkor and Benin” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Compare Angkor (and its temple, Angkor Wat) in southeast Asia (ca. 1100s-1200s AD) with the city of Benin in West Africa (ca 1400s AD), and discuss differences, similarities, and religious ideals in each place. Identify a modern day religious or political center that these call to mind.
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Angkor and Benin–Southeast Asia and West Africa

Chapter 11 (pp. 375-6), Angkor Wat (in Cambodia), history and connections to Hindu beliefs; (pp. 386-7), Benin (in Nigeria, West Africa); Review “Week 6 Music” folder
Video on Angkor Wat at .nationalgeographic.com/video/specials/ancient-mysteries/angkor-wat-temples/”>http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/specials/ancient-mysteries/angkor-wat-temples/
Benin City’s history: See and .si.edu/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/alonge/history-of-benin/”>http://africa.si.edu/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/alonge/history-of-benin/; (This city is in Nigeria; don’t confuse it with the modern country called Benin not far away)

diss 2

“Europe’s Cathedral Architecture” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Identify the key functions of stained glass windows in the Gothic style in Europe’s cathedral architecture. Identify two (2) differences between the Romanesque and Gothic cathedral structures, and discuss which you prefer and the reasons why. Identify one (1) existing structure (the closer to your home the better) that is Romanesque or Gothic, and explain the features that support your identification.
Explore

Gothic Style of Cathedral Architecture

Chapter 12 (pp. 407-413), Stained glass windows; review Week 6 Music Folder
Stained glass windows at .youtube.com/watch?v=9727p6ozlYo”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9727p6ozlYo
Key differences between Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals at .youtube.com/watch?v=D20tG65TWic”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D20tG65TWic

week 8
“The Classical Tradition reborn” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Identify two (2) classical Greek and / or Roman figures or qualities in any work by Michelangelo or by Raphael. Discuss the primary reasons why popes and other patrons might allow such trappings of ancient pagan culture within a Christian society, even in sacred contexts. Provide a rationale for your response. Describe any modern structure or sculpture or work of art where you can identify either ancient pagan images or features, or a mix of elements from different cultures and periods.
Explore

Michelangelo and Raphael: The Classical Tradition Reborn

Chapter 15 (pp. 494-5, 505-513), Stylistic features and imagery from ancient classical art and myth; review Week 8 Music Folder
Sistine Chapel tour at .khanacademy.org/sistine-chapel-ceiling.html”>http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/sistine-chapel-ceiling.html
Sistine Chapel information at .wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/m/michelan/3sistina/index.html”>http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/m/michelan/3sistina/index.html
Sistine Chapel theory at .com/michelangelo.html”>http://karlzipser.com/michelangelo.html

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Week 8 Discussion Option B
“Van Eyck and Analyzing Art in the Northern Renaissance” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Explain whether you agree with the interpretation of either Sayre or Koster of Van Eyck’s Arnolfini double portrait, identifying the most persuasive part of that interpretation. Describe two (2) symbolic elements of the painting and any other features that stand out to you. Pretend you are having a portrait done of you and a significant other; describe at least four (4) symbolic elements that you might include in the painting, and explain why.
Explore

Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Double Portrait

Henry Sayre’s interpretation in Chapter 16, (pp. 548-551, Figs. 16.7-16.8); review Week 8 Music Folder
Margaret Koster’s interpretation at .thefreelibrary.com/The+Arnolfini+double+portrait%3A+a+simple+solution.-a0109131988″>http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Arnolfini+double+portrait%3A+a+simple+solution.-a0109131988

week 9

“Reform” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Compare Erasmus and Luther in their attempts to bring about religious reform. Consider the role of the printing press and the actions of German princes in helping Luther to succeed. Next, identify one (1) example of the Protestant Reformation’s impact on visual arts. Pretend you are in a company or some other group in which you feel there is corruption. (Use a real incident if you wish). You have the option of remaining and working for reform from within, or of leaving and hoping to start or land something new. Describe your decision and the “dangers” of that decision, and describe the factors that you had to consider.
Explore

Reform

Chapter 17 (pp. 571-3), Erasmus; (pp. 573-7), Reformation and the princes; (pp. 570-1; 579-580), printing press; (pp. 587-591), visual arts; review Week 9 Music Folder

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“Global Encounters” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Explain at least two (2) possible reasons for the differences between the results of exploration and trade by the Chinese and by the European states. Consider the reach of the Chinese Treasure Fleet and the global empires that Spain and Portugal established. Identify one (1) statistic or aspect of the transatlantic slave trade that you find most revealing about the human cost of European expansion into the New World. Slavery has been an accepted part of most societies covered in this course, though in the future most would seek its abolition. Discuss the implications of this for human progress.
Explore

Global Encounters: Achievements and Exploitation

Chapter 18 (pp. 618-620), China’s Treasure Fleet; review Week 9 Music Folder
Chinese explorers at .pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/ancient-chinese-explorers.html”>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/ancient-chinese-explorers.html and.alrahalah.com/2010/09/zheng-he/”>http://www.alrahalah.com/2010/09/zheng-he/
Large ship replica: .alrahalah.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/TreasureShip.jpg”>http://www.alrahalah.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/TreasureShip.jpg
Chapter 18 (pp. 596-604), Spain and Portugal: empire building; quick conquest
Chapter 18 (pp. 601, 604-607, 612-613), transatlantic slave trade
Transatlantic slave trade at .pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p277.html”>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p277.html

week 10

Global Encounters: Achievements and Exploitation” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

State whether you feel Shah Jahan achieved his motives for the construction of the Taj Mahal, referring to specific aspects of this structure. Identify the characteristics of the Taj Mahal that you most admire. The Mogul (Mughal) Dynasty was Muslim, so compare the Taj Mahal to some other Muslim structure covered in our class text.
Explore

Global Encounters: Achievements

Chapter 20 (pp. 606-8), China’s Treasure Fleet
Chinese explorers at .pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/ancient-chinese-explorers.html”>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/ancient-chinese-explorers.html and.alrahalah.com/2010/09/zheng-he/”>http://www.alrahalah.com/2010/09/zheng-he/
Large ship replica: .alrahalah.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/TreasureShip.jpg”>http://www.alrahalah.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/TreasureShip.jpg
Chapter 20 (pp. 591-3), Spain and Portugal: empire building
Chap 20 (pp. 601-4),Taj Mahal o Explore Taj Mahal at.nic.in/asi_monu_whs_agratajmahal.asp”>http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_whs_agratajmahal.aspand.youtube.com/watch?v=ppAQDPb8DYM”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppAQDPb8DYM
Global Encounters: Exploitation

Chapter 20 (pp. 591-5), Spain and Portugal: the quick conquest
Chapter 20 (pp. 597-8, 600-601), transatlantic slave trade
Transatlantic slave trade at .pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p277.html”>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p277.html

week 10 diss option c

“Global Encounters: Achievements and Exploitation” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Identify one (1) statistic or aspect of the transatlantic slave trade that you find most revealing about the human cost of European expansion into the New World. Consider the following: Slavery has been an accepted part of most of the cultures studied in this class. For all the glories we see in major civilizations, there is often an underside of human tragedy and exploitation that was at least as important to that society’s achievements. Discuss the implications of this for human progress.
Explore

Global Encounters: Achievements

Chapter 20 (pp. 606-8), China’s Treasure Fleet
Chinese explorers at .pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/ancient-chinese-explorers.html”>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/ancient-chinese-explorers.html and.alrahalah.com/2010/09/zheng-he/”>http://www.alrahalah.com/2010/09/zheng-he/
Large ship replica: .alrahalah.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/TreasureShip.jpg”>http://www.alrahalah.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/TreasureShip.jpg
Chapter 20 (pp. 591-3), Spain and Portugal: empire building
Chap 20 (pp. 601-4),Taj Mahal o Explore Taj Mahal at.nic.in/asi_monu_whs_agratajmahal.asp”>http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_whs_agratajmahal.aspand.youtube.com/watch?v=ppAQDPb8DYM”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppAQDPb8DYM
Global Encounters: Exploitation

Chapter 20 (pp. 591-5), Spain and Portugal: the quick conquest
Chapter 20 (pp. 597-8, 600-601), transatlantic slave trade
Transatlantic slave trade at .pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p277.html”>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p277.html

week 11

“Reflection” Please respond to the following:

Choose one (1) of the following to discuss:
Identify two specific concepts you learned in the course that surprised or intrigued you, and explain why.
Write three or four (3-4) sentences about your cultural event experience for Assignment 3.

quizes

Week 2 quiz 1

• Question 1

0 out of 4 points

The Olmec’s giant mounds where the priests dwelled are thought to have possibly represented

• Question 2

0 out of 4 points

Why are the Chauvet animal paintings probably NOT associated with the hunt?

• Question 3

4 out of 4 points

Which of the following beliefs is NOT reflected in Pueblo emergence tales?

• Question 4

0 out of 4 points

Paleolithic cave paintings may have been intended to do all of the following EXCEPT

• Question 5

4 out of 4 points

What do the Hopewell culture’s elaborate burials tell about them?

• Question 6

4 out of 4 points

What is the Persian Zoroaster’s greatest contribution to religious thought?

• Question 7

4 out of 4 points

What was the role of the Hebrew prophets in the era following Solomon’s death?

• Question 8

4 out of 4 points

Why did Mesopotamian scribes move from pictograms to the more linear cuneiform writing?

• Question 9

4 out of 4 points

Which of the following pairs correctly identifies the subjects illustrated on the Royal Standard of Ur?

• Question 10

4 out of 4 points

What distinguishes the Law Code of Hammurabi from its predecessors?

Week 3 quiz 2

• Question 1

0 out of 4 points

Why was deciphering the Rosetta Stone so significant?

• Question 2

4 out of 4 points

What is one of the greatest changes that took place during the Middle Kingdom?

• Question 3

4 out of 4 points

What radical change in Egyptian religion did Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) decree?

• Question 4

4 out of 4 points

On what measure are the squares in the Egyptian grid system based?

• Question 5

4 out of 4 points

Why did the Egyptian sculptors idealize rulers in their sculptures?

• Question 6

4 out of 4 points

What are the three orders of classical Greek architecture?

• Question 7

4 out of 4 points

How do we know that the Mycenaeans were a warlike people?

• Question 8

4 out of 4 points

What new architectural form did the Mycenaeans develop to bury their kings?

• Question 9

4 out of 4 points

Why do we think the Cycladic figurines served a mortuary function?

• Question 10

4 out of 4 points

Why in 508 BCE did Athens turn to a democratic form of government?

Week 4 quiz 3

3 out of 3 points

Correct

What was the primary duty of women in Athenian society?

Question 2

3 out of 3 points

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Why can it be claimed in the chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section that even though Rome conquered Greece in 146 BCE, Greece “ruled” Rome culturally?

Question 3

3 out of 3 points

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Why were the Greeks faced with rebuilding Athens after 479 BCE?

Question 4

3 out of 3 points

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Why was Praxiteles’ Aphrodite of Knidos such a sensation?

Answer

Question 5

3 out of 3 points

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What deeply-seated Roman virtue demanded respect towards the gods, country, and parents?

Question 6

3 out of 3 points

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Why did Roman artists deviate from the Greeks’ portrayals of mythological events and heroes, instead depicting in their art current events and real people?

Question 7

3 out of 3 points

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Why can it be said that in a sense, the Pantheon mirrors the Roman Empire?

Question 8

3 out of 3 points

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When they overthrew the Etruscans in 510 BCE, what did the Romans decide not to have in their society?

Question 9

3 out of 3 points

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Which statement is the most likely reason that, beginning in 264 BCE, Rome engaged Carthage in the Punic Wars?

Question 10

3 out of 3 points

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Why did Augustus pass laws forcing citizens to marry and penalizing them for being childless?

Week 5 quiz 4

• Question 1

4 out of 4 points

Why do sensuous form, vibrant color, a profusion of ornament, and rich texture dominate Indian art?

• Question 2

4 out of 4 points

Why around 1500 BCE did the longest-lasting class system begin in India?

• Question 3

4 out of 4 points

Why do Daoists advocate living in total simplicity?

• Question 4

4 out of 4 points

Why did Qin Shihuangdi order the building of the Great Wall of China?

• Question 5

4 out of 4 points

What is considered to be the greatest artistic achievement of the Shang dynasty?

• Question 6

4 out of 4 points

Which of the following did Boethius consider the highest form of music?

• Question 7

4 out of 4 points

Why did the Byzantine emperor Leo III inaugurate a program of iconoclasm?

• Question 8

4 out of 4 points

Why is Augustine of Hippo’s Confessions particularly noteworthy as a literary work?

• Question 9

4 out of 4 points

Why was early Christianity syncretistic, incorporating into itself pagan mythic traditions?

• Question 10

4 out of 4 points

According to our class text, why did the developing Church ban the Gnostic texts?

week 7 and week 8

• Week 7 quiz 6

• uestion 1

4 out of 4 points

What fundamental tool of civilization did the Classic Era Mesoamerican cultures lack?

• Question 2

4 out of 4 points

After the Han dynasty fell in 220 CE, why did the Chinese reject Confucianism for Buddhism?

• Question 3

4 out of 4 points

Why did the Incas build the remote Machu Picchu, high in the Andes?

• Question 4

4 out of 4 points

What regional samurai clan overthrew the Heians and began the Kamakura Period?

• Question 5

4 out of 4 points

What do the Yoruba people believe their king links?

• Question 6

4 out of 4 points

Why was Bruges, in Flanders, such a desirable place to live in the late Middle Ages?

• Question 7

4 out of 4 points

Why was Louis IX so beloved by the French people?

• Question 8

4 out of 4 points

What musical instrument became popular in the cathedrals?

• Question 9

4 out of 4 points

Where was the first university founded?

• Question 10

4 out of 4 points

Why did the Gothic cathedrals include flying buttresses?

Week 8 quiz 7

• Question 1

3 out of 3 points

Why does Dante place Judas, Brutus, and Cassius in the lowest level of his hell?

• Question 2

3 out of 3 points

Why did the flagellants believe Europe was devastated by plague?

• Question 3

3 out of 3 points

Why is the Virgin Mary’s crown in Simone Martini’s Maestrá significant?

• Question 4

3 out of 3 points

Which guild in pre-1355 Siena was most powerful?

• Question 5

3 out of 3 points

In what area of Italy are Siena and Florence located?

• Question 6

3 out of 3 points

Why was Ludovico Sforza, duke of Milan, so interested in Leonardo da Vinci?

• Question 7

3 out of 3 points

Why are Ghiberti’s doors known as the Gates of Paradise?

• Question 8

3 out of 3 points

Why does Michelangelo’s Moses have horns?

• Question 9

3 out of 3 points

What were the Renaissance humanists aiming to understand?

• Question 10

3 out of 3 points

Who won the competition to create a dome for Florence Cathedral?

week 9 qz 8

Question 1

4 out of 4 points

Correct

According to the chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section, why did Titian become the most sought-after painter in Europe?

Question 2

4 out of 4 points

Correct

Why were Josquin des Prez’s polyphonic compositions so popular that they were widely performed even after his death?

The expressiveness of the voices

Question 3

4 out of 4 points

Correct

What did Niccolò Machiavelli study as inspiration for The Prince?

Question 4

4 out of 4 points

Correct

What visual effect does Michelangelo’s Laurentian Library steps create?

Question 5

4 out of 4 points

Correct

Who was permitted to join a Venetian scuole?

Question 6

4 out of 4 points

Correct

In his landscape study The Large Turf, Albrecht Dürer was able to blend his northern interest in minute detail with what Italian Renaissance interest?

Question 7

4 out of 4 points

Correct

What is an advantage of a polyptych over a diptych or a triptych?

Question 8

4 out of 4 points

Correct

Who is reflected in the mirror in Jan van Eyck’s double portrait Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife Giovanna Cenami?

Question 9

4 out of 4 points

Correct

For what setting does the size of Robert Campin’s Mérode Altarpiece suggest that it was designed?

Question 10

4 out of 4 points

Correct

Why did Flemish painters use oil instead of the tempera paint favored by the Italian Renaissance painters?

week 7 and week 6

• Question 1

4 out of 4 points

Why did Mohammad leave Mecca for Medina in 622?

• Question 2

4 out of 4 points

Why does a mosque feature a qibla?

• Question 3

4 out of 4 points

What structure inspired the design of most mosques?

• Question 4

4 out of 4 points

Why does Scheherazade in The Thousand and One Nights tell her husband a story each night?

• Question 5

4 out of 4 points

Why did the Spanish Jews welcome the Muslim invasion?

• Question 6

4 out of 4 points

Why was the Book of Kells moved from Iona off the Scottish coast to Kells in Ireland?

Answer

• Question 7

4 out of 4 points

What was the main task of Christian missionaries in England?

• Question 8

4 out of 4 points

What advantages did feudalism offer the nobles?

• Question 9

4 out of 4 points

Why were Romanesque churches’ portals of special importance?

• Question 10

4 out of 4 points

What architectural feature especially distinguishes a Romanesque church?

Week 7 quiz 6

• Question 1

4 out of 4 points

What fundamental tool of civilization did the Classic Era Mesoamerican cultures lack?

• Question 2

4 out of 4 points

After the Han dynasty fell in 220 CE, why did the Chinese reject Confucianism for Buddhism?

• Question 3

4 out of 4 points

Why did the Incas build the remote Machu Picchu, high in the Andes?

• Question 4

4 out of 4 points

What regional samurai clan overthrew the Heians and began the Kamakura Period?

• Question 5

4 out of 4 points

What do the Yoruba people believe their king links?

• Question 6

4 out of 4 points

Why was Bruges, in Flanders, such a desirable place to live in the late Middle Ages?

• Question 7

4 out of 4 points

Why was Louis IX so beloved by the French people?

• Question 8

4 out of 4 points

What musical instrument became popular in the cathedrals?

• Question 9

4 out of 4 points

Where was the first university founded?

• Question 10

4 out of 4 points

Why did the Gothic cathedrals include flying buttresses?

quiz 9

• Question 1

4 out of 4 points

What classical literary genre did Desiderius Erasmus and Thomas More revive?

• Question 2

4 out of 4 points

What style of writing for trying out ideas did Montaigne invent?

• Question 3

0 out of 4 points

What was at the heart of Luther’s outrage at the Church’s “salvation for sale”?

• Question 4

4 out of 4 points

Why did Martin Luther enter a monastery in 1505?

• Question 5

4 out of 4 points

According to Luther, why could faithful people be certain of their salvation?

• Question 6

4 out of 4 points

What is the distinction of Cellini’s Life?

• Question 7

4 out of 4 points

Why was Veronese’s Last Supper so offensive to the Roman Inquisition that he changed its title to Feast in the House of Levi?

• Question 8

4 out of 4 points

Why might Michelangelo in the Last Judgment have included his self-portrait on the flayed skin of St. Bartholomew?

• Question 9

4 out of 4 points

Why is Rape of the Sabine Women considered sculptural genius?

• Question 10

4 out of 4 points

Why does Bronzino paint Venus holding a golden apple in Allegory with Venus and Cupid?

quiz 10

QUIZ 10

Question 1

4 out of 4 points

Correct

After he fled from his evil brother, what did the legendary Quetzalcóatl promise to do?

Question 2

4 out of 4 points

Correct

Why did Shah Jahan construct the Taj Mahal?

Question 3

4 out of 4 points

Correct

On what Daoist principle is the Forbidden City’s grid within a grid based?

Question 4

4 out of 4 points

Correct

Why did the Aztec believe Cortés was Quetzalcóatl?

Question 5

4 out of 4 points

Correct

What Italian mosaic technique did the Moguls use to decorate the Taj Mahal and Shah Jahan’s palace?

week 11

• Question 1

4 out of 4 points

What classical literary genre did Desiderius Erasmus and Thomas More revive?

• Question 2

4 out of 4 points

What style of writing for trying out ideas did Montaigne invent?

• Question 3

0 out of 4 points

What was at the heart of Luther’s outrage at the Church’s “salvation for sale”?

• Question 4

4 out of 4 points

Why did Martin Luther enter a monastery in 1505?

• Question 5

4 out of 4 points

According to Luther, why could faithful people be certain of their salvation?

• Question 6

4 out of 4 points

What is the distinction of Cellini’s Life?

• Question 7

4 out of 4 points

Why was Veronese’s Last Supper so offensive to the Roman Inquisition that he changed its title to Feast in the House of Levi?

• Question 8

4 out of 4 points

Why might Michelangelo in the Last Judgment have included his self-portrait on the flayed skin of St. Bartholomew?

• Question 9

4 out of 4 points

Why is Rape of the Sabine Women considered sculptural genius?

• Question 10

4 out of 4 points

Why does Bronzino paint Venus holding a golden apple in Allegory with Venus and Cupid?

assignments

Assignment 2: Project Paper – Comparative Essay

Due Week 8 and worth 200 points

This “Assignment 2” writing assignment is a comparative essay focused on topics encountered in our HUM 111 class. The project will be based on research but will reflect your views and interpretation of the topic. This project is designed to help you stretch your mind and your abilities as an organized, innovative, and critical thinker. If approached properly, it should also be fun!

Choose one (1) of the topics from the list of topic choices below. Read the topic carefully. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper (750-1,000 words) that follows instructions and covers each part of the topic. (The title page and References list do not get included in this word count).

Note: Your instructor may require you to submit your topic choice for approval before the end of Week 5.

For the topic you choose:

Establish a clear thesis about your topic as part of the introductory paragraph (often the thesis is the last thing one determines after doing the basic research and outline; however it will be placed in the first paragraph of your paper).
This is a comparative essay. Comparison approached properly will require some critical thinking on your part. Use a point-by-point approach for the essay. That means, if comparing subject A with subject B, don’t do the first half of the essay on subject A and then the second half on subject B–that will seem like two (2) separate essays and comparisons will tend to get lost. Instead, you should be mentioning both subjects in most of your paragraphs as you compare them throughout the essay. Comparisons will identify similarities as well as contrasts.
Do not try to do everything on your two (2) subjects. You should end up narrowing your focus to a few insights and issues about the subjects being compared. And, from those fairly specific points of comparison, you will develop a thesis and glean some lessons.
Follow closely the instructions below for your specific topic.
Include a concluding paragraph at the end. This paragraph will, in some way, refer back to the thesis established in your first paragraph, since now you have demonstrated and supported it. It may be here that you also include your observations relating your study to the modern workplace or society (see your topic). Try to finish with flair!
Use at least three (3) good quality academic sources, with one (1) source being the class text. Note:Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your Blackboard page.
Topic Choices – Choose just one (1) of the topics below:

Qualities of the Hero: Comparing Gilgamesh and Odysseus. Write an essay comparing these two (2) heroic figures from ancient epics of different cultures, especially focusing your analysis on the sources about their encounters with monsters: Gilgamesh encounters the .homeworkminutes.com/question/view/72459/strayer-hum111-week-8-Assignment-2-Project-Paper-Comparative-Essay#”>monster guarding the forest, Humbaba, in Tablets 3-5 of the Epic of Gilgamesh (see .sacred-texts.com/ane/eog/”>http://www.sacred-texts.com/ane/eog/ ). Odysseus encounters Polyphemus the Cyclops in Book 9 of The Odyssey(see.theoi.com/Text/HomerOdyssey9.html”>http://www.theoi.com/Text/HomerOdyssey9.html; from line 105 to the end). Your paper should:
a) Compare Gilgamesh and Odysseus as to their heroic qualities, noting similarities and differences, using specific examples from the epics.

b) Summarize what this indicates about differences between ancient Mesopotamian and Greek cultures in their ideals and expectations.

c) From this comparison, suggest ways that current cultural ideals and expectations shape modern notions about role models and heroes.

Confucius and Aristotle on Virtue. Write an essay comparing these two (2) ancient thinkers on the concept of virtue or good ethical character and conduct. Stay focused on the issue; keep any biographical or other information short or limited. As much as possible, analyze their writings (in translation, of course), using Confucius’ Analects (at.mit.edu/Confucius/analects.html”>http://classics.mit.edu/Confucius/analects.html ) and Aristotle’sNicomachean Ethics (at .mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.html”>http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.html ). Your paper should:
a) Compare the teachings of Confucius and Aristotle on what constitutes virtue or good ethical character and conduct, noting similarities and differences in specific ideas or emphasis.

b) Consider what your findings suggest about differences between ancient Chinese and ancient Greek culture.

c) From this comparison, suggest ideas of virtue that can apply to ethics in a modern setting, such as a diverse workplace.

Comparing Sculptures of Ancient India and Greece. Write an essay comparing the way gods and humans were depicted in sculpture in ancient India and Greece, and identify the cultural values and ideals that these art works reflect in each case. Your paper should:
a) Using specific examples, compare the way gods and people were depicted in the sculptures of ancient India and Greece, noting similarities and differences.

b) Identify the cultural values and ideals that these art works reflect for each society.

c) From this comparison, suggest a modern situation of artistic expression and the ways it reflects or counters prevailing cultural values.

Comparing Ancient Skeptics. Write an essay comparing Lucretius and Wang Chong (=Wang Ch’ung), skeptical philosophers of ancient Rome and China. They were skeptical about popular religious and spiritual beliefs and widely-held superstitions. Lucretius was an Epicurean philosopher of Roman culture (Chapter 6). Wang Ch’ung was a thinker in ancient Chinese culture (Chapter 7). Focus your comparison on their writings as found at .humanistictexts.org/lucretius.htm”>http://www.humanistictexts.org/lucretius.htmand.humanistictexts.org/wangchung.htm#On%20Not%20Flying%20to%20Heaven”>http://www.humanistictexts.org/wangchung.htm#On Not Flying to Heaven. Your paper should:
a) Using examples from their writings, compare these two (2) thinkers on their views about specific subjects and on their approach in explaining and expressing their skepticism.

b) From this comparison, identify popular beliefs in each culture that seem similar and those that seem different.

c) From this comparison, suggest any modern situation in which materialist skeptics confront spiritual and religious beliefs, and comment on the considerations of free expression and cultural respect.

Comparing Ancient Male Rulers. Take any two (2) of these rulers and write an essay comparing them: Ramses II, Shihuangdi, Constantine, Ashoka, Pericles, or Charlemagne. Select rulers from different cultures. You may also propose (for approval or not) a ruler not listed. Avoid lengthy quoting or lengthy close paraphrasing from biographical sources. Make it YOUR comparative analysis. Your paper should:
a) Compare the two (2) rulers in terms of their situation and methods of rule and their apparent ideals and practices, noting similarities and differences. Use specific examples.

b) Consider what your study suggests about the cultures over which they ruled, identifying any similarities and differences between the cultures.

c) From this comparison, suggest lessons about different types of effective leadership in the world of modern business and / or modern politics.

Comparing Ancient Female Rulers. Compare the Tang Empress Wu Zetian (also known as Empress Wu or as Wu Zhao; ruled China around 690-705 AD) with either the Pharaoh Cleopatra (ruled Egypt around 51-31 BC) or the Pharaoh Hatshepsut (ruled Egypt around 1478-1458 BC). You may also propose (for approval or not) a female ruler not listed. Avoid lengthy quoting or lengthy close paraphrasing from biographical sources. Make it YOUR comparative analysis. Your paper should:
a) Compare the two (2) rulers in terms of their situation and ascent to power, their methods of rule, and their achievements and resourcefulness, noting similarities and differences. Use specific examples.

b) Consider what your study suggests about the cultures over which they ruled, identifying any similarities and differences between the cultures.

c) From this comparison, suggest lessons about different types of effective leadership by a female in the world of modern business and / or modern politics.

Other topic choice using a comparative approach (proposed by student or instructor) and approved by the professor and supported by the grading rubric.

The Project Paper will be graded on:

The level to which the instructions were followed for the paper generally and for the specific topic.
The establishment of a clear thesis about your topic.
The adequacy and relevance of information, examples, and details which support the general thesis.
Covering each part of the topic as instructed, including the comparisons, the consideration of ancient cultural differences, and the reflection on lessons for modern society or the modern workplace.
The quality of your research and your persuasiveness using critical reasoning.
The use and acknowledgement of a minimum of three (3) required references (the class textbook plus at least two (2) other quality academic sources) documented using the APA style –including both the use of a proper References list and the use of proper in-text citations.
Adherence to standard rules of grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, and mechanics, and general clarity of presentation.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Both in-text citations and a References list are required. Citations and references must follow APA style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions specific to the selected topic. (Note:Students can find APA style materials located in the course shell for guidance).
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length. For our purposes, you may omit any abstract page.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.
Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
Identify major historical developments in world cultures during the eras of antiquity to the Renaissance.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.
Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics.
Click .strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/HUM/111/1154/Week8/Week%208%20Assignment%202%20Grading%20Rubric.html”>here to view the grading rubric.

Assignment 1: Essay – Exploring Ancient Mysteries

Due Week 4 and worth 100 points

Choose one (1) of the topics below and develop a three to four (3-4) paragraph essay (of at least 250-500 words) which adequately address the topic you have chosen.

Topic Choices

There have been many theories regarding how the pyramids at Giza were constructed. Most experts agree that they were constructed as burial monuments for pharaohs, but “how” these ancient people constructed monuments of such great size without modern machinery is a mystery which is still being debated.
No one can say for certain what happened to the great urban Mayan civilization, but theories abound and include varied possible alternatives to explain the relatively abrupt and mysterious disappearance of the Mayan civilization.
Tutankhamen died young, at approximately eighteen (18) years of age. However, his cause of death has been the subject of quite varied scholarly theories and conclusions. Did he die of an injury, of illness, of murder, or something else?.
Minoan Crete was a major civilization in its time, but several theories have been advanced to explain its demise, including speculations associating it with mythical Atlantis. What were the causes of Minoan Civilization’s decline?
Great Zimbabwe is an enormous complex of structures in East Africa. Since the builders and occupants left no written records, several theories have developed as to the identity of its builders and the functions of the structures. Which theory makes the most sense?
The monumental size and complexity of the Tomb of Shihuangdi is astounding, yet its location and construction details were to be kept secret. What was the emperor’s purpose for such an elaborate, secret burial place?
Other topic choice recommended and approved by the professor and supported by the grading rubric.
Write a three to four (3-4) paragraph paper in which you:

Clearly state the “mystery” and provide a brief summary of at least two (2) reasonable and scholarly theories which could explain the mystery. Because some theories may sound far-fetched, include the source or promoter of each theory – such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.
After summarizing at least two (2) scholarly theories, identify one (1) of the theories as the most plausible and provide at least two (2) convincing reasons why the theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery. This will involve some critical reasoning skills on your part.
Use at least two (2) sources plus the class textbook. (Three [3] sources total as the minimum) Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your Blackboard page.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA style format. Both in-text citations and a References list are required. Citations and references must follow APA style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. (Note: Students can find APA style materials located in the course shell for guidance).
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. For our purposes, you may omit any abstract page.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.
Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
Identify major historical developments in world cultures during the eras of antiquity to the Renaissance
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.
Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics.

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