The Art of Prehistory

How much do you know about art history? Will you be able to determine who created what painting? Do you understand the prehistory of humans? Someone who is knowledgeable in art history will be able to answer these questions.

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1. The term "prehistory" means
before people wrote history books
before people had written language
before people had libraries
before people could count
before people could talk
2. The term "Paleolithic" refers to the
Old Stone Age
Middle Stone Age
New Stone Age
Old Stones
Old Writing
3. The term Homo sapiens literally means
simple man
stupid man
stoic man
wise man
genius
4. A good example of a Paleolithic sculpture-in-the-round is
the Venus of Laussel
the Tuc d'Audoubert Bison
the Venus of Willendorf
the Wandjina
the Mimi
5. The main shapes in the Venus of Willendorf are
rectangular
oval
cubic
trapezoidal
triangular
6. a "relief" is
a rest
a vacation
a category of sculpture
a painted image
a post and lintel
7. Pigment is
a racial characteristic
color
paint
painted relief
watercolor
8. Which of the following is NOT Paleolithic?
Venus of Laussel
Handprint of Pech-Merle
Mother Goddess from Tarxien
Stag from Lascaux
Jellyfish from Cosquer
9. Which of the following does NOT have a representation of a bison?
Altamira
Stonehenge
Tuc d'Audoubert
La Madelaine
both Altamira and Stonehenge
10. Which term is NOT related to making sculpture?
carving
modeling
relief
post and lintel
11. A kiln is used
for cooking dinner
for heating pigments
for baking clay
for cooking herbs
for drying wet paint
12. The so-called Shaman cave painting is at
Lascaux
Pech-Merle
Chauvet
Trois-Frères
Altamira
13. Which of the following is NOT found at Lascaux?
a hyena
a stag
horses
bulls
humans
14. To what does the Aboriginal Dreaming most refer?
Australian rituals
Australian myth
Australian dreams
Australian art
Australian folk tales
15. Which is NOT a subject of Aboriginal rock painting?
Mimi
Kangaroos
Wandjina
buffalo
all of the above
16. An important cultural change from Paleolithic to Neolithic is
from nomadic to agricultural
from megalithic to caves
from pottery to sculpture
from warlike to peaceful
from illiterate to literate
17. A trilithon is a
single post and lintel
three posts and lintels
a fossil
a three-part painting
a triple stone
18. Which is NOT connected to Stonehenge?
Aubrey Holes
Camelot
Sarsen
Marlborough Downs
Heel Stone
19. Who built Stonehenge?
Druids
Merlin
King Arthur
Men of Wessex
Men of Camelot
20. Which is true of the Beaker People?
hunted ducks
were nomads
made pottery
destroyed Stonehenge
were literate

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