CSTU 101 Quiz Review

CSTU101 Quiz 1 Western Culture and Values

  1. “The Heritage of the Past is the Seed that Brings Forth the Harvest of the Future.” Is located on which building in Washington?
  2. What two concepts are the main focuses of our studies in CSTU 101?
  3. The Egyptian temples were the first structures in the ancient world to be built entirely of
  4. Who said “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose”
  5. Known as the land between the Rivers.
  6. Which system says “the sun is at the center of the universe”?
  7. What were the two main rivers in Mesopotamia?
  8. What could justly be described as the study of how people process and document their human experience?
  9. The basic way an individual looks at life, his basic worldview, the grid through which he see the world.
  10. What term describes the multiple perspectives we see in Egyptian art, especially in portraying the human body?
  11. Which artifact provided the key that allowed scholars to decode Egyptian hieroglyphics?
  12. Who wrote these words for us to live by? “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy…”
  13. This was perhaps the best known sculpture of Egyptian art.
  14. Uncommon valor was a common virtue is located on which monument?
  15. The flux of change that we see in a culture is called
  16. The first written language was called
  17. The most significant Sumerian literary work was
  18. Legal standards had been developed in the past but none so practical as the Code of Laws that established the rule of law from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea. Who was the Code of Laws named after?
  19. Sumerians were from which area.
  20. Which cultures religion could be described as being pragmatic and self-serving?
  21. The Egyptian and Mesopotamian culture were very similar.
  22. The Egyptian Culture was very concerned about the color of skin pigmentation and made a point to segregate those who were different.
  23. The Egyptians did not have the technology of the wheel when they built the pyramids.
  24. Nebuchadnezzar has been discovered to be just a fictional king.
  25. The Egyptians never were able to work with the post and lintel construction method.
  26. The pyramids of Egypt were built to represent the wealth of the Egyptians, with no religious or meaning of permanence whatsoever.
  27. King Cyrus that is mentioned in the Bible did not really exist.
  28. The Iwo Jima Memorial is located in Japan, and is a tribute to their soldiers.
  29. Sumerian civilization was ancient, but not very advanced in learning.
  30. The Egyptian Culture was short lived and lasted only a few centuries.


CSTU101 Quiz 2 Ancient Greece

  1. Homer composed the Iliad between what years?
  2. What types of columns decorated the front of the Supreme Court?
  3. A Wealthy-German merchant turned archaeologist discovered Troy in Northern Turkey.
  4. When was Neo-classical architecture brought to America?
  5. Greek god of the sea.
  6. The Mycenae had developed a metal craftsmanship called ___________ , the hammering of metals into representational form.
  7. Who excavated the ancient city of Troy?
  8. What do Historians sometimes use to refer to the great leap that propelled Western culture forward?
  9. The first people who dwelt in Greek lands about whom we have much information were the
  10. The apex in all the arts for the Greek civilization came to its apex during the high classical period especially during which Age.
  11. Whose view was that the Cosmos was based on the belief that every occurrence in the physical universe had logos behind it and that is where life originated?
  12. The worship of Olympian gods was a complex and fascinating religion. According to the Rawls textbook, at its most straightforward the religion used mythical gods and goddesses to explain what?
  13. Greece is surrounded by four seas. Which of these is not one of them?
  14. The first Greek code of laws. Though very severe did offer a single standard of justice for all people.
  15. The so-called “Archaic Grin” is associated with Greek sculptures? It can be seen on this sculpture.
  16. Who was not an early Athens reformer during the Archaic period?
  17. This is the name given to the civilization disseminated throughout the Mediterranean and the Near East in the wake of Alexander’s conquests.
  18. As we have studied the Greek Heritage, what dates could you give the Classical Period in Greek history.
  19. Which style of art do we associate with the Archaic Period of Greece?
  20. What type of Architecture is displayed by the Supreme Court?
  21. Individualistic to the extreme, the Greeks had no organized religion and, consequently, no hierarchy of priests.
  22. All Greek families were required to have a sacred book in their religious worship.
  23. The Indo-European tribe is believed to have lived about 3000 years ago in the area of Central Asia.
  24. According to your textbook, a culture without a divine monarch has no compelling need for monumental sculptures.
  25. The quote “Equal Justice for All” is proudly displayed above the United States Capital Building.
  26. Several constants seem to run through all cultures. Seaports are, by their nature, urban centers, cities are more open to change than rural areas. Thus the farther people are from the seacoast, the more resistant they will be to change and new ideas.
  27. The story of the Odyssey read by generations of people is a very accurate history of the Greeks.
  28. The Greeks were not known for being very idealistic or pragmatic.
  29. The Parthenon is built during the 2nd century
  30. Ancient Greek culture is generally dynamic, while ancient Egyptian culture is generally static.

CSTU 101 Quiz: Greek Philosophy and Humanist Legacy

Module 3: Week 3

  1. Professional philosopher- who became the leading teachers in Athens were called:
  2. When used in the philosophical sense, this word takes on the meaning of the rational principles that govern and develops the universe. What is this word?
  3. Which one of these is not in the Greek order of columns?
  4. Greek word translated to mean “diligence in the pursuit of moral and physical excellence”.
  5. This Greek doctrine is concerned with the ethical, ideal, or universal element in an artwork as distinguished from its emotional appeal.
  6. A structural system in which vertical supports or columns support horizontal beams.
  7. The Greek marketplace where philosophy was debated was called the ____:
  8. Reality, for ___________, consisted of (Ideas) of all basic things, Forms that exist beyond the grasp of the senses or even the mind.
  9. The top or crown of a column.
  10. Who wrote about the Peloponnesian War? The war between Sparta and Athens.
  11. “Philosophy” literally means:
  12. Who created One of Greece’s famous statue “Discobolus” (the Discus-Thrower)?
  13. Which one of these did the Greeks consider the most important of the Arts?
  14. The view that the universe requires no supernatural cause or government, that it is self existent, self explanatory, self operating, and self directing, and that it is also purposeless, deterministic, and only accidently productive of humanity.
  15. In Raphael’s painting The School of Athens, ___ is depicted with his finger pointing toward heaven, while ___ is pointing to the earth below.
  16. Who said “Man is the measure of all things”?
  17. Most ancient Greek cities developed around a fortified hilltop. What was this hilltop called?
  18. The Greek theatre created tragedy in the year __________.
  19. Who was Plato’s teacher?
  20. Who had the greatest influence in the eld of logic, particularly with his invention of the syllogism as a tool for deductive reasoning?
  21. The Greeks view the individual as paramount because personal achievements were the measure of all things.
  22. The Greeks felt that music was not important and thus did not teach their youth this art.
  23. In the Greek culture it was extremely important to obey the Priest and his commands.
  24. Aristotle’s Allegory of the Cave regarded all sense-apparent things as shadows of the Real.
  25. Pride in the Greek culture was considered a virtue.
  26. Thousands of Socrates own personal writing have helped carry on his legacy.
  27. Paul encountered the epicureans and the stoics when he spoke at the local agora in Greece?
  28. The ancient Greeks saw the human form even in their temple styles.
  29. The Greeks had a low regard for education and felt that children should learn best without a tutor or teacher.
  30. Socrates’ favorite student was Aristotle.

CSTU 101 Quiz The Roman Narrative

Module 4: Week 4

  1. This is the best preserved of all Roman buildings because it became a Catholic church early in the history of the Church of Rome.
  2. Which of these seas did not touch the shores of Rome?
  3. These letters were the universal mark of Roman authority.
  4. Rome had two early philosophies that had been taught by the Greeks, one being Epicureanism. What was the other one?
  5. One of the most revolutionary and authoritative structures ever built, which has influenced the architecture of every age from the ancient Rome to the present day.
  6. His long sentences and his forceful word choice and arrangement made him the model of all who aspired to write Latin correctly from antiquity right through the Renaissance.
  7. Who wrote the poem the Aeneid?
  8. Representing Roman engineering and power, ______________ were a highly visible portion of the network of waterways.
  9. Literally means “the public affair” or “the people’s affair”.
  10. From the Christian’s perspective which of these is true?
  11. Which of American founding fathers designed their house with the Pantheon in mind?
  12. Which Roman city was destroyed by a volcano, Mt. Vesuvius?
  13. Who is credited with introducing the Neo-classical architecture to America’s buildings?
  14. What were as common in Rome as billboards are to us today?
  15. Which document did Jefferson write?
  16. Who proclaimed himself to be the first emperor of Rome?
  17. The writings of the ______________ “Golden Age” (70BC-14BC), not only gave aesthetic pleasure but also promoted civic virtues and pride in the fatherland. His intent was to restore the morale of educated Romans by means of poetry and history.
  18. Caesar Augustus, we know from the Bible gave himself this name. What was his name before he took this new name?
  19. Greeks characteristically created while the Romans were often content to copy art; Roman artists excelled in portraiture and ____________________ narrative precisely because they copied the work as they saw it.
  20. What structure did the Romans build that allowed their expression of who they were in the world and what they were trying to do? It was also used as a propaganda device; a representation of the yoke of oxen.
  21. For the Romans, imperialism was a matter of living out their destiny.
  22. A good word to describe the Roman mind in relations to art, would be idealistic.
  23. Lex, Rex was written by the King of England in 1644.
  24. The Roman Coliseum was not as big as previously thought and probably only held a few thousand people.
  25. Philosophy is the one area of Roman culture that is not indebted to the Greeks.
  26. The Romans viewed the Greek culture as very distasteful and refused to use any of it with their own culture.
  27. Rome could be described as being pragmatic in their worldview.
  28. Greece has very little influence on the Roman culture?
  29. The Romans took pride in their Imperialism.
  30. The main point we were illustrating with the aqueduct was Roman imperialism.

CSTU 101 Quiz 5 Liberty University

CSTU 101 Quiz: Rome and Christianity

Module 5: Week 5

  1. Who was the Latin-speaking Christian who mastered Greek and Hebrew, and produced a translation of the whole Bible known as the Vulgate?
  2. Who was the author of “The City of God”?
  3. This Scripture used by modern Christianity is remarkably consistent. It was written over a period of 1,500 years, by at least ______ different writers and yet remains true to one theme and has a unified viewpoint on both philosophy and facts.
  4. The National Gallery of Art, dedicated in 1941 is a beautiful example of ________ architecture.
  5. Constantine played an influential role in the proclamation of the _____________, which decreed tolerance for Christianity in the empire.
  6. The rise of Rome caused a shift from the Greek view of the individual as the ultimate reality to one in which reality was the
  7. Who wrote the Apostles Creed?
  8. Old Testament prophet of faith, who preached on abiding trust in the providence of God around 740–700 BC.
  9. Meeting in small groups in private homes, early Christians conducted simple services centered on the____________: the consecrated bread and wine commemorating Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.
  10. Who was the Bishop in (339-397) who successfully challenged and limited imperial authority over the church?
  11. The first ecumenical or world council, attended by 220 bishops in 325, formalized a statement of essential beliefs of Christian faith known as the _____.
  12. The Torah consists of the first five books of the Bible called the Pentateuch, which is also known as
  13. Approximately what year did Constantine declare Christianity a legal religion of Rome?
  14. One event not depicted in the catacombs was:
  15. The crucifixion of Christ occurred in approximately what year? CE (secular) /AD (Christian)
  16. His interpretation of history quickly replaced those of classical thinkers and has remained influential to the present day. Lived (354-430).
  17. In the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, which two figures are standing on either side of Jesus?
  18. What word could be used in association with Christian Coptic Art?
  19. Which country dispersed the Ten Tribes of Israel in 722BC?
  20. What would be a chief mark describing the Roman Empire, even after Constantine.
  21. Rome showed special originality in the eld of education by creating law schools and recognizing medicine as an important specialization.
  22. The prohibition of graven images separated Judaism from all other religions, which represented their gods in a variety of ways.
  23. Life in the later years of the Roman Empire was marked by increasing optimism about the future.
  24. As we learned in the presentation “Introduction to Rome and Christianity,” the National Gallery of Art Museum resembles the Parthenon in Greece.
  25. For centuries the Romans had constructed basilicas that served as meeting halls, mercantile centers, and halls of justice. The basilica was a prototype of the large, dignified structure Christians needed for worship services.
  26. Pompeii was one of the only provinces of Rome that did not get caught up in all of the sexual representation.
  27. The first two centuries of Christianity had little need for art in any form.
  28. The Dead Sea Scrolls found in 1947, outside of Jerusalem were old but very inaccurate.
  29. The Bible is very specific in saying that Capitalism is the best form of economics.
  30. Because of all of the writings by Jesus, we know much about his life.


CSTU 101 Quiz 6

CSTU 101 Quiz: Medieval Period and Development into the Renaissance

Covers the Learn material from Module 6: Week 6.

  1. Created the statue David and the painted Sistine Chapel?
  2. Consisted a hero of the Renaissance, who wrote Utopia. Lived from 1478-1535.
  3. In philosophy, the synthesis of the High Ages was made by_________ in the 13th century, who merged Christian and Aristotelian thought.
  4. Which of these did not contribute to the successes Pepin and Charlemagne?
  5. The term “pointed arches” best describes which style?
  6. Which word best describes the culture that gave rise to Romanesque architecture?
  7. What were two classical values that inspired the Renaissance humanists?
  8. What did medieval pilgrims travel to a cathedral to see?
  9. Who wrote Don Quizote?
  10. Who wished to give the church a new choir and ambulatory, one that would be full of light— symbolic of the presence of God, through Gothic architecture?
  11. According to the chart in your Textbook. What are the years of the Renaissance?
  12. Who initiated the Crusades?
  13. Who halted the Islamic expansion into France and Europe?
  14. In the 13th century who also criticized reliance on deductive logic and metaphysical speculations and urged scientists to adopt an inductive investigation method involving observation and experimentation with appropriate instruments and methods, rather than mere reasoning?
  15. During the 1200’s Popes would employ a military force to combat heresy and use this judicial process to eradicate heresy within the Western culture.
  16. The Carolingians also stimulated artistic activity. One of these was the development by painters that involved pictures within manuscript pages called
  17. Who gave the Renaissance its first candid picture of human nature with the idealism of medievalism and humanism stripped away.
  18. Who wrote the Canterbury Tales in the 14th century?
  19. Who wrote the Divine Comedy, which delineated the options available to mankind?
  20. According to the chart in your textbook, which of these types of literature occurs last?
  21. Despite the authority of the medieval Catholic church, there was a tremendous amount of diversity within medieval literature.
  22. During the period of 750–1000, Carolingian rulers dominated European life.
  23. Science was not very prominent in the medieval intellectual activity.
  24. The Black Death that struck Europe killed over 90 % of the population.
  25. Charlemagne’s brutal reign destroyed much learning and education in Europe.
  26. The so-called Children’s Crusade was the only crusade that was “successful” in any meaningful sense.
  27. Not many churches were built during the 11th century because of the lack of money.
  28. Renaissance intellectuals considered themselves to be both humanists and Christians.
  29. The Black Death arrived on the docks from London and spread to Europe.
  30. Religious architecture was the primary European artistic activity.


CSTU 101 Quiz 7 Liberty University

CSTU 101 Quiz: Protestant Reformation

Module 7: Week 7

  1. Luther was not the first voice of reformation of the church, as earlier men such as ___________, paid with their lives because of their proclamation for reform.
  2. The Protestant Reformation did answer several vital questions for mankind in a new way. Which of these is not one of the 4 questions mentioned?
  3. Luther’s teaching and the heart of the Reformation are really summed up in two Latin phrases, Sola Scriptura and ____________.
  4. The art and music of the Reformation rejected the Catholic and Renaissance forms because the movement was _______________ at its roots.
  5. Who saw work as God-pleasing and a calling (Vocatio)?
  6. According to the essay “Impact of the Protestant Reformation.” Once people saw the flaws of the church they begin to question the ____________as well.
  7. Which one of these individuals was not part of the Protestant Reformation?
  8. Who wrote the Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism? From the Essay “Influence of Christianity on Western Culture”.
  9. The Reformer from the Protestant Reformation from Scotland?
  10. In the Early Modern World, who said that the mind, at birth, was a complete blank, a tabula rasa (Lat., “blank slate”). This contradicted royalists, clergymen, and others, who insisted that the natural inclination, at birth, was submission to authority.
  11. From the Essay “Influence of Christianity on Western Culture”. Who was the individual who started an orphanage and created an environment where thousands of children were impacted?
  12. Lead a coalition of abolitionists in England for many years and was finally able to get slavery outlawed in all of the British Empire. From the Essay “Influence of Christianity on Western Culture”.
  13. According to the essay “Impact of the Protestant Reformation.” The “freedom to worship gate” had been closed by the _______________ for centuries.
  14. According to the essay “Impact of the Protestant Reformation.” Individuals reside in a defined culture that in most cases is _______________.
  15. According to the essay “Impact of the Protestant Reformation,” which of these is not one of the methods used by the Roman Catholic Church to control people’s behavior?
  16. Martin Luther posted his __________________ on the door of the castle church at Wittenberg on October 1517.
  17. ___________ were remissions by the Catholic Church of temporal punishment on earth or in purgatory.
  18. According to the essay “Impact of the Protestant Reformation.” The invention of the ____________________ in the fifteenth century created an avenue for some to hear and read what Scripture really said.
  19. Who said the famous words “Here I stand. I can do no other”?
  20. Swiss Reformer who tried to influence the Catholic church from within to begin with.
  21. From the Essay “Influence of Christianity on Western Culture”. Before Christ appeared, there was an extremely high status for Greek, Jewish, and Roman women.
  22. One of the most important theological ideas of the Reformation is expressed by the phrase “sola scriptura.”
  23. Immanuel Kant was a leading scientist of the Early Modern World.
  24. Christianity has had little impact on education in Western Culture. From the Essay “Influence of Christianity on Western Culture”.
  25. John Milton wrote many poems critical of the Puritans.
  26. In many ways the Renaissance was the spiritual side of the Reformation.
  27. The publication of Newton’s Principia in 1687 marked the dawn of the Enlightenment, an optimistic new age that relied on the intellect to design a rational society in a knowable universe.
  28. The Protestant Reformation felt that education was not important and reading should be left up to church official only.
  29. The keystone of the revolt against the Church of Rome was the dazzling realization that people could live in a direct relation to God with no necessity for an intermediary.
  30. The values of a culture will determine the behavior and actions of that culture, so to change the actions you must change governments.

CSTU 101 Quiz 8

CSTU 101 Quiz The Modern World and the Future of Western Culture

  1. Published years after their death. These 1,775 poems were written as if they were entries in a diary, the private thoughts of a solitary person who took just a little from society and shut out all the rest. Lived from 1830-1886–
  2. Who helped set the initial stages of the Romanticism with his inspirational Social Contract. With the ringing proclamation: “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains”.
  3. The English philosopher who argued that evolution occurred not only in nature, but in human institutions as well.
  4. What event destroyed the early 1900’s optimism and progress?
  5. From the Essay, “The Future of Western Culture.” Which letters below signify-we are Roman and all of this is ours?
  6. Which is these is not an American author?
  7. The so called “War to end all Wars.”
  8. From the Essay, “The Future of Western Culture.” Massive intellectual changes have shaped and reshaped our culture since the dawn of the Enlightenment. At the heart of this great intellectual shift is
  9. From the Essay, “The Future of Western Culture.” In the American Western culture, our coins describe three of the values that provide the foundation that holds American culture together, as well as unites us. You can think of these like a three-legged stool. If you remove any leg the stool will fall. Which of these is not one of the three?
  10. He believed in an all-encompassing Absolute, a world Spirit that expressed itself in the historical process. Basing his logic on the “triadic dialectic,” He stated that for every concept or force (thesis) there was its opposite idea (antithesis). He has a strong influence on Karl Marx. Lived from 1770-1831.
  11. The early 20th century could be described by which representative phrase?
  12. Whose quote is this? “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
  13. From the Essay, “The Future of Western Culture” This quote by Wendell Phillips “The heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future.” is located in front on which building in Washington D.C.?
  14. In philosophical terms, Karl Marx most closely matches up with whom?
  15. He was an atheistic existentialist quite unlike Nietzsche, and arrived at his conclusions using logic. He contended that the idea of God was self- contradictory, that the man called Christ could not be both divine and human because the terms are mutually exclusive. Lived from 1905-1980.
  16. Which building illustrates the materialism and industrialization of 19th- century Europe?
  17. The most representative poet of the mid-Victorian era, He reflected the mood of the period in poetry that was sad, quiet, contemplative, melancholy, sometimes wistful, and often pessimistic. The old optimism of the early Romantics had vanished.
  18. The spokesman and chief painter of the Impressionist style was __________ who throughout his long and productive career relied wholly on his visual perceptions.
  19. Our distance from past ages enables us to perceive the periods when a culture was balanced, when the balance tipped into chaos, when the adjustment began that leads to a new period of balance and so on.
  20. The Middle Modern World would be considered which dates?
  21. According to the video presentation “Modernist Influences on Western Thought”, Rousseau had a low view of mankind and taught that mankind never had a chance in life because we are born bad.
  22. Matthew Arnold’s poem “Dover Beach” illustrates his love of puritanism during the late 19th century.
  23. Globalization does not appear to have created a global community. Indeed, one can argue it has made the possibility even more remote.
  24. Paris hosted the Great Exhibition of 1851.
  25. The Vietnam Memorial is a prime example of Neo-Classical architecture.
  26. From the Essay, “The Future of Western Culture.” Radical egalitarianism necessarily presses us towards collectivism because a powerful state is required to suppress the differences that freedom produces.
  27. There was a general calm over Europe with no revolutions from 1830-1848.
  28. The most powerful moving force behind the Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s was Jessie Jackson, the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
  29. From the Essay, “The Future of Western Culture.” Radical individualism is demanded when there is no danger that achievement will produce inequality and people wish to be unhindered in the pursuit of pleasure.
  30. Impressionists saw themselves as the ultimate realists whose main concern was the perception of optical sensations of light and color.

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