Humanities Test II

  1. ________ is not tied to __________.
    Christianity. Islam.
  2. The differences between the Pharisees and the Sadducees basically revolved around _______.
    Survival of the soul after death
  3. The _________ practiced strict self denial and self-discipline in a form of asceticism.
  4. Siddhartha Gautama is thought to be a
    chronological contemporary of ________.
    Jesus Christ.
  5. The purpose of the ___________ is to demonstrate right conduct.
    Eightfold Path
  6. Not until the Edict of Milan in the year 313 was public persecution of __________ forbidden by decree.
  7. Meditating under a tree describes how _____ worked towards enlightenment.
  8. _________ was the apostle to the _________.
    Paul. Gentiles.
  9. The Buddha's truly revolutionary social ideas centered on _______.
  10. Buddhism was never able to overtake _______ in India.
  11. The capitol city of the East Roman Empire was _______.
  12. The following emperor divided the Roman Empire into two halves, the Easter and Western.
  13. The Petrine doctine accomplished which of the following within the Catholic Church.
    stated the primacy of the Roman Archbishop was successor to Peter.
  14. The following, a native of Africa, is widely regarded as the most influential of all the Latin Church fathers.
  15. Early followers of Jesus adopted the following as their recognition sign.
    a fish
  16. In early Christianity, the number twelve was important symbolically, as it represented what?
    The number of Jesus' disciples.
  17. The most typical Buddhist structure is the ___.
  18. China's evolution of Indian architecture featured its characteristic umbrella-like building with many roofs, called a __________.
  19. The religion known as Islam originated with which of the following people:
    Bedouin Arabs
  20. The following is a content of Ka'aba:
    The Black Stone, a meteorite
  21. The following describes Muhammad's lifelong career:
    He was a spiritual and political authority, establishing a theocracy that bound religious and secular realms.
  22. What event marks year one of the Islamic calendar?
    The hijra to Medina
  23. The text suggests that a large advantage of Islam spreading throughout the world has been its_________.
  24. The early attempts of Islam to penetrate the European contine were repelled by _____.
    Charles Martel and by fortifications at Constantinople
  25. The invincible Roman army was defeated near Constantinople at the battle of _____.
  26. The first monumenteal literary composition in a European vernacular language was ______.
  27. The Frankish chieftain responsible for re-unifying the fallen Roman Empire under Christian leadership was _________.
  28. The Normans traced their direct ancestry to the __________.
  29. True or False : The system of military and political organization known as feudalism centered around the descendants of dukes and counts appointed by Charles the Great.
  30. The dominant political,, religious, and cultural force of the European Middle Ages was _______.
    The Catholic Church
  31. The dividing point between earth and the realm of God was clearly illustrated by _______.
    Entrance Portal
  32. In which country did the style of Gothic architecture begin?
  33. The Gothic cathedral was firstly a church, but it also acted as the official administrative seat of a ________.
  34. The following is NOT a member of the Hindu "trinity" as described in the text....
  35. A particular melodic sequence in traditional Indian music would be called ______.
  36. The text compares Chinese poetry to ______.
    vocal music
  37. The famous Venetian merchant that visited China in the 13th century was _____.
    Marco Polo
  38. The poetic language of India is ____.
  39. The biggest threat to the Roman Empire as early as the 1st century B.C.E., was the _________.
    Germanic tribes
  40. Which of the following correctly describes the
    major religion of India?

    a.   unique in having no historical founder

    b.   multiple gods are perceived as multiple
    aspects of the One god

    c.   has no monolithic authority center or

    d.   All these answers are correct.
    D - all these answers are correct
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Humanities Test II
Humanities Test II Review NESCC Chapters 5-12