Multiple Choice Answers

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Question 1
Early Chinese religion was based on worship of
ancestors and local gods.
sacred animals.
an unseen creator god.
the Middle Path.

Question 2
Classical Indian music contains
ragas and talas.
melody and harmony.
short, simple scales.
no rhythm to speak of.

Question 3
Which statement about Hinduism is incorrect?
Hinduism has almost no essential doctrines or practices.
It is impossible to determine at what point Hinduism began.
The idea of Hinduism as an organized religion was created by British orientalists.
The caste system is central to the practice of Hinduism.

Question 4
West African music, like _________________, is communal in its basic approach.
jazz
European classical music
all folk music
None of the above.

Question 5
In the Chinese language, every written sign is a
letter.
word.
sentence.
paragraph.

Question 6
The festival of Efe/Gelede comes every year just before the
spring rains.
fall harvest.
summer drought.
winter frost.

Question 7
Dharma refers to
conformity to the law.
belief in rebirth after death.
the accumulated record of many lives.
All of the above.

Question 8
Starting in the fourth century, major clans joined together to form the ____________ court.
Nara
Heian
Yamato
Yayoi

Question 9
Buddhism spread rapidly throughout China after the close of the Han dynasty because
the Mongol rulers strongly encouraged the foreign religion.
native religions were ruthlessly suppressed.
traditional Chinese religions emphasized belief in an afterlife.
political upheaval encouraged a religion of peace and resignation.

Question 10
Little traditional African music takes any interest in __________________ as it is known in the West.
rhythm
tempo
melody
harmony

Question 11
The elaborate art of the Gelede masks may include
animals and deities.
historical personalities.
foreign elements.
all of the above.

Question 12
Chinese nobility during the Shang and Zhou dynasties were expected to act in accordance with
love.
honor.
virtue.
duty.

Question 13
Masks are often worn by members of religious and social organizations called
community clubs.
tongs.
secret societies.
clans.

Question 14
The four major ranks of the caste system include all of the following except
Brahman.
Ksatriya.
Vaisya.
the Untouchables.

Question 15
Which statement about Confucianism is incorrect?
The word Confucianism was first used by the sixteenth-century Portuguese.
It stresses the temperament, character, and behavior of the gentleman.
It is based on the ideal of inner balance.
Its ideal society is one in which rank is based on birth, not on merit.

Question 16
The Chi Wara headpieces exaggerate the features of the
antelope.
crocodile.
warthog.
water buffalo.

Question 17
One of the first European artists to be inspired by African art was
Mondrian.
Matisse.
Picasso.
Cézanne.

Question 18
The ______________ initiated what is generally considered to be the classical age of Indian culture.
Mauryans
Aryans
Guptas
Persians

Question 19
The basic architectural forms established by the Buddhists were to facilitate the individual’s quest for
power and prestige.
the soul’s salvation in heaven.
pleasure.
enlightenment.

Question 20
Exquisite creations in ______________ were well known during the Shang period of Chinese history.
jade
silk
bronze
all of the above

Question 21
Africans are not as interested in the identity of artists as Westerners are because they
consider the social functions of art as preeminent.
think of art as a product of an individual mind, not of a culture.
are more interested in ethnography than in social function.
tend to preserve works of art for long period of time.

Question 22
In Li Bo’s poem “A Night with a Friend,” after wine and conversation the two friends
leave to try to find a place to spend the night.
decide to stay up all night.
fall asleep on the ground.
ride home to their respective homes