Humanities 101 – QUIZ 3/CHAPTER 3

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Why did the ancient Egyptians call their land Kemet, or “Black Land”?
The Nile’s annual floods deposited black silt

Why did the Egyptians believe that a good deity like Osiris required a bad deity like Seth?
Opposites were necessary for balance, harmony, and cycles

How are the figures on the Palette of Narmer similar to those on the Mesopotamian Royal Standard of Ur?
The king is shown as larger than anyone else

The Egyptians went to great lengths to preserve the dead because of a belief that the deceased what?
Had ka and ba, which would not recognize a decomposed body

Why was deciphering the Rosetta Stone so significant?
It provided the key to reading hieroglyphs

Egyptian sculptors idealized pharaohs’ anatomy in their sculptures for what reason?
To convey the notion that their perfection mirrored that of the gods

What is one of the greatest changes that took place during the Middle Kingdom?
Writing and literature moved from the sacred to the imaginative

Why would Akhenaten’s change in the religion create change in the visual arts?
The gods were no longer seen as perfect, so the subjects of of art could also be imperfect

Akhenaten’s reforms to religion and art lasted until:
His death

Why were the Kushite’s able to control Egypt during the eighth century BCE?
The Egyptians needed stronger leadership to thwart an Assyrian invasion

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