Humanities Chapter 9/10

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  1. Upon what earlier model      did Charlemagne base his administration and decrees?
    a.       Rome’s
  2. Who was the most important scholar of his day (anAnglo-Saxon) at Aachen?
    a.       Alcuin of York
  3. Who was the author of the      most famous “Rule” in western monasticism?
    Saint Benedict of Nursia
  4. What was the Divine Office?
    a.       Periods of Worship
  5. What type of chant was      named Pope Gregory the Great and became the predominant type of music in      Roman Catholic churches during the early middle ages?
    a.       Gregorian Chant
  6. What is melisma?
    a.       An intricate series of musical notes sung on the vowel sound of a final syllable.
  7. Who supported the      fourteenth-century cycle of plays popular on feast day festivals during      the Middle Ages?
    a.       Craft and merchant guilds
  8. Who wrote The Conversion      of the Harlot Thais?
    a.       Hroswitha
  9. What is the importance of      Theophilus in the history literary themes?
    a.       It introduces the Faustian theme
  10. What was the primary      purposes of a reliquary?
    a.       It served as a repository for sacred objects
  11. What is the oldest and      most famous chanson de geste or chanson d’histoire?
    a.       The song of Roland
  12. Who were the jongleurs?
    a.       Travelling minstrels
  13. What was the principle      material used for writing in the Middle Ages?
    a.       Parchment
  14. What was Carolingian minuscule?
    a.       A form of calligraphy
  15. In what town did      Charlemagne build his palace and royal chapel?
    a.       Aachen
  16. Form c. 1150 to 1300, what      city was the intellectual and cultural center of Western civilizantion?
    a.       Paris
  17. For what contribution is  Abbot Suger most famous?
    a.       He introduced the major features which defined Gothic architecture
  18. Which medieval cathedral      is famous for its 173 stained glass windows?
    a.       Chartres
  19. What was the functional      purpose of the Gothic gargoyles?
    a.       To funnel rainwater off the roofs
  20. Who was Villard de Honnecourt?
    a.       He was a architect and engineer
  21. Who invented the system of  musical notation that we use today?
    a.       Guido di Arezzo
  22. Which are the universities in Eroupe that have theirroots in the Middle Ages?
    a.       University of Bologna, The university of Paris, Oxford and Cambridge
  23. Who was the most famous      teacher at the University of Paris in the early 1100’s
    a.       Peter Abelard
  24. What was the original meaning of the term universitas?
  25. Who was the patron saint      of wandering scholars?
    a.       Saint Golias
  26. Who was the most famous      teacher of ‘Golden Age of the University of Paris”?
    a.       Thomas Aquinas
  27. What was the subject of      maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed?
    a.       The reconciliation of Greek philosophy with Hebrew scripture
  28. Why did Saint Francis of      Assisi drop out of society and begin to lead a life of self-denial?
    a.       Because of his revelations when he was a prisoner of war
  29. What was the greatest work      of fiction (literature) of the late middle ages?
    a.       The Divine Comedy
  30. Who was Dante’s guide for      the first two parts of his journey?
    a.       Vergil
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Humanities Chapter 9/10
2013-03-09 16:36:58
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