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The term dao means
A)struggle or challenge.
B)order and control.
E)way or path.
The most famous city of the Indus Valley civilization, Mohenjo-Daro, had engineered structures such as
A)stone foundations.
B)straight streets in a grid pattern.
C)stone-paved streets.
D)fired-brick houses.
E)All of the answers are correct.
Terra-cotta figures called haniwa embody the Japanese taste in art for
A)exaggerated features and interlacing patterns.
B)expressive color and deep space.
C)low vantage points and circular formats.
D)simple forms and natural materials.
E)nonobjective paintings with complex compositions.
A stupa is
A)an open-air market.
B)a solid earthen mound faced with stone.
C)a form of stylized sculpture from Japan.
D)a screen to divide a large room.
E)a Hindu deity.
Hindu temples
A)were expansive, allowing for very large congregational worship.
B)were typically underground.
C)were essentially long, narrow corridors ending in a courtyard.
D)had small interior spaces.
E)were based on the use of the arch.
A long network of trade routes called the Silk Road allowed
A)lacquerware and textiles from China to be enjoyed in Rome.
B)Hinduism to take hold in India.
C)the development of an early form of communism.
D)Chinese citizens to travel to Japan.
E)easterly travel only.
Which of the following has not been a factor in the deterioration of Angkor Wat?
A)acidic bat droppings
B)algae and fungal growth
C)urban air pollution
D)a hot, wet tropical climate
E)recent warfare in Cambodia.
Confucian philosophy is based on
A)the importance of earthly delights.
B)the dominance of social order over cosmic order.
C)correct and respectful relations among people.
D)animal and nature deities known as kamas.
E)suffering and sacrifice for redemption.
The decorative motif on Shang bronze vessels, the taotie is
A)the visage of a compassionate supreme being.
B)a stylized animal or monster face.
C)a depiction of a ritualized tea ceremony.
D)a royal monogram.
E)None of the answers are correct.
The presence of yakshi figures in Buddhist sculpture
A)was a development of Jainism.
B)was rejected as vulgar by Hindu scripture.
C)represented the fertility and abundance of nature.
D)indicated the extent of the spread of Shintoism.
E)symbolized the linear nature of time.

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