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Question 1: The first human portraits on coins were those of Persian satraps in ________.
Turkish peopleTurkeyIstanbulAnatolia

Question 2: Unfortunately these works survive only in fragments, the most famous of which are the Parthenon Marbles, half of which are in the ________.
British MuseumNational Gallery (London)Victoria and Albert MuseumImperial War Museum

Question 3: Especially during the Geometric and Archaic phases, the production of large metal vessels was an important expression of Greek creativity, and an important stage in the development of bronzeworking techniques, such as casting and ________ hammering.
GoldSilverRepoussé and chasingCopper

Question 4: Pots from Corinth and Athens are found as far afield as Spain and Ukraine, and are so common in ________ that they were first collected in the 18th century as "Etruscan vases".

Question 5: Laocoön and His Sons (Late Hellenistic), ________
Vatican MuseumsRomeGalleria BorgheseItaly

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Late Archaic terracotta statue of Zeus and Ganymede, Archaeological Museum of Olympia.
  Family group on a grave marker from Athens, National Archaeological Museum, Athens
  Bronze Sculpture, thought to be either Poseidon or Zeus, c. 460 B.C, National Archaeological Museum, Athens. This masterpiece of classical sculpture was found by fishermen in their nets off the coast of Cape Artemisium in 1928. The figure is more than 2 m in height.
  Greco-Buddhist frieze of Gandhara with devotees, holding plantain leaves, in Hellenistic style, inside Corinthian columns, 1st-2nd century CE. Buner, Swat, Pakistan. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Question 7: The Erechtheion on the Acropolis of ________, late 5th century BC.

Question 8: ________ (Life of Pericles, II) said "we admire the work of art but despise the maker of it"; this was a common view in the ancient world.
PlatoAlexander the GreatDemosthenesPlutarch

Question 9: In later periods erotic themes, both ________ and male homosexual, became common.
Sexual orientationBisexualityHeterosexualityHomosexuality

Question 10: Pausanias describes such exhibitions at ________ and Delphi.

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