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Question 1: As Venus was regarded as the mother of the Julian gens in particular, ________ dedicated a temple to her in Rome.
Lucius Cornelius SullaRoman RepublicJulius CaesarPompey

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Jacques-Louis David, Mars Being Disarmed by Venus (Brussels)
  Jacques-Louis David, Mars Being Disarmed by Venus (Brussels)
  The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli c. 1485–1486.
  Tannhäuser in the Venusberg by John Collier, 1901: a gilded setting that is distinctly Italian quattrocento.

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  Venus de Milo at the Louvre
  The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli c. 1485–1486.
  Tannhäuser in the Venusberg by John Collier, 1901: a gilded setting that is distinctly Italian quattrocento.
  Russian Venus by Boris Kustodiev (1926).

Question 4: Venus became a popular subject of painting and sculpture during the ________ period in Europe.
BaroqueRenaissanceWestern art historyItalian Renaissance

Question 5: In the field of prehistoric art, since the discovery in 1908 of the so-called "Venus of Willendorf" small ________ sculptures of rounded female forms have been conventionally referred to as Venus figurines.
Vinča cultureLinear Pottery cultureCucuteni-Trypillian cultureNeolithic

Question 6: Decline and persecution
Nova Roma
________
Religion in ancient GreecePrehistoric religionAncient Egyptian religionAmphidromia

Question 7: Venus Felix ("Lucky Venus") was an epithet used for a temple on the Esquiline Hill and for a temple constructed by ________ dedicated to "Venus Felix et Roma Aeterna" ("Favorable Venus and Eternal Rome") on the north side of the Via Sacra.
HadrianTrajanLucius VerusMarcus Aurelius

Question 8: From the third century BC, the increasing Hellenization of Roman upper classes identified her as the equivalent of the Greek goddess ________.
AphroditeAthenaApolloAres

Question 9: As a "classical" figure for whom ________ was her natural state, it was socially acceptable to depict her unclothed.
Public nudityNaturismNudityChristian naturism

Question 10: Venus of Cherchell, Gsell museum in ________
EgyptAlgeriaSyriaMorocco
















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