CLEP Humanities : Analyzing Classical Sculpture

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Example Questions

Example Question #3 : Answering Other Questions About Ancient Grecian And Roman Sculpture

What was the principle material used by sculptors in the Classical period in Greece?

Possible Answers:

Marble

Iron

Clay

Cement

Brick

Correct answer:

Marble

Explanation:

The key feature of ancient Greek sculpture was the monumental size of most of their pieces, as well as the dramatic depiction of heroes and gods. The statues therefore needed to be made of an extremely sturdy and dependable material. Marble proved the most durable and popular material among ancient Greek sculptors not just for the mentioned reasons, but because of its abundance in Greek lands.

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