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Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operational, and Formal Operational
12. Answer these questions about mosaics.

a. FTP, these are small, colored, closely set cube pieces embedded in plaster or cement, and used to decorate walls, ceilings, and floors, as well as sculptures and panels.

ANSWER: tesserae or tesselae

b. For 5 points each, name the two Byzantine rulers whose imperial processions are featured in full-length depictions flanking the apse of the Church of San Vitale.

ANSWER: Justinian I and Theodora

c. FTP, name this late 7th century Islamic monument, which contains mosaics of acanthus leaves, cornucopias, palm trees, and vases, and whose tesserae are set against gold backgrounds with blue and green shades.

ANSWER: Dome of the Rock
13. Identify these terms from Greek tragedy addressed by Aristotle in his Poetics, for ten points each.

a. Greek for “purgation” or “purification,” this describes the effects of true tragedy on the spectator. Aristotle states that the purpose of tragedy is to arouse "terror and pity" and thereby effecting this emotional release.


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