Final Study Guide (Online Students Look at the Bottom)

We are still working on how we will do the final examination on May 10th for this class so disregard for the moment what I've put below until I can see how to administer the exam, perhaps through an online service. More later.    ds

The Final Examination will be given on


If you miss it for reasons of oversleeping or pull an unexcused no-show, an E grade will be averaged in. The format will be similar to the midterm. Make sure you read everything below very carefully.

The final will take 50 minutes. It WILL include material from the first half of the course--about 15% of the final, including one slide identification, will be drawn from the first half. For that information refer to the Midterm Examination Study Guide on this website.

Part One- Power Point Image Identification. Identify each of 5 images plus a bonus image. One image will be selected from the first half of the course. Give the correct name of the work, its culture (Etruscan, Villanovan, Roman, Greek, etc.), its date as accurately as you can, and one reason why the work is important. Images will be taken from the website and  your textbook. ONLY images that we have spent time on in class--considerable time-- will be used, except for the bonus point.  26 points including the 1 bonus point. If possible, the images required for the final will be posted on D2L.

Part Two- Matching. Match the description in the right hand column which best suits the term in the left hand column. The terms will be selected from the terms set in larger typeface in the lecture notes on this website. ONLY terms we have focused on considerably in class and which are also discussed in Soren and Martin will be used. Up to 5 terms from the first half of the course will be used. 20 points.

Part Three- Definitions. You will be asked to define 3 terms from a choice of 6 selected in the same manner as the terms above for the matching. Some terms will be included from the first half of the course. 30 points. On these, be careful to include a complete definition of the term assigned, a date if relevant or a range of dates, and three important facts about the term. If you just put quick, minimal answers for these, you will get a bad grade for this part. We are looking for your full understanding of each term, and dates are critical as is the full definition and three more detailed facts. Terms will be chosen from highlighted terms on your lecture guidesheets or from major works or people discussed at length in Soren and Martin.

Part Four- Essay. You will be asked to choose one from a pair of essays. You should in your essay have 10 major points that you want to express. You should plan out your essay in advance. If you want to run your ideas by our graduate assistants or preceptors during their office hours they will advise you if you are on the right track. Your essay should be sprinkled with dates that show that you know the chronology of what you are talking about and include specific examples of works that are relevant. 25 points.

Possible essays include:

Pick 3 Roman buildings and explain how they typify the significant developments of ancient Roman architecture.

What was it like to take a bath at a Roman public bathing facility?

What was the approach to art exemplified by the Roman emperor Augustus and give examples of this.

Discuss in depth three different characteristics of Roman sculpture. You may include classicism, Baroque, verism, archaism, volkskunst or popular art, and continuous narrative.

Take us on a tour of the Roman Forum in the 1st century B.C.  What do we see and how did the space function we are walking through?

Survey what life was like in a day in Pompeii. Cite specific buildings, dates and industries.

Eric Idle, from  Monty Python's Flying Circus, wishes you luck on your final!

 Eric Idle








     You will have an entirely different final examination format from the face-to-face students. It will contain 80% from material we've studied AFTER the midterm and 20% from before. For your final examination, you will be given 5 images to identify, then a matching content similar to the one described above for the face-to-face students, then a fill in the blank section where some of the terms we've asked you to study would be able to be used, and finally an essay which will be based on the critical thinking questions you have been getting in the transcript section online in D2L. Any questions? Remember you can write to us at or

1- 5 images for you to identify with the name of the work, the culture (is it Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Villanovan or what?), the date in years BCE or CE as close as you can get it, and one important fact about the work (something really significant and major about it).  25 points.

2- 20 terms to match. See the matching section above on this page. It's the same as for the face-to-face students. 20 points.

3- Fill-in-the-blanks.  Here we ask you to supply the missing word or term from among the terms we've asked you to be studying for the course. 15 points.

4- Essay. We are basing your essay here on the critical thinking questions that you are getting in the transcript section along with every lecture. This should be about two pages long and it should have at least 10 major facts in it. It should be written out as a formal essay and designed to make us see how very much you know about all aspects of the topic assigned.  We'll likely give you a choice of two essay topics to write on. 40 points.