Midterm Study Guide

The midterm examination will be given on Friday, February 28th A full guide to what you need to prepare appears below so please read it carefully:

Regulations- NO MAKEUP will be given except for documented medical emergencies or family emergencies with a note with phone number from the affected family member or an obituary, or documented university related trips. Missing the examination due to oversleeping is not an acceptable excuse. Late arrivals must turn their examination in with all the other examinations. No one newly entering the room will be given the exam once someone else leaves the room after turning in an examination. Once a student leaves the room during the examination period he or she cannot return so go to the bathroom BEFORE the test.

PART ONE- Power Point Image Identifications

You will see 5 art works taken either from your book or from this website and one unknown bonus work. Identify each as to precise title with location or find spot if known, date, culture (Etruscan, Roman, Greek, Carthaginian, etc.), and one important fact about the work. We will ONLY use images that were shown in class and discussed significantly by Dr. Soren for the 5 major identifications. This part is worth 26 points with 1 point for the bonus unknown if you get it. 25 points. If possible I will post the images for this part of the midterm in a box for you and give you the access key.

PART TWO- Matching

You will be asked to match 25 definitions in the right hand column to terms in the left hand column. The terms you must know are highlighted within the lecture notes on this website or are discussed at length in Soren and Martin. Only material stressed both in class and your textbook will be included.   25 points.  Example of matching format (not content)

A. Kim Kardashian    1. Result of union of Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles

B. Jayonce                2. Wed to Kanye West, son is North West, wants a Southy

PART THREE- Definitions

You will be asked to define 3 terms out of a possible choice of 6. These terms will be taken from the highlighted terms in the lecture notes on this website or from the reading assignment's term list. Only those terms dealt with in class and focused on in the textbook will be used. Hint: Most of what you need to know will be covered in the review sessions we do before the test. Try to include a definition, 3 facts and a date if one is needed to complete the definition more fully. Write as much as you can for each answer to show your depth of knowledge.30 points.


You must write an essay for 20 points on one of these topics. I will provide two possible choices from this group on the test. The two choices will be drawn from these essays.

Discuss the importance of Tarquinia and Cerveteri for Etruscan culture. Give examples of specific works and actual dates for monuments.

What role did the Phoenicians play in the creation of Rome and the development of Italy.

What was life like in Italy in the Archaic III period and who was there.

Discuss the development of the Roman forum up to 200 BCE

How did the Greeks contribute to the develop of ancient Rome?



Student Warning!!--- be sure you know the chronology from Archaic I to the Archaic Period and beyond and what happened in each period or you will definitely have trouble on the midterm. If you are having trouble with this, book a session with one of our preceptors or graduate students. Their email and hours are on the homepage. Dates are really important in this course.

    Archaic I   1000-750 B.C.

    Archaic II   750-675 B.C.

    Archaic III   675-600 B.C.

    The Archaic Period (also known as Archaic  IV)   600-500 B.C.

    Classical Period   500-300 B.C.

    Hellenistic Period   300-30 B.C.


     You will have an entirely different format from the face-to-face students. For your midterm, 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 davidgpickel@email.arizona.edu or soren@email.arizona.edu and we'll help you. Here's the breakdown for midterm and final examinations:

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.