艺术史 TPO26-L4 Archimedes Palimpsest

TPO26-L4

Archimedes Palimpsest

Listen to part of a lecture in an art conservation class.

 



  1. What is the main purpose of the lecture?
  • A. To describe the restoration of a valuable ancient text.
  • B. To explain the significance of Archimedes’ theories.
  • C. To identify factors determine how long manuscripts survive.
  • D. To compare various methods used to store historical artifacts.

 

  1. What points does the professor make about the field of art conservation?
    [CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
  • A. Many of its methods have ancient origins.
  • B. It often brings together experts from a variety of fields.
  • C. It involves conserving not just art but also other objects of historical value.
  • D. It uses artistic methods more than scientific ones.

 

  1. What does the professor identify as the most valuable attribute of the Archimedes Palimpsest?
  • A. It is one of few manuscripts to have survived for more than 2000 years.
  • B. It serves as a document of several historical eras.
  • C. It contains the only known copy of Archimedes’s Method.
  • D. It contains ancient works form more than one scholar.

 

  1. According to the professor, why did a scribe remove the text by Archimedes form the manuscript’s pages?
  • A. He thought the text was too damaged to be useful.
  • B. He was offended by the content of the manuscript.
  • C. He wanted to see what was hidden underneath the text.
  • D. He needed blank parchment for his own writing project.

 

  1. Why does the professor mention that the original ink used in the manuscript contained iron?
  • A. To suggest that the ink was probably made from spinach.
  • B. To explain why x-rays were used to study the palimpsest.
  • C. To explain why the palimpsest survived for more than 2000 years.
  • D. To point out that iron is commonly found in artifacts from ancient Greece.

 

  1. Why does the professor say this: 🎧

 

  • A. To express his surprise that the manuscript has survived so long.
  • B. To emphasize the historical importance of Archimedes’ ideas.
  • C. To emphasize the difficulty of a restoration project.
  • D. To imply that most of the manuscript’s history is still unknown.


答案:
A BC C D B C

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