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1. "The Dinner Party" as conceived by feminist artist Judy Chicago is intended to showcase traditional "women's skills". Of what is "The Dinner Party" composed?
2. This quiz concerns Wing One of "The Dinner Party", whose subjects date from prehistory to classical Rome. The first of these subjects is "Primordial Goddess". What does "primordial" mean?
3. The second, third, fourth, and fifth place settings of Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party" all depict goddesses: Fertile Goddess, the symbol of birth and rebirth; Ishtar, the powerful goddess of Mesopotamia; Kali; and the Cretan Snake Goddess. From what major religion is Kali and what does her inclusion in this particular artwork signify?
4. The sixth place in "The Dinner Party" belongs to Sophia. In the context of this artwork, "Sophia" is not a specific person, but rather the symbol of what trait?
5. Eighth of the women honored in "The Dinner Party" is Hatshepsut, of 15th century BCE Egypt. As Pharaoh, what was one of Hatshepsut's notable achievements?
6. This place at "The Dinner Party" is occupied by a Biblical heroine who slew an Assyrian general who had terrorized her home. Who is this powerful and revered woman, whose name is one of the books of the Apocrypha?
7. Sappho of Lesbos sits in the next place at the table. As what is Sappho chiefly known?
8. Another woman who bravely battled oppression (on actual battlefields, against the Romans) was this first-century AD British queen.
9. Hypatia (c. 370-415), a Roman Empire mathematician and philosopher in Alexandria, was honored by the Christian church for her contributions to her chosen fields.
10. "The Dinner Party" by Judy Chicago employs several recurring symbols for women's power and sexuality throughout history. Which of the following are some of these?
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