Ancient Roman Mosaic Lesson for Kids: Facts & History - Quiz & Worksheet


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What are mosaics?

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1. What were the small squares of material used to make ancient Roman mosaics called?

2. How did the ancient Roman craftsmen stick the tesserae down to make a mosaic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the following questions to find out what you know about the mosaics of Ancient Rome. You will need to identify how they were made and what we have learned from them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions will help you review your understanding of:

  • The material used to make Roman mosaics
  • Individual pieces that formed these mosaics
  • What we can learn from the remaining Roman mosaics

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of this art to explain why there are often multiple layers of mosaics on top of one another
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main terms, such as mosaics
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about what the individual pieces were called in a Roman mosaic and the way artists put them together

Additional Learning

To find out more about this style of art, read the lesson titled Ancient Roman Mosaic Lesson for Kids: Facts & History. You will learn about new topics, such as:

  • Other cultures that made mosaics
  • Where this art was commonly found
  • Examples of mosaics that still exist today