Islamic Geometric Patterns: Religious Influences & Examples


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Arabesques differ from the geometric patterns in that the arabesques are created by combining _____.

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1. What are the two most basic figures in Islamic geometric patterns?

2. Why are human and animal representations so rare in Islamic art?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz your knowledge of Islamic geometric patterns with these brief multiple-choices questions. Answer questions on details like the way arabesques are designed and the two basic figures among geometric patterns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet/quiz to test what you know about the following:

  • The reason animals and humans are seldom found in Islamic art
  • Example of a muqarna
  • Traditional Turkish carpets

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on geometric patterns in Islamic art, such as the two basic figures used
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why humans and animals are rarely depicted in Islamic art and an example of a muqarna
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way arabesques are created

Additional Learning

Learn more about Islamic art with the lesson called Islamic Geometric Patterns: Religious Influences & Examples. These points of interest will be covered:

  • Explanation of patterns in Islamic art
  • Polygons
  • Divine Unity as a religious motif
  • Islamic architecture, woodwork and ceramics
  • Book covers for the Quran