The Hagia Sophia as Art: Features & Historical Importance


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What does Hagia Sophia mean in the English language?

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1. Which Roman Emperor ruled when the Hagia Sophia was constructed?

2. What are the pendentives of the Hagia Sophia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Hagia Sophia is a major work of art completed in the time of the Roman Empire. Answer questions on key points like the meaning of the Hagia Sophia and the Roman Emperor who ruled when it was built.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of pendentives
  • A benefit of the Hagia Sophia to the Roman Empire
  • Hagia Sophia's artwork during the reign of the Byzantine Empire

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the artwork of the Hagia Sophia
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the Hagia Sophia's cultural importance and how it's connected to the Roman and Byzantine Empires
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Emperor who ruled when the Hagia Sophia was constructed

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson entitled The Hagia Sophia as Art: Features & Historical Importance will teach you more about the following points:

  • Location of the Hagia Sophia
  • Some of its architectural characteristics
  • Details about its construction and designers
  • Mosaics and themes of its artwork