Ancient Roman Architecture: Facts, Style & Characteristics


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What was the Pantheon?

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1. Which of the following is untrue about concrete?

2. Who did the Romans get many of their ideas about architecture from?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning assessments will help you understand the features of ancient Roman architecture, as well as the materials ancient Roman architects used for their buildings and structures. You'll also be quizzed on famous ancient Roman buildings and their purposes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will help you review:

  • Why concrete was used in ancient Roman architecure
  • Who the ancient Romans got their architectural ideas from
  • The use of marble in ancient Roman structures
  • The Pantheon and its dome

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - know the major structures and features of ancient Roman architecture
  • Making connections - understand who influenced ancient Roman architecture and how architectural innovations helped ancient Roman society
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the accompanying lesson on ancient Roman architecture

Additional Learning

To learn more about architecture in this era, watch the accompanying lesson on Ancient Roman Architecture. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Know the major structures of ancient Roman architecture
  • Learn about the materials used in ancient Roman buildings and structures
  • Understand why the Pantheon is a great example of ancient Roman engineering
  • See how ancient Greek culture influenced ancient Rome's architecture