Ancient Roman Sculpture: History & Characteristics


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What is verism?

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1. The Romans borrowed a lot of artistic styles from the _____.

2. How tall was the Colossus of Nero?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These interactive learning assessments will help solidify your knowledge of ancient Roman sculpture. You'll be asked questions on particular famous sculptures, as well as questions about the styles, influences and characteristics of Roman sculpture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on:

  • Verism
  • Influences on Roman sculpture
  • Relief sculpture
  • Features of Augustus of Primaporta
  • The Colossus of Nero

Skills Practiced

These practice questions will test you on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you retain the most important information from the accompanying lesson on ancient Roman sculpture
  • Defining key concepts - know the most famous ancient Roman sculptures and the key characteristics of the medium
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about ancient Roman history to answer questions about ancient Roman sculpture

Additional Learning

To learn more about the art of ancient Rome, watch the accompanying lesson on Ancient Roman Sculpture. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understand how Greek styles influenced Roman art
  • Know the materials and subject matter used for ancient Roman sculptures
  • Understand the difference between verism and realism
  • Define the key characteristics of ancient Roman sculptures