Ancient Greek Architecture: Dorian, Ionic & Corinthian


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Which statement correctly compares the columns of the Doric and Ionic orders?

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1. This column, with its plantlike decorations at its capital, is _____ .

2. You would most likely find an idol to a God in an ancient Greek temple's _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Among their other numerous achievements the ancient Greeks made several important contributions to the field of architecture. These assessment tools will go over essential information about the architecture of the ancient Greeks. The quiz will test you on things such as the different types of Greek columns and the function of different components of Greek architecture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Ancient Greek columns
  • Entablature decoration
  • Idols in Greek architecture
  • Greek theatres

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check your recollection of key pieces of information pertaining to the different styles of Greek architecture and their function
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define terms related to Greek architecture, such as entablature
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to identify different types of Greek columns and answer questions about the function of Greek architecture

Additional Learning

To learn more about the architecture of the ancient Greeks, review the corresponding lesson called Ancient Greek Architecture: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Orders of Greek columns
  • Structure of Greek temples
  • The Parthenon
  • Treasuries and stadiums
  • Theatres