Roman Domestic Architecture: Development, Design & Style


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What is an insula?

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1. What was on the bottom floor of an insula?

2. What was the term for an urban Roman home?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess what you know about the architecture of Roman houses. You will be quizzed on common features of Roman houses and asked to identify terms such as domus and insula.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Definition of an insula
  • What was on the bottom floor of an insula
  • The term for an urban Roman home
  • Common features of Roman homes
  • Similarities between the insula and the domus

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Roman architecture in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as domus and villa
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ancient Roman dwellings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Roman houses and apartments

Additional Learning

To learn more about homes in ancient Rome, review the corresponding lesson on the Architecture of Roman Houses. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Roman apartments
  • Discuss Roman houses
  • Discuss the architectural features of Roman houses
  • Differentiate between a domus and a villa