The Roman Temple: Architecture, Parts & Facts


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What was a Roman temple used for?

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1. What is polytheism?

2. What was the distinguishing feature of the Roman temple?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the architecture of Roman temples. Things you'll be quizzed on include the definition of polytheism and the main features of a Roman temple.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • What a Roman temple was used for
  • Definition of polytheism
  • Distinguishing feature of the Roman temple
  • What the cella was
  • Political significance of building temples

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Roman temples
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the political significance of Roman architecture in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cella and polytheism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the construction of Roman temples

Additional Learning

To learn more about this feature of Roman architecture, review the corresponding lesson on the Architecture of Roman Temples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand why the Romans built temples
  • Define polytheistic religion
  • Review the typical features of a Roman temple
  • Explore some examples of Roman temples
  • Discuss the political significance of building temples