The Function of Art & Architecture in Eastern Orthodox Liturgy


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Which empire saw itself as the center of the Eastern Orthodox religion from the 4th to 15th centuries?

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1. What is liturgy?

2. Why were Byzantine mosaics generally flat, with solid lines and gold backgrounds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the Eastern Orthodox Church, art and architecture have an important religious significance. You can learn more about that significance in relation to Eastern Orthodox liturgy with this quiz and lesson worksheet. When you get to the quiz questions, you'll be tested on key points from the lesson, such as the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church and features of Byzantine architecture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • The empire that was the center of the Eastern Orthodox religion
  • Liturgy
  • Byzantine mosaics
  • Byzantine architecture
  • Icons

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the significance of art and architecture on Eastern Orthodox liturgy
  • Reading comprehension - read through the lesson and draw the most important points on the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church and its art and architecture
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from this lesson to answer questions on art and architecture in relation to the Eastern Orthodox Church

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Eastern Orthodox Church, review the corresponding lesson on The Function of Art & Architecture in Eastern Orthodox Liturgy. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Eastern Orthodox liturgy
  • The Byzantine Empire
  • The significance of the Hagia Sophia as an example of art meeting architecture
  • Mosaics
  • Byzantine architecture
  • Iconoclasm