Assyrian Art and Architecture Video


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What material did Assyrians use in their buildings to imitate the Sumerians?

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1. In Assyrian art, a winged bull or lion with the head of a man is called what?

2. In Assyrian architecture, what is the name of a stone slab situated at the base of a wall?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following worksheet/quiz combo will teach you more about the art and architecture of the Assyrians, a warring people who ruled over Mesopotamia. Use the worksheet to study up on the facts of the subject, then take the quiz to test yourself on the type of art and architecture they created.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What materials the Assyrians used to make buildings
  • What a lamassu is
  • The definition of an orthostat
  • Structures created to hold temples
  • Why the Assyrians used cylinder seals

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about terms like lamassu and ziggurat
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can examine information regarding the ancient Assyrians and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the art and architecture created by Assyrians

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Assyrians, review the corresponding lesson on Assyrian art and architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Reviews who the Assyrians were
  • Identifies their palaces and other architecture
  • Examines wall carvings and other forms of art
  • Discusses the purposes of cylinder seals and ziggurats