Barrel Vault: Definition, Construction & Architecture


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In which ancient society were barrel vaults used most extensively?

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1. What is the most important structural element of a barrel vault?

2. What characteristic of the arch makes it so desirable and useful in construction projects involving barrel vaults?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Barrel vaults play a key role in some of history's greatest architectural achievements, and these study aids will help assess your understanding of barrel vaults structure and significance. Quiz questions will ask about the structural elements, classification, and historical importance of barrel vaults.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your comprehension of:

  • Societies that used the barrel vault
  • Structural elements of barrel vaults
  • Structures that incorporate barrel vaults

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure you draw the key concepts from the related barrel vault lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding barrel vault and their significance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about barrel vaults

Additional Learning

To learn more about barrel vaults, peruse the accompanying lesson Barrel Vault: Definition, Construction & Architecture. The lesson covers the following key topics:

  • Barrel vault structural elements
  • Key elements in construction
  • Importance of barrel vaults
  • Examples of architecture and engineering works that incorporate barrel vaults