Byzantine Churches: Architecture, Ornamentation & Famous Works


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What was the main religion of the Byzantine Empire?

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1. What is a pendentive?

2. What form of art was very commonly used to decorate Byzantine churches?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of Byzantine church architecture. A topic you'll need to know to pass the quiz includes the purpose of a pendentive.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Religion in the Byzantine Empire
  • Art form to decorate churches
  • Most important Byzantine church

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Byzantine church architecture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the largest Byzantine church
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the typical layout of Byzantine churches

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on Byzantine Churches: Architecture, Ornamentation & Famous Works. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify basic facts about the Byzantine Empire
  • Know the characteristics of the Hagia Sophia
  • View the Katholikon and identify Byzantine characteristics
  • Understand how San Vitale differs from typical Byzantine churches