Byzantine Iconoclasm: Definition & Overview


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_____ were people who loved and supported icons.

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1. Which Byzantine Emperor started the Iconoclasm?

2. Which of these figures was not an iconophile?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to pass this quiz, make sure you understand terms like the Iconoclasm, 'iconophile', and 'icon.' You'll also need to know about the history surrounding this time period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself by answering quiz/worksheet questions on the following:

  • The Enthroned Virgin Icon
  • The Byzantine Emperor whose actions started the Iconoclasm
  • Who was and was not an iconophile
  • The characteristics of the iconoclasm stance
  • The monastery housing the greatest collection of Byzantine icons

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast iconophiles and iconoclasts
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Byzantine Iconoclasm
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the importance of the Enthroned Virgin Icon and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Byzantine Emperors

Additional Learning

To learn more about the icons of the Byzantine Empire, keep studying the lesson titled Byzantine Iconoclasm: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following subjects:

  • Icons
  • The term 'consubstantial'
  • The views of iconophiles and iconoclasts
  • Outcome of the Iconoclasm