Rose Windows: Definition, Design & Symbolism


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What is a rose window?

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1. When and where did rose windows develop as an architectural element?

2. What was the primary idea behind the symbolism of rose windows?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo is a tool designed to gauge your understanding of rose windows. Their attributes and the main symbolism of rose windows are some of the topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can see what you know about:

  • Rose windows that feature elaborate, flame-like curves
  • Type of rose window that resembled a round plate with punched-out openings
  • The time and place where rose windows were developed
  • The idea behind the symbolism of these windows

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what a rose window is
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on rose windows, like what the different types looked like
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history and elements of rose windows

Additional Learning

Learn more about these ornate windows by using the lesson called Rose Windows: Definition, Design & Symbolism. Goals you can complete include:

  • Determine what another name for a rose window is
  • See why rose windows are unique
  • Review rose window designs
  • Explore where these windows were typically found in churches