Art of Ancient Greece's Classical Period


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What event is considered the beginning of the Classical era of Ancient Greek?

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1. What is contrapposto?

2. What was Polykleitos' contribution to Classical Greek art?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of ancient Greek art from the Classical period. The quiz will ask you questions about the meaning of the statue of Hercules and the event that is considered the beginning of the Classical era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Definition of contrapposto
  • Polykleitos' contribution to Classical Greek art
  • Greatest architectural achievements of the Classical era

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the greatest architectural achievements of this era and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as contrapposto
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the statue of Hercules represents
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the event that is considered the start of the Classical era

Additional Learning

To learn more about Classical Greek art, review the accompanying lesson, Art of Ancient Greece's Classical Period. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the span of time covered by the Classical era
  • Learn about the primary focus of the era
  • Understand the impact of the era on Western culture