Reflections of Culture in Early Christian Art


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1. Which of the following images did early Christian artists adopt and adapt from the Greco-Roman culture?

2. Which artistic forms did early Christian artists borrow from the Greco-Roman culture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Early Christians came from a large number of different cultures which influenced early Christian artistic expression. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the relationship between these cultures and early Christian art. Some things you'll be assessed on include which cultures early Christians borrowed from, images early Christians borrowed from Greco-Roman culture, and artistic forms early Christians borrowed from Greco-Roman culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Jewish influence
  • Borrowed images, forms and buildings
  • Greco-Roman influence
  • Mosaic
  • Basilica

Skills Practiced

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

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding influences on early Christian art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how specific cultures provided specific influences on early Christian art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the influences on early Christian art and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the cultural influences on early Christian art, review the accompanying lesson on Culture in Early Christian Art. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how Christian art reflected different cultures
  • Identify the borrowed images
  • Identify the borrowed forms