Early Christian Catacombs: Organization, Function & Ornamentation


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What are the catacombs?

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1. Which of the following refers to the burial niches that line the passageways of the catacombs?

2. Who were martyrs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of early Christian catacombs. Some topics you'll be assessed on include definitions of catacomb and loculi, as well as symbols found in these catacombs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of catacombs
  • Description of loculi
  • Meaning of the word martyr
  • Narrative paintings in the catacombs
  • Christian symbols in the catacombs

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 related early Christian catacombs lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as catacomb and martyr
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding early Christian catacombs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about early Christian catacombs

Additional Learning

To learn more about catacombs, review the accompanying lesson on Early Christian Catacombs. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define catacombs and loculi
  • Describe cubicula, arcosolia and sarcophagi
  • Understand the function of the catacombs
  • Explain martyrs
  • Know the art of the catacombs
  • Identify Christian symbols found in the catacombs