Etruscan Architecture: Forms, Materials, Construction & Influences


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Who were the Etruscans?

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1. What are tumuli?

2. What was the model for Etruscan tombs?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

The Etruscans shared the ancient world stage with the Phoenicians, Greeks, Egyptians and other ancient cultures, and their architecture reflected a mix of foreign ideas adapted to meet their own needs, resources and customs. This quiz/work will help you understand characteristics of Etruscan architecture and the clues it offers about a culture that left behind no written histories before it was engulfed by Rome.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The Etruscan civilization
  • Etruscan burial customs
  • Definition of a Tuscan Column
  • Features of Etruscan temples
  • Structure of Etruscan burial sites

Skills Practiced

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

  • Information recall - access the information you've gained regarding the Etruscans and their architecture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of Etruscan architecture
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define key terms such as tumuli and Tuscan column

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Etruscan architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the place of the Etruscan civilization in history
  • Understand the significance of Etruscan burial sites
  • Explore the unique features of Etruscan architecture
  • Know the similarities and differences between Etruscan and Greek temples