Gothic Architecture: Style, Characteristics & History


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The Gothic style originated in

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1. The main reason Gothic architects used pointed arches was

2. Gothic cathedrals have huge windows while Romanesque cathedrals have small windows because Gothic cathedrals use

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gothic architecture is a striking and unique European cultural trend. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this style and its key aspects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Where the Gothic style came from
  • Why Gothic architects chose specific stylistic elements
  • Various terms used in Gothic architecture

Skills Practiced

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

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Gothic style
  • Defining key terms - ensure that you can accurately identify key terms associated with the Gothic style
  • Making connections - correlate the importance of each stylistic element to its architectural function
  • Knowledge application - use your key terms knowledge to answer questions about the function and form of Gothic architecture

Additional Learning

To learn more about the form and function of Gothic architecture, review the accompanying lesson called Gothic Architecture: Style, Characteristics & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes the origins of Gothic architecture
  • Details specific form of a Gothic building
  • Explains the significance of each form's function
  • Covers the historical significance of Gothic architecture