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The Architecture of Gothic Churches

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What is the name of the uppermost level of a basilica, which holds the stained glass windows?

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1. What is the most holy part of the church?

2. Which of the following is not found on the outside of a Gothic church?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge on the architecture of Gothic period churches. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what part of a church is considered the most holy and major motivations in Gothic architecture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The term for the uppermost level of a basilica
  • The most holy part of a church
  • Typical features on the exterior of a Gothic church
  • Location of the ambulatory
  • Major motivations in Gothic architecture

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Gothic architecture in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as nave and ambulatory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Gothic churches
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the structure of Gothic churches

Additional Learning

To learn more about this style of church, review the corresponding lesson on Gothic Church Architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the floor plan of a Gothic church
  • Understand the floor plan of a basilica
  • Discuss the vertical structure of a Gothic church
  • Explore the outside features of a Gothic church
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