Greek Doric Order of Architecture: Definition & Example Buildings & Columns


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What is classical architecture?

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1. What are the three orders of classical architecture?

2. What does a Doric column look like?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The strength and beauty of Doric architecture set a lasting standard for building design in Europe. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the characteristics of the Doric Order of architecture, and the meaning and logic behind its key elements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of classical architecture
  • Design elements of Doric columns
  • The three orders of Classical Greek architecture
  • Examples of the Doric Order of Greek architecture
  • Unique features of Doric architecture

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the Doric Order to identify examples of this style of architecture
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms such as triglyph, metope and entablature
  • Critical thinking - use your understanding of the Doric Order to explain its role in the history of design and its influence on the architecture of later eras

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the Doric Order of Greek Architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the evolution of Classical Greek architecture
  • Recognize the elements of the Doric Order in the Parthenon
  • Understand the Doric Corner Conflict and its solution
  • Understand how form follows function in Doric architecture
  • Define the aesthetic qualities of the Doric order of Greek architecture