Hagia Sophia Dome: Construction & Design


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Hagia Sophia has been used as three different religious buildings. Which ones were they?

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1. What was one of the problems with the original dome of Hagia Sophia?

2. Which form was given to the Hagia Sophia dome by Isidore the Younger when it was rebuilt?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Hagia Sophia was constructed as a religious building in Turkey. We've created this worksheet/quiz to test what you know about key subjects such as the religions associated with the structure and an issue with one of the earlier domes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Multiple-choice questions will quiz you on the following:

  • A form of the dome that came from Isidore the Younger's rule
  • Addition to the dome of the Hagia Sophia to reinforce it
  • The pendentives used in the dome's construction

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the dome of the Hagia Sophia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an addition to the dome using pendentives
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the way the dome was made and how it's associated with Isidore the Younger

Additional Learning

More information on this religious structure is available from the accompanying lesson called Hagia Sophia Dome: Construction & Design. The lesson will teach you about the following areas of study:

  • Byzantine Emperor that ordered the construction of the Hagia Sophia
  • Materials that were used improperly for the building
  • Square base that supports the dome
  • Lighting effects and mosaics of the Hagia Sophia's interior
  • Size of the dome and its significance to human civilization