Roman Art: History, Characteristics & Style


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How did Roman art differ from Greek art?

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1. How did Roman portrait sculptures relate to their object?

2. What was the purpose behind most of the Roman narrative reliefs, like Trajan's column?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Romans made art in numerous creative methods, some of which will be discussed in this quiz and worksheet. Use this quiz to test your comprehension of different characteristics and purposes of Roman art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you questions relating to the following types of art:

  • Portrait sculptures
  • Narrative reliefs
  • Mosaics

Skills Practiced

This quiz will enable you to practice study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Western civilization lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding outside influences on Roman art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various Roman art forms

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of this topic by studying the lesson Roman Art: History, Characteristics & Style, which focuses on the following aspects of Roman art:

  • Predecessors of Roman art
  • Purpose of narrative reliefs
  • Sources of surviving paintings
  • Most famous Roman mosaics