Romanesque Art: History, Characteristics & Style


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Which of these factors may have contributed to the rise of Romanesque art?

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1. The addition of decorative sculpture to Romanesque churches was surprising because

2. Which of the following types of sculptural decorations ARE NOT typical of Romanesque churches?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The history and characteristics of Romanesque art are rooted in religious fervor, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you better grasp both the religious and secular features of Romanesque art. The questions on the quiz will test you on factors that contributed to the rise of the Romanesque movement, the types of artistic expression considered part of Romanesque art, and the importance of specific, well-known works from this period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Occurrences that contributed to the rise of Romanesque art
  • Romanesque sculpture in the church during this time period
  • The Carmina Burana
  • The Bayeux Tapestry
  • Difference between a Gothic and Romanesque stained glass window

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Western civilization lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of the time period in which Romanesque art rose to prominence
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define Romanesque art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific influential works of Romanesque art

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson Romanesque Art: History, Characteristics & Style. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the history of the time period that informed Romanesque art
  • Describe the seven conditions that contributed to the rise of the Romanesque style
  • Discuss specific works of Romanesque art, including sculpture, stained glass, painting, drawing, and writing
  • Identify specific works of Romanesque art and their important contributions to the Romanesque style