Classical & Christian Influences on Early Medieval European Art


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Which of the following was NOT a major influence on early medieval art?

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1. How did Christianity influence early medieval art?

2. Which of the following was NOT a major contribution of the classical Roman world to early medieval art?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Most people are at least somewhat aware of the art of the European Renaissance era. However, fewer people know much about the art that was made in the centuries prior, during the early European medieval period. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of early medieval art, as well as its influences. Some things you'll be assessed on include specific influences on medieval art, contributions of Christianity to medieval art, and contributions of ancient Rome to medieval art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As you work through these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your ability to recognize a true statement about early medieval art
  • The contributions of Christianity to early medieval art
  • The contributions of ancient Rome to early medieval art
  • The contributions of the pagan north to early medieval art
  • The influences on specific works of art

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding early medieval European art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific influences upon early medieval European art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on early medieval European art and understand its influences correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about early medieval European art, review the accompanying lesson titled Classical & Christian Influences on Early Medieval European Art. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what the basilica was
  • Define an illuminated manuscript
  • Identify Charlemagne
  • Describe the Book of Durrow