Ionic Order of Greek Architecture: Definition & Example Buildings Video


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What is the correct order (from bottom to top) of the parts of a column?

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1. What does the volute look like on an Ionic column?

2. Why is the Golden Proportion so important in architecture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and related worksheet will test you on the Ionic order of classical architecture. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what the entablature is and the three orders of classical Greco-Roman architecture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Correct order of the parts of a column
  • What the volute looks like on an Ionic column
  • Why the Golden Proportion was so important to Greek architecture
  • The three orders of classical architecture in ancient Greece and Rome
  • What the entablature is

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Ionic order in Greek architecture
  • Making connections - understand the concept of Ionic order as it relates to architecture
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ancient Greek columns in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the entablature and the Golden Proportion

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of Ionic columns in ancient Greece, review the corresponding lesson on the Ionic Order of Greek Architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Ionic order
  • Discuss the makeup of Ionic columns
  • Learn about the entablature used in Ionic columns
  • Discuss the history of the Ionic order
  • Understand the importance of the Golden Proportion in Greek architecture