Influence of Pilgrimage on Romanesque Art & Architecture


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What is a pilgrimage?

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1. How did the increase in pilgrimages create a change in architecture?

2. To increase the size of churches during the Romanesque period, where did architects look for inspiration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz will ask you about terms and concepts regarding medieval pilgrimages and their influence on Romanesque art and architecture. Check your knowledge of what a pilgrimage is and the purpose of a reliquary and a tympanum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on such things as:

  • The meaning of a pilgrimage
  • The effect the increase in pilgrimages had on architecture
  • Where the architects looked for inspiration when it became necessary to increase the size of churches
  • The purpose of a reliquary
  • Last Judgement scenes in the church tympanum

Skills Practiced

Test skills, such as:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the need for change in church architecture and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding inspiration for architectural changes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the reason for the Last Judgment inclusion in tympana

Additional Learning

Find out more about this subject by studying the lesson titled Influence of Pilgrimage on Romanesque Art & Architecture. Take a look at:

  • When the Romanesque period occurred
  • The class of citizen that made pilgrimaging a priority
  • The method of travel for the typical pilgrimage