The Influence of Monastic Orders on Romanesque Art & Architecture


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Monks were a big part of Medieval society. Where did these monks live?

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1. Why was architecture so important to the various monastic orders?

2. Besides encouraging an environment of meditation and piety, what other function did art and architecture have for the monks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this multiple-choice quiz at any time to find out how much you know about the influence of monastic order on Romanesque art and architecture. Questions will address key areas like the place where monks lived in Medieval society and the reason architecture was important to monastic orders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas of Romanesque art and architecture will be covered:

  • Significance of these art forms for monks
  • The reason(s) Romanesque churches were so large
  • Strong regional characteristics of these types of art

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of monastic orders and how it's connected to Romanesque architecture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the strong regional characteristics of Romanesque art and architecture and the location of where monks lived in the Medieval society
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of Romanesque art and architecture for monks

Additional Learning

Continue learning about ancient art with the lesson named The Influence of Monastic Orders on Romanesque Art & Architecture. Here are some of the points will be exploring:

  • Monasteries
  • Romanesque period between 1050 to 1200 CE
  • Cruciform basilica
  • The Cistercian Order
  • Benedictine churches
  • Cluniacs