Mycenaean Architecture: History, Characteristics & Influences


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The Mycenaean civilization inherited much of their architectural style from which civilization?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a common feature of Mycenaean architecture?

2. Which palace in the Mycenaean civilization was located on the Mediterranean Sea and was not contained in a citadel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this worksheet and quiz combination, you will answer questions about the characteristics and influence of Mycenaean architecture. The quiz will test you on where the Mycenaean style had its origins, what its most prominent features were, and other important information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions test your knowledge of:

  • Who the Mycenaeans inherited their style of architecture from
  • How they created archways that supported a building's structure
  • Which Mycenaean palace was not located in a citadel

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Mycenaean architecture to correctly choose the name given to a large, rectangular room usually found in a palace
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about some common features of Mycenaean architecture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the civilization that bequeathed their building style to the Mycenaeans

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, examine the lesson titled Mycenaean Architecture: History, Characteristics & Influences. The lesson will help you learn how to:

  • Explain who the Mycenaeans were
  • Name the island they lived on
  • Discuss how their civilization was probably organized
  • Describe how they entered the palace at Tiryns