What is a Pointed Arch? - Definition & Architecture

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What does the pointed arch do to with the stress from the weight of a structure?

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1. Architects first used pointed arches to make their buildings what?

2. The benefits of the pointed arch do come with a cost. Pointed arches almost always require what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about pointed arches with this worksheet/quiz. Topics include the way a pointed arch handles stress and the reason architects first used this type of architecture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these key study points:

  • A requirement for pointed arches
  • Architectural style that initially used pointed arches
  • European style that used pointed arches

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on pointed arches
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how these arches deal with the stress of a building's weight
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way this type of architectural style was first used and the societies that used it

Additional Learning

The lesson called What is a Pointed Arch? - Definition & Architecture will highlight these bullet points:

  • The purpose of a pointed arch and how they're built
  • Brief details about the history of the pointed arch
  • Neo-Gothic style of architecture
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