Roman Engineering and Architecture


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What is the BEST way of describing how the architectural achievements of the Romans related to those of the Greeks?

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1. Which of the following BEST explains why concrete was such a crucial development in Roman architecture?

2. Imagine that you want to to transport water over a great distance. What aspect of Roman engineering would be most helpful in achieving this goal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of Roman advances in engineering and architecture. Topics you can expect to see on the quiz include the Roman road network and the importance of concrete to Roman architecture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Builders of the Roman road network
  • Typical materials used in Roman architecture
  • Architectural elements borrowed from the Greeks

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Roman advances in engineering and architecture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding domes and arches
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the connection between Roman and Greek architecture and a significant aspect of Roman engineering

Additional Learning

Continue your study with the lesson called Roman Engineering and Architecture. Learning objectives for the lesson include:

  • Identify Greek influences on Roman architecture
  • Know the extent and benefits of Roman road work
  • Recognize the Roman use of brick and mortar masonry and concrete
  • Understand the importance of Roman arches, domes, and aqueducts