Comparing Roman & Greek Temples & Sculpture


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How did the Greeks create realistic life-sized statues?

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1. What is the contrapposto?

2. What do Greek statues and temples have in common?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Both Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome had their own tradition of architecture and sculpture. Although both traditions were closely related, each was also unique in its own way. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Greek and Roman temples and sculpture. Some things you'll be assessed on include methods by which the Greeks created realistic sculptures, the definition of contrapposto, and the commonalities between Greek temples and statues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The ways in which the Greeks created realistic sculptures
  • The definition of contrapposto
  • Commonalities between Greek statues and temples
  • Important styles for Roman sculptors
  • An innovation that allowed Romans to build many temples quickly

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the methods the Greeks used to create realistic sculptures
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the commonalities between Greek temples and statues
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about an innovation that allowed Romans to build temples quickly and interpret it correctly.

Additional Learning

To learn more about Greek and Roman art, review the accompanying lesson called Comparing Roman & Greek Temples & Sculpture. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The makeup of Ancient Rome
  • Three styles of Greek temples
  • The Parthenon