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Romanesque Architecture: Characteristics, Examples & History

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Why did Romanesque architects start building more piers as supports within buildings as compared to columns?

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1. Each of the following are examples of Romanesque vaulting techniques, EXCEPT:

2. Which of the following is an example of a ribbed vault?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess what you know about techniques and decorations used in Romanesque architecture. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include examples of the Romanesque vaulting technique and common exterior decorations on Romanesque churches.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • How Romanesque architects addressed the need for stronger support for vaulted ceilings
  • Examples of Romanesque vaulting techniques
  • Ability to identify a rib vault from a picture
  • Common decorations on the outside of Romanesque churches
  • What the leaning tower of Pisa is an example of

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Romanesque architecture in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as campanile and rib vault
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Romanesque architecture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about features of Romanesque architecture

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of architecture, review the corresponding lesson on Romanesque architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about trends in Romanesque architecture
  • Discuss the use of vaulting
  • Explore the use of piers
  • Learn about common exterior decorations
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