Roman Art, Architecture & Engineering


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What is a mosaic?

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1. What was one of the ways that Romans used reliefs?

2. What architectural feature were the Romans the first to master?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Roman Empire, in addition to its historical and political significance, saw several contributions to the fields of art, architecture and engineering. This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of how ancient Rome contributed to these fields, and the characteristics of relevant artistic and architectural styles. In the attached quiz, you'll be tested on things such as different types of Roman art forms and the purposes of Roman architectural styles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • Mosaics
  • Roman use of reliefs
  • Architectural breakthroughs in ancient Rome
  • The advantages of domed roofs
  • The use of concrete in construction

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall important information on Roman art, architecture and engineering you've gained from the lesson
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the purposes of specific styles of art and architecture and methods in engineering that were used by the Romans
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of innovations in ancient Rome to answer questions regarding this civilization's progress

Additional Learning

To learn more about these important developments in ancient Rome, review the corresponding lesson, Roman Art, Architecture & Engineering. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • History of the Roman Empire
  • Characteristics of Roman art
  • Developments in architecture and engineering
  • Arches and aqueducts