Important Artworks of the Roman Republic


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When was the Roman Republic?

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1. What is verism?

2. Which of these was not a characteristic of Roman portrait sculptures?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Roman Republic is famous for its great deal of influence on subsequent world history, but fewer people know that it was also significant for its artwork. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of Roman art, and specific artworks that have proven influential on subsequent art history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying when the Roman Republic falls in an historical timeline
  • Defining verism
  • Identifying specific characteristics of Roman portrait sculptures
  • Identifying common subjects in Roman art
  • Identifying specific styles of mural by their description

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Roman art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about defining characteristics and styles of art from the Roman Republic
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on common subject of Roman mosaics and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Roman art, review the accompanying lesson called Important Artworks of the Roman Republic. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Why sculpture was popular in the Roman Republic
  • What sculptures were commonly made of
  • A comparision of Greek and Roman sculputures
  • How Mosaics were made
  • The four styles of murals