Social & Economic Influences on Gothic Art & Architecture


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Which of these artistic periods occurred right before the Gothic style?

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1. Why would churches in the Romanesque period want to acquire relics?

2. Who provided most of the financial resources that supported the growth of the Gothic style?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz will ask you about social and economic influences on Gothic art and architecture. See how well you know what was happening in society that provided the wealth resulting in the Gothic style and what Roman style revival said about European society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment questions will test your knowledge of:

  • The name of the artistic period that came just prior to the Gothic style
  • The feature of Romanesque society that resulted in church and art rising in wealth and status
  • Individuals who supplied the money that funded the growth of Gothic style
  • Christian kingdoms' view of classical Roman art prior to the Gothic period
  • What Ancient Roman style revival reveals about Gothic era European society

Skills Practiced

You will practice skills like:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding Roman style revival and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Christians viewed classical Roman art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify who funded the growth of the Gothic period

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