The Basilica di Santo Spirito: Design & Layout


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Who was the architect of Santo Spirito?

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1. What does it mean that this church has a cruciform plan?

2. What is one change between Brunellschi's original design and the final church?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Basilica di Santo Spirito is a prime example of Renaissance building. These quiz questions will assess your understanding of Santo Spirito's characteristics and construction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students can expect to answer questions about:

  • Santo Spirito's architect and his original design
  • Cruciform plan
  • Leading influences on Santo Spirito
  • Renaissance style

Skills Practiced

These learning assessments will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term cruciform
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Renaissance architecture to answer questions about the Basilica di Santo Spirito's design
  • Making connections - identify in what specific ways this church demonstrates the style of calm and rational logic that's characteristic of Renaissance architecture

Additional Learning

Find out more about this subject by watching the lesson called The Basilica di Santo Spirito: Design & Layout. You'll learn about:

  • Location of the Basilica di Santo Spirito
  • Dates surrounding the building of this church
  • Nave and transept layout