The Duomo Cathedral of Florence: Architecture, History & Facts


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What were the three aspects of the Duomo of Florence that are partly responsible for initiating the Italian Renaissance?

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1. What made Lorenzo Ghiberti's doors, known as the Gates of Paradise, so special?

2. Why was the dome of the Duomo Cathedral of Florence so difficult for Filippo Brunelleschi to build?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Become an expert on the details of the famous Florentine cathedral, the Duomo, when you use this quiz and worksheet in tandem with our in-depth lesson. Learn all about the many architects who worked on the building, the struggles of constructing it, and its significance in Italian Renaissance history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Important architectural components of the Duomo
  • Ghiberti's doors
  • The difficulties of constructing Brunelleschi's dome
  • Definition of a city-state

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on this famous Florentine cathedral
  • Making connections - use understanding of the architecture of the Duomo to analyze its influence on the Italian Renaissance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Italian city-states

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson titled, The Duomo Cathedral of Florence: Architecture, History & Facts, will prepare you to:

  • Detail the specific architectural design of a cathedral
  • Explain how city-states in Italy during the Renaissance competed with each other in lieu of war
  • List the additions made to the Duomo, including the dates they were added and who designed them
  • Define nave and transept