Dome of the Rock: Definition, History, Architecture & Facts


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Which caliph built the Dome of the Rock?

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1. On which holy site is the Dome of the Rock situated?

2. Which architectural style did the Muslims borrow most heavily from in building the Dome of the Rock?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The History of the Dome of the Rock is important for people of all backgrounds, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the history surrounding this holy site. Some important terms regarding the Dome of the Rock include Caliph Abd al-Malik, Ottoman, architecture, and Byzantine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Name of the caliph who built the Dome of the Rock
  • Holy site where the Dome of the Rock is situated
  • Dome of the Rock's architectural style
  • Religion that reveres the Dome of the Rock
  • Which empire added the tiles to the building

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of architectural styling
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Jewish and Muslim observance of the Dome of the Rock
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the caliph who constructed the Dome of the Rock and what empire he led
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the incorporation of Christian Byzantine architecture in designing the Dome of the Rock

Additional Learning

To learn more about this holy site, review the accompanying lesson on the History of the Dome of the Rock. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the source of the construction of the Dome of the Rock
  • Understand the religious significance of the Dome of the Rock for both the Jewish and Muslim faiths
  • Define the architectural style used in designing the Dome of the Rock
  • Understand how the Dome of the Rock was used to illustrate Islam's perception of Jesus and Christianity