Narthex: Definition & Overview


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What is a narthex?

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1. What was the original function of the narthex?

2. What were Catechumens and Penitents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The structure referred to as the narthex, still somewhat in existence today, originated in the early years of the church. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your knowledge of the early narthex and church.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked questions relating to the following:

  • Definition and original purpose of the narthex
  • Name for the early eastern Church
  • Definitions of important words like catechumens, penitents, and atrium narthex

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combination will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the narthex
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as catechumens and penitents
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an atrium narthex

Additional Learning

Further your understanding by reviewing the lesson called Narthex: Definition & Overview, which will address the following aspects of a narthex:

  • Definition
  • History
  • Variations