The Parthenon


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What was the Parthenon?

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1. In which of the Greek architectural orders is the Parthenon built?

2. On what did the Greeks base their ideal standards of beauty, harmony and balance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using the printable worksheet and interactive quiz, you can prepare yourself to get the full benefit of narrative of the lesson. Topics covered include the origin of the Parthenon, why it was built and the nature of its architecture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Why the Parthenon is celebrated
  • The purpose of the Parthenon
  • What is depicted on the interior frieze
  • The basis of Greek standards of beauty and grace
  • Architectural order on which the Parthenon was erected

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz lets you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Parthenon lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the construction of the Parthenon in a different light
  • Interpreting information verify that you can read information regarding the architectural characteristics of the Parthenon and interpret them correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when and why the Parthenon was built

Additional Learning

To learn more about this renowned architectural achievement, read through the accompanying lesson entitled The Parthenon. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Tell how long it took to build the Parthenon
  • Describe the Parthenon's dimensions
  • Name the architects of the Parthenon and the historical figure with whom the building is associated
  • Enumerate some characteristics of the Doric architectural order
  • Illuminate some of the themes of the Parthenon's carvings