Arch 119 Final Exam Review Quiz (church)

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Church Quizzes & Trivia

Christianity is one of the oldest religions with a huge following in the world. There are different forms of Christianity since the religion started. A church is used for Christian religious activities and it has a beautiful history behind it. Take up the quiz below and see how much you know about Christianity.


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  • 1. 
    The religion founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches.
  • 2. 
    An early Christian church, characterized by a long, rectangular plan, a high colonnaded nave lit by a clerestory and covered by a timbered gable roof, two or four lower side aisles, a semicircular apse at the end, a narthex, and often other features, such as an atrium, a bema, and a small semicircular apses terminating the aisles.
  • 3. 
    The forecourt of an early Christian church, flanked or surrounded by porticoes.
  • 4. 
    The covered walk of an atrium of cloister.
  • 5. 
    A basin for ritual cleansing with water in the atrium of an early Christian basilica.
  • 6. 
    A semicircular or polygonal projection of a building, usually vaulted and used esp. at the sanctuary or east end of a church.
  • 7. 
    The bishop's throne, occupying a recess or apse in an early Christian church.
  • 8. 
    A transverse open space separating the nave and the apse of an early Christian church, developing into the transept of later cruciform churches.
  • 9. 
    A sacred or holy place, as that part of a church in which the principal altar is placed.
  • 10. 
    The table in a Christian church upon which the Eucharist, the sacrament celebrating Christ's Last Supper, is celebrated. 
  • 11. 
    The principal or central part of a church, extending form the narthex to the choir or chancel and usually flanked by aisles.
  • 12. 
    Any of the longitudinal divisions of a church, separated from the nave by a row of columns or piers.
  • 13. 
    An ornamental canopy of stone or marble permanently placed over the altar in a church.
  • 14. 
    Either of two raised stands from which the Gospels or Epistles were read or chanted in an early Christian church.
  • 15. 
    A low screen in an early Christian basilica, separating the clergy and sometimes the choir from the congregation.
  • 16. 
    A portico or vestibule before the nave of an early Christian or Byzantine church, occupied by those not yet christened.
  • 17. 
    An inner narthex when two are present.
  • 18. 
    A covered walk or outer narthex situated before an inner narthex.
  • 19. 
    A part of a church or a separate building in which baptism is administered.
  • 20. 
    A sacrament of initiation into Christianity, symbolic of spiritual regeneration, marked by a ceremonial immersion of application of water.
  • 21. 
    A basin, usually of stone, holding the water used in baptism.
  • 22. 
    A representation of a sacred Christian personage, such as Christ or a saint or angel, typically painted on a wood surface and itself venerated as being sacred, esp. in the tradition of the Eastern Church.
  • 23. 
    A stone coffin, esp. one bearing sculpture or inscriptions and displayed as a monument.
  • 24. 
    The sanctuary space surrounding the altar of an Eastern church.
  • 25. 
    A sacristy in an early Christian or Eastern church, usually on the south side of the bema.
  • 26. 
    A room in a church where the sacred vessels and vestments are kept.
  • 27. 
    A chapel in an Eastern Church where the Eucharistic elements are prepared, usually on the north side of the bema.
  • 28. 
    A large apsidal extension of the interior volume of a church.
  • 29. 
    A screen or partition on which icons are placed, separating the bema from the nave of an Eastern church.
  • 30. 
    The monumental western front of a Romanesque church, treated as a tower or towers containing a low entrance hall bellow and a chapel open to the nave above.
  • 31. 
    The major transverse part of a cruciform church, crossing the main axis at a right angle between the nave and choir.
  • 32. 
    The intersection of the nave and transept in a cruciform church.
  • 33. 
    A tall, acutely tapering pyramidal structure surmounting a steeple or tower.
  • 34. 
    A tall ornamental structure, usually ending in a spire and surmounting the tower of a church or other public building.
  • 35. 
    A bell tower, usually one near but not attached to the body of a church.
  • 36. 
    A rose window having distinctly radiating mullions or bars.
  • 37. 
    The space between an arch and the horizontal head of a door or window below, often decorated with sculpture.
  • 38. 
    A column supporting the tympanum of a doorway at its center.
  • 39. 
    A bulbous, domelike roof terminating in a sharp point, used esp. in Russian Orthodox church architecture to cover a cupola or tower.
  • 40. 
    An indigenous Scandinavian church of the 12th and 13th centuries, having a timber frame, plank walls, a tiered steeply pitched roof, and few windows.
  • 41. 
    The dwelling of a hermit; more generally a secluded place, residence, or habitation for a religious person or group.
  • 42. 
    A gallery or upper level in a church or hall.
  • 43. 
    A roofed promenade, esp. one extending inside or outside along the exterior wall of a building.
  • 44. 
    A canopied recess for a religious image or icon.
  • 45. 
    A series of arches supported on piers or columns.
  • 46. 
    Curved or ached like a bow; a term used in describing the arched or vaulted structure of a Romanesque church or Gothic cathedral, as distinguished form the trabeated architecture of an Egyptian hypostyle hall or Greek Doric temple.
  • 47. 
    A pier or pilaster projecting from a wall as a support for an arch or lintel, esp. at the termination of an arcade or colonnade.
  • 48. 
    A thickened abacus or supplementary capital set above a column capital to receive the thrust of an arch.
  • 49. 
    An arcade, esp. a blind one, composed of arches resting on alternate supports and overlapping in series where they cross.
  • 50. 
    A series of arches superimposed on a wall for decoration.
  • 51. 
    A slender spire rising from the ridge of a roof, esp. one above the crossing of a Gothic church.
  • 52. 
    A relatively small, usually foliated ornament terminating the peak of a spire or pinnacle.
  • 53. 
    The principal church of a diocese, containing the bishop's throne called the cathedra.
  • 54. 
    A church or other edifice erected over the tomb of a martyr.
  • 55. 
    A typical Byzantine church plan having nine bays. The center bay is a large square surmounted by a dome; the smaller square corner bays are domed or vaulted; and the rectangular side bays are barrel vaulted.
  • 56. 
    A projecting ornament, usually in the form of curved foliage, used esp. in Gothic architecture to decorate the outer angles of pinnacles, spires, and gables.
  • 57. 
    The space about the altar of a church for the clergy and choir, often elevated above the name and separated from it by a railing or screen.
  • 58. 
    A grotesquely carved figure of a human or animal, esp. one with an open mouth that serves as a spout and projects form a gutter to throw rainwater clear of a building.
  • 59. 
    A chapel endowed for the saying of Masses and prayers for the souls of the founders or of persons named by them.
  • 60. 
    A separately dedicated part of a church for private prayer, meditation, or small religious services.
  • 61. 
    The roundest east end of a Gothic cathedral including the apse and ambulatory.
  • 62. 
    An aisle encircling the end of the choir or chancel of a church.
  • 63. 
    A mazelike pattern inlaid in the pavement of a medieval church.
  • 64. 
    A separate division behind the choir or high altar of a large church.
  • 65. 
    A circular window, usually of stained glass and decorated with tracery symmetrical about the center.
  • 66. 
    Glass colored or stained by having pigments baked onto its surface or by having various metallic oxides fused into it while in a molten state.
  • 67. 
    An arcaded story in a church, between the nave arches and clerestory and corresponding to the space between the vaulting and the roof of an aisle.
  • 68. 
    A chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary , usually located behind the high altar of a cathedral at the extremity of the apse.
  • 69. 
    The main altar of a church.
  • 70. 
    The part of a church reserved for the officiating clergy.
  • 71. 
    An enclosed place, esp. the land surrounding or beside a cathedral.
  • 72. 
    A covered passage, esp. one between the transept and chapter house of a cathedral.
  • 73. 
    The place where the chapter of a cathedral or mastery meets, usually a building attached to or a hall forming part of the cathedral or monastery.
  • 74. 
    An assembly of the monks in a monastery, or the members of a religious house or order.
  • 75. 
    A small porch used as a chapel for penitents at the west end of some medieval English churches.
  • 76. 
    An underground chamber or vault used as a burial place, esp. one beneath the main floor of a church.
  • 77. 
    A crucifix symbolizing the cross on which Christ was crucified, esp. a large one set above the entrance to the choir or chancel of a medieval church.
  • 78. 
    A screen, often elaborately adorned and properly surmounted by a rood, separating the chancel or choir from the nave of a medieval church.
  • 79. 
    A courtyard or quadrangle enclosed by a cloister.
  • 80. 
    A walk or passage as along a cloister or behind the parapets of a castle.
  • 81. 
    A monastery under the supervision of an abbot, or a convent under the supervision of an abbess, belonging to the highest rank of such institutions.
  • 82. 
    An atrium or cloister beside a church.
  • 83. 
    A covered walk having an arcade or colonnade on one side opening onto a courtyard.
  • 84. 
    A covered place for walking, as around a cloister.