Ancient Roman Art And Architecture! History Trivia Quiz

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Ancient Roman Art And Architecture! History Trivia Quiz - Quiz

Roman architecture borrowed heavily from Greek architecture, and the Greeks gave the rest of the world new ways of coming up with different structures. One of the most important additions that the Romans brought to architecture is the arch, which quickly led to the dome ceilings, which helped in weight distribution. Do take this history trivia quiz on ancient roman art and architecture and see what more you stand to learn.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Borrowed from the cultures they conquered. 
  • 2. 
    Characterized by massive brick and concrete construction, employing such features such as the semicircular arch, the barrel, and groin vaults and the dome.
  • 3. 
    Projection of a figure from the flat background.
  • 4. 
    Extended round arch.
  • 5. 
    Established certain rules for standardizing the Greek orders for architecture. 
  • 6. 
    Entablature is _______________ the size of the column. 
  • 7. 
    From wedge-shaped stones; formed by the use of centering.
  • 8. 
    Arched masonry that forms the ceiling of a building/ an extended arch.
  • 9. 
    A measuring unit for each order according to Vitruvius.
  • 10. 
    According to Vitruvius, the shaft should be __________ smaller in diameter at the top than its base.
  • 11. 
    Painting on wet plaster.
  • 12. 
    Dry fresco
  • 13. 
    Combination of ionic shaft and corinthian capital.
  • 14. 
    Simplified roman doric order.
  • 15. 
    The counterpart of the agora. It is composed of temples, triumphal arches, pillar of victories and Roman basilicas. 
  • 16. 
    The inner part of the portico.
  • 17. 
    Began by Agrippa in 27 BC. Rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in 120 AD, changing it to the circular shape it has now.
  • 18. 
    The circular building having a single row of columns surrounded by a central structure. 
  • 19. 
    A porch having a roof supported by columns, often leading to the entrance of a building. 
  • 20. 
    Roman house of the middle class.
  • 21. 
    Blocks of flats used as a shop and apartment.
  • 22. 
    Housed the upper class roman
  • 23. 
    Smaller than the colosseum
  • 24. 
    Large reservoirs/ cisterns for lead pipes to transport water to towns.
  • 25. 
    Building to house the roman law court, eventually become a hall of justice and commercial exchange.
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