Lesson 22 - Early Medieval Art And Architecture

5 Questions | Total Attempts: 117

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Medieval Art Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what ways do we see early medieval synthesis illustrated in Romanesque architecture?
    • A. 

      Romanesque Architecture - Is based on the Roman basilica (which became the pattern of the christian church

    • B. 

      Fused together with towers and gates associated with secular fortresses

    • C. 

      In roman architecture- round square, and octagonal towers were used to reinforve the city walls. In romanesque architecture these gateways aquired symbolic significance. Symbolism: "of protection and transcendental aspiration" (or hope for something beyond this world)

    • D. 

      The Romanesque church served as a center of pilgramage

  • 2. 
    Reliquarious were supposed "saint" relics (fake treasure boxes) that contained usually: tooth, fragment of bone, piece of garment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Illuminated manuscripts. The copied manuscripts that were richly adorned and highly decorated.  Such as the book of Kells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The Cross Page - Lindisfarne gospels demonstrates an example of the medieval synthesis: Celtic and Germanic style which uses animal forms as a decorative device is combined with the Christian motif of the cross.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The technical term for this early Germanic and Celtic style of art is ... Interlaced Style
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False