Roman Architecture

 

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Roman Architecture

Question 1
The oldest architectural remains from ancient Rome date to
A
The third century BC.
B
The fourth century BC.
C
The eighth century BC.
D
The seventh century BC.

Question 2
Which of the following statements about Roman tomb architecture is most accurate?
A
Tomb architecture followed very strict templates, with very little variation from tomb to tomb.
B
Only the wealthy could afford to build large tombs for themselves and their families.
C
Tombs were not a very important part of Roman culture.
D
Because they served only to house the remains of the dead, they could be much more experimental than other forms of architecture.

Question 3
The exedrae on either side of Trajan's Forum are a direct reference to which of the following?
A
The Colosseum.
B
The Baths of Titus.
C
The Forum of Augustus.
D
The Forum of Julius Caesar.

Question 4
During which time period did brick facing for concrete come to be celebrated as an attractive material (i.e. no longer something to be covered over with plaster)?
A
The reign of Augustus.
B
Republican Rome
C
The second century AD.
D
The first century BC.

Question 5
Which of the following is NOT a feature of "baroque" architecture of the Roman period?
A
Regimented, orderly planning and decoration.
B
Extensive, often excessive, ornamentation.
C
A sense of movement in building facades.
D
Traditional architectural elements, used in an innovative way.

Question 6
Which capital type did the Romans favor?
A
Doric order capitals.
B
Ionic order capitals.
C
Corinthian capitals.
D
Tuscan capitals.

Question 7
The Theater of Marcellus was built by which emperor in honor of his son-in-law?
A
Nero
B
Vespasian
C
Augustus
D
Commodus

Question 8
First style Roman wall painting can best be described as:
A
Imitating colorful marble and stone.
B
Creating the illusion of a window looking onto a vista.
C
Geometric patterning.
D
Landscape paintings.

Question 9
Second style Roman wall painting can be described as:
A
Imitating colorful marble and stone.
B
Creating the illusion of a window looking onto a vista.
C
Geometric patterning.
D
Landscape paintings.

Question 10
Which of the following elements of a Roman home can be termed "Hellenizing?"
A
Columns.
B
A peristyle courtyard.
C
First-style Roman wall painting.
D
All of the above.
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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