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Byzantine Architecture

written by: silveto
 
This quiz focuses on Byzantine architecture, which spread from Constantinople to the Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor and Eastern Europe. I hope you will enjoy this quiz even if you know nothing about it.

Question 1:


The first examples of early Byzantine architecture, found in Ravenna and Constantinople, date from the reign of which Byzantine emperor?
Justinian I
Haraclius
Tiberius II
Justin II

Question 2:


The long body of the church Hagia Irene in Istanbul (former Constantinople) is covered by two domes.
True
False

Question 3:


St Volodimyr Cathedral, an example of Neo-Byzantine architecture, is located in which Eastern European city?
Kiev
Sofia
St Petersburg
Moscow

Question 4:

View the provided image.
Which basilica in Ravenna, begun in 527 by Bishop Ecclesio, is an example of Byzantine art ?
The Basilica of San Vitale
Santa Balbina
The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
Basilica di San Clemente


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Question 5:


The dome of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (former Constantinople) is supported by how many massive piers?
2
3
5
4

Question 6:


The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Church of the Resurrection, is an example of Byzantine architecture, located in which city?
Jerusalem, Israel
Moscow, Russia
Rome, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey

Question 7:


The Byzantine church of Hagia Irene was the seat of the Bishop of Constantinople until what year?
738
404
415
564

Question 8:


The church of Hagia Irene, a Byzantine church, was converted into a mosque by Sultan Mehmed the Conquerer.
False
True

Question 9:


Elmali Kilise, a rock sanctuary built in Byzantine style, dates back to the Comnenan period and is located in which district?
Cappadocia
Sicily
Athens
Istanbul

Question 10:


St Mark's Basilica, a prominent example of Byzantine architecture, is located in which Italian city?
Rome
Venice
Milan
Florence

 


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