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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?
Justin II
Haraclius
Tiberius II
Justinian I

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:

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


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Question 5:


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

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?
Rome, Italy
Jerusalem, Israel
Moscow, Russia
Istanbul, Turkey

Question 7:


The Byzantine church of Hagia Irene was the seat of the Bishop of Constantinople until what year?
415
404
738
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?
Athens
Sicily
Cappadocia
Istanbul

Question 10:


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

 


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