Medieval Architecture I

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Medieval Architecture I
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2013-06-02 03:16:55
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  1. Which of the following Islamic structures did the Hagia Sophia most heavily influence?
    Mosque of Sultan Sulleyman - Constantinople (Instabul), Turkey
  2. Which of the following features were applicable to Early Christian architecture.
    Basilican churches were modeled after the Roman Basilica, the nave was often covered with a simple truss roof with clearstory fenestration on the walls, churches were oriented to the cardinal points with the entry facing west and the apse facing east.
  3. All of the following are true concerning Early Christian architecture EXCEPT
    Once Christianity became legal, Christians initially worshiped in abundantly available Roman temples.
  4. Match:
    narthex, berna, transept, atrium
    a cross-axial porch between the atrium and the nave, a raised platform beyond the nave within the curved apse, a cross-axial space between the nave and the apse, an area where the catechumens congregated during restricted portion of the mass.
  5. All of the following are true concerning Islamic architecture EXCEPT
    Like the Christian basilica that used columns to direct the worshiper forward towards the apse, the mosque used columns to direct the visitor towards the mihrab (prayer niche)
  6. All of the following are true concerning Islamic architecture EXCEPT
    The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem exhibits features typical of Islamic mosque architecture.
  7. All of the following are true concerning Early Christian architecture EXCEPT
    Pope Sixtus III was reluctant to use classical orders or the Roman temple form for the churches.
  8. Which of the following is FALSE concerning the use of Islamic ornamentation
    Mosques were typically adorned with statues and intricate mosaics of Muslim prophets.
  9. All of the following concerning Byzantine architecture was true EXCEPT
    The general rule of thumb was that no visible surface of the exterior be left in a natural state, although the interior was more subdued to emphasize the structural elements.
  10. One of the most significant accomplishements of the Byzantine architects was the development of the pendentive, which was used to
    accommodate a circular dome to an arrangement of supports that create a square plan

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