AP Art History : Answering other questions about Romanesque architecture

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Romanesque Architecture

Of the following choices, which is a recognizable aspect of Romanesque architecture?

Possible Answers:

Stained glass windows

Rounded arches

Ribbed vaults

Flying buttresses

Correct answer:

Rounded arches

Explanation:

Rounded arches are perhaps the most recognizable feature of Romanesque architecture-not only because they are recognizably "Roman-like" and are similar to the rounded architectural forms found on classical Roman ruins, but also because they stand in stark contrast to the pointed arches of Gothic architecture.

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