Unit 5 Exam 30-Minute Essay

Unit 5 Exam 30-Minute Essay

The structure shown, in an aerial view and a detail, is the Borobudur Temple in Central Java, Indonesia. Like many architectural structures, it was built to facilitate religious observance within its culture.

Select and completely identify another structure or complex from South, East, and Southeast Asia (300 B.C.E.–1980 C.E.) that was built to facilitate religious observance. You may select a work from the list below or any other relevant work from South, East, and Southeast Asia (300B.C.E.–1980 C.E.).

Describe specific visual characteristics of both Borobudur and your selected work.

Using specific visual evidence from both works, explain two similarities and/or differences in how the two works are intended to facilitate religious practice.

Explain one similarity or difference in how both structures express religious meaning within their respective cultures. Use specific contextual evidence about both the Borobudur Temple and your selected work in your explanation.

When identifying the work you select, you should try to include all of the following identifiers: title or designation, name of the artist and/or culture of origin, date of creation, and materials. You will earn credit for the identification if you provide at least two accurate identifiers, but you will not be penalized if any additional identifiers you provide are inaccurate. If you select a work from the list below, you must include at least two accurate identifiers beyond those that are given.

Great Stupa at Sanchi

Lakshmana Temple

The temple of Angkor Wat


















































  Met Expectations (3 or 6 points)Did Not Meet Expectations (0 points)
Task 1: Identify a work of art.Response provides two additional accurate identifiers for the selected work of art.  
Task 2 & 3: Describe visual elements of a work of art.Response accurately describes the design of the Borobudur Temple and the selected artwork  
Task 4 & 5: Explain how two or more works of art are similar and/or different in how they convey meaning.Using specific visual evidence from both works, explains two similarities or differences in how the two works are intended to facilitate religious practice.  
Task 6: Articulate a defensible claim that explains the meaning or significance of similarities or differences between two works of art.Response accurately explains one similarity or difference in how both structures express religious meaning within their respective cultures.  
Task 7: Explain how the evidence justifies the claim.Response accurately uses specific contextual evidence about the Borobudur Temple and selected work in the explanation.  

The structure shown, in an aerial view and a detail, is the Borobudur Temple in Central Java, Indonesia. Like many architectural structures, it was built to facilitate religious observance within its culture.

Select and completely identify another structure or complex from South, East, and Southeast Asia (300 B.C.E.–1980 C.E.) that was built to facilitate religious observance. You may select a work from the list below or any other relevant work from South, East, and Southeast Asia (300B.C.E.–1980 C.E.).

Describe specific visual characteristics of both Borobudur and your selected work.

Using specific visual evidence from both works, explain two similarities and/or differences in how the two works are intended to facilitate religious practice.

Explain one similarity or difference in how both structures express religious meaning within their respective cultures. Use specific contextual evidence about both the Borobudur Temple and your selected work in your explanation.

When identifying the work you select, you should try to include all of the following identifiers: title or designation, name of the artist and/or culture of origin, date of creation, and materials. You will earn credit for the identification if you provide at least two accurate identifiers, but you will not be penalized if any additional identifiers you provide are inaccurate. If you select a work from the list below, you must include at least two accurate identifiers beyond those that are given.

Great Stupa at Sanchi

Lakshmana Temple

The temple of Angkor Wat


















































  Met Expectations (3 or 6 points)Did Not Meet Expectations (0 points)
Task 1: Identify a work of art.Response provides two additional accurate identifiers for the selected work of art.  
Task 2 & 3: Describe visual elements of a work of art.Response accurately describes the design of the Borobudur Temple and the selected artwork  
Task 4 & 5: Explain how two or more works of art are similar and/or different in how they convey meaning.Using specific visual evidence from both works, explains two similarities or differences in how the two works are intended to facilitate religious practice.  
Task 6: Articulate a defensible claim that explains the meaning or significance of similarities or differences between two works of art.Response accurately explains one similarity or difference in how both structures express religious meaning within their respective cultures.  
Task 7: Explain how the evidence justifies the claim.Response accurately uses specific contextual evidence about the Borobudur Temple and selected work in the explanation.  
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