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"Doors are a part of everyday life. Here's a quiz on some door history. Enjoy!"
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Theophilus Van Kannel received a U.S. patent for a new door in 1888. His door is still in use today, neither opened or closed, though allowing continuous pedestrian traffic. Which of these doors did he invent?
One type of door was introduced in Europe in the 17th century. Which of these doors, being split horizontally, allows for either the top, bottom, or both sections to be opened or closed?
Many of these rooms could only be accessed through an outside portal, traditionally providing room to store provisions and supplies. In "The Wizard of Oz", what door remained closed when Dorothy was frantically searching for refuge from the storm?
Which of these glass paneled doors originated in France during the 17th century and are often found in a double door configuration?
Some doors are not for humans, but for the most pampered members of our extended families. The "Oxford English Dictionary" first listed a definition for this type of door in 1957. Which door would these family members use?
Some doors are hidden, with no visible signs that the door is even there. Some installations are behind bookcases, wardrobes, or perhaps pictures. Many were built to hide escaping slaves in the US, or Jews during the Nazi persecution. What is the name of such a door?
In 1921, C. G. Johnson invented a new type of door and then improved the design in 1926 by adding electricity to help open them. What door type did he invent?
Which of these doors was invented and patented by Hannah Harger from Manchester, Iowa, in 1887?
Saloon doors are associated with rugged pioneers expanding to the western US. They were often found at the entrance of drinking establishments. What is this type of door called if hung in the center of the frame with openings at both top and bottom?
Ruins have been found in archaeological digs from Pompeii, Italy, for this door style. The Japanese have creatively used these doors to redefine interior spaces. Which of the popular doors can also be installed for either interior or exterior entrances?
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Compiled Jun 28 12