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1 Preserving Historic Buildings
This quiz takes a look at techniques of historic preservation from diagnosis to cure.
Average
15 Q
kaddarsgirl
Apr 06 13
339 plays
2 Paolo Soleri's Architecture
The visionary Italian-American architect Paolo Soleri saw the need to create compact, multilayered habitats to sustain growing human populations while conserving resources. This quiz covers his career highlights.
Tough
10 Q
PDAZ
Oct 28 13
231 plays
3 Bits of Architecture
Okay, so maybe George Costanza (as his alter-ego, architect Art Vandelay) wouldn't know these answers, but if you do, GO FOR IT! I throw down the proverbial glove.
Tough
15 Q
lsvitko
Apr 06 00
5505 plays
4 The Cologne Cathedral
Begun in the year 1248, the Cologne Cathedral is a masterwork of medieval architecture. It took over 600 years to complete, but stayed true to the original plans over all that time!
Difficult
10 Q
WesleyCrusher
May 09 14
138 plays
5 The Sydney Opera House
Welcome to the Sydney Opera House. This quiz asks you ten question about the construction of that grand old girl primly supervising all that goes on in Sydney Harbour, in New South Wales, Australia.
Average
10 Q
Creedy
May 09 14
144 plays
6 Ten Architectural Niches Around the World
Architecture has changed drastically over the centuries. Take this quiz and visit ten different schools of architecture, exploring general aesthetics and the like. Good luck!
Average
10 Q
kyleisalive
Nov 17 13
561 plays
7 Architecture for Everybody
Some people find the subject of architecture rather esoteric. This quiz solves that problem by presenting some of the very basic terms and definitions important to architects. Good luck!
Easy
10 Q
thejazzkickazz
Aug 15 04
6807 plays
8 Renaissance Architect Andrea Palladio
Andrea Palladio was one of the most innovative, influential and imitated figures of Western architecture. His ideas have inspired countless houses and government buildings across Europe and North America. This is a basic quiz about his life and works.
Average
10 Q
Arlesienne
Nov 14 06
1194 plays
9 Key to the Door
Who would have thought doors could be so interesting? Here are ten facts on same to open up your mind. Have fun!
Average
10 Q
Creedy
Jan 22 13
522 plays
10 Let Me Spark Your Interest in Architecture!
Here are ten questions, complete with illustrations, about some of the architectural elements found in varying types of structures. You might be surprised how many of them you know.
Average
10 Q
dcpddc478
Oct 12 13
543 plays
11 Burj Khalifa
Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Burj Khalifa is an unbelievably tall building. Discover what this architectural creation is all about!
Average
10 Q
funnytrivianna
Apr 15 10
672 plays
12 Architectural Terminology
How well do you know your architectural terminology?
Tough
10 Q
Zap_Rowsdower
Dec 02 07
2214 plays
13 A Very Stirling Affair
A look at the history of the Stirling Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in Architecture.
Average
10 Q
Christinap
Oct 03 13
201 plays
14 Orders of Architecture
The classical architecture of the ancient world, explored again in the Renaissance, and ever since, is based on several standard styles, or 'orders'. Can you answer some easy questions about the orders that underlie so much great architecture?
Tough
10 Q
riotgrrl
Oct 14 03
1878 plays
15 "Quotable" Architecture
This quiz features quotes - some well known and some less known -- from (primarily) 20th century architects. Can you match them all?
Tough
10 Q
rebekb
Aug 21 08
1116 plays
16 Random Architectural History
A brief quiz of random questions concerning architecture throughout the ages. All multiple choice.
Tough
10 Q
vikan
Jun 19 01
3969 plays
17 Name the Architect
Can you name the people who gave us some of the world's most famous structures?
Average
10 Q
chicagojanet
May 17 13
540 plays
18 Is Anybody Home?
You're driving through a quiet suburban neighborhood, admiring the beautiful homes and wondering how such houses came to be. Open the quiz door and step inside to learn how it's done. Is anybody home?
Average
10 Q
kaddarsgirl
May 12 14
312 plays
19 Gaudí's Architecture
Antonio Gaudí i Cornet was perhaps the most original architect of all time. His uniquely intricate, sweeping forms caused a stir at the turn of the twentieth century. This quiz covers his entire career, including his most famous work, the Sagrada Familia
Difficult
10 Q
riotgrrl
Aug 14 03
1008 plays
20 Gothic Architecture
Here are some simple questions about Gothic Churches in Europe.
Tough
10 Q
apc1106
Dec 22 07
1167 plays
21 Takin' My Time
Let's journey around the world to look at fascinating timepieces. Well, that's providing that you've got a minute! (authors challenge suggestion by kyleisalive)
Average
10 Q
funnytrivianna
Jul 28 11
492 plays
22 The Thirteenth Floor
Or how to build a skyscraper in 10 easy steps.
Difficult
10 Q
bucknallbabe
Nov 18 09
4344 plays
23 Egyptian And Ancient Architecture Terms
Do you know about Egyptian and ancient architecture? This quiz deals with some of the basic terms used in the study of architecture, especially Egyptian and ancient. Some of this info was gleaned from William L. MacDonald's 'The Pantheon'. Enjoy!
Tough
10 Q
rj211
Sep 24 01
2445 plays
24 Which Architect Designed That? #1
Just match the famous building with the architect who designed it. I will also tell you where the building is.
Tough
10 Q
ilovethisgame
Apr 20 03
2784 plays
25 Which Architect Designed That? #2
Just like the first quiz. Match the famous building with the architect who designed it. I will also tell you where the building is. Enjoy.
Tough
10 Q
ilovethisgame
Apr 18 04
1797 plays
26 Architectural Skeletons
Most buildings aren't what they seem. A 'stone' building is usually a thin layer of cut stone applied to a skeleton of wood, steel or cheaper stone. I'll give you an architectural work, and you guess what the skeleton or structure is really made of.
Difficult
10 Q
savichal
Oct 13 00
1980 plays
27 Bauhaus
Let's see how you match up with one of the world's most famous artistic movements - Bauhaus!
Average
15 Q
bdiggory
May 03 09
735 plays
28 Deconstructivism
One of the most interesting styles of Architecture to emerge in the 20th Century! Let's see how much you know about this prolific style that is still being designed today.
Average
15 Q
bdiggory
May 08 09
714 plays
29 Building Nicknames
Many architectural wonders attempt to achieve notoriety by the novelty of their design or their beauty. Sometimes the public has different ideas and a nickname sticks that the builders never intended. Which of these do you recognize?
Difficult
10 Q
jstagamtome
Feb 27 09
1629 plays
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Last Updated Jun 14 14 8:52 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* According to scholars, most ancient Greek temples were:
* Elisha Otis, inventor of the elevator, first demonstrated his new invention here in 1854.
* The great dome of St. Peter's in Rome was designed by Italian artist Michaelangelo, but who first used the revolutionary design idea of the dome's design on the Florence Cathedral?
* Which of the following is NOT an example of an order of Greek column?
* Which of the following buildings is an example of Byzantine architecture?


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