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1 Preserving Historic Buildings
This quiz takes a look at techniques of historic preservation from diagnosis to cure.
15 Q
Apr 06 13
291 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.
10 Q
Oct 28 13
219 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.
15 Q
Apr 06 00
5457 plays
4 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!
10 Q
Nov 17 13
516 plays
5 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!
10 Q
Aug 15 04
6723 plays
6 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.
10 Q
Nov 14 06
1176 plays
7 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!
10 Q
Jan 22 13
513 plays
8 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.
10 Q
Oct 12 13
498 plays
9 Burj Khalifa
Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Burj Khalifa is an unbelievably tall building. Discover what this architectural creation is all about!
10 Q
Apr 15 10
654 plays
10 A Very Stirling Affair
A look at the history of the Stirling Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in Architecture.
10 Q
Oct 03 13
192 plays
11 Architectural Terminology
How well do you know your architectural terminology?
10 Q
Dec 02 07
2175 plays
12 "Quotable" Architecture
This quiz features quotes - some well known and some less known -- from (primarily) 20th century architects. Can you match them all?
10 Q
Aug 21 08
1092 plays
13 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?
10 Q
Oct 14 03
1860 plays
14 Name the Architect
Can you name the people who gave us some of the world's most famous structures?
10 Q
May 17 13
525 plays
15 Random Architectural History
A brief quiz of random questions concerning architecture throughout the ages. All multiple choice.
10 Q
Jun 19 01
3951 plays
16 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
10 Q
Aug 14 03
999 plays
17 Gothic Architecture
Here are some simple questions about Gothic Churches in Europe.
10 Q
Dec 22 07
1137 plays
18 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)
10 Q
Jul 28 11
471 plays
19 The Thirteenth Floor
Or how to build a skyscraper in 10 easy steps.
10 Q
Nov 18 09
4251 plays
20 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!
10 Q
Sep 24 01
2427 plays
21 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.
10 Q
Apr 20 03
2769 plays
22 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.
10 Q
Apr 18 04
1788 plays
23 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.
10 Q
Oct 13 00
1959 plays
24 Bauhaus
Let's see how you match up with one of the world's most famous artistic movements - Bauhaus!
15 Q
May 03 09
726 plays
25 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?
10 Q
Feb 27 09
1608 plays
26 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.
15 Q
May 08 09
699 plays
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Last Updated Apr 14 14 4:49 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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