Builders And Dreamers

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following men invented the steel wire and used it to design the first suspension bridge?
    • A. 

      John Augustus Roebling

    • B. 

      Louis Sullivan

    • C. 

      Elijah Graves Otis

    • D. 

      Washington Roebling

  • 2. 
    What was the name of the first Skyscraper in New York City?
    • A. 

      The Flat Iron Building

    • B. 

      The Empire State Building

    • C. 

      The World Trade Center Building

    • D. 

      The Sears Tower

  • 3. 
    Who designed the first safe elevator?
    • A. 

      Elijah Graves Otis

    • B. 

      James Eads

    • C. 

      Frederick Olmsted

    • D. 

      P.T. Barnum

  • 4. 
    Who designed Central Park in New York City?
    • A. 

      Elijah Graves Otis

    • B. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • C. 

      Frederick Law Olmsted

    • D. 

      Washington Roebling

  • 5. 
    What is the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment?
    • A. 

      Landscape architecture

    • B. 

      Engineering

    • C. 

      Cantilevers

    • D. 

      Suspension bridge

  • 6. 
    Who was the first architect to use a steel frame and artistry to create skyscrapers?
    • A. 

      Louis Sullivan

    • B. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • C. 

      Elijah Graves Otis

    • D. 

      Frederick Olmsted

  • 7. 
    Which architect was the student of Louis Sullivan and designer of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City that used the natural environment to create the homes and buildings he designed?
    • A. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • B. 

      Washington Roebling

    • C. 

      P.T. Barnum

    • D. 

      Frederick Law Olmsted

  • 8. 
    Who designed the first steel bridge in St. Louis Missouri?
    • A. 

      James Eads

    • B. 

      Frank Lloyd Olmsted

    • C. 

      Washington Roebling

    • D. 

      Elijah Graves Otis

  • 9. 
    What word describes either of two beams or structures that stick out from piers toward each other and when joined form a span in a bridge?  
    • A. 

      Cantilevers

    • B. 

      Suspension bridge

    • C. 

      Bends

    • D. 

      Innovation

  • 10. 
    Who used wire ropes to create the cable car for large cities?
    • A. 

      Andrew Hallidie

    • B. 

      James Eads

    • C. 

      John Augustus Roebling

    • D. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

  • 11. 
    Which river in New York did the Brooklyn Bridge cross?
    • A. 

      The Hudson River

    • B. 

      The East River

    • C. 

      The Erie River

    • D. 

      New York Harbor

  • 12. 
    Why was the Brooklyn Bridge such a special accomplishment?
    • A. 

      It was the longest, highest, and strongest bridge ever built

    • B. 

      It was the first bridge to ever be built in a big city

    • C. 

      It was the only bridge in New York city and the only way in or out of the city

    • D. 

      It was the first steel framed bridge in the United States

  • 13. 
    Who took over construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when the original designer died of gangrene from a construction accident?
    • A. 

      The designer's son, Washington Roebling

    • B. 

      The designer's head engineer, John Ferrington

    • C. 

      The designer's daughter, Emily Roebling

    • D. 

      The designer's competitor, James Eads

  • 14. 
    What happened to Washington Roebling when he joined workers to construct the base towers of the Brooklyn Bridge under water?
    • A. 

      He got the bends and was paralyzed

    • B. 

      He died and his wife took over construction

    • C. 

      He broke both legs and construction was paused

    • D. 

      He got pinned under water by equipment but survived

  • 15. 
    Who was Emily Roebling?
    • A. 

      The wife of Washington Roebling who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge

    • B. 

      The daughter of John Roebling who married President Grover Cleveland

    • C. 

      The daughter in law of James Eads who designed the Eads Bridge

    • D. 

      The wife of John Augustus Roebling who accepted his award for completing the bridge after he died

  • 16. 
    Who put everyone's fears that the Brooklyn Bridge might collapse one day to rest when he drove a herd of elephants across the bridge for the circus?
    • A. 

      P.T. Barnum

    • B. 

      James Eads

    • C. 

      Washington Roebling

    • D. 

      James Bailey