Architecture Trivia Quiz

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Architecture Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    A conventionalized representation of an acanthus leaf, used esp. as a decoration for Corinthian column capitals.
    • A. 

      Architrave

    • B. 

      Acanthus

    • C. 

      Colossal order

    • D. 

      Capital

    • E. 

      Cornice

  • 2. 
    A main beam resting across the tops of columns, specifically the lower third entablature.an ornamental molding around the wall of a room just below the ceiling.
    • A. 

      Terracotta

    • B. 

      Base

    • C. 

      Architrave

    • D. 

      Post and lintel:

    • E. 

      Ionic

  • 3. 
    The distinct, typically broader section at the head of a pillar or column.
    • A. 

      Architrave

    • B. 

      Entasis

    • C. 

      Colossal order

    • D. 

      Capital

    • E. 

      Ionic

  • 4. 
    Architectural order extending beyond one interior story, often extending through several stories.
    • A. 

      Colossal order

    • B. 

      Architrave

    • C. 

      Entasis

    • D. 

      Acanthus

    • E. 

      Pendentive

  • 5. 
    An ornamental molding around the wall of a room just below the ceiling.
    • A. 

      Dome

    • B. 

      Facade

    • C. 

      Ionic

    • D. 

      Cornice

    • E. 

      Pilaster

  • 6. 
    Relating to or denoting a classical order of architecture characterized by a column with scroll shapes (volutes) on either side of the capital.
    • A. 

      Pendentive

    • B. 

      Ionic

    • C. 

      Base

    • D. 

      Terracotta

    • E. 

      Cornice

  • 7. 
    A slight convex curve in the shaft of a column, introduced to correct the visual illusion of concavity produced by a straight shaft.
    • A. 

      Ionic

    • B. 

      Post and lintel

    • C. 

      Entasis

    • D. 

      In antis

    • E. 

      Architrave

  • 8. 
    Is a simple architrave[1] where a horizontal member (the lintel—or header) is supported by two vertical posts at either end.
    • A. 

      Post and lintel

    • B. 

      Column

    • C. 

      Terracotta

    • D. 

      Facade

    • E. 

      Nave

  • 9. 
    A curved triangle of vaulting formed by the intersection of a dome with its supporting arches.
    • A. 

      Pendentive

    • B. 

      Cornice

    • C. 

      Ionic

    • D. 

      Dome

    • E. 

      Clerestory

  • 10. 
    “baked earth” is a clay-based unglazed ceramic
    • A. 

      Bracket

    • B. 

      Arcade

    • C. 

      Clerestory

    • D. 

      Terracotta

    • E. 

      Concrete