The Gothic Architecture Quiz: Trivia Facts!

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The Gothic Architecture Quiz: Trivia Facts!

Do you know anything about gothic architecture? Gothic architecture is an architectural style that thrived in Europe during the high and late middle ages. It came to fruition in the 12th century Northern France and England. The distinguishing element of Gothic architecture is the work done in churches, and they also built many cherished cathedrals. Taking this quiz will help you see how much you know about gothic architecture. Take this quiz and learn more about gothic architecture.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The crowning ornament of a pinnacle spire or roof.
  • 2. 
    An elongated triangular form, narrowing towards the top and extending to the air.
  • 3. 
    A carved or molded grotesque figure protruding from the top of a wall designed to carry out water.
  • 4. 
    The Sphere-shaped crowning ornament of a pinnacle.
  • 5. 
    The usually triangular part of the wall enclosing the sloping faces of a pitched roof.
  • 6. 
    Ornamental stonework set within the aperture of a window.
  • 7. 
    Part of the tower where the bells are hung.
  • 8. 
    A narrow, tall structure, here projecting from the crossing or west end of the church.
  • 9. 
    The roughly triangular space created between the outer side of an arch's curve.
  • 10. 
    Circular window delineated with often highly complex tracery that gives it the appearance of a multipetalled rose.
  • 11. 
    A masonry structure providing support to a wall.
  • 12. 
    A large entranceway composed of three openings typically found at the west end of medieval cathedrals.
  • 13. 
    A small dormer window set into a spire often louvered.
  • 14. 
    A series of arched recesses in a wall designed to hold statues or simply provide surface variegation.
  • 15. 
    A bracket projecting from a wall to support a structure alone.
  • 16. 
    A low protective wall running along the edge of the roof.
  • 17. 
    A column composed of several shafts.
  • 18. 
    A small gable used to top a buttress.
  • 19. 
    A window shape formed by tracery using eight foils.
  • 20. 
    A window piercing the upper storey of the nave, transepts, and looking over the aisle roof.
  • 21. 
    A statue set in an arched recess in a wall surface.
  • 22. 
    A tracery formed from a series of continuously curving bars.
  • 23. 
    A window giving light to a crypt.
  • 24. 
    An exterior set of steps leading to a grand entranceway or portal.
  • 25. 
    A window piercing the outer wall of the aisles.
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