History Of Architecture! Take This Trivia Exam! Quiz

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History Of Architecture! Take This Trivia Exam! Quiz

Long before the magnificent structures of ancient Greece and Rome, humans were designing and constructing. Prehistoric builders moved earth and stone into geometric forms, creating our earliest human-made formations. Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright is considered the most celebrated architect of all time? If you want to learn more about the history of architecture, make sure you take this trivia exam and see what you might learn. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Like the typical ___ temple, the typical roman temple sits on a podium and is asymmetrically organized along a central _____
  • 2. 
    A ____ is the uppermost, projecting portion of an entablature, also crowning horizontal molding of a building or wall.
  • 3. 
    ___ is the search for, and the study of, historical artifacts.
  • 4. 
    The ____, the ______, and the _____ were the three kinds of tombs built in abundance by Northern Europeans and the neolithic age.
  • 5. 
    Earthen mounds covering prehistoric tombs were called, ____.
  • 6. 
    ____ was the world's first recorded architect.
  • 7. 
    Pyramids were built in the ___ Kingdom period of Egyptian history and exclusively in ___ Egypt. 
  • 8. 
    It was King ___ who united upper and lower ____ into a single Kingdom. He was entombed under a mastaba in the royal ___ located at Saqqara.
  • 9. 
    All mastabas were built with ___ doors for the access of these spirits/souls.
  • 10. 
    All ____ structures built in ancient Egypt were surrounded by ___ walls.
  • 11. 
    Amongst the most impressive engineering achievements of the ancient egyptians was the mining, carving and erecting of the monolithic ____.
  • 12. 
    After death, the pharaoh would be entombed deep within the earth, his body would have been carefully prepared, wrapped in linen, encased in a decorated casket, placed in a stone ____, and sealed up within an elaborate tomb. 
  • 13. 
    The new kingdom ____, Akenaten, was the world's first monotheist.
  • 14. 
    Structures built with large stones are called ____.
  • 15. 
    When you support a beam with posts or columns then you are using a ___ system of construction. 
  • 16. 
    The ___ had no mature architectural expression of their own, they borrowed from other cultures. 
  • 17. 
    Persian architecture is referred to as ___
  • 18. 
    ___ is greek for between the rivers. The particular rivers in question are the Tigris and the ____ they flow southeast and empty into the ____
  • 19. 
    The nile river flows nothward into the ____.
  • 20. 
    According to Vitruvius, for a building to be considered a piece of architecture it must have three qualities, ___, ___, and ___.
  • 21. 
    Amongst Agean civilizations, the Minoans built palaces and the Mycenaeans built ___.
  • 22. 
    In the ancient Aegean and greek periods, megalithic walls were referred to as ___ walls.
  • 23. 
    According to Minoan legend, it was the princess Europa and the God Zeus who populated the island of ___
  • 24. 
    Amateur German archeologist, Heinrich Schliemann found the legendary city citadel of ____
  • 25. 
    The greeks were the last of the ___ builders.