Trivia Questions On The History Of Architecture! Quiz

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Trivia Questions On The History Of Architecture! Quiz

Architecture history can be traced back to when man decided to leave life in the caves and come up with structures for shelter. If you are into architecture, the trivia questions on the history of architecture below are perfect for helping you see just how much you know about what is now a form of art. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the middle kingdom, in Egyptian architecture, who consolidate the administrative system, made a survey of the country, set boundaries to the provinces, and other helpful works.
    • A. 

      A. Amenemhat I

    • B. 

      B. Imhotep

    • C. 

      C. Senusret I

    • D. 

      D. Zoser

  • 2. 
    A decorative bracket usually taking the form of a cyma reversa strap.
    • A. 

      A. Bema

    • B. 

      B. Console

    • C. 

      C. Cavetto

    • D. 

      D. Tracery

  • 3. 
    Not among the three pyramids in Gizeh
    • A. 

      A. Cheops

    • B. 

      B. Chefren

    • C. 

      C. Khufu

    • D. 

      D. Mykerinos

  • 4. 
    Architect of TWA airport
    • A. 

      A. Alvar Aalto

    • B. 

      B. Frank Lloyd Wright

    • C. 

      C. Mies van de Rohe

    • D. 

      D. Eero Saarinen

  • 5. 
    Architect of Iglesia ni Cristo.
    • A. 

      A. Caesar Homer Concio

    • B. 

      B. Felipe Mendoza

    • C. 

      C. Juan Nakpil

    • D. 

      D. Carlos Santos Viola

  • 6. 
    The highest sloped pyramid in Gizeh
    • A. 

      A. Pyramid of Zoser

    • B. 

      B. Pyramid of Khufu

    • C. 

      C. Pyramid of Cheops

    • D. 

      D. Pyramid of Chefren

  • 7. 
    King Zoser's architect who was deified in the 26th dynasty.
    • A. 

      A. Imhotep

    • B. 

      B. Amenemhat

    • C. 

      C. Libon

    • D. 

      D. Senusret D. Senusret D. Senusret D. Senusret

  • 8. 
    A Filipino architect whose philosophy is 'the structure must be well oriented'.
    • A. 

      A. Caesar Homer Concio

    • B. 

      B. Felipe Mendoza

    • C. 

      C. Juan Nakpil

    • D. 

      D. Carlos Santos Viola

  • 9. 
    "Modern architecture need not be western".
    • A. 

      A. I.M. Pei

    • B. 

      B. Kenzo Tange

    • C. 

      C. Tadao Ando

    • D. 

      D. Tomas Mapua

  • 10. 
    A recess in a wall to contain a statue or other small items.
    • A. 

      A. Ambulatory

    • B. 

      B. Niche

    • C. 

      C. Exedra

    • D. 

      D. Narthex

  • 11. 
    A concave molding approximately quarter round.
    • A. 

      A. Cavetto

    • B. 

      B. Astylar

    • C. 

      C. Crenel

    • D. 

      D. Cortel

  • 12. 
    A compound bracket or capital in Japanese architecture.
    • A. 

      A. Cha-sit-su

    • B. 

      B. Masu-gumi

    • C. 

      C. Tokonoma

    • D. 

      D. Torei

  • 13. 
    A large apsidal extension of the interior volume of a church.
    • A. 

      A. Ambulatory

    • B. 

      B. Niche

    • C. 

      C. Exedra

    • D. 

      D. Narthex

  • 14. 
    Art Noveau is known as the international style, in Germany it is known as ___.
    • A. 

      A. Jugendstijl

    • B. 

      B. Eero Saarinen

    • C. 

      C. Richard Josef Neutra

    • D. 

      D. Alvar Aalto

  • 15. 
    What architectural term is termed to be free from any historical style?
    • A. 

      A. Renaissance

    • B. 

      B. Eclecticism

    • C. 

      C. Art Noveau

    • D. 

      D. Baroque

  • 16. 
    Plan shape of a Chinese pagoda.
    • A. 

      A. Octagonal

    • B. 

      B. Hexagonal

    • C. 

      C. Rectangular

    • D. 

      D. Square

  • 17. 
    Architect of Robinson's Galleria
    • A. 

      A. Jose Siao Ling

    • B. 

      B. William Cosculluela

    • C. 

      C. Gabriel Formoso

    • D. 

      D. Jun Palafox

  • 18. 
    Female statues with baskets serving as columns
    • A. 

      A. Astylar

    • B. 

      B. Bartizan

    • C. 

      C. Crenel

    • D. 

      D. Canephora

  • 19. 
    A decorative niche often topped with a canopy and housing a statue.
    • A. 

      A. Tabernacle

    • B. 

      B. Baldachino

    • C. 

      C. Lacunaria

    • D. 

      D. Entablature

  • 20. 
    Another term for crenel or intervals between merlon of a battlement
    • A. 

      A. Cavetto

    • B. 

      B. Embrasures

    • C. 

      C. Bartizan

    • D. 

      D. Astylar

  • 21. 
    A house is like a flower pot"
    • A. 

      A. Jugendstijl

    • B. 

      B. Eero Saarinen

    • C. 

      C. Richard Josef Neutra

    • D. 

      D. Alvar Aalto

  • 22. 
    Founder of the Bauhaus School of Art.
    • A. 

      A. Alvar Aalto

    • B. 

      B. Eero Saarinen

    • C. 

      C. Walter Gropius

    • D. 

      D. Le Corbusier

  • 23. 
    A small tower usually corbelled at the corner of the castle.
    • A. 

      A. Bartizan

    • B. 

      B. Pinnacle

    • C. 

      C. Minaret

    • D. 

      D. Embrasures

  • 24. 
    An ornamental canopy of stone or marble permanently place over the altar in a church.
    • A. 

      A. Tabernacle

    • B. 

      B. Baldachino

    • C. 

      C. Lacunaria

    • D. 

      D. Entablature

  • 25. 
    A special feature of Japanese houses, used to display a flower arrangement or art.
    • A. 

      A. Cha-sit-su

    • B. 

      B. Tokonama

    • C. 

      C. Masu-gumi

    • D. 

      D. Torei

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