History Of Architecture

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History Of Architecture

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Identify the arch in the illustration?
    • A. 

      Equilateral Arch

    • B. 

      Lancet Arch

    • C. 

      Drop Arch

    • D. 

      Tudor Arch

  • 2. 
    Nile is the longest river in the world, stretching north for approximately 4,000 miles from East Africa to the Mediterranean. What material was used for the construction of the pyramids?
    • A. 

      Compacted sand

    • B. 

      Clay

    • C. 

      Stones

    • D. 

      Mud bricks

  • 3. 
    Replicating materials such as marble and wood with paint, but has subsequently come to encompass many other decorative finishes for walls and furniture?
    • A. 

      Fresco painting

    • B. 

      Faux painting

    • C. 

      Art deco

    • D. 

      Bas relief

  • 4. 
    Very ornate architectural style developed in the later renaissance period?
    • A. 

      Baroque

    • B. 

      Neoclassicism

    • C. 

      Flamboyant

    • D. 

      Rayonnant

  • 5. 
    A style influenced by geometric figures?
    • A. 

      Renaissance

    • B. 

      Gothic

    • C. 

      Romanesque

    • D. 

      Art deco

  • 6. 
    One of Antoni Gaudi's project?
    • A. 

      Casa mila

    • B. 

      Casa batllo

    • C. 

      Casa milano

    • D. 

      Sagrada familia spires

  • 7. 
    Who gave the statue of liberty to the US?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Great britain

    • D. 

      Portugal

  • 8. 
    Egyptian architecture is characterized by?
    • A. 

      Massiveness and ornamentation

    • B. 

      Monumental & trabeated

    • C. 

      Highly decorative

    • D. 

      Very ornate

  • 9. 
    The Basilica di Santa maria del Fiore is world renowned and has the largest brick dome ever constructed, it is also known as?
    • A. 

      Sienna cathedral

    • B. 

      Florence cathedral

    • C. 

      Basilica of the holy blood

    • D. 

      Basilica of the holy cross

  • 10. 
    The art of sculpture had a diminished role in the churches because of the biblical prohibition of graven images. How did the artists represents the saints?
    • A. 

      Wall carving wall carving letters

    • B. 

      Wall paintings

    • C. 

      Cut out of figures made of cloth

    • D. 

      Glass mosaic

  • 11. 
    Where is the term "Bahay Kubo" came from?
    • A. 

      Term given by the spaniards

    • B. 

      Terminolgy by ancient filipino

    • C. 

      From "balai" for house and kubo for "cube"

    • D. 

      From " balai" for houses and "kubo" for small"

  • 12. 
    Standard size of ifugao house?
    • A. 

      2.5x2.5

    • B. 

      3x3

    • C. 

      4x4

    • D. 

      5x5

  • 13. 
    The largest religious structure; beehive shaped towers?
    • A. 

      Angkor wat

    • B. 

      Borobudur

    • C. 

      Stupa

    • D. 

      Angkor vat

  • 14. 
    Standing stones usually capped with horizontal slab?
    • A. 

      Stonehenge

    • B. 

      Chromelech

    • C. 

      Dolmen

    • D. 

      Mehir

  • 15. 
    What do you call the recess found in the dome to make the structure lighter?
    • A. 

      Oculus

    • B. 

      Coffers

    • C. 

      Pendentive

    • D. 

      Podium

  • 16. 
    What is a common striking feature of a church?
    • A. 

      Bell tower

    • B. 

      Facade

    • C. 

      Butress

    • D. 

      Ornated pediments

  • 17. 
    For muslim architecture and characteristics, it is called gathering place?
    • A. 

      Mimbar

    • B. 

      Mihrab

    • C. 

      Minaret

    • D. 

      Kaba

  • 18. 
    An ancient roman construction technique, using irregular shaped and random placed uncut stones?
    • A. 

      Opus caementium

    • B. 

      Opus reticulatum

    • C. 

      Opus quadratum

    • D. 

      Opus incertum

  • 19. 
    Blocks resting on the vertex or lower extremes of the pediment?
    • A. 

      "antrixae"

    • B. 

      Raking cornice

    • C. 

      Moulding

    • D. 

      Acroterian

  • 20. 
    A continuous base of structure on which a colonnade is placed?
    • A. 

      Stereobate

    • B. 

      Stylobate

    • C. 

      Crepidoma

    • D. 

      Base

  • 21. 
    A grotesquely carved figure of a human or animal, serves as a spout and projects from gutter to throw rainwater clear off a building?
    • A. 

      Scupper drain

    • B. 

      Carved parapet

    • C. 

      Gargoyle

    • D. 

      Down spout

  • 22. 
    A greek  temple has 6 columns in front and  at the back, at it's sides, it has eleven columns, that includes the outermost columns at the front and back. What do you call this kind of temple?
    • A. 

      Peripteral

    • B. 

      Pseudodipteral

    • C. 

      Decastyle

    • D. 

      Tetrastyle

  • 23. 
    Column distance is 4D?
    • A. 

      Pycnostyle

    • B. 

      Systyle

    • C. 

      Aerostyle

    • D. 

      Eustyle

  • 24. 
    Systyle intercolumnation?
    • A. 

      1.5 x cd

    • B. 

      2.5 x cd

    • C. 

      2 x cd

    • D. 

      3-4 x cd

  • 25. 
    If a greek temple has a total of 14 columns with a breakdown of 4 in front, 4 at the back and the rest at both sides, what type of temple is this?
    • A. 

      Peripteral

    • B. 

      Prostyle

    • C. 

      Amphiprostyle

    • D. 

      Dipteral