The Living Roof

10 Questions

Anyone who is interested in architecture, ecology or technology can try this fun quiz. This fun quiz is also designed as comprehension check for ESL learners at the high-intermediate and advanced levels. One can do this exercise after watching the 7-minute film entitled "The Living Roof" produced by Cora Chen. The Living Roof from cora on Vimeo. The Living Roof from cora on Vimeo. Visit Cora Chen's website

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "The Living Roof" in this video is in ______________________ .
    • A. 

      Los Angeles

    • B. 

      San Francisco

    • C. 

      Sacramento

  • 2. 
    How many hills are there on the Living Roof ?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

  • 3. 
    The number of hills on the Living Roof are related to the same number of hills in ___________ .
    • A. 

      Milan

    • B. 

      Pisa

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Florence

  • 4. 
    The Piazza is ________________ of the Academy building.
    • A. 

      At the center

    • B. 

      On the right side

    • C. 

      On the left side

  • 5. 
    __________________ has the most skylights and it is the warmest.
    • A. 

      The Planetarium

    • B. 

      The Aquarium

    • C. 

      The Rain Forest

  • 6. 
    ____________________ has the fewest skylights and it is the coolest.
    • A. 

      The Planetarium

    • B. 

      The Aquarium

    • C. 

      The Rain Forest

  • 7. 
    The weather stations on the Living Roof collect and feed data into a computer that opens and closes the windows and skylights of the entire Academy building automatically.
    • A. 

      False.

    • B. 

      True.

  • 8. 
    What can people see on the Living Roof?
    • A. 

      Only flowers and plants.

    • B. 

      Only birds, bees and other species.

    • C. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    A solar canopy of ___________ photovoltaic cells around the Living Roof generates clean energy for the entire Academy building.
    • A. 

      60,000

    • B. 

      65,000

    • C. 

      56,000

  • 10. 
    What have you learned from the film "The Living Roof"?