Construction Quiz

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Construction Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz to test & reinforce the basic terminlogy used in the construction equipment industry.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What New York City building is intended to be 1,776 feet tall at its completion?
    • A. 

      Liberty Plaza

    • B. 

      Bush Spire

    • C. 

      New York State Capitol

    • D. 

      Freedom Tower

  • 2. 
    What Wisconsin-born architect designed Taliesin and the Guggenheim Museum?
    • A. 

      Christopher Alexander

    • B. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • C. 

      Daniel Burnham

    • D. 

      Maya Lin

  • 3. 
    What St. Louis structure is the tallest manmade U.S. memorial and was built in the 1960's?
    • A. 

      Skydome

    • B. 

      Gateway Arch

    • C. 

      Washington Monument

    • D. 

      Pillar To Tomorrow

  • 4. 
    What building was the first to have more than 100 floors?
    • A. 

      The Empire State Building

    • B. 

      John Hancock Center

    • C. 

      The Sears Tower

    • D. 

      Petronas Tower 1

  • 5. 
    What U.S. building was the tallest in the world from 1974 through 1998?
    • A. 

      The John Hancock Center

    • B. 

      The Empire State Building

    • C. 

      The Chrysler Building

    • D. 

      The Sears Tower

  • 6. 
    What country gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      England

  • 7. 
    What Presidential monument in Washington, DC is in the shape of an obelisk?
    • A. 

      Van Buren Tower

    • B. 

      Lincoln Memorial

    • C. 

      Jefferson Monument

    • D. 

      Washington Monument

  • 8. 
    What structure did Shah Jahan build at Agra in the 17th century as a tomb for his wife?
    • A. 

      The Blue Mosque

    • B. 

      Angkor Wat

    • C. 

      Tamerlane Mausoleum

    • D. 

      The Taj Mahal

  • 9. 
    What bridge, built in the late 19th century, was the last bridge designed by John Roebling?
    • A. 

      The Tacoma Narrows Bridge

    • B. 

      The Mackinac Bridge

    • C. 

      The Golden Gate Bridge

    • D. 

      The Brooklyn Bridge

  • 10. 
    What round megalithic monument stands on England's Salisbury Plain?
    • A. 

      The Parthenon

    • B. 

      Carrowmore

    • C. 

      The Great Pyramid

    • D. 

      Stonehenge

  • 11. 
    A cathedral in France with what name was briefly the world's tallest building in the late 1800's?
    • A. 

      Siena

    • B. 

      Notre Dame

    • C. 

      St. Pierre

    • D. 

      St. Isaac's

  • 12. 
    What slender structure topped by a revolving restaurant was built for the Seattle 1962 World's Fair?
    • A. 

      The Leveque Tower

    • B. 

      The Knife Of The Future

    • C. 

      The CN Tower

    • D. 

      The Space Needle

  • 13. 
    In what country are the Petronas Towers?
    • A. 

      South Korea

    • B. 

      Malaysia

    • C. 

      Thailand

    • D. 

      China

  • 14. 
    What site, also called Hearst Castle, was built in the 20th century for William Randolph Hearst?
    • A. 

      San Vitale

    • B. 

      The Saltbox House

    • C. 

      The Retreat

    • D. 

      San Simeon

  • 15. 
    What wall, built in the 2nd century B.C., marked the northern limit of the Roman Empire in England?
    • A. 

      Gordian's Wall

    • B. 

      Trajan's Wall

    • C. 

      Hadrian's Wall

    • D. 

      Nero's Wall

  • 16. 
    What was the intended purpose of the spire at the top of the Empire State Building?
    • A. 

      Weather Data Gathering

    • B. 

      Flagpole

    • C. 

      Dirigible Mooring

    • D. 

      Television Transmission

  • 17. 
    What temple complex, built in the 12th century in what is now Cambodia, honors the Hindu god Vishnu?
    • A. 

      Angkor Wat

    • B. 

      Bagan

    • C. 

      Dakshineswar

    • D. 

      The Taj Mahal

  • 18. 
    What octagonal building in Jerusalem was the first major Islamic monument?
    • A. 

      Dome Of The Rock

    • B. 

      Qutab Minar

    • C. 

      Hoseni Dalan

    • D. 

      Taj Mahal

  • 19. 
    What architect created the concept of the geodesic dome?
    • A. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • B. 

      R. Buckminster Fuller

    • C. 

      Peter Eisenman

    • D. 

      Alvar Aalto

  • 20. 
    What term describes a structure built against a wall to support or reinforce it?
    • A. 

      Arch

    • B. 

      Colonnade

    • C. 

      Apse

    • D. 

      Buttress

  • 21. 
    What French term describes a decorative painting intended to appear real?
    • A. 

      Deja Vu

    • B. 

      Salon De Reception

    • C. 

      Trompe L'Oeil

    • D. 

      Maison Longue

  • 22. 
    What German architect founded the Bauhaus school of design?
    • A. 

      Walter Gropius

    • B. 

      Elias Holl

    • C. 

      Frei Otto

    • D. 

      Gottfried Semper

  • 23. 
    Who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC?
    • A. 

      Maya Lin

    • B. 

      Franklin Brown

    • C. 

      Walter Gropius

    • D. 

      I. M. Pei

  • 24. 
    The gigantic palace complex in Beijing built during the 15th century is known by what name?
    • A. 

      Palace Of The Emperors

    • B. 

      The White Land

    • C. 

      The Forbidden City

    • D. 

      Home Of The Gods

  • 25. 
    What clay/straw bricks are common in construction in the Southwestern United States?
    • A. 

      Coyote

    • B. 

      Casucha

    • C. 

      Chipotle

    • D. 

      Adobe