Fun Trivia Questions On Architecture

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Fun Trivia Questions On Architecture

Let’s take a look at the process and product of planning, designing and constructing buildings and any other structure; the process of architecture. What can you tell us about this important practice? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name for a decorative strip of wood across the top of a wall?
    • A. 

      Sconce

    • B. 

      Molding

    • C. 

      Valance

    • D. 

      Verandah

  • 2. 
    What is the name for an architectural drawing of a building's exterior?
    • A. 

      Floor Plan

    • B. 

      Elevation

    • C. 

      Facade

    • D. 

      Landscape

  • 3. 
    What is the name of Elvis Presley's colonial-revival-style house in Memphis?
    • A. 

      The Elms

    • B. 

      Hope House

    • C. 

      Graceland

    • D. 

      Heartbreak Hotel

  • 4. 
    Which type of building is designed to keep birds?
    • A. 

      Aviary

    • B. 

      Barracks

    • C. 

      Stable

    • D. 

      Conservatory

  • 5. 
    What does "Beaux Arts" mean in French?
    • A. 

      Brittle Sculpture

    • B. 

      Engagement Ring

    • C. 

      Beautiful Architecture

    • D. 

      Fine Arts

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A Beach Window

    • B. 

      A Bay Window

    • C. 

      An Outlet Window

    • D. 

      A Johnson Window

  • 7. 
    Which part of a church is often made of stained glass?
    • A. 

      The Floor

    • B. 

      The Altar

    • C. 

      The Windows

    • D. 

      The Doors

  • 8. 
    Which New York building was the tallest building in the world in 1940?
    • A. 

      The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    • B. 

      The Brooklyn Museum

    • C. 

      The Flatiron Building

    • D. 

      The Empire State Building

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the building mentioned in the Bible that was supposed to reach heaven?
    • A. 

      The Tower of Babel

    • B. 

      The Temple

    • C. 

      Pharaoh's Palace

    • D. 

      The Tabernacle

  • 10. 
    What type of buildings did Andrew Carnegie donate money to build in the 19th century?
    • A. 

      Factories

    • B. 

      Homes

    • C. 

      Railroad Stations

    • D. 

      Libraries

  • 11. 
    In what century was the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden added to the Smithsonian?
    • A. 

      21st

    • B. 

      18th

    • C. 

      20th

    • D. 

      19th

  • 12. 
    What is an Oriental tower often used as a shrine?
    • A. 

      Vault

    • B. 

      Junk

    • C. 

      Pagoda

    • D. 

      Temple

  • 13. 
    What is the glass part of a window called?
    • A. 

      Pane

    • B. 

      Blind

    • C. 

      Shutter

    • D. 

      Sill

  • 14. 
    Which term describes zoning for stores?
    • A. 

      Commercial

    • B. 

      Residential

    • C. 

      Advertal

    • D. 

      Agricultural

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Spanish Revival

    • B. 

      Modern

    • C. 

      Victorian

    • D. 

      Colonial