Urban Design Architecture Trivia Quiz

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Urban Design Architecture Trivia Quiz

Below is an Urban Design Architecture Trivia Quiz. Urban areas are full of skyscrapers with different designs, and there is a lot that goes into coming up with the right design and material to be used in a given area. Do give it a shot and see if you are skilled enough to design a building in the urban areas.


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  • 1. 
     Urban Planner and Designer famous for his words “Make no little plans, they  have no magic to stir men’s blood”:
    • A. 

      A) Le Corbusier

    • B. 

      B) Daniel Burnham

    • C. 

      C) Parsons

    • D. 

      D) Ebenezer Howard

  • 2. 
    1)      Acknowledged as the oldest continually inhabited city in the world
    • A. 

      A) Babylon

    • B. 

      B) Eridu

    • C. 

      C) Damascus

    • D. 

      D) Athens

  • 3. 
    1)      The first planned park in the United States
    • A. 

      A) Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

    • B. 

      B) Central Park, New York

    • C. 

      C) Yosemite Park, California

    • D. 

      D) Washington Park, Chicago

  • 4. 
    1)      The largest city of the Yellow River Valley of China
    • A. 

      A) Anyang

    • B. 

      B) Ghejin

    • C. 

      C) Sunru Ghin

    • D. 

      D) Beijing

  • 5. 
    1)      Designer of the European planned city of Savannah in Georgia, USA
    • A. 

      A) Frederick Law Olmstead

    • B. 

      B) Col. Frank Nicholson

    • C. 

      C) Charles Fourier

    • D. 

      D) James Oglethorpe

  • 6. 
    1)      The first city that signified the rise of the church, with the church being an integral part of its urban design
    • A. 

      A) Rome

    • B. 

      B) Constantinople

    • C. 

      C) Madrid

    • D. 

      D) Versailles

  • 7. 
    1)      The military towns of Spanish settlements
    • A. 

      A) Laws of the Indies

    • B. 

      B) Pueblo

    • C. 

      C) Presidio

    • D. 

      D) Missions

  • 8. 
    1)      The first noted urban planner because of his design of the city of Miletus
    • A. 

      A) Vitruvius

    • B. 

      B) Hippodamus

    • C. 

      C) Damascus

    • D. 

      D) Paleo

  • 9. 
    1)      The best representation of the “speculators town” of the settlements in early America
    • A. 

      A) Charleston

    • B. 

      B) Williamsburg

    • C. 

      C) Philadelphia

    • D. 

      D) New York City

  • 10. 
    1)      Leader of the Reform Movements during the Industrial Revolution
    • A. 

      A) Robert Owens

    • B. 

      B) Ebenezer Howard

    • C. 

      C) James Oglethorpe

    • D. 

      D) Soria Y Mata

  • 11. 
    1)      Author of “Tomorrow: a Peaceful Path to Social Reform” and main proponent of the Garden Cities
    • A. 

      A) Robert Owen

    • B. 

      B) Ebenezer Howard

    • C. 

      C) James Oglethorpe

    • D. 

      D) Soria Y Mata

  • 12. 
    1)      The first garden city designed by Raymund Unwin and Barry Parker:
    • A. 

      A) Welwyn

    • B. 

      B) Hampstead

    • C. 

      C) Letcheworth

    • D. 

      D) Windsor

  • 13. 
    1)      Designed the Garden City of Welwyn:
    • A. 

      A) Unwin and Parker

    • B. 

      B) Ebenezer Howard

    • C. 

      C) Louis de Soisson

    • D. 

      D) Clarence Perry

  • 14. 
    1)      World fair in Chicago in 1891, setting off the City Beautiful Era:
    • A. 

      A) The Columbian Exposition

    • B. 

      B) The White City

    • C. 

      C) World Cities Expo

    • D. 

      D) City Beautiful Movement

  • 15. 
    1)      Designed the reconstruction of Paris using the principles of the city beautiful movement:
    • A. 

      A) John Nash

    • B. 

      B) Daniel Burnham

    • C. 

      C) Charles Buckingham

    • D. 

      D) Baron Hausmann

  • 16. 
    1)      Designed the Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil during the City Beautiful era:
    • A. 

      A) Alber t Meyer

    • B. 

      B) Edward Lutyens

    • C. 

      C) Walter Griffin

    • D. 

      D) Lucio Costa

  • 17. 
    1)      Frank Lloyd Wright’s project proposal that would allot one acre of land to each American family:
    • A. 

      A) Le Contemporaine

    • B. 

      B) Unite D Habitation

    • C. 

      C) Broadacres

    • D. 

      D) Acreville

  • 18. 
    1)      Proposed the Linear City that would serve as a satellite to the city of Madrid
    • A. 

      A) Jose Marseilles

    • B. 

      B) Diego San Andres

    • C. 

      C) Soria Y Mata

    • D. 

      D) Felipe Selecios

  • 19. 
    1)      Proposed the “Arcology Alternative: or 3D city:
    • A. 

      A) Soria Y Mata

    • B. 

      B) Paolo Soleri

    • C. 

      C) Frank Lloyd Wright

    • D. 

      D) Kiyonori Kikutake

  • 20. 
    1)      Proposed the first “Floating City” as an alternative to land reclamation:
    • A. 

      A) Soria Y Mata

    • B. 

      B) Paolo Soleri

    • C. 

      C) Frank Lloyd Wright

    • D. 

      D) Kiyonori Kikutake

  • 21. 
    1)      Believed that planning should first start at the micro level and thus designed the “neighborhood unit”:
    • A. 

      A) Clarence Perry and Clarence Stein

    • B. 

      B) Ebenezer Howard

    • C. 

      C) Frank Lloyd Wright & Louis Sullivan

    • D. 

      D) Louis Kahn

  • 22. 
    1)      The shape of urban cities formed by two corridors of intense development crossing the center:
    • A. 

      A) Radiocentric

    • B. 

      B) Rectilinear

    • C. 

      C) Articulated sheet

    • D. 

      D) Linear

  • 23. 
    1)      Acknowledged as the icon of middle class suburbanization during the 1950s:
    • A. 

      A) Projects 1 to 8

    • B. 

      B) Philam-Life Homes

    • C. 

      C) Forbes Park

    • D. 

      D) Quezon City

  • 24. 
    1)      Largest in land area among Metro Manila’s 12 cities:
    • A. 

      A) City of Manila

    • B. 

      B) Kalookan City

    • C. 

      C) Quezon City

    • D. 

      D) Muntinlupa City

  • 25. 
    1)      Among Lynch’s elements of the city, these are defined as lateral references that are not coordinated axes:
    • A. 

      A) Paths

    • B. 

      B) Edges

    • C. 

      C) Nodes

    • D. 

      D) Districts

  • 26. 
    1)      Among Lynch’s elements of the city, these are defined as intensive foci from which the observer is travelling:
    • A. 

      A) Paths

    • B. 

      B) Edges

    • C. 

      C) Nodes

    • D. 

      D) Districts

  • 27. 
    A)  1)      The third level of Ian Bentley’s responsive environments; important in terms of physical form and activity patterns:
    • A. 

      A) Permeability

    • B. 

      B) Legibility

    • C. 

      C) Robustness

    • D. 

      D) Richness

  • 28. 
    1)      According to Ian Bentley, responsive environments that focus on details, with a wide vocabulary of visual cues possess:
    • A. 

      A) Legibility

    • B. 

      B) Variety

    • C. 

      C) Visual appropriateness

    • D. 

      D) Personalization

  • 29. 
    1)      Designed Seaside, which signified the start of the New Urbanism movement:
    • A. 

      A) Peter Katz

    • B. 

      B) Peter Calthorpe

    • C. 

      C) Andres Duany & Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

    • D. 

      D) David Sucher and Daniel Solomon

  • 30. 
    According to Tonnies, what type of community life is one in which impersonal, superficial & business-like relationships prevail
    • A. 

      A) Rural

    • B. 

      B) Gesselschaft

    • C. 

      C) Damay

    • D. 

      D) Gemeinschaft

  • 31. 
    1)      Determines current housing needs:
    • A. 

      A) Housing to be replaced

    • B. 

      B) All listed items

    • C. 

      C) Housing for new family formation

    • D. 

      D) Housing for special groups