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Architectural Terms

written by: mattbeckwith
 
How is your architectural vocabulary?

Question 1:


Which of these architectural styles is the earliest?
Roman
Greek
Gothic
Renaissance

Question 2:

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What do you call a window which opens by sliding up/down or sideways?
Sash Window
Casement Window
Palladian Window
Bay Window


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Question 3:

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What do you call the triangular part of a wall which supports the ends of a pitched roof?
The Cornice
The Gable
The Jetty
The Dormer


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Question 4:

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What is the name for a covered entryway where you can park your vehicle before entering a building?
Loggia
Port-cochere
Portico
Portcullis


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Question 5:

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What do you call the triangular structure above a doorway, usually supported by columns?
Cupola
Pediment
Lintel
Spire


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Question 6:

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Of the 3 Greek column types (Corinthian, Ionian and Doric), which is the simplest in design?
None of these
Ionian
Doric
Corinthian


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Question 7:


Of these roof types, which one is least likely to have gables?
Gambrel Roof
Pitched Roof
Cat Slide Roof
Hipped Roof

Question 8:

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Which of these types of dome is typical of Russian architecture?
Corbel Dome
Sail Dome
Polygonal Dome
Onion Dome


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Question 9:

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What do you call the vertical structure which divides two window units?
Mullion
Balustrade
Plinth
Armoire


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Question 10:

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Which of these is a supportive structure composed of triangles?
Cantilever
Arch
Suspension
Truss


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