How much do you know about architecture?

By: Carolyn Brooks Fleming
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Test your knowledge, brick by brick!

Which architectural style features windows with pointed arches, vaulted roofs, and flying buttresses?

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., features what kind of curve?

In architecture, what is the difference between a gargoyle and a grotesque?

Which American architect is associated with the Prairie style?

What are the characteristics of a Corinthian column?

Which two architects are most frequently referred to as the "Father of the Skyscraper"?

What is a keystone?

Which popular catalog company, based in Chicago, sold kits for building houses, including bungalows, Colonials, Cape Cods, and other styles?

What is trompe l'oeil?

Which architect is famous for designing the Barcelona chair?

What is unique about the 1,410-foot-long bridge over Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in China, which opened in 2016?

In Islamic architecture, what is the term for a rectangular frame around an arched opening?

In what architectural style is the sunburst motif popular?

What is a parapet?

Which style of column is featured on the Colosseum in Rome?

What are two prominent features of Colonial homes?

Which man-made structure held the record for being the tallest, for almost 4,000 years?

What is a coffered ceiling?

What is a bungalow?

What style of home is long and narrow, with each room extending the full width of the house and leading into the next?

What architectural marvel was known only to local peasants until it was discovered by archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911?

Which architectural style features stucco or adobe walls, roof beams that project through the walls, and tile or brick floors?

Arch, truss, suspension, and cantilever are all types of what?

Which home style features a single story, attached garage, picture windows, and sliding doors that lead to patios?

Who popularized the Craftsman style in his magazine, "The Craftsman," in the early 20th century?

Which skyscraper, completed in 1973, was sheathed in Italian Carrara marble that later cracked and bowed, and a slab detached and landed on the roof of a neighboring building?

Which architectural wonder has mortar made with sticky rice?

What is the literal meaning of "baroque"?

Following the Chinese principles of Feng Shui, how does chi flow?

What color of tile, reserved for buildings build for the Emperor of China, is still seen on most buildings in the Forbidden City?

Which architect, whose works are prevalent in Barcelona, Spain, favored avant-garde designs with curves and vibrant colors?

Riser, nosing, and newel are all components of what?

For architect I.M. Pei, what is the "impossible dream"?

In architecture, what is "vanity height"?

New York's Empire State Building was the world's tallest building until 1972, when which building surpassed it?

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