Building Quizzes and Answers
Building Quiz Questions
- The Old Tolbooth was an important municipal building in which British city for over 400 years?
- In which world cities would you find the following famous buildings: (a) The Dancing House, (b) La Pedrera , and (c) Lotus Temple?
- The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff is clad in which natural material mined from Welsh quarries?
- The Pitti Palace, is a vast palace in which European city?
- The Hoover Dam was originally known by what name from 1933 to 1947?
- What is the alternative name of Rome's ancient amphitheatre, The Colosseum?
- Which triangular 22-story landmarked building is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York?
- The Burj Khalifa is a megatall skyscraper in which city?
- Beetham Tower, a 47-storey skyscraper, is in which British city?
- Whichtype of limestone is noteable for its use in major public buildings in London such as Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral?
- Which private British company was the main contractor for projects such as London's Olympic Stadium and Birmingham's Bull Ring?
- In Britain, buildings that 'contain a significant proportion of their original fabric' before which date will be listed: (a)1700, (b)1800, or (c)1850?
- Which London townhouse of the Duke of Wellington was given the popular nickname of Number One, London?
- Which house on the Isle of Wight was built as a summer retreat for Queen Victoria?
- Which Italian term is often used for belltower? And the tallest free-standing bell tower in the world, the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, is located at which British Univerity's campus?
- (a) Prague, (b) Barcelona, and (c) New Delhi
- Boulder Dam
- The Flavian Amphitheatre
- Flatiron Building
- Portland Stone
- (Sir Robert) McAlpine
- Apsley House
- Osborne House
- Campanile. University of Birmingham.
Building Quiz Questions
- What name is specifically given to a cone-shaped tent, made of animal skins upon wooden poles, with smoke flaps at the top?
- The London skyscraper '20 Fenchurch Street' has been given which nickname because of its distinctive shape?
- Which building was the tallest building in the world for 238 years, between 1311 and 1549?
- Which Glasgow auditorium, close to the River Clyde, shares its name with which animal of a similar shape?
- What has been described as 'a tear on the face of eternity'?
- Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was badly damaged in the earthquake of 956, and then again in 1303 and 1323?
- In which city are the Petronas Towers?
- The Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in which British city?
- Which country house was used as the main filming location for the television drama Downton Abbey?
- The De La Warr Pavilion is a grade I listed building located on the seafront of which seaside town?
- What is the street address of The White House?
- Who was author of the 1989 book A Vision of Britain: A Personal View of Architecture?
- Which distinctive tall architectural structures, akin to towers, are typically found adjacent to mosques?
- Which famous building takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480?
- Which British city is constructed principally from local granite and has the nickname 'The Granite City'?
- Tipi or tepee (note: wigwam is incorrect)
- The walkie-talkie
- Lincoln Cathedral
- SEC Armadillo (SEC Armadillo)
- The Taj Mahal
- Lighthouse of Alexandria
- Kuala Lumpur
- Highclere Castle
- Bexhill on Sea
- 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
- Prince Charles
- The Sistine Chapel
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