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  1. The Old Tolbooth was an important municipal building in which British city for over 400 years?
  2. In which world cities would you find the following famous buildings: (a) The Dancing House, (b) La Pedrera , and (c) Lotus Temple?

  3. The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff is clad in which natural material mined from Welsh quarries?
  4. The Pitti Palace, is a vast palace in which European city?
  5. The Hoover Dam was originally known by what name from 1933 to 1947?
  6. What is the alternative name of Rome's ancient amphitheatre, The Colosseum?
  7. Which triangular 22-story landmarked building is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York?
  8. The Burj Khalifa is a megatall skyscraper in which city?
  9. Beetham Tower, a 47-storey skyscraper, is in which British city?
  10. Whichtype of limestone is noteable for its use in major public buildings in London such as Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral?
  11. Which private British company was the main contractor for projects such as London's Olympic Stadium and Birmingham's Bull Ring?
  12. 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?
  13. Which London townhouse of the Duke of Wellington was given the popular nickname of Number One, London?
  14. Which house on the Isle of Wight was built as a summer retreat for Queen Victoria?
  15. 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?


  1. Edinburgh
  2. (a) Prague, (b) Barcelona, and (c) New Delhi

  3. Slate
  4. Florence
  5. Boulder Dam
  6. The Flavian Amphitheatre
  7. Flatiron Building
  8. Dubai
  9. Manchester
  10. Portland Stone
  11. (Sir Robert) McAlpine
  12. 1700
  13. Apsley House
  14. Osborne House
  15. Campanile. University of Birmingham.

Building Quiz Questions

  1. What name is specifically given to a cone-shaped tent, made of animal skins upon wooden poles, with smoke flaps at the top?
  2. The London skyscraper '20 Fenchurch Street' has been given which nickname because of its distinctive shape?
  3. Which building was the tallest building in the world for 238 years, between 1311 and 1549?
  4. Which Glasgow auditorium, close to the River Clyde, shares its name with which animal of a similar shape?
  5. What has been described as 'a tear on the face of eternity'?
  6. Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was badly damaged in the earthquake of 956, and then again in 1303 and 1323?
  7. In which city are the Petronas Towers?
  8. The Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in which British city?
  9. Which country house was used as the main filming location for the television drama Downton Abbey?
  10. The De La Warr Pavilion is a grade I listed building located on the seafront of which seaside town?
  11. What is the street address of The White House?
  12. Who was author of the 1989 book A Vision of Britain: A Personal View of Architecture?
  13. Which distinctive tall architectural structures, akin to towers, are typically found adjacent to mosques?
  14. Which famous building takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480?
  15. Which British city is constructed principally from local granite and has the nickname 'The Granite City'?


  1. Tipi or tepee (note: wigwam is incorrect)
  2. The walkie-talkie
  3. Lincoln Cathedral
  4. SEC Armadillo (SEC Armadillo)

  5. The Taj Mahal
  6. Lighthouse of Alexandria
  7. Kuala Lumpur
  8. Liverpool
  9. Highclere Castle
  10. Bexhill on Sea
  11. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
  12. Prince Charles
  13. Minarets
  14. The Sistine Chapel
  15. Aberdeen
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