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12 questions
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1

Which tower is the tallest?

CN Tower, Toronto

Space Needle, Seattle

Stratosphere, Las Vegas

Willis Tower, Chicago

38% got this right

Its name "CN" originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower.
2

What building in Rome is known for its large dome with an oculus?

Pantheon

Colosseum

Sistine Chapel

St. Peter's Basilica

36% got this right

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple and since the year 609 a Catholic church.
3

What style of architecture does the Chrysler Building represent?

Art Deco

Brutalist

Gothic

Postmodern

Hardย ย 33% got this right

The Chrysler Building was the world's tallest building for 11 months after its completion in 1930.
4

What type of rock is the Taj Mahal built of?

Marble

Granite

Limestone

Sandstone

50% got this right

The Taj Mahal complex is believed to have been completed in its entirety in 1653.
5

Who designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York?

Frank Lloyd Wright

Eero Saarinen

Frank Gehry

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

41% got this right

The museum was established by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting.
6

Which ruler commissioned Saint Basil's Cathedral?

Ivan the Terrible

Catherine the Great

Peter the Great

Vasily the Dark

Hardย ย 32% got this right

It was built from 1555 to 1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.
7

What part of the Florence Cathedral is regarded as an exceptional feat of engineering?

The dome

The bell tower

The crypt

The main portal

57% got this right

When it was designed, it was the largest dome in the world.
8

Who designed the Gateway Arch monument in St. Louis?

Eero Saarinen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Philip Johnson

Renzo Piano

Hardย ย 25% got this right

The arch was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States.
9

Which is a traditional earth building in China's Fujian province?

Tulou

Hutong

Pagoda

Siheyuan

Hardย ย 13% got this right

A tulou is usually a large, enclosed and fortified earth building.
10

Who designed the Sidney Opera House?

Jรธrn Utzon

Alvar Aalto

Le Corbusier

Oscar Niemeyer

Hardย ย 25% got this right

Jรธrn Utzon was a Danish architect.
11

How could you describe the architecture of Pompidou Centre in Paris?

Inside out

Mirrored

Skewed

Upside down

55% got this right

Its structural system, mechanical systems, and circulation are exposed on the exterior of the building.
12

What Manhattan building is named after its similarity to a domestic appliance?

The Flatiron Building

The Blender Building

The Refrigerator Building

The Toaster Building

55% got this right

It was one of the tallest buildings in the city upon its 1902 completion, at 20 floors high.