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Architectural Features Quiz

Name the common elements found on classical and medieval buildings. (Moderate) 10 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

What is the term for the often decorative platform base supporting a column or pilaster?

  • Pillow
  • Plinth
  • Cushion
  • Botumbit

Question 2 Photo

What term is used to describe the topmost weight-bearing member, usually decorated, of a column or pilaster?

  • City
  • Town
  • Village
  • Capital

Question 3 Photo

Which architectural feature projects upward and outward from a wall to support a beam or post?

  • Corbel
  • Bracket
  • Step
  • Bench

Question 4 Photo

What term is used to describe the central wedge-shaped member of a masonry arch?

  • Notestone
  • Tonestone
  • Keystone
  • Flintstone

Question 5 Photo

What structural item, usually of masonry, is sometimes used to strengthen corners of a building and is frequently imitated for decorative purposes?

  • Cache
  • Dosch
  • Noats
  • Quoins

Question 6 Photo

What term is used for the crowning ornament of a pointed element, such as a spire or gate post?

  • Bauble
  • Finial
  • Knobb
  • Oohyadontsitonme

Question 7 Photo

As what is a small, covered entrance composed of a roof supported by columns known?

  • Lean-To
  • Porsche
  • Portico
  • Portelet

Question 8 Photo

What term is used for the corner stone at the base of a triangular gable?

  • Springer
  • Terrier
  • Pointer
  • Setter

Question 9 Photo

What term is used for a decorative fitting covering intersections of a structure?

  • Secritry
  • Boss
  • Intercom
  • Minion

Question 10 Photo

What term is used for decorative heads that might sometimes portray people involved with the construction of the building upon which they appear?

  • Grumplings
  • Gremlins
  • Grumpies
  • Grotesques