How Smart Are You? The Ultimate Architectural Quiz
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How Smart Are You? The Ultimate Architectural Quiz

Today we’ve picked the top 10 questions to test your knowledge on all things architectural. Start the quiz now by clicking the “Start Quiz” button below. Scores will be tallied and presented upon completion of each question. Good luck!

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Below is a list of all the questions you’ll find in the Architectural Quiz. To get the answers click on the “Start Quiz” button at the top of the page.

Q1. Know your Architect:

London’s Shard building is a 95-storey tall skyscraper that was opened to the public in 2013 and was designed by which world famous Architect?

A. Nicholas Grimshaw

B. Norman Foster

C. Zaha Hadid

D. Renzo Piano 

The Shard - The Ultimate Architectural Quiz
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Q2. Know Your Architectural History:

There are three major classical orders of architecture that describe the form and decoration of Greek and later Roman columns. They are Ionic, Corinthian, and which other order?

A) Doric 

B) Doris

C) Doritos

D) Dolores

Greek Columns Architectural Quiz
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Q3. Know Your Architectural Style:

New York City’s Chrysler Building was designed by Architect William Van Alen in which of the following architectural styles?

A) Gothic

B) Art Deco

C) Tudor

D) Neoclassical

Chrysler Building Architecture Quiz
Image by Roberto Bellasio from Pixabay

Q4. Know Your Architect:

On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage site. What is the name of the Architect who designed the building?

A) John Utah

B) Glen Murcutt

C) Jorn Utzon

D) Frank Lloyd Wright

Sydney Opera House Architectural Quiz
Image by Scott Chin from Pixabay

Q5. Know Your Architectural Geography

Fallingwater is the name given to the residential masterpiece designed by American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In which American State is the building located?

A) New York State

B) Connecticut

C) Pennsylvania

D) Massachusetts

Falling Waters - Architectural Quiz
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Q6. Know Your Architect:

Which of the following Architects was responsible for designing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hancock Place and the Pyramide du Louvre?

A) I.M. Pei 

B) Zaha Hadid

C) Philip Johnson

D) Rem Koolhaas

Louvre Architectural Quiz
Image by Edi Nugraha from Pixabay

Q7. Know Your Architect:

The Hive, also known as the Learning Hub, is a building located in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore that was designed by which famous British Designer? 

A) Norman Foster

B) Richard Rogers

C) Thomas Heatherwick

D) David Chipperfield

The Hive - Architectural Quiz
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Q8. Know Your Architectural Geography:

As of February 8th, 2020 the Millau Viaduct was named the tallest (and the twenty-sixth highest) bridge in the world. In which European country is the Millau Viaduct located?

A) Spain

B) Italy

C) France

D) Portugal

Millau Viaduct - Architectural Quiz
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Q9. Know Your Architect:

Winner of the 2006 Stirling Prize for Architecture, Terminal 4 at Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport was designed by which Architect?

A) Frank Gehry

B) Santiago Calatrava

C) Bjarke Ingels

D) Richard Rogers

Architectural Quiz
Image Credit: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

#10. Know Your Architect:

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), now named the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, is the largest Museum in Canada attracting more than a million visitors every year. Which of the following Architects were involved in designing the new addition?

A) Jean Nouvel

B) Cesar Pelli

C) Robert A. M. Stern

D) Daniel Libeskind

Royal Ontario Museum
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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. purpleforest

    If you are going to quiz architects on architectural history then you need to get it right. FLW’s house in PA is not called Falling Waters! It’s Fallingwater. duh.

    1. Ian Motley

      Apologies for the typo – thank you for the feedback.

  2. Patricia Chow

    Nicely done quiz with a variety of questions. Thank you!

    1. Ian Motley

      Thank you for your kind words Patricia – much appreciated.

  3. Tom Hines, RA

    Besides the pot calling the kettle black, we are all human with errors in our nature. Thank you for taking the time to help educate architects. All that you and Alex provide and share is not taught in school nor in Business Law classes. From your information, I am always learning.

    1. Ian Motley

      Thank you very much for your kind words. I’m pleased to hear that you’re finding the information useful. Hopefully (if you’re not already) you’re able to join us on an upcoming live Q&A webinar – dates are available here:

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