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QUIZ: ARCHITECTURE

 You know your listings are beautiful, but how well can you describe them to prospective buyers? To test your architectural savvy, take our quiz.

1.Which of these features can help you determine a home’s architectural style?
Exterior paint color
Style of hinges, knobs, and other hardware
Roof shape and pitch
Age and style of plumbing fixtures


2.A home with decorative half-timbering is most likely a:
Tudor Revival
Greek Revival
Colonial Revival
Contemporary


3.A Palladian window:
Resembles the tall windows found on French palaces
Expresses the design ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright
Reflects classical ideas found in Renaissance villas
Usually faces east


4.Your client is seeking a stately, impressive home where she can entertain important guests. Which of these styles is most likely to appeal to her?
National
Craftsman
Neoclassical
California Ranch


5.Stucco siding is most often found on which of these homes?
Cape Cod
Mediterranean
Greek Revival
Federal


6 .When we discuss a Victorian home, the word “Victorian” refers to:
The height of the ceiling
The architectural style
The ornamental details
The historic period


7 .Mail-order “kit” homes were widely sold by which company?
Montgomery Ward
Aladdin
Sears Roebuck & Co.
All of the above


8 .Your new listing is a handsome Antebellum home. You can safely assume that the house:
Was built during the years before the Civil War
Has tall pillars and expansive porches
Features an ornamental turret or bell tower
Is constructed with brick and stone


9 .Which of these homes is most likely to appeal to someone with mobility problems?
Queen Anne Victorian
Georgian Colonial
Split-level Ranch
Traditional Cape Cod


10.A home described as “International Style” is likely to have which of these characteristics?
Glass walls
Roman arches
Exotic colors
Italianate details


11.The builders of a new housing development specialize in “green design.” This means that their houses are probably what?
Designed by talented young interns
Elaborately landscaped
Energy efficient
Moss colored


12.As you drive through a new housing development, which of these styles are you most likely to see?
Georgian Colonial
Greek Revival
French Provincial
Eclectic