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comprehensive architecture licensure examination preparation + review program

january 2006 board exam

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE

NAME (SURNAME, FIRST, MIDDLE)

SCHOOL

DATE

SCORE

INSTRUCTIONS:

> Multiple Choices Type: Shade the


of the correct answer.
> Identification Type: Write the answer in the box provided.
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1.

A privileged guild of architects and builders as well as sculptors originating in Como, Italy, which carried
out church building and characteristic decoration during the 11 th century.

Comacine masters
Knights of Hospitaller
2.

Iconoplasts
Maestro de Obra dela Como

A secular version of Gothic architecture, as in the older colleges of Cambridge and


Oxford.
Collegiate Gothic

3.

The greatest British architect of the later 18 th century. The originator of the elegant form of neoclassicism
prevalent in Britain. He is more brilliant as a decorator and furniture designer. He also developed the use of
color in interior decoration.

Lancelot Capability Brown


Robert Adam
4.

Richard Norman Shaw


Sir Robert Smirke

A small but highly influential group of architects and artists formed in Utrecht, Holland, in 1917. They
sought a radical renewal of society through avant-garde methods of expression that adopted
nonrepresentational

form and the expensive use of planar geometry and primary colors.

De Stijl
5.

A phase of the Early Period of Spanish Renaissance architecture of the later 15C and early 16C, an intricate
style named after its likeness to silverwork.

Antiquarian
6.

Manueline

Eclesiasterion

Pinacotheca

A sloping on top on a buttress or projecting


pier to shed rainwater.

Acropodium
Amortizement
Flying buttress
Raking cornice
8.

The finest architectural gem of the Mughal (Mogul) style.


Taj Mahal

9.

Plateresque

A Greek building that contain painted pictures.

Bouleterion
7.

Churrigueresque

Describing prehistoric masonry


made of huge stone blocks laid
without mortar.
Cyclopean

Stoa

10. How many windows are there in the

great dome of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople?

40 Windows
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11. What European country has both western and eastern apses in its Romanesque churches?

Austria

England

Germany

Spain

12. The primary building material of Anglo-Saxon architecture is:

Brick

Timber

Marble

Stone

13. The early Romanesque architecture of the German dynasty that ruled as emperors of the Holy Roman
Empire from AD 962-1002.

Carolingian architecture
architecture
14.

Lombard architecture Norman architecture Ottonian

A high pyramidal staged tower, of which the angles are oriented to the cardinal points,
which formed an important element in ancient Mesopotamian complexes.
Ziggurat

15. A room for undressing in a Roman bath-house.

Apodyterium
16.

Lararium

Natatio

Unctuaria

A brown sandstone found in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and elsewhere. A


poplar building material in the 19C in New York and the eastern US.
Sand Stone

17.

The movement in Italy contemporary with Art Nouveau.


Stile Liberty

18. The womb-house; the sanctum, holy of holies in Indian/Hindu temples.

19.

Amalaka

Garbhagriha

Gopuram

Wata-da-ge

A philosophical/semiological approach to reassessing texts that acquired an architectural


meaning during the 1980s, mainly due to the writings of the philosopher Jacques
Derrida. The architectural consequence of the application of the this theory was the
apparent fragmentation of buildings forms, the rejection of the right angle and curve in
favor of the sharp acute angle and principles of design and construction conventionally
believed to be axiomatic.
Deconstruction

20.

The phase in western European Renaissance architecture. C. 1750-1830, when renewed


inspiration was sought form ancient Greek and Roman and from medieval architecture.
Its more specific manifestations were the Greek and Gothic Revivals both continuing
further onto the 19C.
Antiquarian

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