10 most difficult architecture riddles A list of ten (out of 21) architecture related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Architecture quiz Which royal palace is that?Palacio Real (Madrid). Whit 162,000 sq meters of floor area, the Palacio Real is more than twice as large as Versailles, Buckingham Palace or Royal Palace in Stockholm. It is the largest functioning palace in Europe (however, king of Spain doesn't live here any more).very hard 25% Hofburg (Vienna)Hofburg (Vienna)19%Palacio Real (Madrid)Palacio Real (Madrid)25%Palace of VersaillesPalace of Versailles28%Royal Palace of StockholmRoyal Palace of Stockholm26%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4181 answers in 2 languages »Europe riddles » What material is the dome of Rome Pantheon made from?Concrete. The temple - 43 meter in diameter - was built by emperor Hadrian. Its dome with 8-meter wide oculus was built of unreinforced concrete that has been a mystery for ages. The weight of Roman concrete used to build the monolitic structure is merely 1/5 of common concrete. Such effect was achieved by mixing in of volcanic tuff and pumice.very hard 26% concreteconcrete26%marblemarble37%sandstonesandstone31%woodwood4%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1425 answers in 2 languages »Rome riddles » The first shrine building at Ise Grand Shrine in Japan was erected in the 7th century. All the buildings are wooden, yet still standing. How is that possible?It is being rebuilt every 20 years. The shrine buildings are rebuilt every 20 years as a part of the Shinto belief of the death and renewal of nature. The architectural style of the Ise shrine pre-date the introduction of Buddhist architecture in Japan. Thanks to constant rebuilding, ancient building techniques are passed from one generation to the next.very hard 37% it was built with black spruceit was built with black spruce11%the wood is protected using resinsthe wood is protected using resins30%the wood is petrifiedthe wood is petrified21%it is being rebuilt every 20 yearsit is being rebuilt every 20 years37%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6234 answers in 2 languages »Japan riddles » Which city has the largest number of buildings taller than 100m?Hong Kong lost its leadership to Dubai if only high-rise skyscrapers above 300m are counted. But in category "over 100m", its position is safe with over 2300 buildings. It is followed by New York City with less than 800.hard 41% New YorkNew York27%DubaiDubai22%Hong KongHong Kong41%TokioTokio9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14438 answers in 2 languages »geography of China riddles » This castle, known as "African Camelot", is inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Where is it?In Ethiopia. Fasil Ghebbi is a fortress-enclosure located in Gondar, Ethiopia. It was built in 1636 by Emperor Fasilidies, who broke with the old tradition of the Ethiopian Emperors to travel around their possessions, living off the produce of the peasants and dwelling in tents. The unique architecture of Fasil Ghebbi shows diverse influences including Nubian, Arab, and Baroque styles.hard 47% in Ghanain Ghana13%in Ethiopiain Ethiopia47%in Tunisiain Tunisia25%in Senegalin Senegal13%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 7106 answers in 4 languages »UNESCO World Heritage riddles » Which architect designed the famous cathedral in Brasilia?Oscar Niemeyer. In 1956, Juscelino Kubitschek, newly elected Brazilian president, visited Niemeyer: ‘I am going to build a new capital for this country and I want you to help me’. Niemeyer organized a competition for the lay-out of Brasília, the new capital, and the winner was the project of his old master and great friend, Lúcio Costa. Niemeyer would design the buildings, Lucio the plan of the city. hard 50% Frank GehryFrank Gehry8%Oscar NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer50%Sir Christopher WrenSir Christopher Wren22%Le CorbusierLe Corbusier18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11608 answers in 2 languages »cathedrals riddles » Where was this photo taken?In Bilbao. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was opened in 1997. Computer simulations of the building's structure made it feasible to build shapes that architects of earlier eras would have found nearly impossible to constructhard 51% in Bilbaoin Bilbao51%in Helsinkiin Helsinki20%in Viennain Vienna10%in Barcelonain Barcelona18%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 30630 answers in 2 languages »museums riddles » How is this architectural style called?Chicago school. The distinguishing features of the Chicago School are the use of steel-frame buildings with masonry cladding, large plate-glass window areas and limiting the amount of exterior ornamentation. Many Chicago School skyscrapers contain the three parts of a classical column.hard 52% Chicago schoolChicago school52%New YorkerNew Yorker15%neoclassicismneoclassicism13%postmodernismpostmodernism18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15901 answers in 2 languages »skyscrapers riddles » Where is this castle?In Anaheim, California. Opened July 17, 1955, the Sleeping Beauty Castle is the oldest of all Disney castles. Though it reaches a height of only 77 feet (23 m), it was designed to appear taller through a process known as forced perspective; design elements are larger at the foundation and smaller at the turretshard 54% in Neuschwanstein, Bavariain Neuschwanstein, Bavaria23%in Kalmar, Swedenin Kalmar, Sweden7%in Rouen, Francein Rouen, France15%in Anaheim, Californiain Anaheim, California54%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12341 answers in 2 languages »United States riddles » Where is this well known spiral gallery located in?New York. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical building of the Guggenheim Museum is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. Its unique ramp gallery extends from just under the skylight in the ceiling in a long, continuous spiral until it reaches the ground level.hard 58% New YorkNew York58%LondonLondon11%TokyoTokyo21%ParisParis8%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 15328 answers in 2 languages »New York riddles » Play architecture quiz and see all the questions.