Pop quiz: Can you identify these 21 buildings?

2 March 2015

Pop quiz: Can you identify these 21 buildings?

Think you've done a bit of travel? Seen a few buildings? See how you go with our architectural pop quiz – identify these 21 buildings. Some of them are trickier than you think, yo.

Answers at the end. Don't cheat!

Q1. What is this building?

What and where is this shiny building?

Got your answer?

Good.

So... did you spot our sneaky trick? They are actually two different buildings. That's our pop quiz theme – buildings that look similar to each other.

  1. One of these pictures is the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Which one?
  2. What (and where) is the other building?
  3. And who is the architect of both buildings?

Q2. St Basil's, where are you?

One of these pictures is of St Basil's Cathedral. Where in the world is it? And which pic is it?

And what's the other building?

Q3. What cities are these colourful buildings in?

Name the city that features each of these rows of colourful buildings.

 

 

 

Q4. Where are these pyramids?

Where are these two pyramids? (Tip – neither are in Egypt.)

Q5. Who designed these?

These are features on the roof tops of two buildings designed by the same architect. Who is the architect?

What city are both buildings in?

One is called Casa Batllo and the other is called Casa Mila. Which is which?

Q6. Where in France are these chateaux?

Q7. Where are these rocky buildings?

Where are these buildings, all of which have been built into rocky cliffs?

Q8. Where are these next-door neighbours?

These two buildings are pretty much next-door to each other.

What are they and where are they? And which one is which?

Q9. Can you spot Angkor Wat?

Here's some temples. Which one is at Angkor, Cambodia? Bonus points – where are the other two?

Now, scroll down to check your answers.

 

 

 

ANSWERS

Q1. What is this building?

Sneaky trick #1 – they are different buildings.

Left image – Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

Right image – Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA

Both buildings were designed by architect Frank Gehry.

 

Q2. St Basils, where are you?

C – St Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

D – Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg, Russia

 

Q3. What cities are these colourful buildings in?

E – Poznan, Poland

F – Copenhagen, Denmark

G – Burano, Venice, Italy

 

Q4. Where are these pyramids?

H – The Louvre, Paris, France

I – Chichen Itza (Mayan pyramid), Mexico

 

 Q5. Who designed these?

Both these buildings were designed by Antoni Gaudi and are in Barcelona.

J – Casa Mila

K – Casa Batllo

 

Q6. Where in France are these chateaux?

Sneaky trick #2 – one of these isn't a French chateau. L is Cinderella's Castle from Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

L – Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida, USA

M – Chateau de Chambord, Loire Valley, France

 

Q7. Where are these rocky buildings?

N – at Petra, Jordan

O-  at Cappadocia, Turkey

P – at Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA

 

Q8. Where are these next-door neighbours?

Q – Hagia Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey

R – Sultan Ahmed Mosque (the Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey

 

Q9. Can you spot Angkor Wat?

Sneaky trick #3 – None of these temples are at Angkor. He he he.

S – Darasuram Temple, India

T – Prambanan Temples, Indonesia

U – Bagan pagoda, Myanmar