What is a Gable Roof? - Definition & Types


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How many sloping (pitched) sides does a regular gable roof on a rectangular house have?

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1. The gable itself is what?

2. When most children draw a simple house, composed of a square building and triangle roof, what kind of roof are they depicting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions help you make sure you know what a gable roof is. You will need to explain the features of a gable roof and define vocabulary terms related to this roof type.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll test your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The type of roof generally drawn by children
  • What a gable itself is
  • Climate types not suited for gable roofs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what kind of roof a child usually draws on a simple house
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as 'gable' and 'gambrel'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how many sloping sides a standard gable roof would have on a rectangular house

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about this architectural topic, view the lesson titled What is a Gable Roof? - Definition & Types. It will help you explore topics like:

  • How a cross-gable roof can be built
  • Examples of side gabled roofs
  • Common names for gambrel roofs