What is a Hip Roof? - Definition & Design


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What is the defining feature of a hip roof?

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1. If a building is perfectly square, then a hip roof over it would have what shape?

2. What is the biggest advantage to having a hip roof?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet help you find out what you remember about hip roofs. You will be tested on the features of this roof type as well as some benefits and costs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this set of questions to measure your knowledge of:

  • The shape of a hip roof on a square building
  • Advantages of a hip roof
  • The defining feature of a hip roof

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the shape of a hip roof on a square-shaped building
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the defining feature of a hip roof
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the advantages and disadvantages of hip roofs

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this type of roof design, read the lesson titled What is a Hip Roof? - Definition & Design. It will help you understand:

  • The characteristics of a hip roof on a rectangular building
  • Examples of other roof types
  • The popularity of this roof style