Impact of Iron & Steel in 19th-Century Architecture


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The Eiffel Tower is constructed out of what metal?

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1. The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world until the completion of which building?

2. Which nineteenth century invention made skyscrapers possible?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz with its worksheet companion offers an easy way to check your knowledge of the use of iron and steel in 19th-century architecture. Some of the things you'll be tested on include the 19th-century invention that made building skyscrapers possible and what kind of structure the Crystal Palace was designed to emulate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Type of metal the Eiffel Tower is made out of
  • Building that replaced the Eiffel Tower as the tallest building in the world
  • The 19th-century invention that made skyscrapers possible
  • Events in the 19th-century that provided the backdrop for the exhibition of architecture, art, and technology
  • Type of structure the Crystal Palace was designed to emulate

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about architecture in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of steel and iron in building construction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about 19th-century skyscrapers

Additional Learning

To learn more about building construction during this time period, review the corresponding lesson on Iron and Steel in 19th-Century Architecture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss why buildings have gotten taller
  • Learn why skyscrapers became possible in the 19th-century
  • Discuss the architecture of the World's Fairs