What is a Mullion Window?


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The mullion is which part of the window?

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1. What was the original function of mullions?

2. In which era did mullions first become common?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will help you measure your understanding of mullions. You will need to explain what they are and how they have been used over the centuries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to see what you know about:

  • The original function of a mullion
  • When mullions were first used
  • The part of a window that is the mullion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson, such as what other cultures have used mullions to great effect
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of the mullion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the origin and historic uses of mullions

Additional Learning

For more information about this architectural topic, review the lesson titled What is a Mullion Window?. You will explore:

  • Decorative uses of mullions
  • Common modern materials used to make mullions
  • The architectural advancement that mostly eliminated the practical function of the mullion