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Queen Anne Architecture: Characteristics & Style

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Queen Anne architecture started in England and spread to the United States. Builders used illustrated _____ as style guides that helped its popularity spread.

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1. Of the following architectural features, which would commonly be found on Queen Anne buildings?

2. With respect to characteristics of Queen Anne architecture, what is the difference between a bay window and an oriel window?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Queen Anne was a popular style of architecture from 1880-1910. This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of key points like the way the style spread from Europe to the U.S. and a common feature of structures built in the Queen Anne style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The difference between an oriel window and a bay window
  • Explanation of a gable roof
  • Materials used for the external surfaces in Queen Anne architecture

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gable roofs
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as bay windows and oriel windows
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Queen Anne architecture, like what kinds of external materials it used
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the origins of Queen Anne architecture to explain how it became popular in the U.S.

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this style of building with a lesson called Queen Anne Architecture: Characteristics & Style. The following topics will be covered:

  • How the Queen Anne style was based on architecture from the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Design characteristics
  • Clapboard paneling, polygonal shapes and turrets
  • Dormer window extensions
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