Staircases: Types, Design & Construction


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What type of staircase splits from a single flight of stairs into two flights, going opposite directions, at the first landing?

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1. The three basic components of a staircase are:

2. A switchback staircase is another term for a/an _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will help you test your knowledge of staircases. See if you can explain the basics of staircase design and type.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll review what you know about:

  • The two main types of staircases
  • Other names for a switchback staircase
  • The basic components of a staircase

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related material, such as what the two main types of staircases are
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a kind of staircase that begins as a single flight then parts into two flights
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of staircases and their design features

Additional Learning

You can find out more about these architectural features by reviewing the lesson titled Staircases: Types, Design & Construction. New topics covered will include:

  • The purpose of optional components like balusters and nosing
  • Different types of steps
  • The L-shaped staircase