Quoins: Definition, Architecture & Construction


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Where in a structure would you look to find the quoins?

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1. In an external wall, which stone is the quoin?

2. Are quoins functional or decorative?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to test your knowledge of quoins. You will be quizzed on what these architectural features are and how they are used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to see if you can explain:

  • The stone in an external wall that is the quoin
  • Where in a building quoins can be found
  • Toothed patterns

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as whether quoins are used for decoration or as a functional part of a building
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as toothed patterns in architecture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the appearance of rusticated quoins
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where in a structure you would find quoins

Additional Learning

For more information about this architectural feature, view the lesson titled Quoins: Definition, Architecture & Construction. You will be exposed to concepts like:

  • The historical origins of quoins
  • When quoins were first rediscovered and used by Europeans
  • The type of material used when creating structures containing quoins