The Post Quiz: Flying Buttresses and Other Mysteries

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Do you know your potatoes when it comes to Gothic architecture?

The Post Quiz: Flying Buttresses and Other Mysteries

Have you ever thought you might want to live in a Gothic castle? Have you considered remodeling the old manse in Early Dracula? Yes? Then you’ll want to know these handy terms.

Number the terms to match the illustrations.

Architecture quiz.

From: T Roger Smith, Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance, London, 1880.


  • Early English capital
  • Early English shaft
  • Flying buttress
  • Diaper in spandrel
  • Decorated crockett
  • Battlemented parapet
  • Depressed Tudor arch
  • Buttress
  • Late Perpendicular window head
  • Lancet arch

Easy, right? When you're finished, you can paint the kitchen.

Not sure? Click the picture for answers.

A perpendicular window head.
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