10 most difficult architecture riddles A list of ten (out of 31) architecture related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Architecture quiz Which royal palace is that?Palacio Real (Madrid). Whit 162,000 sq meters of floor area, the Palacio Real is more than twice as large as Versailles, Buckingham Palace or Royal Palace in Stockholm. It is the largest functioning palace in Europe (however, king of Spain doesn't live here any more).very hard 24% Hofburg (Vienna)Hofburg (Vienna)19%Palacio Real (Madrid)Palacio Real (Madrid)24%Palace of VersaillesPalace of Versailles28%Royal Palace of StockholmRoyal Palace of Stockholm27%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4480 answers in 3 languages »Europe riddles » What material was the dome of Rome Pantheon made from?Concrete. The temple - 43 meter in diameter - was built by emperor Hadrian. Its dome with 8-meter wide oculus was built of unreinforced concrete that has been a mystery for ages. The weight of Roman concrete used to build the monolitic structure is merely 1/5 of common concrete. Such effect was achieved by mixing in of volcanic tuff and pumice.very hard 27% concreteconcrete27%marblemarble36%sandstonesandstone31%woodwood4%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1900 answers in 2 languages »Rome riddles » In which city is the largest basilica in the world?In Yamoussoukro. The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is a Catholic minor basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Guinness World Records lists it as the largest "church" in the world, having surpassed the previous record holder, St. Peter's Basilica, upon completion. It can accommodate 18,000 worshippers.very hard 27% in Mexicoin Mexico25%in Manilain Manila18%in Licheńin Licheń28%in Yamoussoukroin Yamoussoukro27%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 290 answers in 2 languages »churches riddles » Who designed The Royal Ontario Museum?Daniel Libeskind. The Royal Ontario Museum is the largest and most visited museum in Canada and attracts more than one million visitors every year. very hard 29% Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind29%Frank GehryFrank Gehry19%Zaha HadidZaha Hadid22%Norman FosterNorman Foster28%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 857 answers in 2 languages »museums riddles » The first shrine building at Ise Grand Shrine in Japan was erected in the 7th century. All the buildings are wooden, yet still standing. How is that possible?It is being rebuilt every 20 years. The shrine buildings are rebuilt every 20 years as a part of the Shinto belief of the death and renewal of nature. The architectural style of the Ise shrine pre-date the introduction of Buddhist architecture in Japan. Thanks to constant rebuilding, ancient building techniques are passed from one generation to the next.very hard 37% it was built with black spruceit was built with black spruce11%the wood is protected using resinsthe wood is protected using resins30%the wood is petrifiedthe wood is petrified21%it is being rebuilt every 20 yearsit is being rebuilt every 20 years37%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6759 answers in 2 languages »Japan riddles » Where is the longest stairway in the world?In Switzerland. The longest stairway in the world runs along the tracks of Niesen funicular near Bern, Switzerland. The stairway is 11,674 steps long. Built in 1907, it is currently closed to the public (with the exception of Niesen Stairway-Run event organized every year in June). very hard 37% in Chinain China33%In JapanIn Japan20%In SwitzerlandIn Switzerland37%In NorwayIn Norway8%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 720 answers in 2 languages »Switzerland riddles » This is the reconstruction of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - which one?Mausoleum at Halicarnassus . The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire. The finished structure of the mausoleum was considered to be such an aesthetic triumph that Antipater of Sidon identified it as one of his Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed by successive earthquakes from the 12th to the 15th century. very hard 38% Temple of Artemis at Ephesus Temple of Artemis at Ephesus 25%Statue of Zeus at OlympiaStatue of Zeus at Olympia10%Mausoleum at Halicarnassus Mausoleum at Halicarnassus 38%Lighthouse of AlexandriaLighthouse of Alexandria25%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 726 answers in 2 languages »ancient history riddles » Which city has the largest number of buildings taller than 100m?Hong Kong lost its leadership to Dubai if only high-rise skyscrapers above 300m are counted. But in category "over 100m", its position is safe with over 2300 buildings. It is followed by New York City with less than 800.hard 41% New YorkNew York27%DubaiDubai21%Hong KongHong Kong41%TokioTokio9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16176 answers in 2 languages »geography of China riddles » Where is the largest solar thermal power station located?USA. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a concentrated solar thermal plant in the Mojave Desert. The plant has a gross capacity of 392 megawatts. It deploys 173,500 heliostats, each with two mirrors focusing solar energy on boilers located on three centralized solar power towers. The facility, costing $2.2 billion was formally opened on February 13, 2014.hard 46% USAUSA46%AustraliaAustralia36%PolandPoland5%CanadaCanada11%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 824 answers in 2 languages »records riddles » What is the approximate value of the golden ratio ("phi")?1.61. In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. It is often used for aesthetics in art and design.hard 47% 3.143.1418%2.162.1625%1.611.6147%0.870.878%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 6130 answers in 2 languages »geometry riddles » Play architecture quiz and see all the questions.