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Question 1: With 36,000 square feet (3,344 square meters) of living area, the house is the largest residence in ________ and is listed as a National Historic Landmark.
MinnesotaMinneapolis – Saint PaulSaint Paul, MinnesotaNorth Dakota

Question 2: The house was designed in the ________ style, with a massive, rugged style featuring randomly sized blocks of stone, sturdy pillars, rounded arches, and a generally strong horizontal emphasis.
Richardsonian RomanesqueRenaissance Revival architectureBeaux-Arts architectureNeoclassical architecture

Question 3: Later, in 1889, Hill fired the architects because they had overridden his orders to the stonecutters in ________, and hired the Boston firm of Irving and Casson to finish the project.
Rhode IslandMaineConnecticutMassachusetts

Question 4: In 1925, four of the daughters purchased the house from the estate and donated it to the ________.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of PhiladelphiaRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and MinneapolisRoman Catholic Archdiocese of AtlantaRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore

Question 5: As an example, when the ________ Company submitted designs for the stained glass windows, Hill replied that they were, "anything but what I want," and the job went to A.B.
John LaFargeBrooklynLouis Comfort TiffanyNew York City

Question 6: The ________ acquired the house in 1978, after the Archdiocese consolidated its offices elsewhere.
Fort Snelling, MinnesotaOliver H. Kelley HomesteadJames J. Hill HouseMinnesota Historical Society

Question 7: Paul and the ________ area, making it a highly desirable location.
IowaLouisianaMississippi RiverMinnesota

Question 8: In 1961, the ________ designated the house a National Historic Landmark.
United States Department of the InteriorNational Park ServiceUnited States Environmental Protection AgencyUnited States Department of Agriculture

Question 9: The James J. Hill House, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, was built by railroad magnate ________.
James Jerome HillMontanaNorthern Pacific RailwayMinneapolis – Saint Paul

Question 10: The house was designed by an East Coast architectural firm, Peabody, Stearns and Furber, at a time when other homes in the neighborhood were designed by local architects such as Clarence Johnston and ________.
ManhattanWashington, D.C.New York CityCass Gilbert







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