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Sycamore Historic District: Quiz


Question 1: The hodge podge of architectural styles that mingle in the Sycamore Historic District begins with ________ structures which date from Sycamore's foundation in the mid to late 1830s, also the heyday for that particular style.
Gothic Revival architectureEgyptian Revival architectureNeoclassical architectureGreek Revival architecture

Question 2: Government buildings and commercial buildings offer prime examples of ________ architecture, a style showcased by the ornate DeKalb County Courthouse, Sycamore Public Library, U.S.
Western art historyArt DecoNeoclassicismArt Nouveau

Question 3: Styles such as Italianate, ________ and Queen Anne can be found throughout the neighborhood.
Gothic Revival architectureMary ShelleyFrançois-René de ChateaubriandRomanticism

Question 4: There are 187 ________ within the historic district, 75% of the districts buildings.
Historic district (United States)Historic preservationContributing propertyDupont Circle, Washington, D.C.

Question 5: The Sycamore Historic District is a meandering area encompassing 99 acres (400,000 m2) of the land in and around the downtown of the ________ county seat, Sycamore.
Kankakee County, IllinoisDeKalb, IllinoisKane County, IllinoisDeKalb County, Illinois

Question 6: Of those 187 are considered ________ to the historic district, 22 are non-contributing.
Contributing propertyHistoric district (United States)Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.Historic preservation

Question 7: It is a stunning example of ________ architecture.
Art NouveauNeoclassicismArt DecoWestern art history

Question 8: The library, still operational today, was constructed in 1905 with a combination of philanthropical gifts from different sources including ________.
Andrew CarnegieCarnegie Mellon UniversityMiller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Question 9: [9] In the first year the building existed such famous men as Horace Greeley, Charles Sumner and ________ spoke there.
Bayard TaylorPennsylvaniaUnited StatesJapan

Question 10: The 1966 ________, which created the National Register of Historic Places, empowered individual states to create review boards to function with the state historical preservation officer.
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966Advisory Council on Historic PreservationNational Park ServiceState Historic Preservation Office


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