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Travertine: Quiz


Question 1: Travertine is one of the most frequently used stones in ________, and is commonly seen as fa├žade material, wall cladding, and flooring.
Modern architectureGothic Revival architectureExpressionist architecturePostmodern architecture

Question 2: Travertine is most commonly available in ________ sizes for floor installations.

Question 3: Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe has used travertine in two of his major works, S.R. Crown Hall and the ________.
Contributing propertyFallingwaterGlass HouseFarnsworth House

Question 4: Travertine is a terrestrial ________, formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals from solution in ground and surface waters, and/or geothermally heated hot-springs.
Sedimentary rockGeologyGeologic time scaleSandstone

Question 5: The entire first floor of the Becket-designed ________ has thick travertine walls.
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLAStanford University Medical CenterRonald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterCedars-Sinai Medical Center

Question 6: Macrophytes, bryophytes, ________, cyanobacteria and other organisms often colonise the surface of travertine and are preserved, giving travertine its distinctive porosity.
PhotosynthesisAlgaeWild fisheriesPlant

Question 7: The largest building in the world constructed mostly of travertine is the ________ in Rome.
Basilica di Santa Maria MaggioreColosseumSt. Peter's BasilicaRoman Forum

Question 8: Travertine was a very important building material for housing and representative buildings since the ________.
Early Middle AgesMiddle AgesLate Middle AgesHigh Middle Ages

Question 9: in Oklahoma and Texas but most famously in Tivoli, Italy and Guidonia Montecelio, near ________.

Question 10: It is sometimes known as travertine limestone, sometimes as travertine marble; these are the same stone, even though it is neither ________ nor marble.
Sedimentary rockLimestoneKarst topographyCarbonate rock


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