Large and diverse, the United States is home to numerous distinctive architectural styles. Many have grown out of specific cultural, economic or social needs. The shotgun house is a unique style, whose history is interesting and significant in American culture.
Which city is most associated with the shotgun house design?
Where do most shotgun houses have their windows?
only in front and back
only along the sides
in the roof, as well as on the sides
Which immigrants to New Orleans brought the shotgun house style with them?
When did the shotgun house enjoy its greatest popularity as an American architectural style?
in the early to mid 1800s
in the mid 1800s to early 1900s
in the 1920s and 1930s
The struggles of which people were eventually associated with shotgun houses?
What architectural feature in the American version creates a problem with the traditional explanation for the name "shotgun house?"
The doors are off center.
The doors are not lined up.
The is one solid wall in the middle with no door.
What makes some people think the origin of shotgun houses is in West Africa?
Its name is similar to a Yoruba language word for a similar house.
Many of the specific features in American shotgun houses are named for cities in Africa.
Shotgun houses were particularly popular among African-Americans and Haitian immigrants.
What is a "double shotgun" house?
two such houses joined side by side
a double-length shotgun house
a shotgun house with a door on either side of each dividing wall
What popular architectural feature has been attributed to the shotgun house?
the front porch
When shotgun house kits first appeared on the market in the early 20th century, how much did they sell for?