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Northwest Quiz, Fall 2012

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They’re disappearing fast, but remarkable barns still adorn our landscape and remind us of our rich farm heritage. This summer, Jon McGinty introduced you to the architecture of barns. See how much you remember, and match the barn with the term that best describes it. No peeking! Answers posted below. Photos by Jon McGinty

Quiz Answers:

Barns are often described by their roof-lines. A “bank” barn is simply a barn built into a hill. No. 10 is a bank barn with a gable-style roof. To learn more about barns and efforts to preserve them, check out the Illinois Barn Alliance, at illinoisbarns.org.

1. I: Gambrel-roof barn
2. C: Gable-roof barn
3. E: Gothic-roofed barn
4. B: Monitor barn
5. G: Quonset-style barn
6. A: Round barn
7. D: Quarry stone barn
8. J: Prairie barn
9. H: Oval bank barn
10. F: Bank barn

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