Historic House Maintenance Quiz!
If you get a question right, you earn a well maintained "cheery house" (left). But if you miss a question, get ready to be corrected with a falling down "haunted house" (right). Click each illustration to enlarge so you can get the full benefit of the reward system offered as part of the quiz.
For each question, please choose ONE answer.
The exterior "skin" of your house consists of:C. All the surfaces of its functional and decorative features.C. Look at it close up.
A. Your historic house was poorly built.
B. The connections between the house's parts are failing.C. You spent your time and money furnishing the interior.
A. Every time it rains.
B. When you see water pouring down the side of the house.C. At least twice yearly, late Spring and late Fall.
A. Paint the wood to give a nice appearance.
B. Repair the worst two or three each year.C. Let them all go until you have to replace them.
A. The water flows down the face of the foundation, not into the wall.
B. The house looks more attractive from the street.C. The tight fit keeps the weeds out.