Reading and answers the question: Popular architecture in the United States in the beginning of the
twentieth century paid respect to elaborately ornate historical motifs.
The new skyscrapers sprouting up at the time were often ornately
finished with elements of Gothic or Roman detailing.
5 During this period of emphasis on intricate ornamentation, certain
architects began moving in a different direction, from the historic
attention to ornate detailing toward more modern design typified
by simplified flowing lines. Frank Lloyd Wright, the best-known of
these early modern architects, started work in Chicago designing
10 "prairie houses," long low buildings featuring flowing horizontal
lines and simplistic unity of design. These buildings were intended
to fit the wide open expanses of Midwest plains that served as a
setting for Chicago. These "prairie houses," found in Chicago's suburban
areas, served to tie the rapidly developing neighborhoods of Chicago
15 with its plains heritage.
1. What is the main idea of this passage?
2. According to the passage, the new skyscrapers built at the beginning of the twentieth century were
3. Which of the following statements about Frank Lloyd Wright is supported in the passage?
4. The "prairie houses" built by Frank Lloyd Wright were
5. According to the passage, how do Frank Lloyd Wright's "prairie houses" resemble the prairies around Chicago?