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Words for Homes Quiz

Based on the clues, name these words for dwellings.
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Clue
Answer
1
Typical home
House
2
Typical urban home
Apartment
3
Like #2, but usually owned
instead of rented
Condominium
4
A #1 divided into two #2's
Duplex
5
British version of #2
Flat
6
Like #1, but connected to
neighboring units
Townhouse
7
Semi-permanent Mongolian dwelling
Yurt
8
Like #1, but for rich people
Mansion
9
Like #2, but occupying the entire
top floor
Penthouse
10
Like #8, but with extensive grounds
Manor/Estate
11
Where a king lives
Palace
12
Like #11, but fortified
Castle
13
On-campus student housing (U.S.)
Dormitory
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Clue
Answer
14
Housing for soldiers
Barracks
15
Rustic vacation home
Cabin
16
Another rustic vacation home
Cottage
17
Place where a monk lives
Monastery
18
Camper's dwelling made of
canvas and poles
Tent
19
Native Americans version of #18
Teepee
20
Where a chicken lives
Coop
21
Hip-hop home
Crib
22
Home for a stylish bachelor
Pad
23
Like #1, but motorized
Motorhome
24
Inuit ice dwelling
Igloo
25
Primitive village home
Hut
26
Bear's home
Den
27
Moroccan version of #12
Kasbah
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level 58
Jun 28, 2011
The quiz should still accept the addition of "Bachelor" though since that is the proper term.
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level ∞
Jun 28, 2011
Okay. Bachelor Pad will work now.
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level 55
Dec 6, 2011
What about "hen house" for where a chicken lives
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level 55
May 1, 2015
I tried that, too. And misspelled coop as "coup." *facepalm*
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level 37
Dec 30, 2017
I called a townhouse a townhome *facepalm*
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level 75
Aug 30, 2018
Henhouse was my first guess, and no idea why it shouldn't be accepted. From Wiktionary.org: "henhouse - a small house or hutch for chickens, or, more specifically, for hens to live in." Synonyms, chicken coop, hencoop. From Oxforddictionaries.com - definition of henhouse: "A small shed for keeping poultry in."
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level 71
Feb 5, 2019
And here we just call it a chookshed
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level 31
Dec 8, 2011
racinemitch i agree go mongols!
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level 42
Jan 18, 2012
Around here (northeast USA) we never call it a duplex -- it's a twin, or twin house. And in Britain it's a semi-detached house. I'd suggest you accept those too.
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level 58
Mar 12, 2015
Im completely with Nyneve922 here. Here in NYC a duplex is a two-story apartment or home, but not two separate homes. That would just be a multi-family house. Ive also heard "mother-daughter" used to describe that, but never "duplex"
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level 55
May 1, 2015
To me a "multifamily house" is simply a house where more than one family lives.
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level 70
Feb 8, 2019
No, semi-detached houses are two houses attached side-by-side, a peculiarly British phenomenon (one which makes no sense to me at all, though I now live in one myself). Duplexes (in this sense) are what might in the UK also be called maisonettes - a single house divided into two halves, each of which might cover two storeys.
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level 35
Feb 10, 2012
I think mudhut should have worked for hut.
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level 78
Feb 13, 2012
Motorhome is a caravanette in UK.
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level 75
Feb 13, 2012
Agree with Nyneve922. I'm in Columbus, and although duplex is sometimes used, it's more common to hear them referred to as 'doubles', or 'twin singles'.
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level 44
Mar 12, 2015
I live in Columbus and duplex is primarily what I hear being used
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level 62
Jul 13, 2015
I used to live in a duplex in Columbus that we called a duplex. So, yep.
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level 23
Jul 29, 2012
Please accept: semi-detached for #4 terraced house for #6 caravan for #28 We're not all American you know!
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level ∞
Feb 6, 2015
Okay
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level 59
Mar 12, 2015
Just 'Terrace', not the whole of 'Terraced House'. Didn't think I had to type that, just assumed you didn't know the term.
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level 55
Mar 13, 2015
Agree with LarryLovage. #6 is a terrace and not everyone is American here.
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level 45
May 27, 2017
Terrace should be accepted for #6.
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level 72
Jul 12, 2018
Still no terrace?
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level 70
Feb 8, 2019
But semi ≠ duplex, per my comment above.
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level 19
Aug 9, 2012
Can't you accept barrack, not only barracks...
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level 20
Sep 14, 2012
Oh so that's the difference between a palace and a castle
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level 55
Jan 24, 2013
Beach house or Bungalow should work for #18...
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level 55
May 13, 2013
"Hizzle" could be another house for hip-hop house. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hizzle
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level 65
Mar 12, 2015
I'm so happy I'm not the only one who thought of that!
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level 79
Apr 16, 2014
Fun! Great idea :)
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level 75
May 31, 2014
I'm a grandmother and have lived all my life in the US. I've never heard of a McMansion. I guess I need to get out more.
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level 73
Feb 12, 2015
I'm glad that answer is not on here anymore.
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level 55
May 1, 2015
As am I, since I've never heard of it, either.
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level 48
Jun 15, 2014
Ander217 you should be glad. They build them all the time around here-knock down a nice 1600 sq. foot house with a nice yard to one wall--then rebuild it to 3000 sq. feet out to the easements. You're not missing anything.
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level 39
Jan 27, 2015
We have those in the UK too, usually owned by footballers. Yes, let's demolish a beautiful, large house totally in keeping with the local area and build a monstrosity instead. Classy. One of the WAGS is complaining that some houses are to be built in their local area (houses people will be able to afford) and this will spoil the village! Ha ha.
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level 36
Mar 12, 2015
They did that all over Santa Monica, starting in the 1970s...building a brand new home required all sorts of permits and fees, but they could buy a darling little 2 or 3 bedroom home with a pretty yard and lots of sunlight and fresh air, rip down all but a single wall and portion of the foundation, and it did not qualify as a new building, just a remodel. Then they would build it out to every edge of the lot! Their neighbors lost any view from upper windows, all sunlight except a sliver in the front, and all breezes. Ruined property values. Stuck out like big white stucco sore thumbs in neighborhoods of beautiful old spanish bungalows with shade trees and sloping lawns. But they sold for a million instead of a quarter that. They also filled lots with condo buildings 4-5 stories, cars everywhere...
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level 70
Aug 6, 2016
And, as cyninoregon touched on, McMansions are usually pretty tacky and ostentatious-looking – think big ionic entry columns on some Greek Revival monstrosity. Unless of course every other house on the street is already Greek Revival, and then you can count on the new McMansion to be a truly epic example of Brutalism or some other hideous style of architecture. We used to call them McStains upon the McLandscape.
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level 52
Oct 3, 2018
it's a term used here in Australia as well, always very disparagingly
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level 55
Jul 4, 2014
I have never heard of a crib, in this sense. A crib is for a baby to sleep in.
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level 36
Mar 12, 2015
It's a TV show on MTV or VH1....celebrities take audiences on a tour of their "cribs." Show you all the bad taste money can buy. Giant closets full of designer stuff and jewelry....jacuzzis in the bathroom, bowling alleys and basketball courts in the basement, and room for a fleet of Bentleys, Porsches, etc. It's the decline and fall of American/World civilization--when you think of what a hard-working family has to live on. I was reading the net worth of celebrities on-line the other day---poor ones have "only" $15 million, many have hundreds of millions. The actor who played "House" was paid $700,000 for each episode--more than many earn in a lifetime. It's so wrong while people die of no medical care and children grow up on the streets. A Walton heir has $45 Billion, as does Warren Buffet--they can't spend it if they tried. The money is out of circulation, in a way it wouldn't be if many people shared it, raising wages, etc...it just makes me crazy. Sorry to be a downer.
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level 77
Jun 2, 2015
I prefer to think of Warren Buffet swimming in a large vault of gold coins, Scrooge McDuck-style.
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level 67
Sep 16, 2015
Not much rich-money goes to the Tax-man, it's not the rich that keep the system going.
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level 75
Aug 30, 2018
I guarantee if I had a Jacuzzi in my bathroom my aching joints wouldn't feel a bit guilty about it.
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level 18
Jul 9, 2014
What about a tree house? :)
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level 18
Jul 9, 2014
Penthouse and Motor Home too! :)
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level 66
Feb 6, 2015
Semi-detached share a wall with one person, semi-attached is attached only at the garage and a duplex is split level so there is 2 entrances and one leads upstairs and the other downstairs hopes this makes sense.
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level 36
Mar 12, 2015
Not here. My duplex is a single story. There is a flip side, mirror image I rent out. "Duplex" merely meand 2, "triplex" means 3 and then call 4 a "quad" for short. It's a way to build 2 homes with garages, yards, all the amenities with one set of building fees, one tax and water bill, one fee for maintenance (lawn mowing). But you have the feel of a home, not 2 story buildings. In my neighborhood, the 2 story townhouse versions just don't rent--people don't like the heat going upstairs yet they can't cool the bedrooms in summer. And they hate yelling down the stairs to family members. Even the apartments are built 4 in a row...attached on the sides, with garages in between, decks out back, views into the woods, no one looking in their windows, privacy. On the other hand, in So Calif, everyone loved townhouses, a chance to have a view toward the canyons or the beach/bay. Not enough property and too many people to build single story units.
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level 36
Feb 9, 2015
how about Wigwam in place of TeePee
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level 73
Feb 12, 2015
Wigwam is not a tent. It's more of a hut built with wood and sticks/grass/brush. A teepee is a tent usually made from animal skins.
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level 81
Feb 18, 2015
A man walks into a psychiatrists office and tells the doctor, "I keep having this dream. I start out as a teepee, and then I change into a wigwam. It keeps going like that on and on. I'm a teepee, I'm a wigwam. I'm a teepee, I'm a wigwam. So what does it mean?" The doctor says "I think I know what your problem is - you're too tense (two tents)."
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level 78
Mar 12, 2015
The Mongolians use the word "Ger", not Yurt (which is from the Russian; Russia ran the place for years). I'd say "Ger" should be the answer, with "Yurt" accepted.
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level ∞
Mar 12, 2015
This quiz is in English, so yurt would be the correct term since ger hasn't made its way into our language. Nevertheless, we'll accept ger now.
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level 57
Mar 12, 2015
terraced should be ok for 6 (ie house on both sides, ie neighbouring unitS) 4 is more like a semi detached
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level 49
Mar 12, 2015
hovel and shack for hut?
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level 68
Mar 12, 2015
Rock the Kasbah!
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level 75
Aug 30, 2018
I knew it from the film, "Algiers". "Come weeth me to ze Casbah" - actually that line was only spoken in the trailer and not the actual movie. Another trivia point from that movie - some believe the cartoon skunk Pepe le Pew was based on Charles Boyer's character, Pepe le Moko.
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level 54
Mar 12, 2015
agree- kept trying ger
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level 76
Mar 12, 2015
Could qasr work for Moroccan castle? I'm not even sure where I heard that but I thought that was some kind of Arabic royal dwelling.
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level 53
Mar 12, 2015
accept trailer for motorhome
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level 28
Mar 12, 2015
Can you accept Coup for Coop?
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level 32
Mar 16, 2015
For #13, in the UK, on-campus university accommodation is known as halls of residency, can you add that as an alternative?
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level 40
Mar 18, 2015
4% for Morocco? Com'n guys! Rock the Kasbah!
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level 71
Aug 26, 2015
I was caught out with the Kasbah clue - when we were in Morocco "kasbah" referenced a whole, small, old part of town.
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level 71
Aug 26, 2015
A rustic vacation home in New Zealand is called a bach (pronounced batch) in the North Island and a crib in the South Island. As far as I know that is the only word difference between North and South Island English - and, judging by this quiz, they are both different from everywhere else!.
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level 60
Aug 10, 2016
How about casern for housing for soldiers?
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level 59
Sep 13, 2016
"Rustic vacation home" just made me think of villa.
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level 75
Feb 5, 2019
I thought of villa but not for that clue.
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level 65
Dec 7, 2016
How about accepting just semi, because that term is also used?
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level 63
Jun 1, 2017
This is a fantastic quiz.
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level 80
Mar 21, 2018
Riad for Kasbah?
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level 72
Mar 27, 2018
Not at all.
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level 39
Mar 26, 2018
In some parts of the US, a Native American would live in a longhouse. Can you accept this. It was my today thought.
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level 38
Jun 14, 2018
A duplex, in the Northeastern US in any case, is one apartment separated into two levels (or stories), with the lower level usually containing the kitchen, dining room, living and/or family rooms, and perhaps an extra bedroom and the upper level containing the master bedroom/bath, and additional bedrooms and bath(s)..
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level 46
Sep 1, 2018
Houses joined together are definitely terraced in English English.
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level 46
Dec 15, 2018
The Native Americans that I studied at school in the UK lived in wigwams but the pictures looked like tents not huts. I assumed they were the same thing as teepees.
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level 73
Apr 22, 2019
they are very different. wigwams have a much rounder shape
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level 75
Feb 5, 2019
lodge?
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level 63
Feb 5, 2019
you should specify which country this is for (USA?). a lot of these are different in different English-speaking countries.
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level 58
Feb 5, 2019
I've seen many definitions for cottage, but rustic vacation home is not one of them. Cottages are permanent homes for many people.
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level 67
Apr 22, 2019
Welcome to #27. One of the many reasons it's comical to hear The Clash called a punk band.