Preservation Brief 43:
The Preparation and Use of Historic Structure Reports

AIA Continuing Education System Quiz


The following quiz assesses understanding of the information contained in the U.S. National Park Service's Preservation Brief on preparing and using historic structure reports. The Brief is part of an ongoing series that provides guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings.

The fifty Preservation Briefs cover a wide range of topics; many contain information relevant to non-historic as well as historic buildings. They are a valuable resource for architects and other professionals working in preservation, as well as the renovation, repair, and maintenance of non-historic buildings. The quiz is a collaborative project of the AIA Historic Resources Committee and HPEF.

Preservation Brief 43 is available on the National Park Service website. Print copies can be purchased for a nominal fee from the U.S. Government Printing Office


Read the Preservation Brief 43 text, then return to this page and complete all questions below. Submit the quiz using the button at the end. A score of 80 percent or above entitles the participant to 1.25 Health, Safety & Welfare learning unit hours (1.25 HSW LU Hours). Certificates of completion will be issued via email. Contact with questions, comments, or technical issues.

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1) Historic structure reports usually limit their subject to a building’s exterior features. *
2) In addition to buildings, appropriate topics for a historic structure report include: *
3) Completing a historic structure report before significant rehabilitation work is undertaken can help: *
4) The importance of later additions and alterations to a historic structure can be readily discerned without requiring a historic structure report. True or False. *
5) Stabilization projects should not be undertaken until a full historic structure report is completed. True or false. *
6) The process of commissioning a historic structure report typically includes: *
7) Some historic structure reports may be more costly than others, in part, because: *
8) Assessing a structure’s existing condition often consists of: *
9) In most cases, the least intrusive option described in The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties is: *
10) When the significance of a property has been defined through legislation or a National Register nomination, it is unnecessary to reconsider this determination following completion of a historic structure report. True or False. *
11) Work recommendations should: *
12) Typically, final versions of the historic structure report include sections that address: *