D1 What do you call the upper part of a two-story house? [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

D2 A sleeping room in a house: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

D3 A room for visitors to sleep in: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

D4 The space up under the roof, usually used for storing things:

D5 When you go from one floor of a house to the floor above: “I’m going ________.” [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

D6 To get to the second floor, you walk up the ________.

D7 A small space anywhere in a house where you can hide things or get them out of the way:

D8 The small room next to the kitchen (in older houses) where dishes and sometimes foods are kept:

D9 To prevent bread and cake from drying, you put them in a ________. (See article—make sure what it is.)

D10a The place to keep food cool, usually with ice, so that it won’t spoil:

D10b The place to keep food cool if it is run by electricity or gas:

D11 When you go into a house, the part just beyond the front door is the ________.

D12 The part that’s put on in winter around an outside door to give extra protection from the cold:

D13 The room where you entertain company:

D14 The room where members of the family spend most of their time together when they are at home: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

D15a Other rooms in your house besides the living room (or other word): [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

D15b Other rooms (not already mentioned) in other people’s houses: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

D16 Names used around here for parts added on to the main part of a house: (Open question)

D17 What do you call the platform, sometimes with a roof, that’s built on the front or the side of a house? (Differences?)

D18 The part of the house below the ground floor:

D19 Referring to the part of the house below the ground floor, you might say, “I’m going ________.” (Gesture downward.)

D20 Names for a sloping outside cellar door:

D21 A small, poorly-built house, or one in rundown condition:

D22 Underground place to go to in case of a violent windstorm:

D23 A house that is divided in two through the middle so that two families can live in it:

D24 Living quarters in a building where several other families live:

D25 Nicknames for buildings where several families live: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

D26 What names do you have for different kinds of apartments? (Especially, small apartments)

D27 Strips of wood used to cover the outside of a frame house:

D28 What hangs below the edge of the roof to carry off rain-water?

D29 The pipe that takes the collected rain-water down to the ground or to a storage tank:

D30 The strip of wood or metal that covers the ridge of a roof:

D31 In front of a fireplace there’s usually stonework on the floor—what do you call this?

D32 The metal stands in a fireplace that the logs are laid on:

D33 When you build a fire in the fireplace, what do you call the big log that goes behind the others?

D34 What do you call the small pieces of wood and other stuff that are used to start a fire?

D35 After a large wood fire has burned out, you have to take away a lot of ________. [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

D36 What do you call the shelf over the fireplace?

D37 The strip of wood about eight inches high along the bottom of the wall (inside a room) joining to the floor: (Point at it.)

D38 The strip of wood along the bottom of the wall (inside a room)—if it is quite a bit higher than eight inches: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

D39 What nicknames do people have around here for a small eating place where the food is not especially good?

D40 Names and nicknames around here for the upper balcony in a theater:

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