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Famous Landmarks of Europe

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Famous Landmarks of Europe game quiz
"This is a quiz on some of Europe's most famous landmarks."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Which famous Roman landmark is more properly known as the Flavian Amphitheatre?
    Colosseum
    Pantheon
    Circus Maximus
    Sistine Chapel


2. The Atomium was built for the World Fair of 1958 and is a representation of a unit cell of a iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times. In which capital city would you find the Atomium?
    Stockholm
    Brussels
    Berlin
    Budapest


3. Which Parisian landmark did Napoleon Bonaparte order to be built after his victory in the battle of Austerlitz in 1805?
    Eiffel Tower
    Moulin Rouge
    Versailles
    Arc de Triomphe


4. Which famous Swiss mountain, measuring 14,693 feet high, was the last mountain in the Alps to be climbed?
    Eiger
    Monte Rosa
    Jungfrau
    Matterhorn


5. Which castle, built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, is the castle on which most fairytale castles are based on?
    Ehrenbreitenstein
    Berg Zwingenberg
    Neuschwanstein
    Burg maus


6. The Giant's Causeway is thousands of interlocking basalt columns, mainly hexagonal shaped, with some measuring up to 12 metres high. On the coastline of which country would you find this famous landmark?
    Wales
    Republic of Ireland
    Scotland
    Northern Ireland


7. This cathedral is the biggest and most important in the Czech Republic. It was the venue of many coronations of Bohemian kings and Queens and is also the tomb of many. So what is the name of this famous cathedral?
    St Nicholas
    St Matthias
    St Paulinus
    St Vitus


8. Which famous landmark would you visit to see the Tsar Bell, the largest bell in the world?
    Vatican City
    Moscow Kremlin
    Red Square
    Winter Palace


9. The Leaning Tower is found where in Italy?
    Verona
    Florence
    Sienna
    Pisa


10. Which landmark, erected by the Byzantine Empire in around 537AD, and initially a Christian church until it was converted into a Islamic mosque, is now a museum for both faiths?
    Blue Mosque
    Hagia Sophia
    Suleiman Mosque
    Rustem Pasha


11. Which Gothic cathedral was built between 1163 and about 1345, and was made even more famous by novelist Victor Hugo?
    Salisbury
    Sacre Coeur
    Notre Dame
    St Paul's


12. Big Ben in London is a very well known landmark, but what actually is Big Ben?
    Clock
    Bell
    Skyscraper
    Statue


13. The Muslim built Alhambra was originally a fortress, but was later turned into a complex with palaces and mosques for the Moorish monarchs. In which country would you find the Alhambra?
    Turkey
    Italy
    Greece
    Spain


14. Which famous European museum contains paintings such as Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" and Vermeer's "The Milkmaid"?
    State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
    Louvre, Paris
    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
    National Gallery, London


15. The Little Mermaid is a small statue sitting on a rock in the harbour or which city?
    Stockholm
    Helsinki
    Oslo
    Copenhagen


16. This huge landmark is the highest mountain in western Europe, it is also the highest mountain in the Alps. What is this colourfully named mountain called?
    Mont Rouge
    Mont Blanc
    Mont Noir
    Mont Bleu


17. Nobody is entirely sure why Stonehenge was built. Mainly people think it was for ceremonial purposes, maybe as part of a funeral procession. It is also linked to astrology in the ways the stones are lined up. Other less likely theories are that it was built by Merlin the wizard or that it is a landing site for aliens. Where in England would you have to go to visit Stonehenge?
    Lake District, Cumbria
    Peak District, Derbyshire
    New Forest, Hampshire
    Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire


18. The Acropolis is probably the most famous landmark in Greece and the most famous building on the Acropolis is the Parthenon, but which Greek goddess is the Parthenon dedicated to?
    Hera
    Athena
    Aphrodite
    Artemis


19. What is the name of the volcano which stands by the Bay of Naples and famously erupted in 79 A.D. leading to the destruction of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?
    Etna
    St Helen's
    Stromboli
    Vesuvius


20. What is the name of the famous landmark in Berlin that was originally built to stand for peace and as a gateway into Berlin, but eventually became incorporated into the Berlin Wall?
    Checkpoint Charlie
    Gates of Alexander
    Checkpoint Bravo
    Brandenburg Gate


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Compiled Jun 28 12