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Each of these world sites has some kind of theme going for them. Take a look and see what they have in common!
55 quizzes and 562 trivia questions.
1.
  A Man's Home Is His Castle editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 12 Qns
Famous Places-- Fact or Fiction?
Some of us can only dream of palaces and mansions while some are lucky enough to have owned one. Can you separate fact from fiction and select the real coveted abodes?
Average, 12 Qns, sally0malley, Nov 10 23
Average
sally0malley gold member
Nov 10 23
399 plays
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I Swear Its Not Too Late
  I Swear It's Not Too Late    
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Closeups of Some Close Calls
Can you identify the sites I've zoomed in on which came very close to destruction/demolition and match them with the individual(s) who came the rescue before it was too late?
Tough, 10 Qns, sally0malley, Jun 03 24
Tough
sally0malley gold member
Jun 03 24
99 plays
3.
Within These Walls
  Within These Walls   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Walled Cities of the World
In the past, it was almost mandatory for a city to be surrounded by defensive walls. Many of those structures have survived into the modern age - as the examples selected in this quiz will illustrate.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, May 15 24
Average
LadyNym gold member
May 15 24
312 plays
4.
  Best of the Best: Christmas Destinations 2   top quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
Do you enjoy snow? Or sun? Laid back vacations or busy ones? Whatever the case, I have some suggestions for you! Let's travel around the world to see if we can find some of the most popular holiday destinations.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 16 23
Very Easy
ponycargirl editor
Dec 16 23
615 plays
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Destinations Undiscovered
  Destinations Undiscovered editor best quiz   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Take a quick world tour, stopping at sites that were lost or unknown to the Western World for many years.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Sep 25 22
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Sep 25 22
875 plays
6.
The Best of All Possible Worlds
  The Best of All Possible Worlds   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Planned to visit some great world landmarks but somehow visited ten lookalikes instead. But these sights were great too. Come and see the best of all possible worlds where you get to see some lesser known great sights that resemble someplace else.
Easier, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Mar 22 23
Easier
1nn1 gold member
Mar 22 23
752 plays
7.
Strangely Shaped Buildings
  Strangely Shaped Buildings   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There are many unique structures around the world that reflect human creativity and vision, or perhaps just a unique sense of humour. Here are just a handful to pique your curiosity.
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jun 12 23
Average
reedy gold member
Jun 12 23
414 plays
8.
Best of the Best Christmas Destinations
  Best of the Best: Christmas Destinations   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
It's time for another holiday season, and it looks like the safest trip again this year will be virtual. Come along with me, and travel around the world to visit some of the most popular holiday destinations.
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 08 21
Easier
ponycargirl editor
Dec 08 21
665 plays
9.
Hands of Time
  Hands of Time   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz will take you on a tour of some of the remarkable historic clocks found around the European continent. Click on the photos to see the images in clearer detail!
Easier, 10 Qns, LadyNym, May 23 22
Easier
LadyNym gold member
May 23 22
253 plays
10.
Great Places Around the World
  "Great" Places Around the World    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Each of these World Heritage sites has one thing in common - the word "great" in their name. See how much you know about these "great" places.
Average, 10 Qns, parrotman2006, Mar 22 24
Average
parrotman2006 gold member
Mar 22 24
486 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Perhaps the most famous address in literary history, 221B Baker Street, London, England was the home of which these noted characters?

From Quiz "Famous Street Addresses"




11.
Endangered
  Endangered   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Just like animal and plant species, many beautiful sites of great cultural and natural importance are in danger of disappearing forever. Here are a few of the sites that appear (or have appeared) on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger.
Easier, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Jul 23 20
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Easier
LadyNym gold member
Jul 23 20
548 plays
12.
A Crooked Little House
  A Crooked Little House editor best quiz   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
We will start with one crooked little house and finish with another, visiting some other quirky looking places in between. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Sep 24 18
Average
Plodd
Sep 24 18
2448 plays
13.
I See White
  I See White   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
A whirlwind tour visiting tourist attractions across the world all of which have one thing in common - the colour white.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Aug 26 20
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
Aug 26 20
803 plays
14.
A Pane in the Glass
  A Pane in the Glass   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
It is all around you. But how much do you know about windows and the glass used to make them?
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 24 18
Easier
dcpddc478
Sep 24 18
1619 plays
15.
Colourful Places
  Colourful Places   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Striking and memorable are the perfect words to describe these ten landmarks, all themed around 'colour'. Let's take a trip!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 13 22
Average
kyleisalive editor
Jul 13 22
921 plays
16.
To the Unknown Soldier
  To the Unknown Soldier   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Military conflicts happen, and regardless of your feelings on the matter it is important to honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their countries. Especially the 'unknown soldier', whose family never has closure.
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jul 19 20
Average
reedy gold member
Jul 19 20
517 plays
17.
Places of Sadness
  Places of Sadness   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There have been prisons for centuries for many reasons, including punishment and war. Sadly, some have become locations for controlled genocide. Most of the prisons in this quiz still exist, some as prisons, some as museums. Do you want to visit?
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 24 18
Average
dcpddc478
Sep 24 18
1476 plays
18.
All That Glitters Is Gold
  All That Glitters Is Gold   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
With a title kindly supplied by Led Zeppelin's song "Stairway to Heaven", this quiz will take you on a tour of some world sites and sights that positively glitter with gold. Don't forget your sunglasses!
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Oct 31 20
Average
LadyNym gold member
Oct 31 20
303 plays
19.
Im Missing
  I'm Missing   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten amazing sites that I am missing now that they are gone. Some were purposely destroyed, while Mother Nature is the cause for the disappearance of others.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 24 18
Average
dcpddc478
Sep 24 18
1924 plays
20.
  Famous Street Addresses   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Presented in this quiz are some of the most famous addresses in the world. Your task is to match the well-known world site with its address. As can be expected, all of the sites selected are in large cities...good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Sep 24 18
Average
thejazzkickazz gold member
Sep 24 18
7837 plays
21.
A Walk in the Park
  A Walk in the Park   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
You're in the city. It's hot, crowded, polluted and noisy. It's time for a walk in the large urban park just around the corner...
Average, 10 Qns, Tizzabelle, Sep 24 18
Average
Tizzabelle gold member
Sep 24 18
721 plays
22.
Oh Lately Its So Quiet
  Oh Lately It's So Quiet   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Where did everybody go? Things are an awful lot quieter around here now that the whole place has been abandoned. Can you identify these empty places from around the world? Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Sep 24 18
Tough
kyleisalive editor
Sep 24 18
937 plays
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Take Me to the Pyramids
  Take Me to the Pyramids!   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Though pyramids are synonymous with Egypt, buildings of similar shape can be found in other parts of the world. This quiz will allow you to explore some lesser-known examples of pyramid architecture.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Sep 24 18
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Average
LadyNym gold member
Sep 24 18
513 plays
24.
All I Saw Was This Lousy Replica
  All I Saw Was This Lousy Replica   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Seeing a replica is as good as the real thing, right? Right... Try to identify these famous sites from their not-so-famous facsimiles.
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Sep 24 18
Average
trident editor
Sep 24 18
1132 plays
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Razing Hell
  Razing Hell   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
A building is only as good as its foundations. Here are some buildings which didn't quite stand the test of time. Be it by human or by nature, some structures just don't have enough integrity to make it in this world. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Feb 23 23
Tough
kyleisalive editor
Feb 23 23
932 plays
26.
Im a Big Fan of Wind Turbines
  I'm a Big Fan of Wind Turbines   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There's something about wind power that simply blows me away. Here are ten different sites around the world, all of which spin me right around (like a record, maybe).
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Sep 24 18
Average
kyleisalive editor
Sep 24 18
472 plays
27.
The House Wins
  The House Wins   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The odds don't matter. If you know some of these interesting houses from around the world you'll win in your own way. Ready to deal up some questions? Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 04 21
Tough
kyleisalive editor
Aug 04 21
874 plays
28.
Ill Go to the Foot of Our Stairs
  I'll Go to the Foot of Our Stairs   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Retrace the same steps that many others have taken before you by traversing up and down some well trodden stairs around the world.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Sep 24 18
Average
Plodd
Sep 24 18
736 plays
29.
Places You Cant Go
  Places You Can't Go   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There are places on this earth that you are not allowed to go, because they are off-limits for various reasons. Take a look at some of these unusual places.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 24 18
Average
dcpddc478
Sep 24 18
538 plays
30.
Roamin Colosseums
  Roamin' Colosseums   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
While Rome's Colosseum is the best known Roman amphitheatre, many similar open-air venues exist outside the Italian capital. Here are ten (of hundreds!) of them. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Sep 24 18
Average
kyleisalive editor
Sep 24 18
219 plays
31.
Take a Flying Leap
  Take a Flying Leap   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
It's not for everyone, but some people get a huge spike of adrenaline by performing a bungee jump. See if you can identify these ten popular bungee spots from around the world. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Sep 24 18
Average
kyleisalive editor
Sep 24 18
251 plays
32.
  Between a Rock and a Hard Place   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Deserts can be forbidding places, but amazing sites have been established among the rocks and sands over the centuries. What do you know about these World Heritage Sites located between a rock and a hard place?
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Sep 24 18
Average
PDAZ gold member
Sep 24 18
5006 plays
33.
Forbidden Planet
  Forbidden Planet   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Across the world are various fascinating buildings, places and monuments where public access is either denied or severely restricted. Here is a small selection.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Sep 24 18
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Christinap
Sep 24 18
1083 plays
34.
At an Acute Angle
  At an Acute Angle    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Acute, obtuse or right - all of these structures have angles that stand out.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Nov 26 18
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Nov 26 18
346 plays
35.
In the Warm Room
  In the Warm Room   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Many buildings around the world are enclosed with glass and other transparent coverings, keeping them very warm and light inside. Let us take a look at some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Sep 24 18
Average
Plodd
Sep 24 18
679 plays
36.
Step by Step
  Step by Step    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
All the fitness gurus are telling us to take the stairs step by step because it's good for us. Here are some of the magnificent stairways to be found around the world, though I can't vouch for whether or not climbing them will make you healthier.
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Nov 08 22
Average
mlcmlc gold member
Nov 08 22
541 plays
37.
The Great White Part 4 Alabaster Architecture
  The Great White Part 4: Alabaster Architecture    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Part 4 of Team Blue's "Great White" Quiz Series. Here we have ten questions about some of the world's most stunningly white buildings.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 29 22
Average
Joepetz gold member
Jan 29 22
386 plays
38.
  Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You will surely have heard of all ten famous landmarks covered in this quiz. The only clue you get is that all ten stand close to salt water of some description.
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Sep 24 18
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
Sep 24 18
2343 plays
39.
  Help! A Building is on Fire   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Argh! Some famous buildings are on fire. How much do you know about these blazes that have singed themselves into the annals of history?
Easier, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Sep 24 18
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Easier
jonnowales gold member
Sep 24 18
1436 plays
40.
A Trip Around the Sporting World
  A Trip Around the Sporting World    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Sport is worldwide these days, with live pictures beamed into our living rooms from around the world. Can you recognize the sporting stadia pictured here?
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Sep 24 18
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
Sep 24 18
761 plays
41.
  Not For The Faint Hearted   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some world sites, while impressive, can require a special fortitude to brave them. These places, either back in their prime or even today, are not for the faint of heart - enjoy the tour but beware!
Easier, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Sep 24 18
Easier
merylfederman gold member
Sep 24 18
1381 plays
42.
  Is That What That Is?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Some buildings look like buildings. Others are designed to look like animals, modes of transportation or obsolete items. Can you identify what these ten iconic buildings resemble?
Easier, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Sep 24 18
Easier
Joepetz gold member
Sep 24 18
493 plays
43.
  Do Not Enter   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten secret places. Only certain people are allowed access. These locations are from various countries around the world. Before attempting to go into any of these places, it would be best to look around for the "Do Not Enter" sign.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 24 18
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dcpddc478
Sep 24 18
1435 plays
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  Geoglyphs!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When people place rocks in piles, sometimes they're just piles. Other times, when seen from above, these form geoglyphs - literally pictures from rocks. See what you know of this fascinating phenomenon.
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Jan 29 22
Average
LeoDaVinci editor
Jan 29 22
335 plays
45.
  Spite Houses   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A spite house is a construction of some sort which has been specifically built or altered in order to anger neighbours, or anyone with whom a common land is shared. Here are examples for you--eight US, one English and one Australian.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Sep 24 18
Average
Creedy gold member
Sep 24 18
588 plays
46.
  Dome Sweet Dome    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Domes are the focal point of a number of structures around the world. This quiz focuses on ten notable domes.
Tough, 10 Qns, cag1970, Sep 24 18
Tough
cag1970
Sep 24 18
344 plays
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  Famous Residences    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz is about famous places to live (manors, estates, etc.) in history and literature.
Tough, 20 Qns, bullymom, Jan 22 22
Tough
bullymom
Jan 22 22
1468 plays
48.
  Destroyed By Fire    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In 2019, there was a large fire at the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The disaster got me wondering about other fires in other famous buildings throughout history. Here are a few.
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Feb 16 21
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Feb 16 21
273 plays
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  A Step to the Right    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz all about famous steps, stairs and staircases in famous places around the world.
Average, 10 Qns, Tan72, Sep 24 18
Average
Tan72
Sep 24 18
332 plays
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  The Evil that Men (and Women) Do   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It would be great if we could all just be nice and get along, but history has proven that there's no limit to the evil that men (and women) do. Here's a quiz about some places where evil -- temporarily -- prevailed.
Average, 10 Qns, BarbaraMcI, Sep 24 18
Average
BarbaraMcI gold member
Sep 24 18
916 plays
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  If the Key Fits   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You have been given a key, but what does it open? Travel the world and try your luck with some iconic doors.
Tough, 10 Qns, doublemm, Sep 24 18
Tough
doublemm gold member
Sep 24 18
538 plays
52.
  A Revenge of the Llamas Quiz: Crazy Constructions   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Llamas are intelligent creatures who delight in creating quizzes for your enjoyment. Please play this one to find out all about some oddly shaped buildings that exist in the llamaverse.
Tough, 10 Qns, Exit10, Sep 24 18
Tough
Exit10 gold member
Sep 24 18
356 plays
53.
  The Glass Hotel    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Interesting Building Materials
There are some pretty interesting materials used to construct buildings around the world. This quiz looks at some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Feb 23 23
Average
ramonesrule gold member
Feb 23 23
150 plays
54.
  Don't Look Down!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Don't look down! This quiz visits some of the tallest known natural structures; anything man-made in not included. If you're afraid of heights, I'd recommend not visiting any of these places...
Average, 10 Qns, Oblivious16037, Sep 24 18
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Oblivious16037
Sep 24 18
677 plays
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  Tunnel Visions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ever the optimist, beergirllaura always looks for the light at the end of the tunnel. But just as she reaches the end of one tunnel, there's another. Let's look at some interesting tunnels beergirllaura has passed through on her quest for the light.
Tough, 10 Qns, heinous_j, Sep 24 18
Tough
heinous_j
Sep 24 18
249 plays

Mixed Sites by Theme Trivia Questions

1. Louvain University burned down not once, but twice. Where was this university located when it burned down (both times)?

From Quiz
Destroyed By Fire

Answer: Belgium

Louvain University was known for having one of the finest libraries in Europe. It was first burned down by German bombing in 1914 during WWI. It was burned down again during the Battle for Leuven in 1940 in WWII. It was re-built in 1951 and became a protected monument in 1987.

2. The Atacama Giant is a giant humanoid figure located on the side of a hill in the Atacama Desert. What country is it located in?

From Quiz Geoglyphs!

Answer: Chile

About 119 meters in height, this humanoid geoglyph is probably the largest geoglyph of prehistoric times. It was likely laid out as an astronomical calendar which tracked the phases of the moon and seasons, thus helping farmers determine their crops and the harvests. The Atacama Desert in Chile has been the site of several geoglyphs, the most impressive being the giant, though at least 500 more have been found. They were created by several South American cultures including the Inca and the Tiwanaku.

3. In 1830, in order to prevent people using a small alleyway beside his home, what did one John Hollensbury do?

From Quiz Spite Houses

Answer: Built a seven foot wide house right across the alley

The alleyway between his home and the house on the other side was far too tempting a short cut for people to resist using it. The resulting sound caused by noisy pedestrians, and wagons lumbering up and down at all hours of the day and night, with their wheels gouging marks on his property, was finally too much for Hollensbury. Using the external walls of his house and his neighbour's home, both of which were opposite the alleyway, Hollensbury had a seven foot wide, two storey high, twenty-five feet long house built across that access way. This extremely narrow home was still occupied by tenants in 2015 - complete with the gouges from the old wagon wheel marks now on its internal walls.

4. Why might you see signs all around the abandoned Ukrainian city of Pripyat telling you not to enter?

From Quiz Do Not Enter

Answer: It is the site of a nuclear disaster

Pripyat is the city in which the Chernobyl power plant was located. The city of Chernobyl is a few miles away. Both cities were abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The population of almost 50,000 people were evacuated from Pripyat within two days of the disaster in 1986. There is much disagreement as to how safe the city is today. While there are a few companies that offer tours of the ghost town, governmental permission must be obtained. Many scientist claim that radiation levels are still much too high and that a visit to the city for any reason is not safe. The population of the city is listed as 0, and military guards and police watch the perimeter 24 hours a day. Part of the reason for this is to prevent looting, which occurred in both cities after the disaster. These areas are known as the "Zone of Alienation".

5. "Kristallnacht" was the name given to a series of Nazi attacks on Jewish-owned businesses in November 1938. Where did these attacks occur?

From Quiz The Evil that Men (and Women) Do

Answer: Germany and Austria

"Kristallnacht" or "Crystal Night" was so named for the piles of broken window glass that accumulated outside the businesses that were attacked.

6. Which classic example of Gothic architecture that can be found adjacent to water dates back to the 14th Century and was featured in numerous paintings by Canaletto?

From Quiz Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea

Answer: Doge's Palace, Venice

Construction of the Doge's Palace in Venice began in 1340, with most of the early work concentrating on the side of the building facing the lagoon. The courtyard side of the building was completed in 1442. Parts of the building were destroyed by fires in 1483, 1547 and again in 1577, but the rebuilding work mostly stayed true to the original design. The most significant addition was the famous Bridge of Sighs over the Rio di Palazzo: added in 1602, it connects the Palace with the 'New Prison'. The name was not actually given to the bridge until the 19th Century, when Lord Byron suggested that prisoners would sigh as they took their last view of the beautiful city as they were led away.

7. Located in Rome, this is the widest staircase in Europe. It has featured in a number of movies including 'Roman Holiday' starring Audrey Hepburn. Which famous stairs are described here?

From Quiz A Step to the Right

Answer: Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps consist of 135 steps and link the Piazza Trinita dei Monti to the Piazza di Spagna. They were constructed between 1723-1725. They are one of the most popular tourist sites in Rome. The Helix staircases are located in the Vatican Museum and are two intertwined spirals. The Scala Sancta is believed to be the staircase that Jesus climbed on route to his trial, and is a popular pilgrimage site. Finally, the Cordonata is located on Capitoline hill and was designed by Michelangelo. The staircase is wide enough that horse riders can ride the staircase without dismounting.

8. The Arg-é Bam or Bam Citadel is at the heart of the World Heritage Site known as "Bam and its Cultural Landscape". In which modern day country does it lie?

From Quiz Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Answer: Iran

Built some time around 200 B.C.E., the citadel at Bam was the largest adobe building in the world, and was occupied continually from when it was built until the mid 19th century. Sadly, the site was severely damaged by a massive earthquake in 2003, but a joint group from several countries are committed to rebuilding and restoring this fascinating site. Bam was declared a World Heritage Site in 2004.

9. What is the highest mountain on Earth?

From Quiz Don't Look Down!

Answer: Everest

1) Everest - 29,029 ft - Himalayas - Nepal/Tibet 2) K2 - 28,251 ft - Karakoram - Pakistan/China 3) Kangchenjunga - 28,169 ft - Himalayas - India/Nepal 4) Lhotse - 27,940 ft - Himalayas - Nepal/Tibet Those are the top four by height. Of the top ten, nine are in the Himalayas.

10. One of the most famous, or rather infamous, fires in German history took place when the home of the nation's democracy was mysteriously set alight. What is the name of this building?

From Quiz Help! A Building is on Fire

Answer: Reichstag

The Reichstag Fire or Der Reichstagsbrand was a pivotal moment in German history as the event was exploited by the Nazi Party (NSDAP) thus enabling them to introduce a new decree. Hitler used the fire of February 1933 to develop the Reichstag Fire Decree or Reichstagsbrandverordnung, which placed limitations on political opponents such as the German Communists (KPD). Contrary to popular belief not all of the Reichstag was set alight. The fire mainly affected the main debating chamber and the immediate surrounds. The question of who started the fire is one that still gets historians excited. Was it the sole work of the Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe? Maybe. Was it the work of the Nazi party? Maybe. Was the fire started by the German Communist Party? Again maybe. The fact is, no one really knows for sure!

11. Perhaps the most famous address in literary history, 221B Baker Street, London, England was the home of which these noted characters?

From Quiz Famous Street Addresses

Answer: Sherlock Holmes

In fact, 221B Baker St. never existed and does not exist even today. In 1932, when Baker St. was extended northward, the Abbey National Building Society moved into a large building covering 219-229 Baker Street. For many years, Abbey National employed a full-time secretary to answer mail addressed to "Sherlock Holmes". The Sherlock Holmes Museum is actually situated between 237 and 241 Baker Street, further along the same stretch of road. For 15 years there was a dispute between Abbey National and the Holmes Museum for the right to receive mail addressed to "221B Baker Street". Since the closure of Abbey House in 2005, ownership of the address by the Holmes Museum has not been challenged despite it being as fictional as Holmes himself.

12. What noted figure lived in Chartwell, a country house in Kent, England?

From Quiz Famous Residences

Answer: Winston Churchill

The famous British statesman bought the house in 1922.

13. A Buddhist temple in Sisaket Province, Thailand is made of this unlikely material, can you name it?

From Quiz The Glass Hotel

Answer: Beer bottles

The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew is also known as The Temple of A Million Bottles and is constructed of empty beer bottles, specifically green Heineken and brown Chang beer bottles. The bottle caps are used to make mosaics. Bottle collection started in 1984 and construction of the main temple took two years to complete, by 2009, twenty buildings had been completed. What an environmentally friendly way to use old beer bottles!

14. During which period did the the souk marketplace in Aleppo, Syria, become an important cultural centre?

From Quiz Destroyed By Fire

Answer: Sixteenth century during the Ottoman Empire

The souk marketplace became a centre for cultural exchange and an important trading centre during the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. It was the main trading centre for soap, spices, and textiles that lasted into the 21st century before it was destroyed by fire. The fire that destroyed the market occurred in 2012, and was related to fighting between the Syrian government and opposition groups. The other Empires listed in the question all existed in the times given, but in different areas of the globe.

15. The Uffington White Horse is a geoglyph in England, not far from Swindon. What kind of rock is it carved into?

From Quiz Geoglyphs!

Answer: Chalk

The Uffington White Horse is a giant picture of a white horse carved into the Berkshire Downs hills of England about 16 km east of Swindon. It is white due to the fact that this geoglyph is carved into the chalk beneath it. It is assumed to be an Iron Age carving, and can be seen from the air, though also from across the Vale of White Horse to the north. The Uffington White Horse is one of many white horse geoglyphs found in England; however, it predates all of them and it is a different style than the rest of them. It bears similarities to some Celtic art, though it is hard to say for sure when it was carved, or why. It requires regular cleaning to be seen effectively, and in the Second World War it was covered over to prevent German pilots from locating themselves.

16. Still standing in 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, features two houses built in 1874 as a result of a family squabble over shared inherited property. What is the much smaller of the two homes called?

From Quiz Spite Houses

Answer: The Skinny House

Two brothers who lived at the North End in Boston during the latter part of the 1800s inherited a generous but shared parcel of land from their late father. Unfortunately at the time that the older man's death occurred, one of the brothers, a soldier, was away for a lengthy period with the military. On his return home, and to his understandable indignation, he found his sibling had built a huge mansion for himself on that property, so large that there was only a very narrow strip of land left for the soldier. Not to be outdone by such greed and selfishness, the intrepid soldier had a 10.4 foot wide at the front and nine 9.5 foot house ten foot wide at the rear house built on the remaining strip. This successfully blocked the sunlight and the view from being enjoyed by the mansion owning brother. Today the Skinny House, as it was promptly called by all and sundry, can be found at 44 Hull Street, Boston - still occupied by tenants.

17. In which American state would you be if you were standing outside the forbidden location known as Area 51?

From Quiz Do Not Enter

Answer: Nevada

There are signs all around the perimeter of Area 51 advising that it is illegal to enter the location and that attempts to do so may result in death. Found in southern Nevada, this remote location is rumored to be the home of both alien space craft and actual alien bodies. The exact purpose of the facility is not known but is believed to be involved in the development of new weapons and aircraft. Bordering Area 51 is the Yucca Flat which has been the home of over 700 nuclear tests. Approximately 40 miles away is the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. What actually goes on at this location is a matter of much debate between conspiracy theorists and the American government. The complete truth will probably never be known.

18. In 1988, a Pan Am transatlantic flight was brought down by a terrorist bomb, killing all 259 people aboard, plus 11 more people on the ground. The town where the plane crashed has built a memorial to the victims. Which town is this?

From Quiz The Evil that Men (and Women) Do

Answer: Lockerbie, Scotland

The Beslan crisis was a 2004 hostage-taking of about 1100 people in a school, of whom more than 380 were killed. In 2007, bombs were detonated in a restaurant and amusement park in Hyderabad, India, killing at least 42.

19. Located on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbor, close to the famous bridge, Sydney Opera House opened in 1973. What nationality was the man who principally designed and built it?

From Quiz Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea

Answer: Danish

Born in Copenhagen in 1918, Jørn Utzon was still not 30 years old when he won the design competition held by the New South Wales Government. The competition attracted 233 designs from 32 countries, with many of the most famous architects of the day taking part. Described as 'genius' by one of the judges, Utzon's winning design was accepted the following year. It would be another 15 years and more than 100 million Australian dollars before Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the building.

20. Perhaps the key can be used to open the 9 tonne megalith which functions as the door to Coral Castle. Where in the world would you find this unusual tourist attraction?

From Quiz If the Key Fits

Answer: Florida, USA

Coral Castle is located just north of Homestead, Florida, and features a number of enormous stones. The construction of this attraction was deliberately secretive, and the peculiar architect, Edward Leedskalnin claimed that he used few tools. Some even claimed to have seen Leedskalnin moving the stones using supernatural abilities. Another theory was that Leedskalnin used some sort of magnetism, which he also claimed cured him of tuberculosis.

21. By what fragrant name is the World Heritage Site of the "Desert Cities in the Negev" known?

From Quiz Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Answer: Incense Route

Declared a World Heritage Site in 2005, the Incense Route consists of four towns in the Negev Desert of Israel: Avdat, Haluza, Mamshit and Shivta as well as the route and surrounding area linking them to the Mediterranean Sea. These areas were along the incense and spice routes that brought frankincense and myrrh to the Mediterranean region, and they were constructed by the Nabatean civilization that was also responsible for the building of Petra and Al-Hijr.

22. What is the name of the tallest volcano (active, dormant or extinct) on Earth?

From Quiz Don't Look Down!

Answer: Ojos del Salado

1) Ojos del Salado - 22,595.1 ft - Chile 2) Nacimiento de Jaguel 22,500.0 ft - Argentina 3) Cerro Negro - 22,309.7 ft - Nicaragua 4) Llullaillaco - 22,286.7 ft - Chile There is some dispute about the precise height of the lower volcanoes on the list. All are agreed, however, that Ojos del Salado is the tallest. The ranking given above is the most common.

23. What estate was the setting of the novel 'Rebecca' by Daphne du Maurier?

From Quiz Famous Residences

Answer: Manderley

The fictional estate was located in Cornwall, England.

24. What building, built to house the Great Exhibition hosted by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, burned down in 1936?

From Quiz Destroyed By Fire

Answer: The Crystal Palace

Sir Joseph Paxton designed the Crystal Palace to house the Great Exhibition that was held in 1851. It was built using plate glass and wrought iron. There were eight miles of display tables in the building, so after the exhibition, the building was relocated to South-East London and used by the Royal Society of Arts to display its collections. The palace was destroyed by fire in 1936, and was not adequately insured to rebuild. All that remained in 1941 was a tower, and it was destroyed by explosives at that time.

25. In 1880, when one James Falloon refused to sell his property back to the original seller, to allow for residential development, what did that original seller do?

From Quiz Spite Houses

Answer: Built a very noisy tenement building right next door

The scenario: In 1880, Adam Schilling (very aptly named) owned 80 acres of land outside the town boundaries of Hiawatha, Kansas, and sold three-quarters of an acre of this land to one James Falloon who wanted to enjoy the serenity of rural surrounds. After Falloon had gone to all the trouble and expense of building a nice home for himself on that small allotment, the authorities in Hiawatha decided to extend the town's boundaries further. Schilling stood to make a massive killing as a result, but in his greed, he also wanted back the land he had sold to Falloon - offering him a very small sum for it. When Falloon rightly refused, Schilling spitefully had a very noisy tenement building constructed only thirteen feet away from Falloon's home - filling it with the most disreputable and noisy tenants he could possibly find.

26. Why could you expect to see "Do Not Enter" signs all around the small island of Ilha de Queimada Grande?

From Quiz Do Not Enter

Answer: The island is home to thousands of venomous snakes

The name of this forbidden island translates into "Snake Island". Located off the coast of Brazil this remote piece of land is untouched by human development. Herpetologists estimate that there are between 1-5 snakes per square meter. All of these snakes are the deadly golden lancehead, an extremely venomous pit viper. The venom of the golden lancehead cause the flesh around the bite to decay and the kidneys to shut down. This location is so dangerous that civilians are not allowed to visit. The Brazilian Navy watches from offshore but does not land on the island unless it is absolutely necessary.

27. In 1978, a cult leader named Jim Jones led 909 of his followers to mass suicide at his "People's Temple" in South America. In what country was the People's Temple?

From Quiz The Evil that Men (and Women) Do

Answer: Guyana

Although Jones induced his to drink a cyanide-spiked punch made with Flavor Aid, a powdered beverage mix, "drinking the Kool-Aid" remains a reference to the blind acceptance of a leader.

28. On what coast of Florida is the Kennedy Space Center located?

From Quiz Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea

Answer: East

The Kennedy Space Center is located on Merritt Island, north-northwest of Cape Canaveral Florida's eastern Atlantic Ocean coast an hour east of Orlando. It was used as the launchpad for all space shuttle missions from 1981-2011 and for the manned Apollo missions to the Moon. On their return, the space shuttles landed either here or at Andrews Air Force Base in California, and the KSC runway they used was one of the longest in the world. Despite the loud noise of takeoffs, KSC is a wildlife sanctuary: wildlife enthusiasts can see bald eagles, Florida panthers, Florida manatees and American alligators.

29. The "heart" of the US Capitol building is the rotunda, which can be accessed through a huge pair of bronze doors which pay homage to the life of an historical figure. Which figure is this?

From Quiz If the Key Fits

Answer: Christopher Columbus

The Columbus Doors were created by the American-born Randolph Rogers, who studied sculpture in Rome and who was commissioned to create the doors in 1855. He accepted, and the work was completed in 1861. The doors, which stand over 5 metres tall, depict several parts of the life of Columbus, focussing mainly on 1492, when Columbus set sail and was said to have "discovered" the Americas.

30. This staircase is located in 'The Queen's House' in Greenwich and was made famous by a 1966 photograph which appears to show a ghost holding on to the rail. Which famous flower, possibly orange, is the staircase named after?

From Quiz A Step to the Right

Answer: Tulip

The Tulip staircase is located in The Queen's House and is part of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The house was designed by Inigo Jones, and the staircase was the first self-supporting geometric spiral staircase in the United Kingdom. The house was built for Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I and it is believed that the flowers are meant to be fleur-de-lis, an emblem of her House of Bourbon family. The rose was a symbol for both the Tudors and Plantagenets, and the daffodil is a symbol of Wales.

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