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Quiz about The Civic Mimic
Quiz about The Civic Mimic

The Civic Mimic Trivia Quiz


Small civic buildings, tiny castles and miniscule trains thundering past pint-sized railway stations. Take a look at some of these miniature parks, all of them mimicking real life buildings and monuments but built on a much smaller scale.

A photo quiz by Plodd. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Plodd
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
373,867
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
2055
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: BurgGurl (10/10), Reamar42 (8/10), teachdpo (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which model village is the oldest in the United Kingdom, and includes a thatched cottage on fire?
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Question 2 of 10
2. Opened in 1968, which park was the first of its kind that featured "Mini Land" with its small Lego brick buildings and Danish landmarks?
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Question 3 of 10
3. The Blue Mosque at Miniaturk is a small scale model which is on show at one of the largest miniature parks in the world. Where in the world am I?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Have you ever wondered where Prince Eric lived happily ever after with his mermaid princess? Where would you travel on a boat ride, exploring miniature models based on fairy tales such as this?

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Question 5 of 10
5. This miniature Stonehenge is far, far away from its original location in England. Which miniature park in Canberra, Australia, is home to this and other famous world sites? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A road traffic accident happens in the centre of New York City, but this misleading scene is actually taking place at which Japanese theme park?
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Question 7 of 10
7. Which miniature park in Shenzhen, China, allows you to see the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City and Three Gorges Dam, all in one day?
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Question 8 of 10
8. Miniatur Wunderland in Germany specializes in which type of miniature model?
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Question 9 of 10
9. Tiny figurines stand in front of the Western Wall, Jerusalem, at which miniature park? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Netherlands has a miniature park in The Hague with a plethora of Dutch landmarks including Schiphol Airport. What is the name of this tourist attraction? Hint



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1. Which model village is the oldest in the United Kingdom, and includes a thatched cottage on fire?

Answer: Bekonscot

Bekonscot can be found in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Created by a London accountant called Roland Callingham, it opened in 1929 after the owner's wife gave him an ultimatum; either he moved the indoor model railway outside, or she would leave him.

He moved the railway outside into his garden and started adding to it with miniature buildings and life-like people. The first royal visit was made by Queen Elizabeth II on her eighth birthday. Profits from the tourist attraction have exceeded 5.5 million, all of which have been donated to worthwhile charities.
2. Opened in 1968, which park was the first of its kind that featured "Mini Land" with its small Lego brick buildings and Danish landmarks?

Answer: Legoland Billund

Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Christiansen built his Lego factory in Billund, Jutland, Denmark. Such was the popularity of the building block toy that he opened a theme park next door to his factory in 1968. The 35 acre park has attracted millions of visitors to its number of themed areas including Lego City, Pirate Land, Duplo Land, and Mini Land. Mini Land is home to small buildings and landmarks built on a scale of 1:20.
3. The Blue Mosque at Miniaturk is a small scale model which is on show at one of the largest miniature parks in the world. Where in the world am I?

Answer: Istanbul

Miniaturk can be located in Istanbul, one of the major cities of Turkey. It opened in 2003 and features 128 models (as of 2014) on the scale of 1:25. The park is split in to three areas over 60,000 square meters with miniature models based around Istanbul, Anatolia and old Ottoman buildings. These include The Temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the Blue Mosque, otherwise known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Other entertainment areas within the grounds include an excursion train, helicopter simulation and maze park.
4. Have you ever wondered where Prince Eric lived happily ever after with his mermaid princess? Where would you travel on a boat ride, exploring miniature models based on fairy tales such as this?

Answer: Storybook Land, Disneyland

Storybook Land Canal Boats is an attraction at Fantasyland in Disneyland, California. Opened in 1956, the slow ride starts through the mouth of Monstro, the whale who swallowed Pinocchio, before meandering around a park with miniature houses and castles from Disney animated films. Families travel on one of a number of boats named after a Disney character.

The tiny buildings on the river bank include Toad Hall, the castle from "Frozen", the cottage from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and Prince Eric and Ariel's castle from "The Little Mermaid".
5. This miniature Stonehenge is far, far away from its original location in England. Which miniature park in Canberra, Australia, is home to this and other famous world sites?

Answer: Cockington Green

Cockington Green Gardens is just north of the city of Canberra. It was opened in 1979 by husband and wife team, Doug and Brenda Sarah, who were inspired when they visited model villages in the UK. The miniature buildings are set in picturesque grounds and people often escape city life with a picnic followed by a relaxing a walk around the grounds.

There are many famous world sites, including Stonehenge and the Treasury of Petra, and there is even a miniature lake with the Loch Ness Monster. The majority of models were modeled from clay and then hand painted once dried.
6. A road traffic accident happens in the centre of New York City, but this misleading scene is actually taking place at which Japanese theme park?

Answer: Tobu World Square

Just out of shot in a similar scene to the image shown is of a robbery taking place from the Bank of America in New York. Other New York landmarks at Tobu World Square include the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. World Heritage sites on display include the Eiffel Tower, the Great Sphinx of Giza and an amazing reproduction of St Peters Basilica in Vatican City.

The theme park has over 100 miniature buildings on a 1:25 scale, and over 140,000 little people who were all designed individually. Opened in 1993, the theme of the park is to "preserve historic remains and architectural cultures of the world".
7. Which miniature park in Shenzhen, China, allows you to see the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City and Three Gorges Dam, all in one day?

Answer: Splendid China

Covering over 30 hectares, Splendid China is an attraction with scaled down replicas of some of China's most famous landmarks. Most of the buildings have been scaled down to 1:15. The site is split into two areas. The Scenic Spot Area has all the miniature models and next to this is the Comprehensive Service Area where you can taste regional foods and purchase a selection of gifts and handicrafts. Next to the miniature park is the Chinese Folk Culture Village which showcases the custom and lifestyle of the 56 ethnic groups which live in the country.
8. Miniatur Wunderland in Germany specializes in which type of miniature model?

Answer: Trains

The miniature model railway in Hamburg was opened in 2000 by brothers, Frederik and Gerrit Braun. Miniatur Wunderland, simply translated as miniature wonderland, has approximately 13,000 meters of rail track, 930 trains, 1,200 signals, 335,000 lights, 215,000 figurines and 228,000 trees (2010 figures) making it the largest model railway in the world.

It has different sections, including Harz, Knuffingen, Austria, America and Scandinavia.
9. Tiny figurines stand in front of the Western Wall, Jerusalem, at which miniature park?

Answer: Mini Israel

One of the oldest cities in the world is celebrated in miniature form at Mini Israel. The Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, is just one of the monuments shown at the park, others include the Dome of the Rock, Shrine of the Book and even the Teddy Stadium. Opened in 2002, the 350 hand crafted buildings are placed along paths laid out in the shape of a Star of David. Mini Israel highlights multicultural structures, giving equal importance to Christian, Jews, Muslims, and smaller ethnic groups living in the country.
10. The Netherlands has a miniature park in The Hague with a plethora of Dutch landmarks including Schiphol Airport. What is the name of this tourist attraction?

Answer: Madurodam

Madurodam opened its doors in 1952 and has over 740,000 tourists a year (2012 figures). It was named after a law student called George Maduro who was a member of the Dutch resistance during World War 2, but died at Dachau concentration camp. The park has three different themes; water, historical cities and The Netherlands. All of the models have been built to the scale of 1:25 and include the canals of Amsterdam, Riijksmuseum, Port of Rotterdam, tulip fields and windmills.
Source: Author Plodd

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