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Taking a break from quiz writing, the Wise Cracks are traveling around the world, enjoying some totally awesome sites. If you can't tag along, at least enjoy our snapshots!

A photo quiz by ponycargirl. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
ponycargirl
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
362,727
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
3476
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 86 (8/10), Gispepfu (8/10), Guest 38 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. We are beginning our tour in Washington, D.C., at a monument that was built to honor a president of the United States. Can you name the president? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In what province in Canada, also home to the CN Tower, can we find Sudbury, home of the Big Nickel? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. We found the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the Earth) in which city, which is well known for being situated on the equator? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This statue, Christ the Redeemer, located on Corcovado Mountain, is the fifth largest statue of Jesus in the world. What city does it overlook? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Lascaux in France is famous for its cave paintings done over 15,000 years ago. After traveling all this distance, we were not allowed inside the cave to see the art, which was made by people during which stage of cultural development? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which building in England are we admiring that is also called "Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress"? It was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 as a stronghold. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Where did we find this royal palace, constructed for the Nzimabgwe monarch without using mortar for its tall walls? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Today we are visiting this ziggurat, which was built of clay bricks in the ancient land of Mesopotamia. We are in modern Iraq, but was what the name of the ancient Sumerian city that was built near the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Called the "City of Temples", this site in Cambodia is said to be the largest religious monument in the world. Where are we? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. We were so busy looking at the Opera House, we almost forgot to look at this breath-taking sight. What city's harbour boasts the magnificent bridge that is nicknamed "the Coathanger"? Hint



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1. We are beginning our tour in Washington, D.C., at a monument that was built to honor a president of the United States. Can you name the president?

Answer: Washington

The Washington Monument was built to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States. Officially opened to the public on October 9, 1888, it is constructed of granite, marble, aluminum, and bluestone. Hollow on the inside, the monument is decorated with 189 memorial stones that have been presented by many different people from all over the world - or so they say. Alas, we were not allowed inside this time - the monument is closed due to earthquake damage until sometime in 2014. Maybe we can go back during cherry blossom season!
2. In what province in Canada, also home to the CN Tower, can we find Sudbury, home of the Big Nickel?

Answer: Ontario

The largest city in Canada, Toronto is also the capital of Ontario. Its skyline on Lake Ontario is dominated by the CN Tower, Toronto City Hall, Casa Loma, and the Ontario Legislative Building, among others. Sudbury is located northwest of the city, and is about a 4.5 hour drive.

The structure there, called the Big Nickel, was the dream of Ted Szilva, who singlehandedly bought and built the nickel on the side of a hill. The nickel is over 9 feet wide, and a replica of the 1951 Canadian nickel. The world's only numismatic park opened July 27, 1964.

The site overlooks the INCO nickel mine in Sudbury, and the 1951 designs honours the 200th anniversary of the discovery of nickel as a metal, and to honour the generations who worked in the Sudbury mines.

In 2001, it was dismantled for cleaning, but reassembled.
3. We found the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the Earth) in which city, which is well known for being situated on the equator?

Answer: Quito

The pyramidal monument's four sides each point to one of the four cardinal directions, and stands 30 meters tall. It was built in the early 1980s, but new data suggests the actual equator is 240 meters north of the statue's location.
4. This statue, Christ the Redeemer, located on Corcovado Mountain, is the fifth largest statue of Jesus in the world. What city does it overlook?

Answer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The statue was constructed from 1926-31 out of reinforced concrete (more than 1,000 tons) and soapstone. It was made in France, and transported to its current site in pieces. In fact, the head alone is made up of more than fifty different parts.
5. Lascaux in France is famous for its cave paintings done over 15,000 years ago. After traveling all this distance, we were not allowed inside the cave to see the art, which was made by people during which stage of cultural development?

Answer: Paleolithic

Discovered in 1940, Lascaux was open to the public by 1948. The cave contains over 6,000 paintings of numerous subjects including red deer staqs, horses, bulls, and goats, as well as engravings and geometric figures. Unfortunately all of the tourists have caused considerable damage to the site; in 1963 the cave was closed due to the appearance of green fungus, and since the 1990s many different types of fungus have been found. Only scientists are allowed in the cave today, but there are replicas nearby that tourists may visit.
6. Which building in England are we admiring that is also called "Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress"? It was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 as a stronghold.

Answer: Tower of London

The Tower of London has had many uses during its long history. Richard III kept his two young nephews housed there, and many believe that is where he had them murdered. In Tudor times it was used as a jail for high-profile prisoners, such as Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Lady Jane Grey was executed on the Tower Green inside its walls.

It also has housed the Royal Zoo, but it modern times has been used to house the Crown Jewels. Many people believe the Tower is haunted, but we didn't encounter any ghosts there.
7. Where did we find this royal palace, constructed for the Nzimabgwe monarch without using mortar for its tall walls?

Answer: Zimbabwe

The Great Zimbabwe ruins are some of the oldest and largest buildings made in the southern part of Africa. It is second in age only to Mapungubwe, South Africa, and the largest in size in sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the walls are as high as thirty-six feet in the area known as the Great Enclosure. Estimates are that at its peak, Great Zimbabwe may have housed 18,000 people.

The cause of the decline is still unknown, although a decline in trade, political instability, famine, or water shortages have all been suggested.
8. Today we are visiting this ziggurat, which was built of clay bricks in the ancient land of Mesopotamia. We are in modern Iraq, but was what the name of the ancient Sumerian city that was built near the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers?

Answer: Ur

Built by Ur Nammu, this ziggurat was not only an administrative center, but also a temple to Nanna, the moon god. It was originally built in approximately 2100 BC, but had fallen into disrepair before its ancient restoration in the 6th century BC by the New Babylonian monarch, King Nabonidus.
9. Called the "City of Temples", this site in Cambodia is said to be the largest religious monument in the world. Where are we?

Answer: Angkor Wat

Construction on this site was begun in the early 1100s by Hindu builders who dedicated the building to their god, Vishnu. By the late 1200s, Buddhists took over the site and still use it today. At least five million tons of sandstone was used to construct this monument, and had to be carried from a quarry twenty-five miles away. The entire complex stretches over 248 square miles.
10. We were so busy looking at the Opera House, we almost forgot to look at this breath-taking sight. What city's harbour boasts the magnificent bridge that is nicknamed "the Coathanger"?

Answer: Sydney

After six years of construction, Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened in 1932. Currently it is the largest, but not the longest, bridge in the world. It took approximately 272,000 litres of paint to paint the bridge, and was originally painted grey because that was the only colour available in such large quantities! More than 160,000 cars are estimated to travel through the bridge each day.
Source: Author ponycargirl

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