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Quiz about Towering Heights
Quiz about Towering Heights

Towering Heights Trivia Quiz


Welcome to Towering Heights, a quiz about engineering marvels that reach towards the sky. Good luck and enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by RedHook13. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
RedHook13
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
385,316
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
252
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which building in New York City was built to reach a height of 1,776 ft (541.3m)? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which bridge, at the time of its completion in 2004, became the tallest in the world? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The Burj Khalifa stands at a height of 2,717 ft (828 m). In which Middle Eastern nation is it located? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Located in Florida, which of these structures was designed to reach a height of only 189 ft (58 m), so as not to require a warning beacon at the top? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which iconic rocket, currently on display at both the Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers, reached a towering height of 363 ft (110.6 m)? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which European landmark, constructed in 1889, rises to a height of 1,063 ft (324 m)? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which city constructed the tallest control tower in the world at its new airport, which was completed in 2006? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Located in North America, which of the following was the tallest free-standing tower in the world from 1976-2010? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which casino in Las Vegas, Nevada features a 1,150 ft (350 m) tall tower and once was home to the world's highest roller coaster? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which structure, located in China, rises up to a height of 1,954 ft (596 m). The LED lights on the structure provide a stunning light show at night. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which building in New York City was built to reach a height of 1,776 ft (541.3m)?

Answer: One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, was completed in July, 2013. The building was built to replace the original twin towers of the World Trade Center that were destroyed on September 11, 2001. The tower was designed to reach a height of 1,776 ft (541 m), commemorating the year the United States of America was founded.
2. Which bridge, at the time of its completion in 2004, became the tallest in the world?

Answer: Millau Viaduct, France

The Millau Viaduct opened to traffic on December 16, 2004. It is a cable-stayed bridge that carries four lanes of a highway across the Tarn River in southern France. One of the bridge's towers rises to a height of 1,125 ft (343 m).
3. The Burj Khalifa stands at a height of 2,717 ft (828 m). In which Middle Eastern nation is it located?

Answer: United Arab Emirates

The Burj Khalifa is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was opened on January 4, 2010. The Burj Khalifa was designed by the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) architecture firm based in Chicago, Illinois. SOM was also responsible for designing One World Trade Center in New York and Willis Tower in Chicago.
4. Located in Florida, which of these structures was designed to reach a height of only 189 ft (58 m), so as not to require a warning beacon at the top?

Answer: Cinderella Castle

The iconic Cinderella Castle is part of the Magic Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World. Buildings at a height of over 200 ft require a warning beacon to be placed on the top to warn passing aircraft. Built in 1971, the castle was constructed at a height of 189 ft (58 m), just short of the requirement. The castle was designed to look larger than it actually is.
5. Which iconic rocket, currently on display at both the Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers, reached a towering height of 363 ft (110.6 m)?

Answer: Saturn V

At a height of 363 ft (110.6 m), the Saturn V rocket was used to launch the Apollo astronauts to the Moon. Portions of unused Saturn V's are on display at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida and the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The Space Launch System (SLS) that is in development as of January, 2017 is expected to surpass the height of the Saturn V.
6. Which European landmark, constructed in 1889, rises to a height of 1,063 ft (324 m)?

Answer: Eiffel Tower

The famous Eiffel Tower of Paris, France was opened on March 31, 1889. The tower was designed as the entrance for the 1889 World's Fair. It held the title of tallest man-made structure from 1889 until 1930 when the Chrysler Building in New York surpassed it.
7. Which city constructed the tallest control tower in the world at its new airport, which was completed in 2006?

Answer: Bangkok, Thailand

Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand was opened on September 28, 2006. Its control tower stands at 434 ft (132 m) tall. It was built to replace the Don Mueang International Airport.
8. Located in North America, which of the following was the tallest free-standing tower in the world from 1976-2010?

Answer: CN Tower

The CN (Canadian National) tower is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Completed in 1976, the CN Tower reaches a height of 1,815 ft (533m). It was the tallest free-standing tower in the world until the year 2010.
9. Which casino in Las Vegas, Nevada features a 1,150 ft (350 m) tall tower and once was home to the world's highest roller coaster?

Answer: Stratosphere

The Stratosphere is a casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The Stratosphere opened on April 30, 1996. The casino was once home to the High Roller, the world's highest roller coaster, but it was closed in 2005. Several other thrill rides have opened at the Stratosphere.
10. Which structure, located in China, rises up to a height of 1,954 ft (596 m). The LED lights on the structure provide a stunning light show at night.

Answer: Canton Tower

The Canton Tower, located in Guangzhou, China, opened on September 30, 2010. The building's resembles a piece of twisted rope and LED lights allow for a stunning light show at night. There's a Ferris Wheel type ride located at the top of the building.
Source: Author RedHook13

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