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Yes We Can Trivia Quiz

Commission 50. Follow me around the world admiring ten engineering feats that really say "Yes We Can". Simply choose the correct country for the engineering feat.

A matching quiz by ClaudiaCat. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Dec 03 21
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Itaipu Dam  
2. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge  
3. Great Man-made River  
4. Palm Islands  
5. Delta and Zuiderzee Works  
6. Millau Viaduct  
7. TuaTona Mine  
South Africa
8. Bailong Elevator  
9. Large Hadron Collider  
10. Chandra X-ray Observatory  
Dubai, UAE

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Itaipu Dam

Answer: Brazil/Paraguay

The Itaipu Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Parana River, on the border of Brazil and Paraguay. This controversial dam has been hotly contested between the two countries because of the hydroelectric power and its water distribution. The construction started in 1975 following years of negotiations, and its construction involved changing the route of the Parana River.

In 1984 the first generator was started and the last was installed in 1991. The whole system was upgraded in 2007. This amazing dam is considered, by some, one of the modern seven engineering wonders of the world.
2. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Answer: Japan

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan links Kobe to Iwaya. Kobe is located on the island of Honshu and Iwaya is on Awaji Island. At the time of its construction, the bridge had the longest central span of any bridge in the world. The bridge crosses the Akashi Strait, one of the busiest waterways, coupled with extreme weather conditions, in Japan.
3. Great Man-made River

Answer: Libya

It has been claimed that the Great Man-made River (actually a network of pipelines) is the world's largest irrigation project. It was conceived in the 1950s but commenced construction in the 1980s, funded by the Gaddafi government. It continued to be extended over several decades.
4. Palm Islands

Answer: Dubai, UAE

When complete, Palm Islands is intended to be a complex of three artificial islands in Dubai, UAE, containing residential and leisure facilities. The first to be completed, Palm Jumeirah, is designed to resemble a tree trunk with 16 fronds, surrounded by a crescent.

Although the structure has been built entirely from sand and rocks (no concrete or steel was used to build the island) there are many environmental concerns.
5. Delta and Zuiderzee Works

Answer: Netherlands

As the Netherlands is a low-lying country, it engineered a massive network of land reclamation schemes, involving dams and water drainage and hydraulic engineering.

The Zuiderzee works commenced in the 1920s and were still ongoing nearly 100 years later. The Delta Works involves a series of projects to protect the Netherlands coastline and consisted of works including dams, locks, dykes levees, barriers and sluices.

The overall reason for this engineering feat was to preserve the land of the Netherlands.
6. Millau Viaduct

Answer: France

Millau Viaduct spans the gorge valley of the River Tarn in France. It is the tallest cable-stayed bridge structure in the world with its tallest mast being 343 metres high (23 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower). When it was built, it was the 22nd highest bridge in the world (i.e. its height above land).
7. TuaTona Mine

Answer: South Africa

Commencing in 1962 the TuaTona mine, meaning "great lion", is a South African gold mine that has been in continuous operation for well over 50 years. The mine consists of more than 800 kms of tunnels and is one of the deepest working mines in the world. The mine has over 5,000 miners workers employed.
8. Bailong Elevator

Answer: China

The Bailong Elevator, translated as the Hundred Dragons Elevator, is a glass device built into a cliff in Zhangjiajiel, China. It is believed to be the world's tallest outdoor lift. Located in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park the elevator is used to gain access to the beautiful area, which consists of pillar-like formations formed by a combination of expanding ice in the winter and the foliage growing on them.

The area is a classic scene used in much Chinese paintings and artwork.
9. Large Hadron Collider

Answer: Switzerland

When it opened, the Large Hadron Collider was the largest facility of its kind. A joint venture by European Organisations for Nuclear Research, it hosts scientists and engineers from all over the world, collaborating in experiments into the fundamentals of physics.
10. Chandra X-ray Observatory

Answer: USA/Space

The Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space by NASA in 1999. The Observatory is in a 64 hour orbit that enables delivery to the SAO at the Chandra X-ray Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts of photographs and images. Being located in space the Chandra is able to provide quality images more readily than earth based x-ray satellites.
Source: Author ClaudiaCat

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