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From Stonehenge to the Parthenon: The Landmarks of Europe Quiz
by Staff
Let's take a little holiday in and around the continent, shall we? From stuffed museums to creepy mausoleums and castles to citadels, we'll test your knowledge of some of the biggest and most interesting landmarks in Europe.

What famous European landmark is located near Amesbury, England?

  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
  • Harry Potter World

The Vatican is technically a …

  • church
  • city-state
  • republic

What famous church is located in Vatican City?

  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • the Parthenon

The builder of the Eiffel Tower was …

  • Louis XVI
  • Napoleon
  • Gustave Eiffel

When was the Eiffel Tower built?

  • 1812
  • 1889
  • 1915

The Alhambra is a palace and fortress in Spain that was built during whose rule of Spain?

  • Egyptian
  • German
  • Muslim

Who used the palaces as a royal court?

  • the Medicis
  • Ferdinand and Isabella
  • the Prussian royal family

The acropolis in Athens is …

  • a cluster of ancient buildings
  • an ancient temple
  • an ancient government office

Much of the Parthenon's art is now where?

  • the Louvre
  • the Greek Museum of Ancient History
  • the British Museum

The Parthenon was originally a temple to …

  • Hera
  • Zeus
  • Athena

The Walls of Dubrovnik are in what European nation?

  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Montenegro

When were the walls first constructed?

  • the 7th century
  • the 12th century
  • the 15th century

Krakow is home to a beautiful main square. When was it first built?

  • the 5th century
  • the 7th century
  • the 13th century

While we probably all know it as Big Ben, what is the official name of London's imposing clock tower?

  • Tick-Tock Clock
  • the Clock of the People
  • Elizabeth Tower

Why did it get the nickname Big Ben?

  • Everyone said it just looked like a Ben.
  • The designer was named Ben.
  • There's no definitive source for the nickname.

The Basilica Cistern in Istanbul held what?

  • skeletons
  • some of the city's water supply
  • exotic animals

Speaking of underground wonders, what does Paris' catacombs house?

  • skeletons
  • exotic animals
  • some of the city's water supply

What royal family occupied Schonbrunn Palace for nearly 350 years?

  • the Windsors
  • the Habsburgs
  • the Medicis

What country is Schonbrunn Palace in?

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Switzerland

The city of Amsterdam began building its famous canals when?

  • 17th century
  • 12th century
  • 1919

What Hans Christian Andersen character has a statue in Copenhagen, Denmark?

  • the Little Mermaid
  • the Snow Queen
  • the Ugly Duckling

Iceland's Blue Lagoon is actually what?

  • a swamp
  • a geothermal pool
  • a waterfall

The Colosseum in Rome is …

  • the first amphitheater ever built
  • the largest amphitheater ever built
  • the most well-preserved amphitheater ever built

What is the Colosseum's capacity?

  • 87,000
  • 24,000
  • 148,000

Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany is famous for what?

  • It's the biggest castle in the world.
  • It has really good concessions for tourists.
  • It's the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle.

The Charles Bridge in Prague is famously crowded, but don't expect to get across by ...

  • car
  • bus
  • both

What lines the Charles Bridge?

  • orange trees
  • statues
  • good luck charms

What is the name of the splendid church built to honor Czar Alexander II?

  • the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Alexander Cathedral
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Holiness

What denomination was the original Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood?

  • Roman Catholic
  • Russian Orthodox
  • Greek Orthodox

What is the most visited European city, in terms of international tourists?

  • London
  • Paris
  • Rome