Quiz: The World's Most Stunning Sites

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How long is the Great Wall of China?

It wouldn't be so great if it were only 50 miles (80 km) long, now would it? Try more than 4,000 miles (6,437 km) long -- now that's pretty great.

How many miles does Australia's Great Barrier Reef span?

One of the seven natural world wonders, the reef that stretches along Australia's northeast coast is more than 1,600 miles (2,574 km) long.

What year was New York's Empire State Building completed?

A speedy project, the Empire State Building broke ground in January 1930 and was completed in under 16 months, in May 1931.

What famous wealthy family built the historic Biltmore House near Asheville, N.C.?

Nope, it wasn't the Gettys or the Biltmores (a red herring). The Biltmore House was the brainchild of George Washington Vanderbilt.

What American president made a historic speech in Gettysburg, Penn.?

One of the most quoted speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address was not seen as a success at the time. But Abraham Lincoln's words on that November day in 1863 ring true years later.

What famous landmark is located in Milan, Ohio?

Though he may be more well known as the "Wizard of Menlo Park," Thomas Edison wasn't born in New Jersey. He was actually born in Milan, Ohio in 1847.

Where is the oldest London Bridge located?

In 1968, the oldest surviving London Bridge was sold for $2.4 million and moved to Lake Havasu City in Arizona.

The Leaning Tower of Piza in Italy finally stopped sinking in ______.

After 18 years of work to stabilize the tower, it was finally declared "finished" in May 2008.

For how many years did the Great Pyramid of Giza stand as the world's tallest man-made structure?

Originally the Great Pyramid was 280 cubits tall -- that's about 479 feet (144.78 meters). Because of erosion, these days it stands at about 452 feet (137.76 meters). It was the world's tallest man-made structure for an impressive 3,800 years.

The world-famous Statue of Liberty was built in what city?

While the base was built on Ellis Island in New York, the statue itself was built in Paris as a gift to the United States and assembled once it reached its final destination.

How long is the Appalachian Trail?

The Appalachian Trail stretches 2,175-miles (3,500 kilometers), running from Maine to Georgia.

Where is Mount Kilimanjaro located?

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in the continent of Africa. It is 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) high and is located in Tanzania.

What is the name of the big sinkhole in the middle of the sea in Belize?

The Great Blue Hole is found off the coast of Belize and is 400 feet (125 meters) deep.

What famous landmark was built by an emperor in memory of his third wife?

The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India, was built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife who died during the birth of their 14th child.

What was the initial purpose of the Stonehenge?

The Stonehenge was a place of burial from its beginning.

What is the nickname of the famous clock tower in London, England?

Big Ben was completed in 1858 and holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world.

What religious and sacred landmark is found in the Old City of Jerusalem and is also called the Noble Sanctuary?

The Temple Mount is rich with religious importance with strong ties with the Muslim, Judaism and Christian religions.

Which of the following presidents is NOT carved into Mount Rushmore?

The four presidents carved into the mountain are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

How many steps does it take to reach the base of the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil?

There are about 220 steps to climb to see the statue up close.

What happened to the southern side of the Roman Coliseum?

The coliseum was ruined by an earthquake. Parts of the building were used for the construction of later monuments.

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About This Quiz

Whether it's a natural world wonder or the site of a historic event, millions of people each year travel from all over the world to visit these interesting places. Test your knowledge on the landmarks that draw the world's biggest crowds.

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