How Much Do You Know About the Seven Wonders of the World?

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Which of these is a list of the Wonders of the World?

These three categories provide their own Wonders of the World. The list also includes the Wonders of the New World.

The Great Pyramid of Egypt is part of the Wonders of the _________ World.

The Great Pyramid in Egypt is part of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It's located in Giza, Egypt.

How many massive pyramids remain in Giza, Egypt, today?

There are three massive ancient pyramids in Giza, Egypt. These are Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.

Who built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

Nebuchadnezzar II built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon around 600 B.C. These are part of the Wonders of the Ancient World.

The Taj Mahal is considered one of the Wonders of the _______ World.

The Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the Wonders of the New World. It was commissioned in the 1630s by Emperor Shah Jahan.

What style of architecture is the Taj Mahal?

The Taj Mahal combines Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles. The white marble structure was built in honor of the emperor's dead wife.

How many people could sit in the Roman Colosseum?

50,000 people could sit in the Roman Colosseum. The massive amphitheater is one of the Wonders of the New World.

The Seven Wonders of the Modern World all come from _______.

The Seven Wonders of the Modern World were all built in the 20th century. The list celebrates monumental engineering and construction feats.

What building in New York City is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World?

The Empire State Building is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The stunning skyscraper was finished in 1931.

At its completion in 1976, what was the tallest free-standing structure in the world?

Until 2007, the CN Tower was the tallest free-standing structure in the world. It is on the list as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Which list does the Golden Gate Bridge appear on?

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It's been connecting San Francisco and Marin County since 1937.

Which of these formed the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is really one massive erosion of water, ice and wind. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

True or False: Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.

It's true that by most standards Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. As part of the Himalayas on the Tibetan Plateau, Mount Everest is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

How long is the Great Wall of China?

The Great Wall of China is a remarkable 5,500 miles long. It's the world's longest man-made structure, and it is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

The ancient city of Petra, Jordan, is known for its ______ color.

The ancient city of Petra, Jordan, is known for its pink color and carved facade. It's one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

How tall is Christ the Redeemer in Brazil?

The statue of Christ the Redeemer is 125 feet tall. It stands atop Mount Corcovado, high above Rio.

What does Machu Picchu mean?

Machu Picchu means "Old Mountain." It was built by Incan emperor Pachacutec, and it's one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

True or False: You can pay a visit to the Statue of Zeus in Olympia.

It's false that you can pay a visit to the Statue of Zeus in Olympia, because it's no longer there! This Ancient Wonder of the World is only reproduced on coins these days.

What was the downfall of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus in present-day Turkey?

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was one of the last remaining Wonders of the Ancient World, but it was ultimately destroyed by successive earthquakes. Today you can still visit the remains of the ancient structure.

How long did it take to create the Panama Canal?

It took 34 years to create the Panama Canal. It's 50 miles long, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Where is the location of Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The falls are located in southern Africa, and they're one of the largest in the world.

Aurora Borealis is also known as the _______.

Aurora Borealis is also known as the Northern Lights. This Natural Wonder of the World is located in the north sky and is only visible from the Northern Hemisphere.

Where is the Paricutin Volcano located?

The Paricutin Volcano is located in Michoacán, Mexico. The Natural Wonder of the World stands 1,353 feet tall.

What city has a famous harbor that is a Wonder of the World?

The Harbour of Rio de Janeiro is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. When Portuguese explorers arrived in 1502, they believed the the bay was a large river, and named it Rio de Janeiro.

The Pyramid at Chichen Itza was once the center of what civilization?

The Pyramid of Chichen Itza in Mexico is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It served as the center of Mayan civilization and is still visible in several structures.

The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue made of _______.

The Colossus of Rhodes was a famous bronze statue of Helios, which stood 105 feet high. It took 12 years to erect the statue, which we now only see reproductions of.

The Pharos of Alexandria was a _____.

The Pharos of Alexandria is also known as the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Pharos was built during the 3rd century B.C. on the Island of Pharos off the coast of Egypt. It is one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.

Channel Tunnel, linking France and England, is often referred to as the _______.

Channel Tunnel is quite often referred to as Chunnel. It links France with England and is one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.

Where is the Great Barrier Reef located?

The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Australia. The Reef stretches 1,615 miles and is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. It's one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

The Temple of Artemis was also the Temple of _______.

The Temple of Artemis was also the Temple of Diana. It was a marble structure located in Ephesus, Turkey.

What is the name of the famous dam in Brazil?

Brazil's famous dam is known as the Itaipu Dam. It is one of the Modern Wonders of the World and is also the world's second-largest hydroelectric power plant.

Where is there a sea protection project nearly equal in scale to the Great Wall of China?

The Netherlands North Sea Protection Works are so grand, they landed on the list of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. The Works are a series of dams, floodgates and surge barriers that keep the sea from flooding the country.

What modern statue was built in the Colossus of Rhodes' image?

Although Lady Liberty is female, she was still built as the 19th century idea of what the Colossus looked like. The Colossus of Rhodes was built in 290 B.C.

Which is the tallest of the pyramids of Giza?

Khufu is the largest of the Egyptian pyramids and also the oldest. It was built in 2560 B.C. for the Old Kingdom pharaoh, Khufu.

Of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which still stands today?

Of all the Seven Ancient Wonders, only the Great Pyramid of Giza still stands. Even the Sphinx has stood the test of time!

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About This Quiz

There are a lot of wondrous things in this world, from the natural to the ancient to the modern - and there are certainly more than seven of each. Still, there are some structures and sites on this blue planet of ours that are so impressive that they simply have to be given a special label, to help people find out which ones are worth blowing our hard-earned tourist dollars on seeing at least once. They are all over the world, and they include statues, tombs, pleasure gardens, skyscrapers, canyons, mountains and lakes. They are on all the continents, and it would take a determined traveler months and many thousands of miles of flights to take them all in - but if we know about them, at least we have an idea where to start!

Sadly, some of the wonders of history are lost to us, such as the Colossus that once stood astride the harbor of Rhodes. Obviously, you can't visit that, but you can read about it and see it in ancient drawings. The loss of this, the Hanging Gardens and other wonders makes it all the more important to recognize and appreciate those wonders that are still with us today, so that we can protect them for future generations to marvel at in their turn.

Take this quiz to travel in your mind and flaunt your knowledge!

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