The Most Famous Structures

 Some of the world's most incredible sights are man-made. As tiny as we are compared to nature, the combined work of thousands of men for years can create some truly awe-inspiring structures. What do you know about some of the most famous of them all?
 
 
Who is the architect who planned the construction of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, Spain?
Antoni Gaudi
Francisco Goya
Pablo Picasso
Salvador Dali
 
 
In which square in Russia is Saint Basil's Cathedral?
Red Square
Senate Square (St. Petersburg)
Moscow Square
Europe Square
 
 
In 2012, the 'Big Ben Tower' changed its name to...
Elizabeth Tower
London Tower
St. Mary Tower
London Bridge Tower
 
 
Which skyscraper held the title of "tallest tower in the world" before the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was erected in 2010?
Taipei 101, Taiwan
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shanghai Tower
Sears Tower, Chicago (Today Willis Tower)
 
 
Which of these images depicts the 'Forbidden City' in China?
 
 
Why was the Taj Mahal structure erected in the city of Agra, India?
Out of the Sultan's mourning of his wife
By the Persian army that conquered the area
As a summer home for the Indian ruler
As a Hindu temple
 
 
When was the Sydney Opera House completed?
No less than 16 people died during the 14-year construction project.
1973
1982
1991
1965
 
 
What is longer, the Nile River or the Wall of China?
The Wall of China is 13,179 (21,196 km) miles long, while the Nile is 4,132 (6,650 km) miles long.
The Nile River
The Wall of China
 
 
Which city houses this fascinating structure?
Brussels, Belgium
Copenhagen, Denmark
Oslo, Norway
Munich, Germany
 
 
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was designed by architect...
Frank Gehry
Antoni Gaudí
Frank Lloyd Wright
Philip Johnson
 
 
What toppled the upper part of the Colosseum?
A lightning strike
The wars that toppled the Roman Empire
The United States invasion of Italy during WW2
A flaw in the construction
 
 
In what part of Italy can one find the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
In the North End
In Sicily
In Tuscany
In the South End
 
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