The Seven Wonders of the World

Few things throughout the history of the world have captivated people's hearts and minds as much as the Seven Wonders of the World. The fact that there are so many tragedies and mysteries surrounding them further adds to their perpetual appeal, and as anyone who's visited the Great Pyramid of Giza will tell you, such fame is far from overrated. So, how much do you think you know about these incredible structures? Take this test and find out.
pyramid and sphinx
Which one of these isn't one of the Seven Wonders?
The Ancient City of Petra
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Great Pyramid of Giza
Approximately when was the Great Pyramid of Giza constructed?
c. 2580–2560 BC
c. 4850-4830 BC
c. 1000-980 BC
c. 150-170 AD
Great Pyramid of Giza and camel
Which pharaoh was the Great Pyramid of Giza built for?
Seti I
Cleopatra VII
fantasy tower in the clouds
Which of the Seven Wonders may not have ever existed?
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Lighthouse at Alexandria
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Hanging Gardens of Babylon artwork
How high were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon thought to have been?
75 feet
45 feet
125 feet
200 feet
Statue of Zeus at Olympia artwork
Which famous Greek sculptor made the Statue of Zeus at Olympia?
Phidias of Athens
Polyclitus of Argos
Praxiteles of Athens
Scopas of Paros
Stature of Zeus
Which Roman emperor planned to behead the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and replace it with his own likeness?
Miniature Temple of Artemis
How many times did the Temple of Artemis have to be rebuilt?
3 Times
Following its destruction, it was never rebuilt.
Temple of Artemis ruins
Who was responsible for the destruction of the Temple of Artemis in 268 AD?
The Goths
The Romans
The Persians
The Spartans
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus sketch
Who was The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus built as a tomb for?
Alexander the Great
Philip II
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus ruins
Where is Halicarnassus located in the present day?
Colossus of Rhodes artwork
Who did the Colossus of Rhodes depict?
Colossus of Rhodes artwork
How tall was the Colossus of Rhodes?
98.4 feet
64.9 feet
139.5 feet
205.2 feet
Lighthouse at Alexandria artwork
How long did it take to build the 450-foot tall Lighthouse at Alexandria?
20 Years
35 Years
50 Years
75 Years
Lighthouse at Alexandria artwork
In today's money, how much would it cost to reconstruct the Lighthouse at Alexandria?
$1 million
$3 million
$5 million
$10 million
Temple of Artemis ruins
Not Too Wonderful
Unfortunately, your score isn't as wonderful as the Seven Wonders' spectacular architects would have hoped for. But have no fear, as they aren't quite as vengeful as many have made them out to be. In fact, if they were alive today, they would most probably happily instruct you in their ancient ways, as self-improvement was very important to them. In the words of Alexander the Great, "How should a man be capable of grooming his own horse, or of furbishing his own spear and helmet, if he allows himself to become unaccustomed to tending even his own person, which is his most treasured belonging?"
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Wonderful Result
Not too shabby at all! You've got a pretty solid understanding of the history and the many mysteries that surround the Seven Wonders of the World. While your score isn't perfect, you know a lot more about Babylon, Rhodes and Alexandria than many others ever will, and we strongly encourage you to never let your thirst for knowledge dry up. In the words of Alexander the Great, "You shall, I question not, find a way to the top if you diligently seek for it; for nature hath placed nothing so high that it is out of the reach of industry and valor."
pyramids at sunset
The Eighth Wonder
Wow! Your knowledge of the Seven Wonders of the World is so completely outstanding that you run the risk of being named the Eighth Wonder! With such a brilliant track record, you may yet live to discover the truth behind the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, or you might help uncover some of the many mysteries surrounding the Great Pyramid of Giza. Remember that knowledge is power, as Alexander the Great once said, "I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion."
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