Saturday, 11 March 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 8: Famous Monuments

This time the questions are about the famous monuments and architects in the world.



1. The largest pyramid known to exist in the world today,Great Pyramid of Cholula, is located in
Egypt
Mexico
Spain
Nigeria

2. Where is The Motheland Calls, the second tallest statue of a woman in the world, situated?
USSR
USA
France
Italy

3. With which one of the following Bonanno Pisano is associated?
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Sydney Opera House
Barcelona Pavilion Building
Hagia Sophia

4. ‘Nishat Bagh’, which means "Garden of Joy, is a terraced Mughal garden built as a token of love for Nur Jahan, wife of Emperor Jahangir. Where is it located?
New Delhi
Agra
Srinagar
Mysore

5. Ustad Isa Shirazi, a Persian architect, was the chief architect of which one of the following Indian monuments?
Red Fort
Qutub Minar
Taj Mahal
Bekal Fort

6. St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. Who was the architect of the cathedral?
Aston Webb
Edwin Lutyens
Charles Barry
Christopher Wren

7. Which explorer discovered and brought to the world's attention the ancient Inca citadel Machu Picchu in the year 1911?
Augusto Berns
JM von Hassel
James Cook
Hiram Bingham

8. Name the king who commissioned the construction of The Lighthouse of Alexandria, sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?
Alexander the Great
Julius Caesar
Ptolemy I Soter
Ptolem II Philadelphus

9. Name the French sculptor who is best known for designing Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty
Auguste Rodin
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
Antoine-Louis Barye
Louise Bourgeois

10. Which one of the following British architects is known for the Royal Pavillion, Brighton and the Buckingham Palace?
Johan Nash
Edward Blore
Aston Webb
Jame Paine

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