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Famous Clocks


  1. What's the official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located?
  2. Which European capital would you visit to see the oldest astronomical clock still in operation?
  3. The world's tallest clock tower is the Makkah Clock Royal Tower in which Asian city?
  4. Old Joe, the world's tallest freestanding clock tower, is in which British city?

  5. The gothic Balmoral Hotel clock tower is a feature of which city's skyline?
  6. A four-faced brass clock designed by Henry Edward Bedford above an information booth is one of which train station's most recognizable icons?
  7. Where are cuckoo clocks originally from?
  8. In the UK, the Speaking Clock's peak demand times of the year are at when the clocks change, New Year and which other day of the year?
  9. Where do Americans always see Philadelphia's Independence Hall clock set to 10:30?
  10. Which English cathedral has one of the oldest working clocks in the world, dating from about 1386?
  11. In which city is the Eastgate clock? It is said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.
  12. Which book starts with the opening line: It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen?
  13. What's the name of the cast iron miniature clock tower situated at the intersection of Victoria Street and Vauxhall Bridge in central London?
  14. On which Liverpool building can you see two clock towers with clock faces bigger than Big Ben's?
  15. On which children's series first shown on the BBC from January to March 1967 did each episode begin with a shot of a town hall clock?


  1. Elizabeth Tower
  2. Prague
  3. Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  4. Birmingham
  5. Edinburgh
  6. Grand Central Terminal, New York City
  7. Germany
  8. Remembrance Day
  9. On a banknote (100 dollar bill)
  10. Salisbury
  11. Chester
  12. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  13. Little Ben
  14. The Royal Liver Building
  15. Trumpton