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  1. The Statue of Liberty was given the French name La Liberte eclairant le monde, what does this translate to?

  2. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but what was it was renamed in 2012?
  3. Which world famous landmark celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1989?
  4. The Colosseum (or Colosseo) is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome; what alternative name is it often called?
  5. Which iconic landmark was originally created in 1923 as an advertisement for a local real estate development?
  6. Which architect designed the Sydney Opera House?
  7. In the 1985 comedy film National Lampoon's European Vacation, Clark Griswold backs his car into which iconic landmark?
  8. The Great Pyramid of Giza remained the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years, until the 160-metre-tall spire of which cathedral was completed in around 1300?
  9. If Southwark is to the south side of Tower Bridge, which London borough is to the north side?
  10. The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the Yamuna river, in the Indian city of Agra, what is the meaning of 'taj mahal' in English?
  11. Name the large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí?
  12. Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in which country?
  13. In a letter in 1754 by English antiquary William Stukeley, about which landmark did he write 'could be seen from the moon'?
  14. Which straight, that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean, does the Golden Gate Bridge suspension bridge span?
  15. Which bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen, can be seen on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen?


  1. Liberty Enlightening the World
  2. Elizabeth Tower
  3. Eiffel Tower
  4. Flavian Amphitheatre
  5. The Hollywood sign
  6. Jorn Utzon
  7. Stonehenge
  8. Lincoln cathedral
  9. Tower Hamlets
  10. Crown of the Palace
  11. Sagrada Familia
  12. Tanzania
  13. The great Wall of China (it's a myth that it can be seen from the moon; it can't!)
  14. Golden Gate (sorry, if that's too obvious a guess!)
  15. The Little Mermaid

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