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Tunnels Quiz

Quiz Questions

  1. What were the names given to the three tunnels in the 1963 film The Great Escape? And which of these tunnels was ultimately used for the escape?
  2. In which year was the Channel Tunnel officially opened?
  3. The Simplon Tunnel, once the longest tunnel in the world until 1982, links which two countries?
  4. Which road tunnel under the River Mersey, is often referred to as the Birkenhead tunnel or old tunnel?
  5. What name is given to human-made subterranean passageways for religious practices?

  6. The 33.5 mile long Seikan Tunnel connects which two large islands?
  7. The Channel Tunnel is often referred to by what nickname?
  8. The Eisenhower Tunnel in the western United States is approximately 60 miles) west of which city?
  9. Which railway tunnel links South Gloucestershire in the west of England to Monmouthshire in south Wales?
  10. Which foot tunnel runs beneath the river Thames between Island Gardens, on the Isle of Dogs, with an entrance next to the Cutty Sark?
  11. The Channel Tunnel between England and France is actually composed of how many tunnels?
  12. Which 1.5-mile-long tunnel under the Hudson River, connects Weehawken, New Jersey, to Midtown Manhattan in New York City?
  13. The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting tunnels located in which country?
  14. Sir Marc Isambard Brunel was a French-born British engineer best known for the construction of the which tunnel?


  1. Tom, Dick and Harry. Harry was used for the escape.
  2. 1994
  3. Switzerland and Italy
  4. The Queensway tunnel

  5. Catacombs
  6. Honshu with Hokkaido (the main islands of Japan)
  7. The Chunnel
  8. Denver
  9. The Severn Tunnel
  10. The Greenwich Foot Tunnel
  11. Three tunnels (Two rail tunnels (7.6 metres in diameter) and one service tunnel (4.8 metres in diameter))
  12. The Lincoln Tunnel
  13. Vietnam
  14. The Thames Tunnel (between 1825 and 1843 - the first tunnel known to have been constructed successfully underneath a navigable river)