Buildings around the World 1
Another name for the city of Petra is 'the Rose City'.

Buildings around the World 1

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with historical buildings around the world and their importance.

There are many historical buildings throughout the world but what is their importance? Buildings serve all sorts of purposes, from homes to businesses, for politicians or royalty. They can often offer glimpses of how life was at the time they were built. Young children may enjoy finding out more about the importance of historical buildings and the reasons they were built. This is the first of two quizzes on the subject.

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  1. The Cairn of Barnenez in France is a set of rough, basic buildings. This is considered to be what?
    It contains many examples of very, very ancient art and engraving
  2. The Acropolis is an ancient city set high above which modern city?
    It was built over 2000 years ago but some of the walls are even older
  3. Mont Saint Michel in France is a castle is said by some to be what?
    The castle welcomes more than 3 million visitors every year
  4. La Sagrada Familia is a beautiful Roman Catholic basilica (or cathedral) in Barcelona, but which of these options is true?
    Art nouveau architect Antoní Gaudí dedicated more than 40 years of his life to its construction
  5. Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple on the east bank of which river?
    The temple took many years to build - three separate Pharaohs oversaw the project
  6. St Basils Cathedral is a church in Moscow. What is it famous for?
    It actually consists of 10 churches altogether!
  7. The Colosseum is an ancient amphitheatre in Rome, Italy. What would it have been used for?
    It would have held between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators and also staged battles and executions for the crowds
  8. Prague Castle began construction in the 9th century. Who lives there today?
    The president of the Czech Republic also works in the castle, which has many streets and courtyards
  9. The Forbidden City in China is a grand palace consisting of how many buildings?
    It used to be home to emperors and politicians and all their staff, but it is now a museum
  10. The city of Petra, in Jordan, is very unusual. Why?
    Another name for Petra is the Rose City, due to the colour of the stone out of which it is carved

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