Buildings around the World 2
The Arc de Triomphe was built to honour the French army.

Buildings around the World 2

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 around 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 second of two quizzes on the subject.

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  1. The Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, was built in 1806. Who ordered it to be constructed?
    It was built to honour the French army
  2. The Sistine Chapel, in Rome, forms part of the Vatican. Who painted its magnificent ceiling?
    It took Michelangelo just over four years to paint the entire ceiling
  3. The Sydney Opera House is a performing arts centre in Australia. What has its shape been compared to?
    The Opera House houses many different venues and was opened in 1973
  4. The White Horse Temple in Luoyang is noted as being what?
    It was built in 68 AD by Emperor Ming
  5. The Vatican, in Rome, is a group of churches, chapels and other buildings. Who lives there?
    The Vatican City is recognised as the smallest country in the world
  6. The Empire State Building, in Manhattan, New York, was built in the 1930s. Until the 1970s, it was what?
    Including the roof spire, it stands a total of 1,454 feet, or 443 metres, tall
  7. Notre-Dame in Paris is a beautiful 12th century cathedral. What does 'Notre Dame' mean?
    It is an excellent example of Gothic architecture
  8. Easter Island is famous for its nearly 900 huge stone figures dotted about. What is not known about them?
    They may have been carved around 1,000 years ago, but still no one knows why this happened.
  9. Chichen Itza was an ancient city built by the Mayans. Where is it?
    In the central area of the city is a mysterious and towering pyramid!
  10. The White House is the official residence of the president of America. When was it completed?
    More than 40 different presidents have lived there since it was built

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