Monuments around the World
The largest statue of Jesus is 'Christ the King' in Poland.

Monuments around the World

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 and monuments throughout the world but what is their importance? Monuments can be erected for all sorts of reasons, sometimes in memory of a person or to serve as a reminder of a key event in history. 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 World monuments and the reasons they were built.

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  1. The Great Sphinx of Giza was probably built for Pharaoh Khafra. How tall is it?
    It is the largest statue carved from one piece of stone in the world
  2. The Eiffel Tower is a famous French structure. Which city is it located in?
    Millions of people climb the Eiffel Tower every year and it has had over 250 million visitors since its opening
  3. Christ the Redeemer is a huge statue in Rio de Janeiro. Where did the stones used to build it come from?
    The statue weighs approximately 635 tonnes but is not the largest statue of Jesus in the world!
  4. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower located in Italy. Why does it lean?
    The Leaning Tower of Pisa took 344 years to build, beginning in August 1173
  5. The Taj Mahal is in India. It was built by an emperor as a memorial to who?
    More than 1,000 elephants were employed to transport the construction materials used to build the Taj Mahal
  6. A bronze statue sits on a rock in a harbour in Copenhagen, Denmark. What is the statue of?
    The mermaid is a monument to the Hans Christian Anderson story and receives over a million visitors a year
  7. The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island in New York. Which country gave the statue to America?
    It was given as a symbol of friendship between the two countries
  8. Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. Which famous building is it next to?
    The bell weighs about 13 and a half tons, about the same as a small elephant!
  9. The Great Wall of China is which of these options?
    The wall is over 6,000 km long and is not one continuous wall, but is built instead from lots of sections
  10. St. Basil’s Cathedral is a famous monument in Moscow, Russia. Who ordered it to be built?
    The cathedral was built as a monument to victorious battles

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