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.

The Colosseum is an ancient amphitheatre in Rome, Italy. What would it have been used for?
Open air ballet competitions
Swimming galas
Gladiator fights
Roller discos
It would have held between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators and also staged battles and executions for the crowds
La Sagrada Familia is a beautiful Roman Catholic basilica (or cathedral) in Barcelona, but which of these options is true?
It fell down and had to be rebuilt
An identical building is planned next door
Nobody likes how it looks
It isn't scheduled to be finished until 2041
Art nouveau architect Antoní Gaudí dedicated more than 40 years of his life to its construction
The Cairn of Barnenez in France is a set of rough, basic buildings. This is considered to be what?
The oldest building in the world
The strangest building in the world
The lowest building in the world
The dirtiest building in the world
It contains many examples of very, very ancient art and engraving
The Forbidden City in China is a grand palace consisting of how many buildings?
980 buildings
9 buildings
89 buildings
8,999 buildings
It used to be home to emperors and politicians and all their staff, but it is now a museum
Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple on the east bank of which river?
The Thames
The Mississippi
The Nile
The Amazon
The temple took many years to build - three separate Pharaohs oversaw the project
Prague Castle began construction in the 9th century. Who lives there today?
A president
A queen
A witch
A wizard
The president of the Czech Republic also works in the castle, which has many streets and courtyards
St Basils Cathedral is a church in Moscow. What is it famous for?
A daily firework display
The amount of visitors it receives
Its colourful spires
Its restaurants and shops
It actually consists of 10 churches altogether!
Mont Saint Michel in France is a castle and is said by some to be what?
The tallest castle in the world
The largest castle in the world
The most haunted castle in the world
The most beautiful castle in the world
The castle welcomes more than 3 million visitors every year
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
The city of Petra, in Jordan, is very unusual. Why?
Buildings are carved into the mountains
It's a very busy place to live
Only camels may enter
You can rent a house there for a holiday
Another name for Petra is the Rose City, due to the colour of the stone out of which it is carved
Author:  Angela Smith

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