History: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Historical Buildings around the World 1 (Questions)

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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.

 How much do you know about historical buildings from around the world? Try this quiz and find out!

1. The Acropolis is an ancient city set high above which modern city?
[ ] Athens
[ ] Rome
[ ] Paris
[ ] London
2. The Colosseum is an ancient amphitheater in Rome, Italy. What would it have been used for?
[ ] Open air ballet competitions
[ ] Swimming galas
[ ] Gladiator fights
[ ] Roller discos
3. 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
4. Prague Castle began construction in the 9th century. Who lives there today?
[ ] A president
[ ] A queen
[ ] A witch
[ ] A wizard
5. Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple on the east bank of which river?
[ ] The Thames
[ ] The Mississippi
[ ] The Nile
[ ] The Amazon
6. 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
7. Mont Saint Michel in France is a castle 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
8. 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
9. St Basils Cathedral is a church in Moscow. What is it famous for?
[ ] A daily firework display
[ ] The amount of visitors it receives
[ ] Its colorful spires
[ ] Its restaurants and shops
10. The Forbidden City in China is a grand palace consisting of how many buildings?
[ ] 980 buildings
[ ] 9 buildings
[ ] 89 buildings
[ ] 8,999 buildings
History: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Historical Buildings around the World 1 (Answers)
1. The Acropolis is an ancient city set high above which modern city?
[x] Athens
[ ] Rome
[ ] Paris
[ ] London
It was built over 2000 years ago but some of the walls are even older
2. The Colosseum is an ancient amphitheater in Rome, Italy. What would it have been used for?
[ ] Open air ballet competitions
[ ] Swimming galas
[x] Gladiator fights
[ ] Roller discos
It would have held between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators and also staged battles and executions for the crowds
3. 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
[x] 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
4. Prague Castle began construction in the 9th century. Who lives there today?
[x] 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
5. Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple on the east bank of which river?
[ ] The Thames
[ ] The Mississippi
[x] The Nile
[ ] The Amazon
The temple took many years to build - three separate Pharaohs oversaw the project
6. The city of Petra, in Jordan, is very unusual. Why?
[x] 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 color of the stone out of which it is carved
7. Mont Saint Michel in France is a castle 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
[x] The most beautiful castle in the world
The castle welcomes more than 3 million visitors every year
8. The Cairn of Barnenez in France is a set of rough, basic buildings. This is considered to be what?
[x] 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
9. St Basils Cathedral is a church in Moscow. What is it famous for?
[ ] A daily firework display
[ ] The amount of visitors it receives
[x] Its colorful spires
[ ] Its restaurants and shops
It actually consists of 10 churches altogether!
10. The Forbidden City in China is a grand palace consisting of how many buildings?
[x] 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