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A World of Wonders

written by: silverqueen
 
Michael Hoffman and Alexander King's book 100 Wonders of the World features "man made masterpieces to breathtaking surprises of nature." Let's go spanning the globe to see how many of these wonders you can identify.

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One of the most breathtakingly beautiful works of man, this architectural masterpiece was built to honor the love of Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Hawa Mahal
Blue Mosque
Taj Mahal


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In Yellowstone National Park the tourists gather to view this eruption of hot water and steam. And just like clockwork, there she blows! What is the name of this geyser that has erupted more than 1,000,000 times since records were first kept?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 3:


Here, at what legend says Zeus called "the navel of the world", Apollo killed a winged snake whose blood gave prophetic visions to those who inhaled its fumes. By what better name do we know the seer, Pythia?
The Rose of Sharon
Cassandra Stone
Bridge of Sighs
The Oracle of Delphi

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Qin Shi, the first emperor of China, had a great fear of death. He decreed a great army of men, horses and chariots be built to follow him into the after life for his protection. What material was used to build this great army, arranged in battle formation?
Bronze
Stone
Granite
Terra Cotta


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It wasn't until the invention of the airplane that pilots flying over Peru discovered one of the great unsolved mysteries of the world. What do we call these monumental etchings found in the Atacama Desert?
Rongorogo Symbols
The Nazca Lines
Devil's Arrows
Glastonbury Spiral


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Question 6:


This dome, the largest free-standing brick dome in the world, is a symbol of the Eternal City. Its beauty was shaped by Raphael, Bernini and Michelangelo. Here is housed Michelangelo's Pieta, the only sculpture he ever signed. In what building would you be standing when you read "upon this rock I will build my church. To you I give the kingdom of heaven."?
Cologne Cathedral
St. Peter's Basilica
La Sagrada Familia
Basilica of St. Mark's

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Within what city will you find the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Dome of the Rock and the Wailing Wall?
Khajuraho
Mecca
Jerusalem
Istanbul


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Question 8:

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Earnest Hemingway wrote a short story about this mountain the native people call the Silver Mountain. What is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world?
Kilimanjaro
Aconcagua
K-2
Matterhorn


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Designed by Andre Waterkeyn, this sculpture was the symbol of the 1958 World's Fair. Now it has come to be a symbol of the beautiful city of Brussels. Can you name this structure that reopened in 2006 to become one of Brussels' most visited tourist attractions?
Space Needle
The Galaxy
The Atomium
The Enterprise


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What is the most photographed building in Australia and "one of the most recognizable buildings of the twentieth century"?
Sydney Football Stadium
Sydney Myer Music Bowl
National Gallery of Victoria
Sydney Opera House


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