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Seven Modern Engineering Marvels

written by: jenn454
 
In 1995, the American Society of Civil Engineering created a list of what they consider to be seven civil engineering marvels of the modern world. These are engineering achievements which revolutionised Civil Engineering and benefited humanity. This quiz will give you an opportunity to learn more about these engineering marvels.

Question 1:

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This canal, which connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, consists of two artificial lakes and three sets of locks.
Suez Canal
Shubie Canal
Panama Canal
Erie Canal


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Question 2:


Which 102-storey Art Deco style building was officially opened in May, 1931?
Sears Tower
CN Tower
World Trade Center
Empire State Building

Question 3:

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Upon its completion in 1937, this bridge, with a main span of 4,200 ft, was the largest suspension bridge in the world.
Great Belt Bridge
George Washington Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Verrazano Narrows Bridge


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Question 4:

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This tunnel, which has a length of 50 km (31 imperial miles), crosses the English Channel, connecting France and the United Kingdom.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 5:

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This dam, situated between Brazil and Paraguay along the ParanĂ¡ River, includes the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world.
Hoover Dam
Benmore Dam
Verzasca Dam
Itaipu Dam


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Question 6:

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This tower, located in the city of Toronto, Canada is 1,815ft, 5 inches high.
The Eiffel Tower
The CN Tower
The Tokyo Tower
The Sky Tower


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Question 7:

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After the North Sea Flood of 1953, a project known as the Dutch Works was implemented to protect the area from future severe storms and flooding.
True
False


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