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The Seven Wonders of the World

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Even if you are not a fan of classical antiquity, you've certainly heard of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Check your knowledge of this widely-known list of remarkable constructions.

Question 1:


Only this one of the seven wonders of the world survived the trials of time and is open to visitors.
Great Pyramid of Giza
Colossus of Rhodes
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Lighthouse of Alexandria

Question 2:


A wonder of the ancient world was built on the territory of all of these modern-day countries, but one. Which is the odd one?
Turkey
Syria
Egypt
Iraq

Question 3:


In what century was the original version of the Seven Wonders of the World list created by Antipater of Sidon?
7th century AD
3th century AD
2nd century BC
6th century BC

Question 4:


The Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was built approximately how long ago?
2000 years ago
4500 years ago
700 years ago
1000 years ago

Question 5:


According to legends, what was the purpose of the most mysterious of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World -- The Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
Resemble the Heavens
Comfort a ruler's wife
Please the gods
Provide a place of solace and recreation for the rulers

Question 6:


The Statue of Zeus, a Wonder of the Ancient World created in the ancient city of Olympia in 435 BC, was made primarily of what material?
Ivory
Copper
Marble
Gold

Question 7:


Built in honor of the Greek goddess Artemis, the Temple of Artemis was an enormous architectural construction for its time. In Greek mythology, Artemis is the goddes of what?
Plague, beauty, light, healing, colonists, medicine
Hunt and the moon
Beauty and Love
Wisdom, strategy, and war

Question 8:


Like the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Mausoleum of Maussollos is the burial place of an ancient ruler - king Mausollos of Caria. Who conceived the idea of building this ancient wonder of the world?
Maussollos's son
Maussollos's brother
Maussollos's sister
Maussollos's best friend and advisor

Question 9:


The Colossus of Rhodes was a giant statue, erected at the Greek island Rhodes' harbor in 3rd century BC. Which ancient Greek god did the statue depict?
Ares
Helios
Eurus
Zeus

Question 10:


The Lighthouse of Alexandria, the only one of the Seven Wonders, which had a practical use in addition to architectural elegance, included this remarkable device that astonishes even modern researchers.
A heavy catapult
A windsock
A telescope
A huge mirror

 


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