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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.
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Great Pyramid of Giza
Colossus of Rhodes

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?
Syria
Egypt
Turkey
Iraq

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


The Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was built approximately how long ago?
1000 years ago
4500 years ago
700 years ago
2000 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?
Please the gods
Resemble the Heavens
Comfort a ruler's wife
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?
Copper
Gold
Marble
Ivory

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?
Wisdom, strategy, and war
Hunt and the moon
Plague, beauty, light, healing, colonists, medicine
Beauty and Love

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 best friend and advisor
Maussollos's sister
Maussollos's brother
Maussollos's son

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
Eurus
Zeus
Helios

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 telescope
A heavy catapult
A huge mirror
A windsock

 


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