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The Wonders of the Niagara Falls

written by: Quizzy123
 
Test your knowledge of one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world today.

Question 1:


On October 24, 1901, Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel as a publicity stunt. How old was she at the time?
33
23
63
43

Question 2:


What is the famous Niagara boat called?
Lady Horseshoe
Lady of the Mist
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Maid of the Mist

Question 3:


Name the smallest of the three waterfalls that make up the Niagara Falls.
There are only two waterfalls that make up the Niagara Falls.
Bridal Veil Falls
Goat Falls
Horseshoe

Question 4:


Approximately what percentage of the water of the Niagara River flows over the Horseshoe Falls?
90%
50%
10%
70%

Question 5:


The flow of the water over the American Falls was completely blocked from June to November in what year?
1942
1969
1983
1936

Question 6:


How long is the crest of the American Falls if measured along the jagged lip of the falls?
950 feet (290 m)
1310 feet (400 m)
688 feet (210 m)
393 feet (120 m)

Question 7:


What event related to the Niagara Falls occurred on March 29th 1848?
The flow of water was stopped completely over the American Falls.
The flow of water over both falls stopped to the point where people could walk around the riverbed.
A third, much smaller waterfall was discovered.
The waterfalls were named

Question 8:


The cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York are connected by three bridges. Which of them is the oldest one?
Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
Rainbow Bridge
Whirlpool Rapids Bridge
Kingston Bridge

Question 9:


When was the Skylon Tower, Niagara's most famous landmark, built?
in the 1950s
in the 1960s
in the 1990s
in the 1940s

Question 10:


Around the year 1859, Jean-Fran├žois Blondin crossed the gorge below Niagara Falls on a tightrope 1100 feet (335 m) long, 160 feet (50 m) above the water. He made this accomplishment several times including which of the following theatrical variations?
He sat down midway while he cooked and ate an omelette.
All of these
He was blindfolded.
He carried his manager on his back.

 


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