Can You Name These 50 Wonders of the World?

Time to put all those hours binge-watching travel shows to the test in this ultimate global landmarks quiz.

Introduction

The world is a beautiful place full of many natural and manmade wonders. Who hasn't looked at the Giza pyramids with awe? No one will deny the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef or Grand Canyon. The tallest buildings in the world, from the Burj Khalifa to the Empire State Building, are all testaments to the incredible engineering feats of humankind. We at QuizHook want to celebrate the world's most famous cultural, natural, and architectural landmarks with this quiz.

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was built by the same man after whom the Eiffel Tower is named? Or that the Renaissance artist Michelangelo was super petty and painted the faces of his critics in some pretty mocking scenes in one of his most famous frescos in the Sistine Chapel? Even though the Bermuda Triangle has a bad reputation for being cursed, it's still one of the most used shipping lanes anywhere in the entire world. These are just some of the fun facts that you will learn after each question on this quiz.

This quiz contains 50 multiple-choice questions about famous landmarks from every continent (except Antarctica, sorry) and will include both natural and manmade sites. How many of these famous places can you identify? Can you tell apart the Taj Mahal from the Notre-Dame Cathedral? Do you know the name of the tallest mountain in the world? It's time to put all those hours binge-watching travel shows to the test in this ultimate global landmarks quiz. Click "Let's Play" to begin!

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The world is a beautiful place full of many natural and manmade wonders. Who hasn't looked at the Giza pyramids with awe? No one will deny the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef or Grand Canyon. The tallest buildings in the world, from the Burj Khalifa to the Empire State Building, are all testaments to the incredible engineering feats of humankind. We at QuizHook want to celebrate the world's most famous cultural, natural, and architectural landmarks with this quiz.

Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was built by the same man after whom the Eiffel Tower is named? Or that the Renaissance artist Michelangelo was super petty and painted the faces of his critics in some pretty mocking scenes in one of his most famous frescos in the Sistine Chapel? Even though the Bermuda Triangle has a bad reputation for being cursed, it's still one of the most used shipping lanes anywhere in the entire world. These are just some of the fun facts that you will learn after each question on this quiz.

This quiz contains 50 multiple-choice questions about famous landmarks from every continent (except Antarctica, sorry) and will include both natural and manmade sites. How many of these famous places can you identify? Can you tell apart the Taj Mahal from the Notre-Dame Cathedral? Do you know the name of the tallest mountain in the world? It's time to put all those hours binge-watching travel shows to the test in this ultimate global landmarks quiz. Click "Let's Play" to begin!

(Disclaimer: This is not affiliated with the New7Wonders of the World.)

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Time to put all those hours binge-watching travel shows to the test in this ultimate global landmarks quiz. The world's full of manmade and natural wonders. How many of these famous sites can you identify?


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Let's Play!

1. Which famous landmark is this?


1. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Leaning Tower of Pisa

2. Colosseum

3. Eiffel Tower

4. Big Ben, a little to the left

The correct answer is the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. The tilt wasn't planned, but rather the result of the ground being too soft to form a solid foundation (oops!)



2. Which famous landmark is this?


2. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Leaning Tower of Pisa

2. Colosseum

3. Eiffel Tower

4. Big Ben

The correct answer is the Eiffel Tower in France. The tip reaches up over a thousand feet into the sky (1,063 ft, to be exact).



3. Which famous landmark is this?


3. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Sacred Valley

2. Machu Picchu

3. Tikal

4. Pyramid of the Sun

The correct answer is Machu Picchu in Peru. Archaeologists believe that this famous Incan structure was only used for less than a century before being abandoned.



4. Which famous landmark is this?


4. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Great Wall of China

2. Forbidden City

3. Okay Wall of China

4. Berlin Wall

The correct answer is the Great Wall of China, running an incredible 13,171 miles long. The oldest parts are roughly 2,700 years old!



5. Which famous landmark is this?


5. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Hagia Sophia

2. Sydney Opera House

3. Guggenheim Museum

4. P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney

The correct answer is the Sydney Opera House in Australia. It took 14 years to build (1959-1973) and cost $102 million, according to the New South Wales commerce department.



6. Which famous landmark is this?


6. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Leaning Tower of Pisa

2. Colosseum

3. Eiffel Tower

4. Big Ben

The correct answer is Big Ben in the United Kingdom, officially the Elizabeth Tower since 2012. No one actually knows for sure where this nickname came from, although some claim it may be after the man who supervised the installation of the clock.



7. Which famous landmark is this?


7. Which famous landmark is this?

1. State of Liberty

2. Great Buddha

3. Christ the Redeemer

4. Washington Monument

The correct answer is the Statue of Liberty in the United States. Did you know it was built by Gustave Eiffel, the designer after whom the Eiffel Tower is named?



8. Which famous landmark is this?


8. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Chill Buddha of Kamakura

2. Christ the Redeemer

3. Statue of Liberty

4. Great Buddha of Kamakura

The correct answer is the Great Buddha of Kamakura, part of the Kōtoku-in Buddhist temple in Japan. This bronze statue replaced a damaged wooden one in the mid-13th century.



9. Which famous landmark is this?


9. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Stonehenge

2. Lascaux Cave

3. "That's a lot of rocks"

4. Easter Island

The correct answer is Stonehenge, a Bronze Age monument in England. No one knows what it was built for, although some theories are that it was for burials, religious rituals, healing, or even marking time.



10. Which famous landmark is this?


10. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Stonehenge

2. Lascaux Cave

3. Sistine Chapel

4. Easter Island

The correct answer is the Lascaux Cave in France. They are famous for their cave drawings that many believe to be more than 17,000 years old. They mainly depict people, animals, and symbols.



11. Which famous landmark is this?


11. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Stonehenge

2. Lascaux Cave

3. Sistine Chapel

4. Easter Island Moai

The correct answer is Easter Island, a Chilean island famous for its stone moai. Paro is the tallest complete, extant one. He stands over 30 feet high, according to the Easter Island Statue Project.



12. Which famous landmark is this?


12. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Berlin Wall

2. Brandenburg Gate

3. Great Wall of China

4. Golden Gate Bridge

The correct answer is the Berlin Wall. It stood from 1961 to 1989, dividing East and West Berlin during the height of the Cold War. (Image: University of Minnesota Institute of Advanced Studies)



13. Which famous landmark is this?


13. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Sagrada Família

2. St. Basil's Cathedral

3. Sistine Chapel

4. Lascaux Cave

The correct answer is the Sistine Chapel. Reportedly, when Biagio da Cesena objected to the nudity in Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, the artist painted Cesena's face onto the scene as an underworld judge.



14. Which famous landmark is this?


14. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Chichen Itza

2. Giza Pyramid

3. Cahokia Mounds

4. Hagia Sophia

The correct answer is the Mayan Chichen Itza in Mexico. According to the INAH, 2.6 million people visited this site in 2017 alone.



15. Which famous landmark is this?


15. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Table Mountain

2. Ayers Rock

3. Mt. Rushmore

4. Mt. Kilimanjaro

The correct answer is Mt. Kilimanjaro, a (dormant) volcano that is the highest African mountain at 16,100 ft. It is comprised of 3 volcanic cones (Kibo, Mawenzi, Shira).



16. Which famous landmark is this?


16. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Great Wall of China

2. Golden Gate Bridge

3. Berlin Wall

4. Brandenburg Gate

The correct answer is the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. According to its official site, weather has only shut the bridge down 3 times since it opened in 1937.



17. Which famous landmark is this?


17. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Sydney Opera House

2. St. Basil's Cathedral

3. Wailing Wall

4. Sagrada Família

The correct answer is Sagrada Família in Spain. Although ground broke in 1882, the basilica isn't technically finished. . . Estimates for completion are around 2027.



18. Which famous landmark is this?


18. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Sistine Chapel

2. Parliament Building

3. Hagia Sophia

4. Sagrada Família

The correct answer is Istanbul's Hagia Sofia, famous for its dome. Since the current building's construction in the 530s, it has served as a Byzantine Christian cathedral, a Catholic cathedral, a Greek Orthodox cathedral, a mosque, and (currently) a museum!



19. Which famous landmark is this?


19. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Taj Mahal

2. Notre-Dame Cathedral

3. The White House

4. Buckingham Palace

The correct answer is Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom. It is the London residence, but not a personal property of, the monarch.



20. Which famous landmark is this?


20. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Abu Simbel

2. New York Times Square

3. Taj Mahal

4. Notre-Dame Cathedral

The correct answer is the Taj Mahal in India. The emperor Shah Jahan had the building made as the final resting spot for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.



21. Which famous landmark is this?


21. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Niagara Falls

2. Mt. Everest's waterslide

3. Cape of Good Hope

4. Loch Ness

The correct answer is Niagara Falls, between Canada and the United States. There is only one recorded instance of the falls freezing up, in 1848.



22. Which famous landmark is this?


22. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Empire State Building

2. Shanghai World Financial Center

3. Pentagon

4. Sears Tower

The correct answer is the Shanghai World Financial Center in China. It has over 100 floors and the tip of the building reaches up over 1,620 ft!



23. Which famous landmark is this?


23. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Sydney Opera House

2. Hagia Sophia

3. Notre-Dame Cathedral

4. Guggenheim Museum

The correct answer is the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in the United States. It is currently named after its founder, although the original name before 1952 was the Museum of Non-Objective Painting.



24. Which famous landmark is this?


24. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Ye Olde Ferris Wheel

2. London Eye

3. Eye of Sauron

4. Wheel of Fate

The correct answer is the London Eye. With almost 4 million visitors a year, it is the country's most popular attraction.



25. Which famous landmark is this?


25. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Abu Simbel

2. Great Sphinx of Giza

3. Giza Pyramid

4. Acropolis

The correct answer is Great Sphinx of Giza. Nobody knows what happened to its nose. A popular myth is that Napoleon's soldiers knocked it off, although the nose was missing at least several hundred years before Napoleon was born.



26. Which famous landmark is this?


26. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Ayers Rock

2. Giza Pyramid

3. Colosseum

4. Mt. Fuji

The correct answer is Uluru, or Ayers Rock, in Australia. The Aboriginal Pitjantjatjara people consider this area sacred; you will be asked not to climb it if you visit.



27. Which famous landmark is this?


27. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Mt. Fuji

2. Great Pagoda of the Monks

3. Mt. Wannahockaloogie

4. Mt. St. Helen

The correct answer is Mt. Fuji the tallest mountain in Japan at over 12,300 ft. It's technically an active volcano, last erupting not quite 300 years ago.



28. Which famous landmark is this?


28. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Great Wall of China

2. The Fourth Wall

3. Western Wall

4. Berlin Wall

The correct answer is Jerusalem's Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall or Buraq Wall. It is a holy site for those of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faith.



29. Which famous landmark is this?


29. Which famous landmark is this?

1. St. Basil's Cathedral

2. Sistine Chapel

3. Notre-Dame Cathedral

4. St. Nutmeg's Cathedral

The correct answer is St. Basil's Cathedral in Russia. Consecrated in 1581, the iconic colors were not added until some one to two hundred years later.



30. Which famous landmark is this?


30. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Lake Titicaca

2. Loch Ness

3. Lake Michigan

4. Crater Lake

The correct answer is Loch Ness in Scotland. It is famous for sightings of Nessie, or the Loch Ness monster. Competing theories say the monster is a plesiosaur, giant sea worm or serpent, or even a type of bizarre catfish!



31. Which famous landmark is this?


31. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Empire State Building

2. Sears Tower

3. Shanghai World Financial Center

4. Burj Khalifa building

The correct answer is the Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) in the United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest manmade structure in the entire world, with the tip reaching up 2,722 ft!



32. Which famous landmark is this?


32. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Cape Girardeau

2. Cape of Good Hope

3. Cape of Misery and Despair

4. Port Jackson

The correct answer is the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. It is home to rock badgers, several troops of baboons, and The Flying Dutchman (according to legend).



33. Which famous landmark is this?


33. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Illuminati confirmed

2. Pascal's Triangle

3. Bermuda Triangle

4. Triforce

The correct answer is the Bermuda Triangle, or Devil's Triangle. It is well known as being a potentially paranormal site where numerous ships and planes have gone missing. Despite these superstitions, it remains a heavily traveled area.



34. Which famous landmark is this?


34. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Notre-Dame Cathedral

2. Sistine Chapel

3. Parliament Building

4. Sagrada Família

The correct answer is the Notre-Dame Cathedral in France. Did you know that Victor Hugo was inspired to write The Hunchback of Notre-Dame partly out of great love and appreciation for this Gothic building? Enough people read the novel and visited the cathedral that it was saved from demolishment.



35. Which famous landmark is this?


35. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Great Buddha

2. David

3. Statue of Liberty

4. Christ the Redeemer

The correct answer is Christ the Redeemer in Brazil. This soapstone statue, completed in 1931, is classified as one of the new seven wonders of the world.



36. Which famous landmark is this?


36. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Mt. Wannahockaloogie

2. Mt. Fuji

3. Mt. Vesuvius

4. Mt. Everest

The correct answer is Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain. Situated between China and Nepal, it is 29,029 ft tall. Since 1953, over 4,000 have made it to the summit.



37. Which famous landmark is this?


37. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Giza Pyramid

2. Great Temple at Abu Simbel

3. Great Sphinx of Giza

4. Temple of the Great Sphinx

The correct answer is the Great Temple at Abu Simbel, also known as the Temple of Ramesses II. Although there is no way to confirm it, Ramesses II is often portrayed as the biblical pharaoh from the Book of Exodus.



38. Which famous landmark is this?


38. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Arc de Triomphe

2. Gateway of India

3. Brandenburg Gate

4. Gateway Arch

The correct answer is the Brandenburg Gate in Germany. It was heavily damaged in WWII. Despite the division of Berlin during the ensuing Cold War, both East and West Berlin worked together to patch holes on it soon after WWII.



39. Which famous landmark is this?


39. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Plaza Mayor

2. Piazza del Campo

3. Red Square

4. Times Square

The correct answer is the New York Times Square. The name's a little misleading; it's not technically a square shape! According to Urban Magazine, it's actually shaped more like a bowtie.



40. Which famous landmark is this?


40. Which famous landmark is this?

1. White House

2. Palace of the Parliament

3. Moscow Kremlin

4. Times Square

The correct answer is the Moscow Kremlin in Russia. It has been rebuilt many times since its original construction in the 12th century.



41. Which famous landmark is this?


41. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Rio de Janeiro

2. Cape of Good Hope

3. Not-So-Great Reef

4. Great Barrier Reef

The correct answer is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the largest natural reef in the world. It is approximately 6,000-8,000 years old, according to the CRC Reef Research Centre. (Image: NASA)



42. Which famous landmark is this?


42. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Leaning Tower of Pisa

2. Colosseum

3. Eiffel Tower

4. Hagia Sophia

The correct answer is the Roman Colosseum, completed in the first century AD/CE. While it was originally used for gladiator battles and executions, now it hosts a museum and sometimes serves as a backdrop to concerts or other events.



43. Which famous landmark is this?


43. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Great Sphinx of Giza

2. Giza pyramid complex

3. Tikal

4. The Louvre

The correct answer is the Giza pyramid complex. The Great Pyramid dates back 4,500 years, making it the oldest of the six pyramids that comprise the complex. Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it is the only surviving structure.



44. Which famous landmark is this?


44. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Arc de Triomphe

2. Gateway of India

3. Brandenburg Gate

4. Gateway Arch

The correct answer is the St. Louis Gateway Arch. At 630 ft, it is the tallest arch in the world.



45. Which famous landmark is this?


45. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Buckingham Palace

2. Parthenon

3. Lincoln Memorial

4. Colosseum

The correct answer is the Parthenon, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. Due to various conquests, this 2,400-year-old site has also served as a Christian church and a mosque.



46. Which famous landmark is this?


46. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Ayers Rock

2. Death Valley

3. Not-So-Great Canyon

4. Grand Canyon

The correct answer is the Grand Canyon. Did you know that there is a 24-hour ultramarathon that has been held here since 2010? It covers 78 miles, the same as three marathons!



47. Which famous landmark is this?


47. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Shanghai World Financial Center

2. Burj Khalifa

3. Cayan Tower

4. Empire State Building

The correct answer is the Empire State Building. Did you know that, in the 1933 King Kong, the Chrysler Building was originally supposed to be the setting for the climax?



48. Which famous landmark is this?


48. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Trevi Fountain

2. Buckingham Fountain

3. Lotsawater Fountain

4. Fountains of Bellagio

The correct answer is the Trevi Fountain. Many people throw coins into the fountain, as a superstition says it will mean a return to Rome. Caritas International, a charity, actually gets the money from the fountain.



49. Which famous landmark is this?


49. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Alcatraz Island

2. Bora Bora

3. Bali

4. Capri

The correct answer is Alcatraz Island, famous for housing a prison that's supposedly one of the most haunted places in the United States.



50. Which famous landmark is this?


50. Which famous landmark is this?

1. Dome of the Rock

2. Angkor Wat

3. St. Peter's Basilica

4. Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The correct answer is Angkor Wat. Measuring 402 acres, it is not only Cambodia's biggest tourist destination, but also the world's largest religious monument.




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