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Q 1. You can’t even consider the Seven Wonders of the World without thinking about these bad boys. To which modern country would you go to visit them?
Q 2. Babylon was home to one of the most wondrous of the Seven Wonders by all accounts. Which was it?
- The Flowing Gardens
- The Magic Gardens
- The Spinning Gardens
- The Hanging Gardens
Q 3. Whilst there have been several lists featuring Great Wonders, the classic ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient’ world are restricted to seven specific constructions. Which of these is one of them?
- The Great Wall of China
- Machu Picchu
- The Taj Mahal
- The Statue of Zeus
Q 4. Today this is a bustling port city. But it was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Which city is it?
Q 5. The poet Antipater of Sidon was wowed by one of the Seven Wonders in particular. Fill in the gap in the quote: ‘When I saw the house of ______ that mounted to the clouds, [the] other marvels lost their brilliancy, and I said: “Lo, apart from Olympus, the Sun never looked on anything so grand”.’
Q 6. Now you might remember the names of the Seven Wonders, but do you know why ‘seven’ was such an auspicious number in ancient cultures?
- Due to the seven centaurs of Sophocles
- Due to the seven sons and daughters of Zeus
- Due to the seven seas
- Due to the five planets plus the sun and the moon
Q 7. The Statue of Zeus was the wonder of wonders which overlooked the games at Olympus. Do you know who it was sculpted by?
Q 8. Here is an artist’s impression of one of the Seven Wonders. Which of these facts about it is not quite correct?
- It was located in present-day Turkey
- It was built by a wife mourning her husband, who was also her brother
- It gave us the modern term ‘mausoleum’
- It featured scenes of Roman battles
Q 9. This island isn’t just an absolute stunner, it was also home to one of the Seven Wonders. Do you know which one?
- The Great Lighthouse
- The Statue of Zeus
- The Mausoleum
- The Colossus
Q 10. If we refer to each of the seven wonders by the first letter of its name, which of these is correct in terms of the order in which they were built?