Can You Name These Famous Statues From Just an Image?

By: Neil Heater
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Can You Name These Famous Statues From Just an Image?
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About This Quiz

Are you a world traveler? Consider yourself a bit of a historian with a love of world culture? Then take this quiz! Can you identify these famous statues, sculptures, and monuments by looking at just one image? Prove it and challenge your friends!
Kamagaya Great Buddha
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Olmec Colossal Heads, various Gulf Coast sites, Mexico
Kamagaya Great Buddha, Kamagaya, Japan
Hussain Sagar Buddha Statue, Hyderabad, India
Gal Viharaya, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Kamagaya Great Buddha statue in Japan is so small - 1.8 meters tall - that visitors walk right past it! The statue was created around 1776.

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Buddha Dordenma statues
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark
Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Buddha Dordenma Statue, Thimphu Valley, Bhutan
Moai, Easter Island
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The large Dordenma statue of Shakyamuni Buddha in Bhutan has a height of 51.5 meters. Gilded in gold, the statue itself is made of pure bronze. It was completed in 2015.

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Les Bourgeois de Calais
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Man at Work, Bratislava, Slovakia
Les Bourgeois de Calais, Calais, France
Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy
Hanuman Murti, New Delhi, India
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Wrong Answer

Bourgeois de Calais, or The Burghers of Calais, by the sculptor Auguste Rodin, commemorates part of the Hundred Years' War. Under French law, only twelve original casts can be made of any Rodin sculpture; there are copies of the whole group of six figures and some individual figures.

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Pieta
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Lord Shiva of the Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Sendai Daikannon, Sendai, Japan
Laozi Statue in Mount Mao near Zhenjiang of Jiangsu Province, China
Pieta, Vatican City
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Pieta is a Renaissance sculpture by the renowned artist, Michelangelo. The Carrera marble statue is on display at St. Peter's Basilica and is the only piece to which the famed sculptor ever signed his name.

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Bavaria Statue
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Expansion by Paige Bradley, Manhattan, New York, USA
Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Tian Tan Buddha of Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Bavaria statue, Munich, Germany
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Wrong Answer

The 19th-century Bavaria statue is cast in bronze. The mighty woman, with a lion by her side, represents the people of Bavaria. A staircase inside the statue leads up to the woman's head, offering a view of the the Theresienwiese and downtown Munich.

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South African War Memorial
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
South African War Memorial, Adelaide, Australia
National Martyrs' Memorial, Savar, Bangladesh
Laboe Naval Memorial, Laboe, Germany
San Jacinto Monument, Houston, Texas, USA
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The South African War Memorial in Adelaide, Australia, is an equestrian statue by sculptor Captain Adrian Jones. Also known as the Boer War Memorial, the statue honors those who fought in the Second Boer War, from 1899-1902.

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Sala Keoku Statues
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Savannah Olympic Statue, Savannah, Georgia, USA
People of the River, Singapore
Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania
Sala Keoku Statues, Nong Khai, Thailand
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Luang Pu, a spiritual leader and sculptor, envisioned and created the Sala Keoku Sculpture Park in Thailand. These pieces are inspired by Buddhism and Hinduism. Many of them are as tall as 25 meters, and they represent the neverending cycle of life. The mummified body of sculptor Pu is enshrined at the park.

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Berlin victory Column
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Berlin Victory Column, Berlin, Germany
Ambiorix, Tongeren, Belgium
Vimy Memorial, Vimy Ridge, Canada
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Berlin Victory Column, unveiled in 1873, is dedicated to those who fought in the Prussian War. From its observation deck, one can view all of Berlin.

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Winged Victory of Samothrace
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Venus de Milo, Paris, France
Winged Victory of Samothrace, Paris, France
Moai, Easter Island
The Motherland Calls, Volgograd, Russia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also known as the Nike of Samothrace, is an incomplete masterpiece. The artist's vision for the head and facial expression, for example, has been lost to time. Some parts have been reconstructed, including the right wing, which is a mirror image of a cast of the left wing.

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Dog on the Tuckerbox
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Fala, Washington, DC, USA
Bremen Town Musicians, Bremen, Germany
Dog on the Tuckerbox, Gundagai, Australia
Laika, Moscow, Russia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Dog on the Tuckerbox is an homage to folk stories from early Australian pioneers and explorers. This particular story involves a dog guarding his master's tucker - or food supplies.

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Statue of George Brown
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Man at Work, Bratislava, Slovakia
Statue of George Brown, Ottawa, Canada
De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium
Apotheosis of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

This statue depicts George Brown, a famous Canadian politician who was born in Scotland. He was one of the Fathers of Confederation and also the founder and editor of the Toronto Globe.

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Bismark Monument
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Bismarck Monument, Hamburg, Germany
Louvre Pyramid, Paris, France
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Colossus of Rhodes, Rhodes, Greece
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Bismarck Monument stands as a memorial to Otto Von Bismarck, the first German chancellor. This monument in Hamburg is onsidered to be the most well known of the 250 or so statues of Bismarck.

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Maligawila Buddha Statue
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Great Buddha, Ang Thong, Thailand
Christ the King, Świebodzin, Poland
Maligawila Buddha Statue, Buttala, Sri Lanka
Maoi, Easter Island
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Maligawila Buddha was carved in the 7th century from a single block of limestone. The figure stands about 14 meters tall - the largest freestanding Buddha in Sri Lanka.

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Christ of the Sacred Heart
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Big Mountain Jesus, Big Mountain, Montana, USA
Christ of Vung Tau, Vung Tau, Vietnam
Christo de la Concordia, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Christ of the Sacred Heart, El Morro, Mexico
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Christ of the Sacred Heart is a 75-foot statue in El Morro, Mexico. The head, chest, and arms are made of iron, while the rest is made of fiberglass.

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Sir John A. Macdonald Statue
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Sendai Daikannon, Sendai, Japan
Timothy Eaton statue, Toronto, Canada
Sir John A. Macdonald Statue, Saskatchewan, Canada
Apotheosis of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Sir John A. Macdonald statue stands at the entrance to Victoria Park in Canada. The bronze statue was cast in five pieces, then soldered together. Macdonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada.

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Maman Spider
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Maman Spider, London, UK
Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg, South Africa
A Day Out, Adelaide, Australia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Maman Spider stands or creeps at over 30 feet high and 33 feet wide. The Louise Bourgeois sculpture is made of bronze and steel, plus an egg sac with 26 marble eggs. Maman is a French word for mother.

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Champlain Statue
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Kroisos Kouros, Athens, Greece
Champlain Statue, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Cristo de la Misericordia, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Prince Albert, Hong Kong
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Champlain Statue stands in Ontario as an homage to the famous navigator and seaman, Samuel de Champlain. The statue overlooks the Ottawa River.

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Map the Miner
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Burke and Wills Monument, Melbourne, Australia
Statue of Humanity, Kars, Turkey
Map the Miner, Kapunda, Australia
Iron Man, Chisholm, Minnesota, USA
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Map the Miner, also known as Map Kernow or Son of Cornwall, is a sculpture that honors the mining history of Kapunda, Australia. It was destroyed by fire in 2006, but it was rebuilt on the same site in just over a year.

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Ushiku Daibutsu
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Ushiku Daibutsu, Ushiku, Japan
Tian Tan Buddha, Hong Kong
Laykyun Sekkya, Monywa, Myanmar
Wat Pho Reclining Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Ushiku Daibutsu stands as the tallest Buddha and one of the three tallest statues in the world as of 2016, at 120 meters It was built in 1993 and weighs 4,000 tons. An elevator inside the statue goes up to a viewing gallery.

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Christ of the Abyss
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Musa submerged sculptures, Cancun, Mexico
Underwater Grotto, Philippines
Yonaguni Monument, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Christ of the Abyss, Mediterranean Sea
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Christ of the Abyss, near the Italian Riviera, is an underwater statue with arms stretched toward the heavens. The statue is a memorial to Italian diver Dario Gonzatti, who lost his life while scuba diving at that location in 1947.

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Buddhas of Bamiyan
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Spring Temple Buddha, Henan, China
Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan
Ushiku Daibutsu, Ushiku, Japan
Reclining Buddha and Standing Buddha, Monywa, Myanmar
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were carved in high relief into the side of a cliff. Their heads and feet were carved out in such a manner as to allow visitors to walk around the figures - an act which is important in Buddhism. The Buddhas were destroyed in 2001 by Taliban forces.

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Cristo Rei of Dili
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Cristo Rei of Dili, Dili, East Timor
Christ the King, Świebodzin, Poland
Cristo della Minerva, Rome, Italy
Cristo de la Concordia, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Cristo Rei of Dili features an image of Jesus balancing on a globe. Mochamad Syailillah, who is better known as Bolil, designed the statue. East Timor is one of only two Christian nations in Southeast Asia.

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Leshan Giant Buddha
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Hussain Sagar Buddha, Hyderabad, India
Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand
Leshan Giant Buddha, Leshan, China
Great Buddha of Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest stone Buddha in the world. The statue is located at the confluence of three rivers - Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. It took thousands of workers 90 years to construct, from 713 to 803 in the Tang Dynasty.

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Avukana Buddha Statue
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand
Leshan Giant Buddha, Leshan, China
Gal Viharaya, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Avukana Buddha, Kekirawa, Sri Lanka
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Avukana Buddha, carved in granite, stands over 40 feet tall. The body height equals the height of nine faces - this proportion was typically followed by sculptors in the area in the 8th century.

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Statue of Oliver Cromwell
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Sam Houston, Huntsville, Texas, USA
Brigham Young Monument, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Apollo Belvedere, The Vatican
Statue of Oliver Cromwell, London, UK
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Constructed in 1899, the Statue of Oliver Cromwell sits outside the House of Commons. Completed in 1899, it honors the Lord Protector of the British Isles.

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The Kelpies
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland, UK
Leonardo's Horse, Milan, Italy
Crazy Horse Monument, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
Confederate Memorial Carving, Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Kelpies are two horse-head statues that form a gate to two canals in Scotland. The sculpture is a monument to horse power.

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The Age of Bronze
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Bacchus, Florence, Italy
Moschophoros, Athens, Greece
Man at Work, Bratislava, Slovakia
The Age of Bronze, Paris, France
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Sculpted by Rodin, The Age of Bronze is a life-sized nude male of no identifiable occupation or status. First displayed in 1877, it is also known as The Awakening Man or The Vanquished One.

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Farnese Hercules
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Colossus of Nero, Rome, Italy
Statue of Liberty, New York, New York, USA
Vargas Swamp Lancers, Boyaca, Colombia
Farnese Hercules, Naples, Italy
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Farnese Hercules is a representation of the Ancient Greek God Hercules, resting with the skin of a lion and a club. The marble sculpture, dated 216 AD, is believed to be a copy of an even older work.

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The Spring Temple Buddha
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
The Spring Temple Buddha, Henan, China
Guan Yin, Sanya, China
Fasting Buddha, Lahore, Pakistan
Standing Buddha, Tokyo, Japan
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Located in Henan, China, the Spring Temple Buddha stands tall at 128 meters atop a lotus throne. It was completed in 2008 and is the tallest statue in the world, as of 2016.

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Manneken Pis
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
The Lion of Belfort, Belfort, France
Statue of Ahimsa, Nasik, India
Dream, St. Helens, UK
Manneken Pis, Brussels, Belgium
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Wrong Answer

Manneken Pis means "little pee man" in Flemish, and that describes this sculpture. The little boy is doing his thing into the fountain. The sculpture is made of bronze and somehow has become the iconic image of Brussels. Citizens dress him in different costumes to celebrate holidays throughout the year.

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Guishan Guanyin of the thousand hands and eyes
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
The Headington Shark, Oxford, UK
Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes, Hunan, China
Wellington Statue, Aldershot, UK
Break Through from Your Mold, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes depicts Avalokitesvara, a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. This bronze work stands 99 meters tall and was completed in 2009.

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Mount Nemrut
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Stonehenge, Amesbury, UK
Maoi, Easter Island
Mount Nemrut, Adiyaman, Turkey
Mount Rushmore, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mount Nemrut is supposedly where the Biblical King Nimrod was laid to rest. Various stone statues were placed near the summit of Mount Nemrut, all seated, all of which have had their heads removed and scattered about, probably due to religious or political differences.

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The Little Mermaid
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark
Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Hippo Square, Taipei, Taiwan
Expansion, Manhattan, New York, USA
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Little Mermaid honors the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen. This mermaid sits on a rock overlooking the water in Copenhagen and is the city's most-photographed statue. Over the years she has lost her head and an arm, and she has even been knocked off her pedestal, but she still survives.

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The Motherland Calls
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Venus de Milo, Paris, France
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, Rome, Italy
The Motherland Calls, Volgograd, Russia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Motherland Calls was built in commemoration of the Battle of Stalingrad. The statue is the largest one of a female in the world, but it is leaning and in danger of toppling into the Volga River.

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Venus De Milo
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Queen Victoria, Victoria Park, Hong Kong
Venus de Milo, Paris, France
Sleeping Beauty, Wuppertal, Germany
Virgin of Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Venus de Milo is most likely a sculpture of Aphrodite, known as the goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology. The work was found damaged and her arms have never been recovered. She originally wore metal jewelry, long lost, and only the fastening holes remain. This marble masterpiece is part of the collection of the Louvre in Paris.

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Terracotta Army
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Vimy Memorial, Vimy, France
Burghers of Calais, Calais, France
Terracotta Army, Xi'an, China
Vargas Swamp Lancers, Boyaca, Colombia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Terracotta Army is part of an incredible burial complex for Emporer Qin of China. The long-buried army was discovered by farmers digging a well in 1974. Soldiers, horses, and chariots are depicted. The site is 20 square miles thus far. One pit remained empty, perhaps because it was unfinished when the emperor died.

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The Terrace of the Lions
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
The Sphinx of Giza, Giza, Egypt
Jim Henson Memorial, College Park, Maryland, USA
The Lion of Belfort, Belfort, France
The Terrace of the Lions, Delos Island, Greece
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

These stone lions face east, toward the Sacred Lake of Delos, to honor the god Apollo. There are only five left of the original 12 to 16, and even they are only marble replicas. The originals are indoors in a nearby museum, protected from the weather and from vandals.

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Moai
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Moai, Easter Island
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK
Mount Rushmore, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Moai are giant human figures who stand guard on Easter Island. They were carved by the Rapa Nui in 1500 AD or earlier. Some remain at the quarry, while others - very heavy - have been moved to the edges of the island. People think of them as heads, because the heads are so large, but they actually have small bodies as well, some buried.

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The Thinker
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Victory Column, Berlin, Germany
The Thinker, Paris, France
Poseidon, Athens, Greece
Anonymus, Budapest, Hungary
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

This is a piece dedicated to Dante, author of the Divine Comedy, as he sits lost in thought; he considers his work in general and the inferno of Hell. The sculpture was also known as The Poet. Auguste Rodin, the sculptor, lived from 1840 to 1917.

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The Great Sphinx
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK
Moai, Easter Island
The Great Sphinx, Giza, Egypt
Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

This monolith in Egypt takes us back to the time of the great Pharoahs. With the body of a lion and head of a man, it looks to be on guard and ready to protect at a moment's notice. Some experts believe, however, that the head was originally that of a lion and later recarved. It is 241 feet long and 66 feet high.

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David Statue
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Hermes of Praxiteles, Greece
Bacchus, Florence, Italy
Henry Moore, Toronto, Canada
David, Florence, Italy
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Michelangelo's David depicts the Biblical hero that became king of Israel. David is a favorite subject of artisans in Florence. When it was completed in 1504, it was transported around the city of Florence in a wooden cage, sliding on greased beams.

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Statue of Liberty
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark
Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York, USA
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Built in France as a gift to the United States, the Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island, near Ellis Island, as a gateway to all those that would immigrate to this land. Although she has a 35-foot waistline and weighs 225 tons, she is lovely and inspiring.

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Christ the Redeemer
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Statue of Liberty, Paris, France
Statue of Zeus, Olympia, Greece
Monument to the Divine Savior of the World, San Salvador, El Salvador
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Christ the Redeemer took nine years to construct and is covered in 6 million soapstone tiles. Workers sometimes wrote personal messages on the back of the tiles before attaching them. This depiction of Christ stands 30 meters tall, overlooking the city of Rio like a protector. The statue is frequently struck by lightning - once it lost the tip of a finger during a storm.

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Olmec Colossal Heads
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Sphinx of Giza, Giza, Egypt
Olmec Colossal Heads, La Venta, San Lorenzo and Tres Zapotez, Mexico
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK
Terra Cotta Army, Xi'an, China
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Olmec Colossal Heads have been found at three sites - La Venta, San Lorenzo, and Tres Zapotez - along the Gulf Coast of Mexico. All of them are carved from Basalt. Seventeen have been found thus far, each weighing about 8 tons. Experts believe they were originally painted bright colors.

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Great Buddha at Ling Shan
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Which famous statue corresponds with this image?
Bamiyan Buddha, Bamiyan Cliffs, Afghanistan
Wat Tham Sua Buddha, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Wan Kannon,Futtsu, Japan
Great Buddha at Ling Shan, Wuxi, China
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Great Buddha at Ling Shan weighs over 700 tons and stands at 88 meters, making it one of the largest in the world. It is cast out of bronze.

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