From the Louvre to the Egyptian Museum: The Famous Museums Quiz

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From the Louvre to the Egyptian Museum: The Famous Museums Quiz
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Ever been to the Louvre, the Smithsonian or the Met? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of these and other famous museums.
Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Rosetta Stone.
Israel Museum
National Archaeological Museum of Athens
British Museum
The hieroglyphics-covered Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799, is on display in the British Museum in London.

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Hope Diamond.
Smithsonian Institution
The 45.52-carat Hope Diamond is in the United States Museum of Natural History, which is part of the Smithsonian.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
the Louvre

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus."
Uffizi Gallery
Botticelli's masterwork is on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Gallery of the Academy of Florence
Santa Maria delle Grazie

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."
Louvre
Perhaps the most famous painting, the "Mona Lisa," is at the Louvre in Paris.
Musee d'Orsay
Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Rembrandt's "The Night Watch."
National Gallery, London
Art Institute of Chicago
Rijksmuseum
The enormous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has "The Night Watch" and a number of other Rembrandts.

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Venus de Milo.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Louvre
The armless Venus de Milo is at the Louvre.
Uffizi Gallery

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam."
Vatican Museums
The Sistine Chapel, and thus "The Creation of Adam" on the ceiling, is in the Vatican.
Academy of Fine Arts, Florence
Centre Georges Pompidou

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: the Cloisters.
Prado Museum
Rijksmuseum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Cloisters is the medieval art section of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, housed in a complex in Upper Manhattan.

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Picasso's "Guernica."
Queen Sofia Museum
Madrid's Queen Sofia Museum (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia) is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art.
Picasso Museum
Prado Museum

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Van Gogh's "The Starry Night."
Museum of Modern Art
New York's MoMA has "The Starry Night."
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Van Gogh's "Irises."
J. Paul Getty Museum
The Getty Museum in Los Angeles is the owner of "Irises."
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Dali's "The Persistence of Memory."
British Museum
Musee d'Orsay
Museum of Modern Art
The famous painting of seemingly melted timepieces is on display in New York at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Wood's "American Gothic."
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Art Institute of Chicago
"American Gothic" is in Chicago.

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Michelangelo's David.
Uffizi Gallery
Hermitage Museum
Gallery of the Academy of Florence
For a glimpse at perhaps the world's most famous statue, head to the Gallery of the Academy of Florence.

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: the Aztec Stone of the Sun.
J. Paul Getty Museum
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
The 24-ton (22-metric ton) Stone of the Sun is in Mexico City.

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte."
Centre Georges Pompidou
Art Institute of Chicago
Fans of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" will recall Ferris and his friends in Chicago gazing at this impressionist work.
the Louvre

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Matisse's "Blue Nude II."
Musee Matisse
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
Centre Georges Pompidou
The Georges Pompidou in Paris houses the blue-and-white Matisse cutout.

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Renoir's "Dance at le Moulin de la Galette."
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Prado Museum
Musee d'Orsay
The 1876 impressionist masterwork by Renoir is housed in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Velazquez's "Las Meninas."
Uffizi Gallery
Prado Museum
"Las Meninas" is on display at the Prado in Madrid.
World Museum

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: mask of Agamemnon.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Roman Civilization
National Archaeological Museum of Athens
In 1876, a German archaeologist discovered this golden funeral mask, which is now thought to have been created for the Greek ruler. It's on display in Athens.

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Dead Sea Scrolls.
Iraq Museum
Israel Museum
The Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Hebrew manuscripts discovered in the 1940s and '50s, are housed in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Jordan Archaeological Museum.
Egyptian Museum

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: funeral mask of Tutankhamun.
Egyptian Museum
King Tut's funeral mask, perhaps the most famous Egyptian artifact, is in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Smithsonian Museum of Ancient History
National Archaeological Museum of Athens

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Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Ishtar Gate.
National Museum of Damascus
Iraq Museum
Pergamon Museum
The Ishtar Gate was the main entrance to the city of Babylon. It was found by a German archaeologist and is on display at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, although many feel it should be returned to Iraq.

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What's the most visited museum in the world?
Louvre
According to Travel + Leisure magazine, the Louvre wins with 8.5 million visitors per year.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
British Museum

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This Beijing museum houses the Forbidden City.
Beijing Museum of Natural History
National Museum of China
Palace Museum
The Palace Museum is the home of the 980-building Forbidden City, which was the imperial palace of China from 1420-1912.

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What's the largest museum in the United States?
J. Paul Getty Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has more than 2 million works in its permanent collection.
National Air and Space Museum

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What's the largest museum and research complex in the world?
Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian in Washington includes 19 museums, a zoo and nine research facilities.
Hermitage Museum
Acropolis of Athens

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The main building for this museum is the Winter Palace, which was constructed in 1764.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, is an enormous art and culture museum founded by Catherine the Great.

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This museum was destroyed by bombs in World War II.
World Museum
Many of the artifacts at the World Museum in Liverpool, England, were moved as the war began, but a German bomb decimated the building in 1941.
Pergamon Museum
Tokyo National Museum

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What's the largest decorative arts and design museum in the world?
Rijksmuseum
Victoria and Albert Museum
London's Victoria and Albert Museum owns about 4.5 million decorative artifacts.
Pergamon Museum

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