Where in the World?
Directions: Read each statement below. Each statement describes a natural or manmade landmark someplace in the world. As you read each statement, ask yourself What are the key words in the statement? Use Internet resources -- and those key words -- to figure out which landmark each statement describes.
1. This London palace is the official home of Her Majesty, the Queen of England.
2. In Rome, huge crowds witnessed sporting events in this amphitheater built around 75 A.D.
3. This metal structure rises above the city of Paris. When it was built in 1889, it was the tallest building in the world.
4. More than 10 million bricks were used to build this New York City landmark in 1931. Today, it is the tallest building in the city.
5. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norway were the first two people to stand at the top of this mountain -- the tallest mountain in the world.
6. In Arizona, this natural landmark of colorful rock is 4,000 feet deep.
7. This St. Louis, Missouri, landmark was built in 1965 as a monument to the first pioneers who settled west of the Mississippi River.
8. Located in New York Harbor, this famous symbol of freedom was a gift to the United States from the people of France in 1886.
9. Each second, about 150,000 gallons of water pour over these waterfalls on the United States-Canada border.
10. It took 14 years for 400 workers to carve the heads of four great U.S. presidents into this South Dakota landmark.
11. Probably the most famous landmark in London, England, the bells of this clock ring on England’s “Houses of Parliament” building.
12. In Venezuela, take an airplane to see these -- the highest waterfalls in the world.
13. This famous and historic prison in San Francisco Bay is now open to the public.
14. This famous Chinese landmark was built more than 2,000 years ago.
15. The largest desert in the world, which is located in Africa, is home to between 1 and 2 million people.
16. This unique collection of huge stones has stood near Amesbury, Wiltshire, in southern England, for more than 5,000 years.
17. Gondolas are a common sight on the waterways that serve as streets in this Italian city.
18. Built more than 1,000 years ago, this cathedral bell tower in Italy was constructed to be vertical even though it's not vertical today.
19. More than 2,000 years ago, this temple was built in Athens, Greece, to hold a huge statue of the goddess Athena.
20. This mountain is the highest one in Japan.
21. When this San Francisco bridge opened for traffic in 1937, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.
22. Also known by its native name, Uluru, this huge sandstone rock has special meaning to the aboriginal people of Australia’s Outback.
23. Nearly 2,000 years ago, this deadly volcano in Italy buried the city of Pompeii.
24. Built more than 4,000 years ago as a tomb for an Egyptian pharaoh, this is the largest of the great pyramids.
25. This huge natural landmark marks the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea.
26. In the 1600s, India’s Emperor Shah Jahan built this tomb that has an onion-shaped dome.
27. These famous waterfalls in Zimbabwe, Africa, are almost a mile wide.
28. This royal palace in France, home of the famous Hall of Mirrors, was built for King Louis XIV; the palace had more than 1,400 fountains.
29. Bordered by St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin palaces, this bricked area is in the heart of Moscow.
30. This most famous volcano crater in the world is located on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii.