Hello and welcome to this Big Ben Quiz! If you are a fan of this iconic landmark, you will love this challenge. In this quiz, you will test your knowledge about the history, the architecture, the function and the trivia of Big Ben. How much do you really know about this famous clock tower? Are you ready to find out?
To take the Big Ben quiz, you will need to answer 10 questions, each with four possible answers. Only one answer is correct, so choose carefully. You will get instant feedback after each question, and at the end of the quiz, you will see your total score and a summary of your performance. You can also share your results with your friends and challenge them to beat your score.
But before we start the quiz, let’s learn some interesting facts about Big Ben. Did you know that Big Ben is not actually the name of the clock tower, but the name of the largest bell inside it? The official name of the tower is Elizabeth Tower, and it was renamed in 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The tower was completed in 1859 and is part of the Palace of Westminster, which is the seat of the British Parliament.
The tower is 96 meters tall and has four clock faces, each 7 meters in diameter. The clock mechanism is very accurate and has a margin of error of only one second per day. The clock is also famous for its chimes, which play every quarter hour and on the hour. The chimes are based on a melody called Westminster Quarters, which was composed in 1793. The largest bell, Big Ben, weighs 13.5 tons and strikes on the hour. The sound of Big Ben can be heard up to 14 kilometres away.
Big Ben is a symbol of London and a popular tourist attraction. It has also been featured in many movies, books and songs. Some of the most famous examples are Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes and London Calling by The Clash. Big Ben is also associated with important events in British history, such as the end of World War II, the funeral of Winston Churchill and the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Now that you have learned some fascinating facts about Big Ben, are you ready to take the quiz? Let’s see how much you remember and how much you can guess. Good luck and have fun!
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