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English Landmarks: Big Ben

Big Ben is located in Central London and it is one of the most iconic landmarks in England's capital. How much do you know about this famous landmark?


1) In what year did construction begin on the clock tower?






2) Who designed the clock tower?






3) Whose design was picked for the re-build of the Palace of Westminster?






4) When was the Palace of Westminster burned down?






5) In what style was the Palace of Westminster and the clock tower built?






6) What is the official name of the Clock Tower






7) What part of the clock tower is named Big Ben?






8) How many designs were submitted for the re-build?






9) In what year did the original bell crack?






10) During World War II, were the clock faces darkened, or did the bells cease to chime?




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