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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 the original bell crack?
October 1837 October 1847 October 1857 October 1867 October 1877

2) Whose design was picked for the re-build of the Palace of Westminster?
Henry Francis Lockwood Sir Charles Barry Charles Barry, Jr. Sir Benjamin Baker Sir Charles Lanyon

3) In what year did construction begin on the clock tower?
1843 1853 1863 1873 1883

4) What is the official name of the Clock Tower
Victoria Tower Elizabeth Tower Henry Tower George Tower Catherine Tower

5) When was the Palace of Westminster burned down?
1834 1844 1854 1864 1874

6) How many designs were submitted for the re-build?
200 250 300 350 More than 400

7) In what style was the Palace of Westminster and the clock tower built?
Baroque Neo-classical Gothic Revival Renaissance Ancient Roman

8) Who designed the clock tower?
John Henry Chamberlain William Railton Sir Joseph Paxton Edward Welby Paxton Augustus Welby Pugin

9) During World War II, were the clock faces darkened, or did the bells cease to chime?
The clock faces were darkened. The bells ceased to be chimed.

10) What part of the clock tower is named Big Ben?
The clock faces The quarter bells The hammer that strikes the bell The hands on the clock faces The main bell inside the clock tower


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