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?

2) When was the Palace of Westminster burned down?

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

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

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

6) Who designed the clock tower?

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

8) What is the official name of the Clock Tower

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

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