Bird's Eye View Picture Quiz



I wasn't sure about this quiz working that well, especially with members who have visuospatial and perception difficulties. But it seemed to go down well, so I'm sharing it with you. Also, for some reason it is one of the highest rated (in terms of hits) on the Blog. So, I thought, time for an update.





Ask members to say what their favourite place in the world and at home is.


Ask members to look at each of the pictures in turn, guessing at where they might be and answering each of the questions. There are a few clues included along the way, as well as a few well known songs for singalongs.


Encourage story telling about places visited, enjoy reminiscences and inject as much joy and laughter as you can.


PS. The photos are stills taken from 'Google Earth'. Maybe add some local pictures to make your session more relevant and enjoyable.






PICTURE QUIZ QUESTIONS




1. Let's start with an easy one. Where is this place and what is it called?

It appears on the opening titles of which soap opera?

Clue. Dum dum dum doo doo dum (drum beats)







2. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is the name of the daily show set in this country, in a place called Ramsay Street?







3. Where is this place and what is it called?

Which world leader lives here, or at least nearby?







4. Where is this place and what is it called?

What date is remembered each year?







5. Where is this place and what is it called?

How many years ago did a few old geezers (clue) build it (nearest guess)?







6. Here is our first song. 'Walk Like An Egyptian', by The Bangles.

YouTube link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nuhja7y4TM


Ask members to identify who this is?







7. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is made out of?

Clue. There is a famous photograph of Princess Diana sat in front of it, looking very forlorn.







8. Where is this place and what is it called?

What metal is it made from that gives it its distinctive colour?







9. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is the name of the boat which takes tourists close by?







10. Where is this place and what is it called?

There is a famous pavement nearby with stars on it. What is that called?








11. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is the name of the famous nearby beach?

Clue. The next song gives a mahoosive hint.







12. Here's our next song. 'Copacabana', by Barry Manilow.

What are Barry Manilow fans called? Are there any in the room?


YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKR2n-G-wdM







13. This is a tricky one!

Where is this place and what is the name of the sunken ship?

What is the name of the famous nearby beach?








14. Another tricky one!

Where is this place and what is it called?

Clue. There is a swimming pool across the top of the three towers.

Which country is this sovereign island nation nearest to?







15. Phew, any easy one!

Where is this place and what is it called?

How many times on average a day or year does it open?







16. Where is this place and what is it called?

At what angle does the tower lean? (That's a clue, by the way!)







17. Where is this place and what is it called?

According to a book by Dan Brown, 'The Da Vinci Code', who is buried under this pyramid?







18. There is a very famous painting nearby.

What is it called, who is it by and how much is it worth?


There's a song about this painting, sung by Nat King Cole. Here is a YouTube link to it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG-A_qTAKEI








19. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is the name of the nearby town, which is associated with Pirates (another massive clue)?








20. Where is this place and what is it called?

There are two names. I want both of them.







21. Where is this place and what is it called?

How many steps are there to climb to the top (nearest guess)?








22. Where is this place and what is it called?

Ask members to discuss how the 'blue stones' got from the Preseli mountains in North Wales to here.

Also, are these stones older than the pyramids in Egypt?







23. Name this open air theatre?

Have a guess at the seating capacity?







24. SONG. 'Twist And Shout', The Beatles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIcYV-5Duz0


Name the 'Fab Four'?







25. Where is this place and what is it called?

How many stories are there?

Has anyone got a fear of heights? If so, they should probably give it a miss!








26. Where is this place and what is it called?

What are the tourist boats parked up called?

This links to our next song. Ask members to sing their heads off. YouTube link -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biL6zAMkOQs







27. Where is this place and what is it called?

What Island are they off?







28. A little bit closer to home this one!

Where is this place and what is it called?

What do the locals call it, because of its shape, colour and texture? (Clue. It's the name of an animal!)







29. Where is this place and what is it called?

There is an American comedy series which has a cafe named after this park. Well, sort of. What is that show called and name the characters?







30. SONG. 'Big Yellow Taxi', Joni Mitchell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2595abcvh2M


How old is Joni Mitchell's groundbreaking album 'Blue' this year (2021)?







31. Name this sports arena?

Which football club is based here?







32. Name this place (it's nickname is fine)?

Which mayor is based here?







33. Name this palace (sorry I meant place!!)

Which flag flies if She is at home?







34. Name this place?

Which year did the wall fall?







35. Name this gory place?

According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., Romulus and his twin brother Remus, who were suckled by a she-wolf as orphaned infants founded this city?







36. SONG. 'Nessun Dorma', The Three Tenors - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWc7vYjgnTs


Name the 'Three Tenors'?






37. Name this house?

Who lives here at the moment?







38. Name this geological feature?

What is it made from?

True or False. It is the only living structure visible from space?







39. Name this wall?

How long it is (nearest guess)?







40. What is the place?

Who is buried under it?







41. Name this tower?

Which 1993 film saw Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan meet at the top on 'Valentine's Day'?







42. Name this cathedral?

Name the square?







43. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is the name of the nearby prison?

Why do people think the towers are painted red?


This leads us to our final song. 'San Fransisco', by Scott McKenzie. Here is a YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I0vkKy504U







44. Coming home.

What is the name of this bridge?

What is the sign you see when you arrive in Wales?



And here is the final singalong. 'Green Green Grass', by Tom Jones. YouTube link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u81CTfbc99c




45. Last question. How old is Sir Tom Jones?

Where is he from?











ANSWERS



1. London

The O2 Arena (Previously the Millennium Dome)

Eastenders



2. Sydney Opera House

Neighbours



3. St Peter's Basilica

The Vatican, Rome

Pope Francis



4. Ground Zero, New York

11th September 2001



5. The Great Pyramid at Giza

Egypt

4,500 years ago



6. King Tutankhamun



7. The Taj Mahal

Agra, India

Marble



8. The Statue Of Liberty

New York, USA

Copper



9. Niagara Falls

The Maid Of The Mist



10. Hollywood

Los Angeles, USA

Walk Of Fame



11. Christ The Redeemer

Rio De Janiero, Brazil

Copacabana



12. Fanilows



13. USS Arizona

Pearl Harbour, Oahu, Hawaii

Waikiki



14. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Singapore

Malaysia



15. Tower Bridge

London, UK

3 times a day or 1,000 times a year, on average



16. The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Italy

4 degrees lean (was 5.5 degrees before its renovation), which means it is 12ft 10ins out of sync looking up from bottom to top



17. The Louvre Museum

Paris

Mary Magdelene (who was, according to the book, married to Christ)



18. The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo Da Vinci

Around $850m, with current estimate based on 1962 valuation



19. St Michael's Mount

Penzance



20. Ayres Rock

Aboriginal name - Uluru

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Australia



21. Eiffel Tower

Paris, France

1665 steps


(PS. Eiffel also helped design The Statue of Liberty)



22. Stonehenge

Salisbury Plain, England

The theory is the stones were rolled on tree trunks with rope and tackle

At 5,019 years old (construction), the stones are older than the pyramids in Egypt which are 4,500 years old



23. Hollywood Bowl

17,500



24. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & George Harrison



25. The Shard, London

95 stories



26. St Mark's Square, Venice

Italy

Gondolas



27. The Needles

Isle Of Wight



28. Wales Millennium Centre

Cardiff Bay, Wales

The Armadillo



29. Central Park, New York

Central Perk was the coffee shop in Friends

The characters were Monica & Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Joey Tribbiana & Phoebe Buffay



30. 50 years old



31. Wembley Stadium, London

Tottenham Hotspur



32. City Hall, London ('The Gherkhin')

London Mayor, Sadhik Khan



33. Buckingham Palace

The Royal Standard



34. Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

9th November 1989



35. Colosseum

Rome



36. Plácido Domingo, José Carreras & Luciano Pavarotti



37. The Whitehouse

US President Joe Biden



38. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Australia

Coral

True



39. Great Wall Of China

2,145 miles



40. Arc De Triomphe, Paris