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Bird's Eye View Landmarks Quiz




I wasn't sure about this quiz working that well, especially with members who have visuospatial or perception difficulties. But it seemed to be greatly enjoyed, 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 it was 'high' time for an update.


Ask members to say what their favourite landmark 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.


If you want to make the session more interactive, look up some of the places on 'Google Earth' and click on the pictures top right for landscape views.


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


As usual, you can either take screenshots and print off handouts or if you click on the first picture a slide show will open if you are broadcasting.


Some feedback would be great.



NB. Here is a link to a photo album of landscape shots if you want to print them off the for the tables to confirm answers and further aid discussion - https://photos.app.goo.gl/bu2SGDFy483ANLuY7





PICTURE QUIZ QUESTIONS


Round 1. London Landmarks



Identify the London landmarks and answer the following questions:


1. Which architect designed this building?

2. How long does a single rotation take?

3. What is the name of the clock and the tower?

4. How many times a week on average does it open?

5. Which statue can be found here?

6. Which valuable items are kept here?

7. How many stories are there?

8. Which road is this at the end of?

9. When did this open?

10. Who is the England team manager?

11. This is named after a pickle. What herb flavours it?

12. Who won the men's championship here this year?








Round 2. Rest Of UK Landmarks



Identify the UK landmarks and answer the following questions:


13. Which city is nearby?

14. How old is it (nearest guess)?

15. Which river does it cross?

16. What is the name of the Assembly building?

17. What substance used to be mined here?

18. Which TV show moves here once a year?

19. Which military event takes place here every year?

20. Which comedian has a statue dedicated to him at the entrance?

21. What are the narrow streets nearby called?

22. Which end of the line seaside town is nearby?

23. Which county is it in?

24. Which legendary king is associated with this place?








Round 3. American Landmarks



Identify the USA landmarks and answer the following questions:


25. Which rom com saw the two lead characters meet at the top?

26. Which TV show had a coffee house with the name of this place (nearly)?

27. Why did it turn green?

28. Which date does this pace commemorate?

29. Which four letters used to be at the end of this?

30. What is the name of the boat associated with this place?

31. Which city is nearby?

32. Who lives here?

33. Which four presidents feature here?

34. Which TV comedy series showed the outline of this tower at the start of every episode?

35. Name the sunken ship?

36. Name the river that carved this out? (Would anyone like to do the 'Skywalk'?)









Round 4. Rest Of The World Landmarks



37. How long is it (nearest guess)?

38. What are the tourist boats called?

39. What degree is its lean?

40. Who used to fight here?

41. How many steps are there (nearest guess)?

42. Which famous painting is nearby?

43. Which cat like statue is nearby?

44. Who famously had their picture taken on a bench at the end of this avenue?

45. Which beach does it overlook?

46. Which world leader lives nearby?

47. In which state is it?

48. What is the square called?









1. Which architect designed this building? ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL / CHRISTOPHER WREN

2. How long does a single rotation take? LONDON EYE / APPROX 30 MINS

3. What is the name of the clock and the tower? PALACE OF WESTMINSTER / BIG BEN & ELIZABETH TOWER

4. How many times a week on average does it open? TOWER BRIDGE / TWICE A DAY = 14

5. Which statue can be found here? TRAFALGAR SQUARE / NELSON'S COLUMN

6. Which valuable items are kept here? TOWER OF LONDON / CROWN JEWELS

7. How many stories are there? THE SHARD / 95

8. Which road is this at the end of? BUCKINGHAM PALACE / THE MALL

9. When did this open? O2 ARENA / 24 JUNE 2007

10. Who is the England team manager? WEBLEY STADIUM / GARETH SOUTHGATE

11. This is named after a pickle. What herb flavours it? THE GHERKIN / DILL

12. Who won the men's championship here this year? WIMBLEDON / CARLOS ALCARAZ



13. Which city is nearby? ANGEL OF THE NORTH / GATESHEAD

14. How old is it (nearest guess)? STONEHENGE / 5,000 YEARS

15. Which river does it cross? CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE / AVON

16. What is the name of the Assembly building? CARDIFF BAY / THE SENYDD

17. What substance used to be mined here? EDEN / CHINA CLAY

18. Which TV show moves here once a year? BLACKPOOL TOWER / STRICTLY COME DANCING

19. Which military event takes place here every year? EDINBURGH CASTLE / ROYAL MILITARY TATOO

20. Which comedian has a statue dedicated to him at the entrance? CAERPHILLY CASTLE / TOMMY COOPER

21. What are the narrow streets nearby called? YORK MINSTER / THE SHAMBLES

22. Which end of the line seaside town is nearby? ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT / PENZANCE

23. Which county is it in? BRIGHTON PIER / SUSSEX

24. Which legendary king is associated with this place? GLASTONBURY TOR / KING ARTHUR



25. Which rom com saw the two lead characters meet at the top? EMPIRE STATE BUILDING / SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

26. Which TV show had a coffee house with the name of this place (nearly)? CENTRAL PARK / FRIENDS (CENTRAL PERK)

27. Why did it turn green? STATUE OF LIBERTY / IT IS MADE OF COPPER

28. Which date does this pace commemorate? GROUND ZERO / 11 SEPTEMBER 2001

29. Which four letters used to be at the end of this? HOLLYWOOD / LAND

30. What is the name of the boat associated with this place? NIAGARA FALLS / MAID OF THE MIST

31. Which city is nearby? GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE / SAN FRANSISCO

32. Who lives here? THE WHITEHOUSE / JOE BIDEN

33. Which four presidents feature here? MOUNT RUSHMORE / GEORGE WASHINGTON, THOMAS JEFFERSON, THEODORE ROOSEVELT & ABRAHAM LINCOLN

34. Which TV comedy series showed the outline of this tower at the start of every episode? SPACE NEEDLE (SEATTLE) / FRASIER

35. Name the sunken ship? PEARL HARBOUR / US ARIZONA

36. Name the river that carved this out? (Would anyone like to do the 'Skywalk'?) GRAND CANYON / COLORADO



37. How long is it (nearest guess)? GREAT WALL OF CHINA / 13,171 MILES

38. What are the tourist boats called? ST MARK'S SQUARE (VENICE) / GONDOLAS

39. What degree is its lean? LEANING TOWER OF PISA / 3.97 DEGREE (5.5 DEGREES BEFORE WORKS IN THE 1990S)

40. Who used to fight here? COLOSSEUM (ROME) / GLADIATORS

41. How many steps are there (nearest guess)? EIFFEL TOWER (PARIS) / 1,665

42. Which famous painting is nearby? THE LOUVRE / MONA LISA

43. Which cat like statue is nearby? GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA / THE SPHINX

44. Who famously had their picture taken on a bench at the end of this avenue? TAJ MAHAL (AGRA) / PRINCESS DIANA

45. Which beach does it overlook? CHRIST THE REDEEMER (RIO DE JANERO) / COPA CABANA

46. Which world leader lives nearby? ST PETER'S BASILICA (ROME) / POPE FRANCIS

47. In which state is it? SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE / NEW SOUTH WALES

48. What is the square called? ST BASIL'S CATHEDRAL (MOSCOW) / RED SQUARE











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