Editor's note: This is the last in a series of GeoQuizzes written by students in Durango High School teacher Kurt Zeiner's geography class. For a class project, Zeiner had students gather into small groups and, with guidance from Travel Page Editor John Peel, each group wrote a Herald GeoQuiz.We picked famous geographical places around the world, because it gave us a wide variety of places to choose from. We chose a range of subjects: famous landforms, famous objects and famous buildings.Take this GeoQuiz and see how well you know these famous geographical places.
If you do well, give yourself a pat on the back and a cookie. If you don't know the answers, grab a chair and sit yourself at a computer to research, or grab a book and learn some information worth having.
Here comes this week's GeoQuiz. Answers on Page 11C:
1. This first place is just south of what is now Cairo, Egypt, and is the only remaining site of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is believed that this place was built as a tomb for the fourth-dynasty Egyptian King Khufu, and constructed over a 20-year period concluding around 2560 B.C. This place was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.
2. This place is a popular tourist attraction, dominating the central desert landscape Down Under. It's one of the oldest rocks on Earth, and its size has to be experienced in person to be believed, yet supposedly two-thirds of it is buried below the ground. Besides its monumental size, the detail of its gullies and caves, as well as the colors that it takes at different times of the day, all add to its interest.
3. These falls constitute one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The local people call it "Mosi-oa-Tunya" - the smoke that thunders. There is magic about it manifested in the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippos and deadly crocodiles lurk.
4. This place is named after a designer engineer with the first name Gustave. More than 200 million people have visited this place since its construction in 1889. It is 325 meters high (about 1,000 feet). It was built for the 1889 World Exposition.
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