Answers to the GeoQuiz from Page 12C:1. The Great Pyramids of Giza. The pyramids are perhaps the only true rival to the Great Sphinx when one thinks of ancient Egypt and its architecture. The age of the first ancient wonders of the world began with the pyramids of Sneferu, who built three pyramids and may have had a hand in others. His pyramid at Medum began as a step pyramid and then was modified to form the first true pyramid. He built two pyramids at Dahshur, one called the Bent Pyramid because its upper part has a more shallow angle of inclination than the lower part.2. Ayers Rock, located in Australia. Aborigines call it "Uluru," as Ayers Rock is a sacred site for them. Aborigines have rights over Uluru, which sits in the middle of Simpson Desert. Aborigines think of it as a symbol of all creation.
3. Victoria Falls. The falls are 1,708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90 and 107 meters into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic meters of water plummet over the edge every minute.
4. The Eiffel Tower. This iron tower was built by Gustave Eiffel on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris. The tower has become a global icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.