World Heritage Quiz: Trivia Test!

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World Heritage Quiz: Trivia Test!

The world is full of different cultures, and each has its own specific beliefs that set them apart. Since most countries have been through a lot throughout history, they have designated some areas to be untouched or marked as important in their history. How much do you know about the heritage of your world history class? Take up the quiz below to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Swiss towns of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle were added to the World Heritage List in 2009 for what cultural distinction?
    • A. 

      Traditional cheese-making

    • B. 

      Their town planing

    • C. 

      A Roman aqueduct

    • D. 

      Twin monasteries

  • 2. 
    What is the Verdefort Dome, a World Heritage site in South Africa?
    • A. 

      The world's largest asteroid impact site

    • B. 

      An 11th-century stadium

    • C. 

      A historic gold mine

    • D. 

      A volcanic crater

  • 3. 
    Which of these sites was in the first group added to the World Heritage List?
    • A. 

      Historic Cairo, Egypt

    • B. 

      Old Havana, Cuba

    • C. 

      Yellowstone National Park, USA

    • D. 

      Venice, Italy

  • 4. 
    How many countries have adhered to the World Heritage Convention?
    • A. 

      21

    • B. 

      187

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      190

  • 5. 
    Which of these sites is on the World Heritage List?
    • A. 

      Los Alamos, New Mexico

    • B. 

      Devil's Town, Serbia  

    • C. 

      Statue of Liberty, New York

    • D. 

      The White House, Washington, D.C.

    • E. 

      All off the above

  • 6. 
    Only two countries have ever had a World Heritage site removed from the list. What are they?
    • A. 

      Ecuador and Egypt

    • B. 

      China and Lithuania

    • C. 

      Iraq and Laos

    • D. 

      Germany and Oman

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the World Heritage site?
    • A. 

      Hiroshima, Peace Memorial, Japan

    • B. 

      Sydney Opera House, Australia

    • C. 

      Sewell Mining Town, Chile

    • D. 

      All off the above

  • 8. 
    A World Heritage site added in 2006 recognizes what in Mexico?
    • A. 

      Its tequila-producing area

    • B. 

      The Zona Rosa neighborhood of Mexico City

    • C. 

      A bullring in Acapulco

    • D. 

      Artist Diego Rivera's murals

    • E. 

      Artist Diego Rivera's murals

  • 9. 
    China's Quioglai and Jiajin Mountains are home to a World Heritage site that protects what endangered animal?
    • A. 

      Red panda

    • B. 

      Snow leopard

    • C. 

      Giant panda

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 10. 
    What continent has the most World Heritage Sites?
    • A. 

      Asia

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      North America

  • 11. 
    Which UNESCO World Heritage site is on the picture?
    • A. 

      Historic City of Ayutthaya, Thailand

    • B. 

      Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

    • C. 

      The Treasury at Petra, Jordan

    • D. 

      Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans

  • 12. 
    Which World Heritage-listed 25 million-year-old lake is known as the oldest freshwater lake in the world?
    • A. 

      Lake Como, Italy

    • B. 

      Lake Geneva/Lac Léman, Switzerland/France

    • C. 

      Lake Baikal, Russian Federation

    • D. 

      Lake Titicaca, Peru/Bolivia

  • 13. 
    What site illustrates a major stage of the Earth's history?
    • A. 

      Curonian Spit

    • B. 

      Shirakami-Sanchi

    • C. 

      Messel Pit Fossil Site

  • 14. 
    Charles Darwin visited this UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of nineteen islands off the coast of Ecuador.  Name of this site is  _________
  • 15. 
    Located in Indonesia, what UNESCO World Heritage Site is a National Park that derives its name from an island named after a giant lizard?
    • A. 

      Aldabra Atoll

    • B. 

      Komodo National Park

    • C. 

      Niokolo-Koba National Park

    • D. 

      Manú National Park

  • 16. 
    The Late Roman fortified palace compound and memorial complex of Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius, in the east of Serbia, was commissioned by Emperor Caius Valerius Galerius Maximianus, in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries.  It was also known as Felix Romuliana, named after ... 
  • 17. 
    Name the Pacific island that is home to a World Heritage site containing the world’s largest raised coral atoll?
    • A. 

      Fiji

    • B. 

      Rennell Island

    • C. 

      Rarotonga

    • D. 

      Vanuatu