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Name the spectacular Baroque palace in Berlin that was built around the end of the 17th century.

Schönhausen Palace

Charlottenburg Palace

Palace auf der Pfaueninsel

Bellevue Palace

Charlottenburg Palace
Charlottenburg Palace is in the municipality of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. In the baroque and rococo periods, it boasts sumptuous interior design. A magnificent formal garden surrounded by woodland was built behind the palace, replete with a belvedere, a mausoleum, a theater, and a pavilion. The palace was mostly devastated during WWII, although it has since been reconstructed.

What is the name of Tokyo’s oldest and most important temple, which was once linked with the Tendai sect of Buddhism?

Meiji Shrine

Nezu Shrine

Sensoji Temple

Yasukuni Shrine

Sensoji Temple
In Tokyo’s Asakusa area, Sensoji is a historic Buddhist temple. With approximately 30 million visits each year, the temple dedicated to Kannon Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva of Mercy, is the world’s most visited spiritual attraction.

Name the renowned Paris coffee establishment on the junction of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue Saint-Benoît, which has attracted a star clientele over the years.

Café de la Rotonde

Starbucks

Figarro

Café de Flore

Café de Flore
The Café de Flore is one of Paris’s oldest coffee shops, with a renowned clientele that includes important authors and philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. The coffee shop remains a famous hangout spot for celebrities, and its popularity attracts a great number of tourists.

The Imperial Palace, the Emperor of Japan’s principal home, is located in which Tokyo district?

Chioyda

Ikebukuro

Akihabara

Harajuku

Chioyda
In Tokyo’s Chiyoda neighborhood, the Tokyo Imperial Palace is a large park-like area. The main palace, various royal family houses, an archive, and museums are among the structures. During the Japanese property bubble of the 1980s, some speculated that the grounds were worth more than the whole state of California.

The renowned Big Ben is well-known, but the tower in which it is housed is less well-known. What is the name of the tower where the massive clock is housed?

Liverpool Tower

Elizabeth Tower

London Tower

Clock Tower

Elizabeth Tower
The Elizabeth Tower, formerly known as the Clock Tower, was renamed in 2012 to mark Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee as Queen of the United Kingdom. Augustus Pugin designed the tower in 1859.

Name the renowned Parisian delicacy that consists of a puff pastry circle surrounded by a ring of pâte à choux.

Chouqettes

Religieuse

St. Honoré

Paris Cake

St. Honoré
The St. Honoré, named after Saint Honore, Bishop of Amiens, is a typical Parisian dessert. The Chiboust bakery created it in 1847.

The original Chanel shop is located on which of the following Paris streets?

Rue Oberkampf

Rue de Rivoli

Rue Montorgueil

Rue Cambon

Rue Cambon
In 1918, the famed designer Coco Chanel took advantage of her hat-making success and purchased the entire property on Rue Cambon. Following the French Revolution, the property was built with a classicist facade that had crisp lines and symmetric construction.

Which renowned impressionist museum houses Claude Monet’s masterpiece “Water Lilies”?

The Musée de l’Orangerie

Musée d’Orsay

Rodin Museum

Louvre Museum

The Musée de l’Orangerie
Claude Monet’s massive Water Lillies murals are permanently housed in the Musée de l’Orangerie, an impressionist museum. Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, and Amadeo Modigliani all have works at the museum.

The Berlin flag, designed by Ottfried Neubecker, was formed in 1954 and is distinct from the German flag. What are the colors of the Berlin flag?

Green, red and black

Red, white and violet

Red, white and black

Red, gold and black

Red, white and black
The flag of Berlin is made up of three colors: red, white, and black. The civic flag has a bear, whilst the state flag features the coat of arms of Berlin.

Which London street is known for its Saturday market of second-hand clothing, pastries, and antiques?

Portobello Road

Oxford Street

Queen Street

Canary Street

Portobello Road
Portobello Road, in the Notting Hill neighborhood, is famous for its Saturday market of used clothing and antiques. Since 1996, the world-famous Portobello Film Festival has been hosted there.

What London park was established as a deer park by Charles I in the 17th century and now houses the Royal Ballet School?

Battersea Park

Richmond Park

Hampstead Heath

Brockwell Park

Richmond Park
In the 17th century, Charles I constructed Richmond Park as a deer park in the London Borough of Richmond. The largest of London’s Royal Parks, it is vital for national and international animal preservation. The Royal Ballet School and the home of British Prime Minister Lord John Russell and his grandson Bertrand Rusell are now located in the park.

What is the highest skyscraper in Germany and Europe, standing at 1207 feet, and located in the center of Berlin?

Berlin Television Tower

Hochhaus Treptower

Park Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz

Alexander Tower

Berlin Television Tower
The German Democratic Republic government constructed the Berlin Television Tower between 1965 and 1969. (East Germany). It was a symbol of Communist control as well as the city. It is now a landmark visible from all throughout Berlin, as well as various neighboring districts. With a height of 368 meters, it is Germany’s highest structure.

What iconic bridge is the Monument to the Great Fire of London located next to?

London Bridge

Tower Bridge

Millennium Bridge

Southwark Bridge

London Bridge
Near the northern end of London Bridge in England lies the Monument to the Great Fire of London. It was erected between 1671 and 1677 at the confluence of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill.

What London square is famous for its nationally renowned theaters, which are frequently used for movie premieres?

Parliament Square

Oxford Square

Leicester Square

Princess Square

Leicester Square
Leicester Square was named after Robert Sidney, the second Earl of Leicester, and was erected in 1670. Although the plaza was once recognized as an aristocratic neighborhood, it became less so in the nineteenth century as a number of cinemas and theaters were established. The area is currently recognized for its well-known cinemas, including the Odeon and the Empire.

The legendary Berlin Wall physically and ideologically divided Germany’s capital until it was pulled down when the Soviet Empire crumbled. When did it get built?

1961

1966

1945

1971

1961
The German Democratic Republic constructed the Berlin Wall in 1961, effectively dividing the city between East and West. Guard towers stood along large concrete walls, and a broad area was covered with anti-vehicle trenches, nail beds, and other defenses.

What is the height of the renowned Eiffel Tower, which was built between 1887 and 1889 to serve as the entry to the 1889 World’s Fair?

2,500 feet

1,063 feet

923 feet

875 feet

1,063 feet
The Eiffel Tower is the highest building in Paris, standing at 1,063 feet, nearly the same height as a 90-story skyscraper. During construction, it surpassed the Washington Monument to become the world’s tallest man-made structure, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was finished in 1930.

The Glienicke Bridge connects the Wannsee area of Berlin with Potsdam, the city of Bradenburg. During the Cold War, what was its nickname?

The Bridge to Tabahata

Bridge of Passing

Bridge of Spies

The Freedom Bridge

Bridge of Spies
Because the Glienicke Bridge served as a border between West Berlin and East Germany during the Cold War, it was frequently used to exchange captured spies, garnering it the nickname “Bridge of Spies.”

What London museum has Egypt’s famed Rosetta Stone and Greece’s Elgin Marbles?

Natural History Museum

Museum of London

Victoria and Albert Museum

British Museum

British Museum
The British Museum, which opened in 1753 on Great Russell Street, was the world’s first public museum. It now houses approximately eight million works of art, including the Egyptian Rosetta Stone and the Greek Elgin Marbles.

In 2015, what was the name of the special Tokyo district that was the first in Japan to issue same-sex relationship certificates?

Shibuya

Kyoto

Oda

Koto

Shibuya
Shibuya, home to two of the world’s busiest train stations, Shinjuku and Shibuya, is a significant commercial and financial centre. The region is well-known as a renowned nightlife destination as well as a fashion hotspot in Japan.

When did Sir Christopher Wren design the famed St. Paul’s Cathedral’s present structure?

13th century

12th century

17th century

20th century

17th century
In the late 17th century, Sir Christopher Wren designed the existing construction of St Paul’s Cathedral in the English Baroque style. During Wren’s lifetime, it was constructed as part of a large restoration effort in the City following the Great Fire of London.

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