Can You Name These Wonders of the World?

Olivia C

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About This Quiz

Before, there used to be one category of the "Seven Wonders of the World." But there's more to that now.

Many experts, historians and other related professionals have raised concerns about labeling certain structures as "wonders of the world." But it's clear that there really are these ancient types of wonders. However, there are more wonders right now, which also span different categories of existence. And it's about time that this list got really expanded.

For instance, there are also architectural wonders included in certain lists. It's not only the natural formations and mother nature's products that could be considered as "wonders of the world." Yes, they're there, but we should also recognize those that humankind were able to contribute, throughout the generations.

Then, aside from natural wonders and architectural wonders, there are also monuments and statues as wonders, and even whole islands or island groupings to boot! That's because the islands may be offering something unique and superb, that is worth admiring and protecting. 

Curious to see what else could be considered as "wonders of the world"? Then take this quiz and find out!

This magnificent structure has been there since antiquity. What is it called?

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of three pyramids built near each other. It's a pyramid complex if you visit it.

Do you know what this American wonder is called? Name it!

The red rock formations of the Grand Canyon are truly a site to see. Make sure you bring enough water for the walk, though.

This makes China proud. What is it?

The Great Wall of China is visible high above the Earth. Plus it's centuries old!

What do you call this South American statue?

The Christ the Redeemer statue is located in Rio De Janeiro. That's in Brazil, yo!

This is a ruin of ancient times. What’s it called?

The Roman Colosseum is a huge remembrance of Italy's past. It's a great site to visit while touring Rome.

What do you call this wonder of the world?

Stonehenge is a group of ancient rocks formed mysteriously in Wiltshire. That's in England.

It was “peaceful" enough for Thanos! What wonder of the world is this structure called?

If you've seen "Avengers: Infinity War," then you'll see a cameo of the Banaue Rice Terraces in one scene there with Thanos. Yep, they shot that in the Philippines where it's found.

This wonder is a testament of true love. What’s it called?

Head on to Agra in India if you want to see the famed Taj Mahal. This mausoleum is picturesque indeed, so ready your cameras!

This Peruvian wonder is called what?

Machu Picchu is basically an ancient fortress of sorts, located atop the Andes Mountains. So be ready for that climb!

The Transformers hid here! What’s this wonder called?

Petra's vast structure is made out of pink sandstone. That's why it's pretty to look at, when the sun shines on it.

What do you call this wonder of the world?

The beautifully built Temple of Artemis was part of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sadly, only ruins and a replica now remain.

What’s this wonder called, found in the Big Apple?

If you walk on the sidewalks of Manhattan, you might miss seeing the Empire State Building. It's best viewed from afar, preferably if you're inside another tall building!

This natural wonder is shared by China and Nepal. What’s it called?

Mount Everest is indeed a natural wonder of this planet. It's the highest peak in the world!

What do you call this wonder?

Hagia Sophia was originally a place of worship in ancient times. But it's now a museum, and a well-preserved one.

This Asian island is a candidate for a natural wonder. What’s it called?

South Korea's World Heritage Site qualifier is Jeju Island. No wonder it's a world wonder, too!

This picturesque area indeed qualifies as a natural wonder. What’s it called?

Ha Long Bay is a great tourist destination in Vietnam. Boat tours will take you to the limestone structures there, which qualified it to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Galileo approves that this is a wonder of the world. What’s it called?

Italy is the site of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It leans indeed, but not drastically, over years!

One whole continent approves of naming this vast area a natural wonder. What is its name?

South America is happy that the Amazon Rainforest and the Amazon River are now counted as one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. We earthlings should protect our flora and fauna more.

What do you call this French wonder of the architectural world?

Eiffel Tower is accessible to tourists walking along Paris. But there are times when it's closed for maintenance work.

This is indeed a wonder down under. What’s its name?

The Sydney Opera House is a performing arts place, actually. It's got an interesting design for the roof parts.

This water wonder is actually a lake. What is it called?

The Dead Sea is actually a salt lake. It's very salty, so no living creature can survive there. Plus you'll float if you swim in it!

This whole island is a wonder of the world all right, because of the ancient Moai statues there. What’s it called?

Easter Island is memorable due to the huge stone monuments there. They are Moai statues of the indigenous people of the area.

The gods from Olympus agree that this is a world wonder. What’s it called?

The Acropolis of Athens was once a huge fortress-like compound where many temples and other buildings were built. One of these remaining temples is the famed Parthenon.

What do you call this natural wonder of the world?

The huge Iguazu Falls can be found along the border of Argentina and Brazil. The waterfall is part of the Iguazu River.

What wonder is this?

The grand Panama Canal connects two oceans: the Atlantic and the Pacific. And yes, it's located in the isthmus of Panama.

What’s the name of this very famous wonder?

New York's Statue of Liberty is viewable from several ferries. Its back side is also viewable from a park in New Jersey!

Not all wonders run above ground. What is the name of this subterranean river?

Puerto Princesa Underground River is indeed a natural wonder, located in the island of Palawan, somewhere in the Philippines. You can go on boat tours there, but that's not for the claustrophobics out there.

What do you call this wonder of the world?

Angkor Wat is the ancient relic of a megacity. It's located in Cambodia.

Can you name this wonder? Do it!

Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a huge fortress area where former rulers stayed in the palace there.

Charles Darwin says it’s called…. what?

The Galapagos Islands could be found in Ecuador. Charles Darwin formulated most of his evolution theories there, by observing the ecosystem.

This majestic castle’s name is ___________.

Neuschwanstein is a huge castle in Bavaria. It was intended to be the king's palace, but it is now open for tourists and visitors.

Cross this wonder when you get there! What’s it called?

The Golden Gate Bridge is found in San Francisco, California. It's a bit chilly there, so wear a jacket before taking a selfie!

Can you name this natural wonder?

The Great Barrier Reef is accessible via Queensland in Australia. It boasts of a very extensive coral reef system, the biggest the world has seen, so UNESCO preserved it as a World Heritage Site.

This ancient grouping is indeed a wonder to see. What’s it called?

The very impressive Terracotta Army was discovered in China. The real-looking statues of generals, chariots and even horses were built to protect the very first Chinese emperor in his tomb.

What do you call this area that vied for the newest wonders of the world count?

The Red Square is actually a place in the middle of the city. It's nice to walk around this area.

This is one of the latest “New Seven Wonders of the World” listed. What’s it called?

Chichen Itza is a huge Mayan structure of the past. It is a great reminder of life during precolonial times in Mexico.

What do you call this water-connected wonder?

The Hoover Dam is in the border of Arizona and Nevada. It's accessible if you drive from Las Vegas.

This whole area is a wonder, thanks to its “main resident.” What’s it called?

Ever heard of the Komodo Dragon? The island is named after the world's biggest lizard. No wonder!

This huge wonder is indeed a world-class creation. What’s it called?

The Colossus of Rhodes is listed in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sadly, an ancient earthquake also destroyed it, but parts of it were preserved.

What do you call this architectural wonder?

When in Toronto, make sure to visit the CN Tower. It's part of Canadian pride, this structure.

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