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Barkham Village Residents Association

We’ve all been “locked down” for nearly a couple of months at the time of writing so the topic for this edition’s quiz is “Where in the World”; places you may have been or want to go when the crisis abates.  This our first attempt at a “pictures only” quiz – hopefully you’ll enjoy it!  Some questions should be reasonably easy but anyone who gets all (or nearly all) the answers (without Google) get a (virtual) gold star!

  1. Q. Starting off in the UK – who’s head is this?
    2020 2 1
    A. The Angel of the North

  2. Q. Venturing into the Southern Hemisphere for one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.  What is it called and where is it?
    2020 2 2
    A. Iguazu Falls on the border between Argentina and Brazil

  3. Q. North from Q2 (quite a long way), what is the name of this structure, in which country is it and which people built it?
    2020 2 3
    A. Chichen Izta in Mexico (Yucatan), built by the Maya.

  4. Q. Back in the UK, this marks an event.  Where is it and what was the event?
    2020 2 4
    A. The Stratford Gate entrance to the Olympic Park, London 2012
  5. Q. A long way south, where is this signpost?
    2020 2 5
    A. Cape Town

  6. Q. North to Asia, this is “a rose red city half as old as time”.  What is the name of the ancient city, in which country is it and what is the name of the building in the photo?
    2020 2 6
    A. Petra in Jordan.  The building carved into the rock face is The Treasury.

  7. Q. Back across the Atlantic, this is the famous house of the third President of the United States.  What was the name of the president, what is the name of his house and in which State is it?
    2020 2 8
    A. This is Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s house in Virginia.

  8. Q. Now to Africa – where is this and what is it called?
    2020 2 9
    A. Abu Simbel temples in southern Egypt.  The temples were (amazingly) moved to this higher ground locations when the Aswan Dam created Lake Nasser and flooded its previous location in the 1960’s.

  9. Q. North again – this spectacular waterfall is one of many in this country.  Which country and if you’re really clever, what is the name of the waterfall?
    2020 2 9
    A. Iceland – Skogafoss waterfall

  10. Q. Finishing back in England, this building is said to have been part of the inspiration for a gothic novel.  What is the building and what is the novel?
    2020 2 10
    A. Whitby Abbey.  Whitby, including the abbey was part of the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula.


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