Can You Tell Which Version of These Famous Images Is Real and Which Is Fake?

Kennita Leon

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About This Quiz

Calling all travelers! Whether you've been living your dream of seeing what planet Earth has to offer or if you just love surfing the internet and learning about different countries and cultures, boy, do we have a quiz for you! By now, most people know what the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower look like. Lesser-known sites like the Sagrada Familia and the London Eye exist, but people probably wouldn't be able to point them out in a sea of already magnificent structures. But you're not an everyday person. You know what they all look like! But could you tell us if the version we're showing you is the real thing, or if it's an imposter?

That's right! We're going to show you some of the most famous and popularly visited monuments and we're going to ask you whether it's the real thing or not. Your job is to study the site and give us the correct answer. Now not all of them are fake, some of them are very real. It's up to you to differentiate the fraud from the original. So, if you're up to the task of proving your monuments knowledge, go ahead and get started on this quiz! 

Is this the real Statue of Liberty?

This 93-meter copper statue, which depicts the Roman liberty goddess Libertas, was gifted by the French to the U.S. on October 28, 1886.

Is this really the Eiffel Tower that's located in France?

At 324 meters tall, this wrought iron lattice tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world.

Can you tell us if this is Big Ben?

Big Ben is a British cultural icon which is a nickname for the Great Bell of the clock tower and sometimes the tower itself.

Is this Leaning Tower of Pisa real or fake?

Located in Pisa, Italy, this tower, which is known for its unintended tilt, is the third oldest structure in the city's Cathedral Square.

Is this really the Roman Colosseum?

This oval amphitheater, which is the largest ever built, is situated in the center of the Italian city, Rome.

Tell us whether this is the Empire State Building or not.

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper which stands at 443.2 meters tall, making it the fifth-tallest completed skyscraper in the U.S.

Is this the actual Hollywood Sign?

This American landmark and cultural icon is located in Mount Lee which overlooks Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Is this Ferris wheel the London Eye?

The London Eye is Europe's tallest Ferris wheel and stands at 135 meters tall and 120 meters wide.

Is that the Great Wall of China?

The Great Wall of China is a collection of fortifications, most of which were built as early as the 7th century BC.

Is this the real Sydney Opera House?

This multi-purpose performing arts center, which was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, is one of the most famous and distinctive buildings of the 20th century.

Is this Denmark's Little Mermaid?

Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, this bronze statue depicts a mermaid on a rock which is based on Christian Hans Andersen's fairytale of the same name.

Is this St. Basil's Cathedral that you can find in Moscow?

Officially known as Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, this building, now a museum, was built in Moscow, Russia from 1555 to 1561.

Is this Berlin Wall real or fake?

The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier which physically and politically separated East Berlin from the west from 1961 to 1989.

Are these really the stones of Stonehenge?

Stonehenge, which is located in Wiltshire, England, is a prehistoric monument composed of a ring of standing stones.

Is this really France's Arc de Triomphe?

This monument was created in 1806 to honor those who fought and died for France during the Napoleonic Wars and the French Revolution.

The Golden Gate Bridge: real or fake?

The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1, 280-meter suspension bridge which is situated in the American city of San Francisco, California.

Is this the famous Sagrada Familia?

The Sagrada Família is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church which is situated in Barcelona, Spain.

Is this the genuine Christ the Redeemer statue?

Christ the Redeemer, which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a 30-meter tall Brazilian statue depicting Jesus Christ with his arms outstretched.

Is this the genuine Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt?

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the oldest and largest of the three pyramids.

Can you tell us if this is really the Taj Mahal?

Taj Mahal, which means "Crown of the Palace," is an ivory-white mausoleum which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.

Is this China's Forbidden City?

The Forbidden City is a palace complex which served as the home of the emperors and their households from 1420 to 1912.

Is this actually the Acropolis?

This ancient citadel, which is of historical and archaeological significance, is situated on a rocky outcrop in the city of Athens.

Can you tell if this is the genuine Trevi Fountain?

This fountain, which is located in the Trevi district of Rome, Italy, is the largest Baroque fountain in the city.

True or false: This is the Great Sphinx.

The Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue cut from bedrock, which depicts a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion.

Is this the actual home of the US President?

The White House, which was constructed between 1792 and 1800, has been the official residence and workplace of every U.S. president since John Adams.

Was this shot taken from the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon, which runs for 277 miles, is a steep-sided canyon which has been carved out over time by the Colorado River.

Is this the UAE's Burj Khalifa?

This skyscraper, which was constructed between 2004 and 2009, is the tallest building in Dubai and the tallest in the world.

Can you tell us if this is Mount Rushmore or somewhere else?

This U.S. national memorial is the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved into a mountain.

True or false: This is the Space Needle.

The Space Needle is an observation tower and icon of Seattle and also a landmark of the Pacific Northwest.

Is this Peru's Machu Picchu?

This 15th century Inca citadel is one the New Seven Wonders of the World and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site 1983.

Is this Turkey's Hagia Sophia?

This former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal church was the world's largest cathedral until the completion of the Seville Cathedral in 1520.

Is this really Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls which are situated on the international border of New York and Ontario.

Can you tell us if this is really Easter Island?

This Chilean island, which is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, is renowned for the 887 monumental statues, called moai.

Is this the famous St. Peter's Cathedral?

This cathedral, which was named for Saint Peter, is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Armidale which is located in New South Wales, Australia.

Is this Japan's Mount Fuji?

Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano which is situated on Honshu Island, and the highest mountain in Japan.

True or false: This is Angkor Wat.

This temple complex is the largest religious monument in the world which is a prime tourist attraction for the nation of Cambodia.

Can you tell us if this is The Great Buddha or something else?

The Gifu Great Buddha is a large Buddha statue which was constructed between 1790 and 1832.

Is this really Petra?

Petra is an archaeological and historic city in southern Jordan which is famed for its water-conduit system and rock-cut architecture.

Is this a shot of Chichen Itza?

This large, pre-Colombian city was one of the largest Maya cities which is renowned for its step-pyramid, El Castillo.

Is this really the Blue Mosque?

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is a popular tourist site in Istanbul, Turkey which continues to function as a mosque.

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