Great Wall of China Quiz

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the Great Wall of China.

Quiz

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the Great Wall of China.

1. When did construction of the Great Wall of China begin?

  • 1300s
  • 5th century B.C.
  • 1100s
  • 3rd century B.C.

2. About how long is the Great Wall of China today?

  • 2,500 miles
  • 4,000 miles
  • 1,000 miles
  • 750 miles

3. What was the main purpose of the Great Wall of China?

  • to defend China from nomadic tribes
  • to separate China from India
  • to prevent prisoners from escaping to other countries
  • to prevent invasive species of animals from preying on native species

4. Which of the following is NOT true about the Great Wall of China?

  • It can be seen from Earth orbit.
  • It is the largest human-made structure ever built.
  • Because so many people died working on the wall, it's known as "the longest cemetery in the world."
  • It can be seen from the Moon.

5. Work on the Great Wall of China continued for about how many years?

  • 1,000
  • 1,500
  • 250
  • 800

6. What was NOT used as mortar to build the Great Wall of China?

  • lime
  • clay
  • rice flour
  • crushed stone

7. What is the average height of the Great Wall of China?

  • 50 feet
  • 100 feet
  • 15 feet
  • 25 feet

8. What building material was NOT used to build the Great Wall of China?

  • granite
  • brick
  • mounded earth
  • concrete

9. How did troops who were stationed at the Great Wall's many watchtowers communicate with one another?

  • smoke signals
  • Morse code
  • They sent messages via horseback.
  • messenger pigeons

10. Which of the following was NOT invented in China?

  • gunpowder
  • the compass
  • toilet paper
  • lawn mower

Your Results:

1. When did construction of the Great Wall of China begin?
3rd century B.C.

2. About how long is the Great Wall of China today?
4,000 miles

3. What was the main purpose of the Great Wall of China?
to defend China from nomadic tribes

4. Which of the following is NOT true about the Great Wall of China?
It can be seen from the Moon.

5. Work on the Great Wall of China continued for about how many years?
1,000

6. What was NOT used as mortar to build the Great Wall of China?
crushed stone

7. What is the average height of the Great Wall of China?
25 feet

8. What building material was NOT used to build the Great Wall of China?
concrete

9. How did troops who were stationed at the Great Wall's many watchtowers communicate with one another?
smoke signals

10. Which of the following was NOT invented in China?
lawn mower

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