Pounce Round 2 "travel and tourism quiz"

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Pounce Round 2 "travel and tourism quiz"

  1. 1. POUNCE- Round 2
  2. 2. Instructions • +10/-5 for pounce. • Pounce shall be open for the first 10 seconds • +10/0 for direct
  3. 3. 1. Where would you find this? • Moai, are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people from rock between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms called ahu. Almost all moai have overly large heads three-eighths the size of the whole statue. The moai are chiefly the living faces (aringa ora) of deified ancestors. • The production and transportation of the 887 statues are considered remarkable creative and physical feats. The tallest moai erected, called Paro, was almost 10 metres (33 ft) high and weighed 82 tons; the heaviest erected was a shorter but squatter moai at Ahu Tongariki, weighing 86 tons;
  4. 4. Answers • Easter Island
  5. 5. 2. In which city would you find this? • The Basilica Cistern cathedral-size cistern is an underground chamber approximately 138 metres (453 ft) by 64.6 metres (212 ft) - about 9,800 square metres (105,000 sq ft) in area - capable of holding 80,000 cubic metres (2,800,000 cu ft) of water. The ceiling is supported by a forest of 336 marble columns, each 9 metres (30 ft) high, arranged in 12 rows of 28 columns each spaced 4.9 metres (16 ft) apart. The capitals of the columns are mainly Ionic and Corinthian styles, with the exception of a few Doric style with no engravings. One of the columns is engraved with raised pictures of a Hen's Eye, slanted braches, and tears. This column resembles the columns of the Triumphal Arch of Theodosius I from the 4th century (AD 379-395), erected in the 'Forum Tauri' Square. Ancient texts suggest that the tears on the column pay tribute to the hundreds of slaves who died during the construction of the Basilica Cistern.
  6. 6. Answer • Istanbul/Constantinople
  7. 7. 3. Identify X • Bran Castle situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on DN73. Commonly known as “X's Castle" (although it is one among several locations linked to the X legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker's X. There is, however, no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential associations with Vlad III, voivode of Wallachia, the putative inspiration for X.
  8. 8. Answer • Dracula
  9. 9. 4. Where would you find this?
  10. 10. Answer • Danxia Waveform, Gansu Province, China
  11. 11. 5. Identify the city • It is the second-largest city in Uzbekistan and the capital of its Province. The city is most noted for its central position on the Silk Road between China and the West, and for being an Islamic centre for scholarly study. In the 14th century it became the capital of the empire of Timur and is the site of his mausoleum. The Bibi-Khanym Mosque remains one of the city's most notable landmarks. The Registan was the ancient center of the city. The city has carefully preserved the traditions of ancient crafts: embroidery, gold embroidery, silk weaving, engraving on copper, ceramics, carving and painting on wood. • The drawings of animals on the buildings of the city is something unique in Islam architecture as idolism is supposed to be banned in it.
  12. 12. Answer • Samarkhand

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