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Question 1: The Alexander Column (Russian: Алекса́ндровская коло́нна, Aleksandrovskaya Kolonna) also known as Alexandrian Column (Russian: Александри́йская коло́нна, Aleksandriyskaya Kolonna), is the focal point of Palace Square in Saint Petersburg, ________.
United StatesRussiaMoscowRussian culture

Question 2: The casting of the bronze was done at Charles Baird's works in ________.
Saint PetersburgMoscowRussiaLeningrad Oblast

Question 3: The column is a single piece of red ________, 25.45 m (83 ft 6 in) long and about 3.5 m (11 ft 5 in) in diameter.
BasaltIgneous rockGraniteFelsic

Question 4: The granite monolith was obtained from Virolahti, ________ and in 1832 transported by sea to Saint Petersburg, on a barge specially designed for this purpose, where it underwent further working.

Question 5: The monument — the tallest of its kind in the world — is 47.5 m (155 ft 8 in) tall and is topped with a statue of an ________ holding a cross.
ArchangelAngelMichael (archangel)Jesus

Question 6: The sketches for the bas-reliefs were produced by ________.
Konstantin ThonMichael Andreas Barclay de TollyRussiaAuguste de Montferrand

Question 7: The Alexander Column was designed by the French-born architect ________, built between 1830 and 1834, and unveiled on August 30, 1834.
Auguste de MontferrandRussiaMichael Andreas Barclay de TollyKonstantin Thon

Question 8: The monument was erected after the Russian victory in the war with Napoleon's ________.
FranceItalyUnited KingdomCanada

Question 9: The composition includes figures representing the Neman and ________ rivers that were associated with the events of the Patriotic War.

Question 10: On the side of the pedestal facing the ________ is a bas-relief depicting winged figures holding up a plaque bearing the words "To Alexander I from a grateful Russia".
Hermitage MuseumSaint PetersburgWinter PalaceCatherine Palace


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