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  • the world's third largest statue under cover, The Statue of the Republic, is housed in El Capitolio, in Havana?

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Question 1: Financing was obtained and the work started in December 1917 but stopped during ________ and was never recommenced.
Caucasus CampaignWestern Front (World War I)World War IArmenian Genocide

Question 2: In 1925, the dictator ________ took power and commissioned a new design from the architects Raúl Otero and Eugenio Raynieri.
José Miguel GómezGerardo MachadoFidel CastroTomás Estrada Palma

Question 3: There are 12 ________ Roman style columns arranged in two rows and each over 14 m (46 ft) tall.
BasaltGraniteIgneous rockFelsic

Question 4: A Creole Cuban, Lily Valty served as the model for the body for Zanelli, and the inspiration for the statue came from ________, the Greek goddess of wisdom.
AthenaDemeterGreek mythologyGreece

Question 5: Capitol, but Raynieri claimed to take his inspiration for the cupola from the Panthéon in ________.
VersaillesMarseilleParisÉvry, Essonne

Question 6: The ________ is strongly reminiscent of the U.S.
Gothic Revival architectureNeoclassical architectureBaroque architectureRenaissance Revival architecture

Question 7: It was later relegated to third place after the construction of the statue of ________ in the Lincoln Memorial.
Ulysses S. GrantGerald FordAndrew JohnsonAbraham Lincoln

Question 8: Embedded in the floor in the centre of the main hall is a replica 25 carat (5 g) diamond, which marks ________ for Cuba.
Mexico CityKilometre ZeroMoscowLondon

Question 9: Its design and name recall the ________ in Washington, D.C., but it is only superficially similar.
Russell Senate Office BuildingUnited States CongressUnited States SenateUnited States Capitol

Question 10: El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building in Havana, ________, was the seat of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and is now home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences.
FranceCyprusPhilippinesCuba







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