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Question 1: Pleasure piers often include other amusements and ________ as part of the attraction.
TheatrePerforming artsDramaPlay (theatre)

Question 2: The oldest iron pier still remaining is in ________, England, and dates from 1860.
SouthportMerseysideNorth West EnglandLiverpool

Question 3: The longest Pleasure pier in the world is at Southend-on-sea, ________, and extends 2,158 metres (1.34 mi) into the Thames estuary.
EssexThurrockColchesterChelmsford

Question 4: In their heyday, there were many pleasure piers across England and ________.
ScotlandWelsh peopleWalesUnited Kingdom

Question 5: Some major ports consisted of large numbers of such piers lining the foreshore, classic examples being the ________ frontage of New York, or the Embarcadero in San Francisco.
Hudson RiverPoughkeepsie, New YorkRockland County, New YorkManhattan

Question 6: At that time the introduction of the ________ for the first time permitted mass tourism to dedicated seaside resorts.
TrainTransportRail transportTrain station

Question 7: These were found in most fashionable seaside resorts during the ________.
Victorian eraGeorgian eraEnglandUnited Kingdom

Question 8: The oldest cast iron pier in the world is Gravesend Town Pier, in ________, which opened in 1834.
RamsgateCanterburyKentMedway

Question 9: At Southport and the Tweed River on the Gold Coast in ________, there are piers that support equipment for a sand bypassing system that maintains the health of sandy beaches and navigation channels.
BarbadosUnited KingdomCanadaAustralia

Question 10: Scheveningen, the coastal resort town of The Hague, boasts the largest pier in the ________, it was completed in 1961.
PolandGreeceGermanyNetherlands







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