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Question 1: The ancient city of ________ was completely lost during a volcanic eruption in the 1st century CE, its uncovered ruins now preserved as a World Heritage Site.
ItalyHerculaneumNaplesPompeii

Question 2: In the 16th century, the English monarch ________ set about confiscating the property of monastic institutions in a campaign which became known as the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Henry VIII of EnglandEdward VI of EnglandElizabeth I of EnglandCharles I of England

Question 3: Ruins remain a popular subject for painting and creative photography and are often romanticized in film and literature, providing scenic backdrops or used as ________ for other forms of decline or decay.
AnalogyAristotleRhetoricMetaphor

Question 4: There are famous ruins all over the world, from ancient sites in China, the Indus valley and Judea to Zimbabwe in ________, ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman sites in the Mediterranean basin, and Incan and Mayan sites in the Americas.
Sub-Saharan AfricaAfrican UnionScramble for AfricaAfrica

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue.
  Ruins made-to-measure: the "Roman Ruin" in the park at Schönbrunn, c 1800
  San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue.

Question 6: For example, the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in England inspired Turner to create several paintings; in 1989 the ruined ________ in Scotland was used for filming of Hamlet.
StonehavenDunnottar CastleCausey MounthMuchalls Castle

Question 7: The owners of these buildings, like Fetteresso Castle (now restored) and Slains Castle in ________, deliberately destroyed their roofs in protest at, and defiance of, the new taxes.
EnglandScotlandWalesUnited Kingdom

Question 8: Many ruins have become ________ World Heritage Sites in recent years, to identify and preserve them as areas of outstanding value to humanity.
UNESCOUNICEFUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesSpecial Court for Sierra Leone

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  The ruins of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Much of the original marble which formed the roof and frieze now forms a pile of rubble at its base.
  San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue.
  San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue.
  San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue.

Question 10: The spoliation of public monuments in Rome was under way during the fourth century, when it was covered in protective legislation in the ________[4] and in new legislation of Majorian.
Roman EmpireCodex TheodosianusChristianityCodex Gregorianus







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