Fascinating Facts About the Eiffel Tower
  • 1. The Eiffel Tower, located in Paris, France, was designed by Gustave Eiffel and completed in 1889. It was initially criticized by artists and intellectuals but has since become an iconic symbol of France and one of the most visited monuments in the world. The tower stands at 1,063 feet tall, with 18,038 individual iron pieces held together by over 2.5 million rivets. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930. The Eiffel Tower also served as a radio transmission tower, helping intercept enemy communications during World War I. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction with over 7 million visitors each year.

    Which engineer designed the Eiffel Tower?
A) Leonardo da Vinci
B) Albert Einstein
C) Thomas Edison
D) Gustave Eiffel
  • 2. What was the original color of the Eiffel Tower?
A) Silver
B) Blue
C) Black
D) Reddish-brown
  • 3. What material is used to construct the Eiffel Tower?
A) Aluminum
B) Steel
C) Iron
D) Concrete
  • 4. Which famous writer once called the Eiffel Tower 'useless'?
A) Jules Verne
B) F. Scott Fitzgerald
C) Guy de Maupassant
D) Victor Hugo
  • 5. How long did it take to build the Eiffel Tower?
A) 1 year
B) 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days
C) 5 years
D) 10 years
  • 6. What is the nickname given to the Eiffel Tower?
A) Iron Lady
B) Iron Maiden
C) Steel Queen
D) Metal Maiden
  • 7. How many rivets hold the Eiffel Tower together?
A) 1 million
B) 5 million
C) 2.5 million
D) 10 million
  • 8. Which city competed against Paris to host the 1889 World's Fair, leading to the creation of the Eiffel Tower?
A) Berlin
B) Barcelona
C) New York
D) London
  • 9. What color paint is used on the Eiffel Tower?
A) Deep Gray
B) Sunset Orange
C) Paris Red
D) Eiffel Tower Brown
  • 10. How tall was the Eiffel Tower when it was completed?
A) 320 meters
B) 340 meters
C) 300.65 meters
D) 280 meters
  • 11. Which bridge in Paris offers the best view of the Eiffel Tower?
A) Pont des Arts
B) Pont Neuf
C) Pont Alexandre III
D) Pont de Bir-Hakeim
  • 12. How many light bulbs illuminate the Eiffel Tower during its nightly sparkling light show?
A) 15,000
B) 10,000
C) 30,000
D) 20,000
  • 13. What was the Eiffel Tower's original name?
A) Tower of Light
B) Tour de 300 m├Ętres
C) Tour Eiffel Grand
D) Iron Tower
  • 14. When was the Eiffel Tower completed?
A) 1920
B) 1850
C) 1889
D) 1900
  • 15. Which city does the Eiffel Tower stand in?
A) Paris
B) Rome
C) London
D) Berlin
  • 16. How many stories does the Eiffel Tower have?
A) 4
B) 2
C) 3
D) 5
  • 17. Which event was the Eiffel Tower initially built for?
A) 1889 World's Fair
B) Paris Fashion Week
C) Tour de France Finish
D) French Independence Day
  • 18. What color was the Eiffel Tower originally painted?
A) Yellow
B) Blue
C) Red
D) Green
  • 19. During which holiday is the Eiffel Tower glittering with special lights at night?
A) New Year's Eve
B) Bastille Day
C) Christmas
D) Valentine's Day
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