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Quiz: How much do you know about city squares around the world?

From Tiananmen to Trafalgar, the world’s plazas witness protests and celebrations. Test your knowledge of them in this tricky quiz…

Tiananmen Square (Shutterstock)

1. Stretching 240m from east to west, where will you find this enormous square?

Guatemala City

Buenos Aires

Cartagena

Mexico City

2. Which species of tree blooms in Africa Unity Square in Harare, Zimbabwe?

Jacaranda

Cherry blossom

Judas tree

Flame trees

3. What is London’s Trafalgar Square named after?

An admiral

A duke

An 1805 battle

A Spanish prince

4. Which of the below is not in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Square in Moscow?

Lenin’s Mausoleum

St Basil’s Cathedral

State Historical Museum

The State Kremlin Palace

5. Named after a revolution, in which South American country will you find this square?

Mexico

Colombia

Argentina

Peru

6. In which year did the Tiananmen Square protests take place in Beijing?

1986

1988

1989

1991

7. Which Alfred Hitchcock film does Djemaa el Fna feature in?

To Catch a Thief

Foreign Correspondent

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Torn Curtain

8. What is this square in Accra, which is the site of Ghana’s independence parade, known as?

Justice Square

Queen Elizabeth Square

Black Star Square

Kwame Nkrumah Square

9. What is on top of the National Monument in Jakarta’s Merdeka Square?

A gilded flame

A golden eagle

A statue of Indonesia’s native flower

A statue of a deer

10. In which city will you find the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Naghsh-e Jahan Square?

Tehran

Shiraz

Isfahan

Qom

11. What will you find on the north side of Guatemala City’s Plaza de la Constitucion?

The National Palace

Metropolitan Cathedral

The National Library

La Sexta avenue

12. What sits atop the Kazakh Eli Monument in Independence Square in Nur-Sultan?

A coat of arms

The number 91

The winged horse, Haizum

The sacred bird, Samruk

13. Taipei’s Liberty Square is flanked by Liberty Square Arch and which building?

National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine

National Palace Museum

Lungshan Temple

14. In which square in Italy will you find Doge’s Palace?

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Duomo

Saint Mark’s Square

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