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World Heritage Sites (Grade 7)

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World Heritage Sites

What organization designates places as being World Heritage Sites?

UNESCO began helping to preserve sites of important heritage after being urged by Egypt to aid in the excavation and relocation of sites that would be affected by the building of the Aswan Dam on the Nile.
  1. True
  2. False
Early UNESCO preservation projects included Venice and Mohenjo-daro.
  1. True
  2. False
The first World Heritage Committee meeting was in what year?
  1. 1931
  2. 1955
  3. 1977
  4. 1999
To be a World Heritage Site, an area must be historically unique and be culturally significant.
  1. True
  2. False
Which of the following is not one of the criteria a site must meet before it can be considered for World Heritage status?
  1. represents a clear advancement in technology or architecture
  2. represents a masterpiece of human creative genius and cultural significance
  3. is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble
  4. bear[s] a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
The four criteria a site may meet to be considered for natural World Heritage status range from natural beauty to its biodiversity.
  1. True
  2. False
Which site was the first World Heritage Site to be named?
  1. Yellowstone National Park
  2. Roman Colosseum
  3. Acropolis of Athens
  4. Galápagos Islands
As of July 2019, how many countries have at least one World Heritage Site?
  1. 75
  2. 121
  3. 167
  4. 203
At 55 each, which two countries have the most World Heritage Sites?
  1. France and Peru
  2. Italy and China
  3. United States and Greece
  4. Egypt and Cambodia

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