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#1 Big Ben is the world's largest, four-faced, chiming clock tower.
#2 Below each of the four clock faces, the Latin inscription "DOMINE SALVAM FAC REGINAM NOSTRAM VICTORIAM PRIMAM" is present. What does it mean?
Watch over London and keep the public under the eyes of God.
Watch over the Royal Family and victory shall be ours.
Chime your songs with pride.
O Lord, keep safe our Queen Victoria the First.
Dominate the skies, firstly.
#3 When did the clock start working?
3rd October 1900
7th September 1859
23rd March 1893
14th April 1872
30th August 1882
#4 There are two important events which put the focus onto Big Ben. What are they?
Christmas Day and Remembrance Day
New Year's and St. George's Day
Remembrance Day and St. George's Day
New Year's and Remembrance Day
St George's Day and Christmas Day
#5 In which Supertramp song are the chimes of Big Ben heard?
2 words, 14 letters.
#6 Who is Big Ben named after?
3 words, 15 letters. There are 3 alternate answers.
#7 There are cells within the tower where Members of Parliament can be imprisoned. When was the last recorded case of this?
#8 In 1956, radio listeners heard something out of the ordinary on the time signal. The microphone inside the tower did pick up the chimes, but also picked up workmen's conversations.
#9 What caused Big Ben to chime in the New Year 10 minutes late in 1962?
#10 The largest bell is in perfect condition.
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