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Build the Castle (SVG Quiz)

Build a castle around the tower by answering questions about castles and fortifications.
Partially based on this image and this image of Bodiam Castle.
The questions are about both fictional and real castles. Questions about or relating to fictional castles are coloured blue.
Quiz by MaxStickies
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Last updated: October 26, 2021
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What German term describes a castle that is largely defended by water?
Wasserburg
Which fortified gorge in the White Mountains was attacked by Saruman's army?
Helm's Deep
The citadel of Sacsayhuamán is located on the outskirts of which city?
Cusco
Which Mughal emperor commissioned construction of the Red Fort in Delhi?
Shah Jahan
Which castle is the largest in England?
Windsor Castle
Which castle is the seat of the Lord of the Seven Kingdoms?
Red Keep
What name is given to a roundel that is clearly higher than the castle walls?
Battery Tower
What type of fortified complex can be found in historic Russian cities?
Kremlin
Which castle was home to the Knights of the Round Table?
Camelot
In which real castle was the leader of those knights said to have been born?
Tintagel Castle
What monument currently sits on top of Fort Wood?
Statue of Liberty
What is the most visited castle in Japan?
Himeji Castle
Which fortress in Rome was originally constructed as a mausoleum for an emperor?
Castel Sant'Angelo
What name is given to a type of Moorish castle in Spain or Portugal (there is a famous one in Segovia)?
Alcázar
Which fictional castle may have been based on Bran Castle in Romania?
Castle Dracula
Which city in Ethiopa is the location of the fortress Fasil Ghebbi?
Gondar
Which video game contains the castles Dragonsreach, Fort Dawnguard and Castle Dour?
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Which large citadel in the Middle East was significantly damaged by conflict during the early to mid-2010s?
Citadel of Aleppo
Which city, the largest on the Baltic Sea, was founded as a Swedish fortress?
Saint Petersburg
What type of barrier, usually found on fortifications, is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof?
Parapet
Which large fictional castle and school is located in the Scottish Highlands?
Hogwarts
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What term is used to refer to a fortified Berber village?
Ksar
The oldest military building in Canada is located in which city?
Quebec City
What two-word French term is used specifically to describe a castle, rather than a palace or country house?
Château fort
Various ancient walls in China were connected to form the Great Wall of China during the reign of which emperor??
Qin Shi Huang
Which fort is the oldest existing building in South Africa?
Castle of Good Hope
What word is used to describe a large fortified Celtic settlement?
Oppidum
What room in a castle functioned as the private sitting room for the lord's family?
Solar
How many Studio Ghibli film titles contain the word "castle"?
2
Which fortress was the first headquarters of the Assassins?
Alamut
The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is located in which South American city?
Cartagena
What word typically refers to a collection of buildings in a keep or citadel, in the Maghreb?
Kasbah
Which castle in Poland is the largest castle in the world?
Malbork Castle
Which city in Central Asia contains a fortress called the Ark?
Bukhara
What keep is used to train witchers of the School of the Wolf?
Kaer Morhen
What word can mean a small tower or a device used to aim missiles?
Turret
Citadelle Laferrière is located in which country?
Haiti
Krak des Chevaliers belonged to which Catholic military order between 1142 and 1271?
Knights Hospitaller
What shape are the Viking forts known as trelleborgs?
Ring
Potala Palace was originally the winter residence of which leader?
Dalai Lama
What fort is located at the south end of a beach in Rio de Janeiro?
Fort Copacabana
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