Easy Eiffel Tower Trivia Questions


What is the Eiffel Tower?
A: The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.

Who is the tower named after?
A: The engineer Gustave Eiffel, who owned the company that designed and built the tower.

It was constructed from 1887–89 as the what?
A: The entrance to the 1889 World's Fair.

How many people ascended the Eiffel Tower in 2015?
A: 6.91 million.

How tall is the Eiffel Tower?
A: The tower is 1,063 ft. tall.

Its base is square, measuring how many feet on each side?
A: 410 ft.

During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed “what" to become the tallest man-made structure in the world?
A: Washington Monument.

How long did the tower hold the title of tallest man-made structure?
A: 41.

What building surpassed it?
A: The Chrysler Building in New York City in 1930.

Due to the addition of a broadcasting aerial at the top of the tower in 1957, it is now what?
A: Taller than the Chrysler Building by 17 ft.

Excluding transmitters, the Eiffel Tower is the second-tallest structure in France after what?
A: The Millau Viaduct.

How many levels does the tower have for visitors?
A: Three.

What is on the on the first and second levels?
A: Restaurants.

The top level's upper platform is how far above the ground?
A: 906 feet.

The Eiffel Tower has the highest observation deck accessible to the public in the what?
A: European Union.

After some debate about the exact location of the tower, what happened on January 8, 1887?
A: A contract was signed by Eiffel.

What did the contract provide to Eiffel?
A: 1.5 million francs toward the construction costs.

How much was the tower projected to cost?
A: 6.5 million francs.

Eiffel was to receive all income from what?
A: The commercial exploitation of the tower during the exhibition and for the next 20 years.

Today, the tower is widely considered to be a remarkable piece of what?
A: Structural art, and is often featured in films and literature.


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