From the Louvre to the Egyptian Museum: The Famous Museums Quiz

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Ever been to the Louvre, the Smithsonian or the Met? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of these and other famous museums.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Rosetta Stone.

The hieroglyphics-covered Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799, is on display in the British Museum in London.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Hope Diamond.

The 45.52-carat Hope Diamond is in the United States Museum of Natural History, which is part of the Smithsonian.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus."

Botticelli's masterwork is on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."

Perhaps the most famous painting, the "Mona Lisa," is at the Louvre in Paris.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Rembrandt's "The Night Watch."

The enormous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has "The Night Watch" and a number of other Rembrandts.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Venus de Milo.

The armless Venus de Milo is at the Louvre.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam."

The Sistine Chapel, and thus "The Creation of Adam" on the ceiling, is in the Vatican.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: the Cloisters.

The Cloisters is the medieval art section of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, housed in a complex in Upper Manhattan.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Picasso's "Guernica."

Madrid's Queen Sofia Museum (<i>Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia</i>) is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Van Gogh's "The Starry Night."

New York's MoMA has "The Starry Night."

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Van Gogh's "Irises."

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles is the owner of "Irises."

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Dali's "The Persistence of Memory."

The famous painting of seemingly melted timepieces is on display in New York at the Museum of Modern Art.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Wood's "American Gothic."

"American Gothic" is in Chicago.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Michelangelo's David.

For a glimpse at perhaps the world's most famous statue, head to the Gallery of the Academy of Florence.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: the Aztec Stone of the Sun.

The 24-ton (22-metric ton) Stone of the Sun is in Mexico City.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte."

Fans of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" will recall Ferris and his friends in Chicago gazing at this impressionist work.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Matisse's "Blue Nude II."

The Georges Pompidou in Paris houses the blue-and-white Matisse cutout.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Renoir's "Dance at le Moulin de la Galette."

The 1876 impressionist masterwork by Renoir is housed in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Velazquez's "<i>Las Meninas</i>."

"<i>Las Meninas</i>" is on display at the Prado in Madrid.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: mask of Agamemnon.

In 1876, a German archaeologist discovered this golden funeral mask, which is now thought to have been created for the Greek ruler. It's on display in Athens.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Hebrew manuscripts discovered in the 1940s and '50s, are housed in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Jordan Archaeological Museum.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: funeral mask of Tutankhamun.

King Tut's funeral mask, perhaps the most famous Egyptian artifact, is in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Name the museum that houses this famous artifact, exhibit or work of art: Ishtar Gate.

The Ishtar Gate was the main entrance to the city of Babylon. It was found by a German archaeologist and is on display at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, although many feel it should be returned to Iraq.

What's the most visited museum in the world?

According to Travel + Leisure magazine, the Louvre wins with 8.5 million visitors per year.

This Beijing museum houses the Forbidden City.

The Palace Museum is the home of the 980-building Forbidden City, which was the imperial palace of China from 1420-1912.

What's the largest museum in the United States?

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has more than 2 million works in its permanent collection.

What's the largest museum and research complex in the world?

The Smithsonian in Washington includes 19 museums, a zoo and nine research facilities.

The main building for this museum is the Winter Palace, which was constructed in 1764.

The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, is an enormous art and culture museum founded by Catherine the Great.

This museum was destroyed by bombs in World War II.

Many of the artifacts at the World Museum in Liverpool, England, were moved as the war began, but a German bomb decimated the building in 1941.

What's the largest decorative arts and design museum in the world?

London's Victoria and Albert Museum owns about 4.5 million decorative artifacts.

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