WONDER #2318: Can You Carve a City Out of Rock?

Question 1 of 3

Petra was carved from what type of rock?

  1. sandstone
  2. limestone
  3. quartz
  4. marble

Question 2 of 3

What caused the Nabataeans to build their capital city in Petra?

  1. They wanted to live in the beautifully carved buildings.
  2. They thought they would be safe from the Romans there.
  3. The city was in the perfect location to become a center of trade.
  4. The view from the city was amazing.

Question 3 of 3

Why did Johann Ludwig Burckhardt enter Petra in disguise?

  1. The people who lived there didn't allow outsiders to enter the city.
  2. He was trying to solve a crime.
  3. He had committed a crime and didn’t want to be recognized.
  4. He knew that the disguise would help hide him from the extreme heat of the desert sun.

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