There's no doubt that the world's deserted cities have seen better days, but what caused these mass evacuations? Whether you're walking through the rustic ghost towns of the American frontier or the cities torn apart by environmental and industrial mishap, abandoned cities are fascinating views into the past. How much do you know about the world's most famously forgotten places?
Question 1 of 20
Which of the following abandoned settlements experienced an extraordinary drought despite its proximity to the ocean?
Question 2 of 20
In 1986, residents and workers at Prypiat, Ukraine, were evacuated from the city because of which event?
Question 3 of 20
Which well-known ghost town in Arizona got its namesake from the wife of Julius Andrews, the town's mining camp store owner?
Question 4 of 20
What modern city was recorded as the most densely populated on Earth before it was abandoned in 1974?
Question 5 of 20
Which desolate mining town in Chile was declared a World Heritage site in 2005?
Question 6 of 20
The city of Pompeii was buried beneath layers of pumice and ash in A.D. 79 by an eruption from which volcano?
Question 7 of 20
Roger Avary, screenwriter for the horror film "Silent Hill," was influenced by which of the following abandoned cities?
Question 8 of 20
What strange structures were left behind in Sanzhi, Taiwan?
Question 9 of 20
Which abandoned hamlet now lies in a national park north of New York City?
Question 10 of 20
If you were to venture to Elkhorn, Mont., in the 1870s to strike it rich, which of the following metals would be the easiest to mine?
Question 11 of 20
Which of the following is NOT an abandoned city?
Question 12 of 20
Before becoming a part of the Kalaupapa National Historical Park in Hawaii, a portion of the island Molokai served as a colony for whom?
Question 13 of 20
Which of the following cities does NOT have part of its territory submerged underwater?
Question 14 of 20
With vacation spots named after the legendary lost city of Atlantis, which resort company owns property in the Bahamas and Dubai?
Question 15 of 20
Discovery Channel explored how to survive and rebuild after catastrophic situations in which TV show?
Question 16 of 20
Which popular gold rush town became desolate in the wake of new mining projects to the east, World War I and the Great Depression?
Question 17 of 20
The Kowloon Walled City was a derelict city in which country?
Question 18 of 20
Times Beach, Mo., was evacuated after the EPA found which contaminant in its soil?
Question 19 of 20
Which abandoned city in Turkey is known for its 2,000 empty stone houses?
Question 20 of 20