Statue of Liberty Hunt

Statue of Liberty

Directions: The Statue of Liberty, a powerful symbol of freedom, was the first glimpse of America for millions of immigrants. Learn more about her with the interactive hunt, below. Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.

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1. The majestic, 151-foot-tall Statue of Liberty was given as a gift of friendship to the United States from the people of _____________. She was dedicated on ____________, in celebration of the United States’ first centennial.

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2. The Statue of Liberty is so large that she had to be transported across the Atlantic Ocean in _____________ pieces, aboard a ship called the Isere in 1884. She was then reassembled and placed in New York Harbor the following year.
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3. It took the sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bertholde a long time to finish the statue. It was ________ years from when he first began construction in 1875 until he completed his work. Her official name, _______________________________________, was dedicated later.
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4. Engraved on the base of the statue is a poem written by _________________________. She wrote, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” The poem welcomes new ______________________ to America.
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5. The Statue of Liberty is a monumental achievement of art and engineering. Each hand is ___________, and her index finger is a length of _________________.
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6. The tablet that Lady Liberty holds is inscribed with the date “July 4, 1776″ in Roman numerals. Why is this date important? ____________________________________________________
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7. More than 5 million people visit the Statue of Liberty each year by taking a ferry from New York City to Liberty Island. But to reach Lady Liberty’s crown, you must climb up _______________.
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8. The Statue of Liberty has very big feet — her sandal is _____________ long! If she were a real woman, she would actually wear a shoe in size ___________!
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