Curious about symbolic spikes

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 January, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 January, 1993, 12:00am

I WONDER if any of your readers can help me with the answer to a question in my School General Knowledge Quiz? I am returning to the UK on Sunday night, so I don't have very much time left.

The question is ''What do the seven spikes on the crown of the Statue of Liberty symbolise?''. I have already looked in the Encyclopaedia Brittanica.

If anyone knows the answer perhaps they could fax it to my mother at 553 8811 (Attn: Mrs Woolley) or telephone me at 812 0235 (after 10 am).

LOUISA WOOLLEY (Aged 12) Repulse Bay