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written by: marcing
 
Countries undergo changes and sometimes disappear when the wind of history blows. This quiz contains questions about countries that no longer exist or have changed their names.

Question 1:


Which central European country's all pre-1989 neighbors do not exist any more? The country is now bordered by 7 states.
Austria
Hungary
Poland
Romania

Question 2:


The African kingdom of Dahomey was powerful in the XVIII century. Which modern day country did it cover?
Benin
DR Congo
Burkina Faso
Burma

Question 3:


The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a loosely coupled union of mostly German speaking principalities. Which part of the union was the driver of the 19th century unification of Germany?
Bavaria
Austria
Saxony
Prussia

Question 4:


Where was the late medieval kingdom of Aragon situated?
Syria, Turkey and northern Iraq
Tolkien's fiction
Eastern Spain, major islands on the Mediterranean Sea and southern Italy
Ireland and parts of Scotland

Question 5:


When Yugoslavia collapsed, one of its republics became an independent state known as FYROM. To which country does the acronym refer?
Macedonia
Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Montenegro

Question 6:


By the end of the 16th century, a country called "Commonwealth of Both Nations" covered almost 1 million square kilometers of Europe. Which two countries formed it?
Austria and Hungary
Poland and Lithuania
Russia and Ukraine
Sweden and Denmark

Question 7:


Phoenicia was an ancient civilization that spread maritime trade over the Mediterranean Sea. From where did the Phoenicians originate?
North Africa (Tunis, Algier)
Greek islands on the Aegean Sea
Sicily (Syracuse)
Modern day Liban (Sidon, Tyre)

Question 8:


Myanmar is a south-eastern Asian country. Under which name was it known before a military junta took over?
Bhutan
Burma
Siam
Noth Vietnam

Question 9:


The Ottoman Empire used to rule over North Africa, the Middle East and south-eastern Europe. Which modern day country is the successor of the empire?
Egypt
Israel
Saudi Arabia
Turkey

Question 10:


Which independent country was not a Soviet republic?
Armenia
Lithuania
Albania
Georgia

Question 11:


Where was the monastic state of the Teutonic Knights located?
Northern Poland, southern Lithuania, part of Latvia and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad
Southern France (Provance)
Seperated spots on modern day German territory
Malta and other islands on the Mediterranean

Question 12:


Where were the Boer Republics located?
They were early Puritan settlements in the eastern North America
In the Netherlands
Across South Africa
Minor British isles

 


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