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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
Poland
Romania
Hungary

Question 2:


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

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
Saxony
Austria
Prussia

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


When Yugoslavia collapsed, one of its republics became an independent state known as FYROM. To which country does the acronym refer?
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Albania
Macedonia
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?
Poland and Lithuania
Austria and Hungary
Sweden and Denmark
Russia and Ukraine

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)
Modern day Liban (Sidon, Tyre)
Sicily (Syracuse)
Greek islands on the Aegean Sea

Question 8:


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

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?
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
Israel
Turkey

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


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

 


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