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Formerly Known As... (part II)

written by: marcing
 
My previous quiz was about countries that changed their names. This one is about cities. Enjoy!

Question 1:


New York was established by European colonists who named it after the capital of their country. What was the former name of New York?
New Edinburgh
New Amsterdam
New Paris
New Brussels

Question 2:


What was the name of St. Petersburg in Soviet times?
Leningrad
Stalingrad
Kaliningrad
Karl Marx Stadt

Question 3:


Which European capital was known as Reval?
Tirana
Talinn
Valetta
Riga

Question 4:


Which city was formerly known as Kaapstad?
New York
the Hague
Kaliningrad
Cape Town

Question 5:


The capital of the Russian enclave located between Poland and Lithuania is called Kaliningrad. What was its former name?
Königsberg
Volgograd
Królewiec
St. Petersburg

Question 6:


Which port on the Danube river was called Pressburg?
Belgrade
Budapest
Bratislava
Vienna

Question 7:


Stalingrad was the scene of an important battle during WW II. What is the name of the city today?
Kiev
St. Petersburg
Volgograd
Nizny Novogorod

Question 8:


Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city of Vietnam, is widely known under its former name. What was it?
Hanoi
Edo
Saigon
Bien Hoa

Question 9:


Communists liked to name cities after their leaders. Which German city was known as Karl Marx Stadt?
Chemnitz
Erfurt
Berlin
Dresden

Question 10:


What was the former name of Istanbul?
Augusta Antonina
Constantinople
All of these
Byzantium

Question 11:


What is the modern name of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec civilization?
Guatemala City
Mexico City
Lima
Quito

Question 12:


Edo was an important Japanese city and capital of the Togukawa shogunate. Under what name is it known nowadays?
Hiroshima
Osaka
Kyoto
Tokyo

 


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