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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 Amsterdam
New Brussels
New Paris
New Edinburgh

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


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

 


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