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Same Place, New Name

A quiz on countries and towns that have had their names changed 12 Questions.

 
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1

Sri Lanka exports some of the best tea in the world, what is it formerly known as?

  • Tamil
  • Ceylon
  • Sinhalese

2

Bangkok is the capital of the country formerly known as?

  • Siam
  • Burma
  • Kampuchea

3

The Khmer Republic is now known as what country?

  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Vietnam

4

Bosnia and Herzegovina split from what former socialist country?

  • Russia
  • Armenia
  • Yugoslavia

5

Yugoslavia also split into what other countries?

  • Croatia and Macedonia
  • Armenia and Georgia
  • Latvia and Moldova

6

Rhodesia is now known as which African country?

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Namibia

7

Abyssinia is now known as which African country?

  • Eritrea
  • Sudan
  • Ethiopia

8

Persia is now known as which Islamic republic?

  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Afganistan

9

Mesopotamia is the fertile plain of which country?

  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Saudi Arabia

10

What used to be known as Portuguese East Africa?

  • Zambia
  • Tanzania
  • Mozambique

11

What former US group of Islands is now known as Micronesia?

  • Caroline Islands
  • Yap Islands
  • Northern Mariana Islands

12

Alba is the Gaelic for which modern country?

  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Ireland

 

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