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Same Place, Different Name Quiz

Many cities and even countries have changed their name. What are they now? 12 Questions.

 
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1

These countries have changed name at some time in the past. Can you match the old with the new?

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Left

  • Gold Coast
  • Abyssinia
  • Zaire
  • Burma

Right

  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Myanmar
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

2

Many European cities had Roman names. What are they now?

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Left

  • Ragusa
  • Lutetia
  • Dubris
  • Mediolanum

Right

  • Dubrovnik
  • Paris
  • Dover
  • Milan

3

What is Lourenço Marques in Mozambique now called? (Remember the capital letter)

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4

Yerba Buena was the old Spanish name for what is now a major American city. Which?

  • New York
  • Miami
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans

5

Can you match the old with the new for these African countries?

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Left

  • Upper Volta
  • German South West Africa
  • Basutoland
  • French Somaliland

Right

  • Burkina Faso
  • Djibouti
  • Lesotho
  • Namibia

6

What is Constantinople now called?

  • Istanbul
  • Ankara
  • Bodrum
  • Athens

7

Which are these British cities?

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Left

  • Leodis
  • Eboracum
  • Monkchester
  • Lundenburh

Right

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • London
  • Leeds
  • York

8

Old colonies often changed their name. What are these called now?

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Left

  • Portuguese Guinea
  • British Guiana
  • French Sudan
  • Dutch Guiana

Right

  • Suriname
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Mali

9

What is Stalingrad now called?

  • Leningrad
  • St Petersburg
  • Volgograd
  • Petrograd

10

What used to be the British Mandate of Mesopotamia is now called what? (Remember the capital letter)

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11

Here's the new name. What was the old name? (Country supplied to give a clue)

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Left

  • Banjul (The Gambia)
  • Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • Manaus (Brazil)
  • Kinshasa (Dem Rep of Congo)

Right

  • Leopoldville
  • Bathurst
  • Sao Jose da Barra do Rio Negro
  • Batavia

12

What is Van Diemen's Land now called?

  • Australia
  • Tasmania
  • New Zealand
  • Netherlands

 

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