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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 Brussels
New Paris
New Edinburgh
New Amsterdam

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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?
Bratislava
Belgrade
Vienna
Budapest

Question 7:


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

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
Dresden
Berlin

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


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

 


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