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Quiz 2020

No13

Geographical Names

Answers

Set by Stewart Cross

 

1. Which European capital city was known as Pressburg?    Bratislava

2. By what name was the country of Benin previously known?  Dohmey

3. The French city of Aix-la-Chapelle, no longer in France, is now called what? Aachen

4. Luguvalium is the Roman name for which British city?   Carlisle

5. York was the previous name of which major North American city?   Toronto

6. What was the colonial name of Jakarta, capital of Indonesia?   Batavia

7. Basutoland has become which modern African country?   Lesotho

8. Cadman's Cottage is reputed to be the oldest building in which antipodean city?

Sydney

9. Canton City is the alternative name for which major Chinese city with a population of nearly 13 million?    Guangzhou

10. The Russian city of Molotov was renamed what in 1957?   Perm

11. Lourenco Marques was the old name for which African capital city?  Maputo

12. The Indian holy city of Benares has been renamed what?    Varanasi

13. Astana, the capital of Kazakhtsan has been renamed as what?  Nur Sultan

14. Which 2 countries did the Gilbert and Ellice Islands become in 1976?

Kiribati (Gilberts) and Tuvalu (Ellices)

15. By what alternative and older name, is the Indonesian island of Sulawesi known?    Celebes

16. The Venetian town of Ragusa is the old name for which Adriatic city?  Dubrovnik

17. Which Balkan city was renamed Uskub by the Ottomans in 1392, a name that was recognised for some time across Europe?     Skopje

18. The old Italian port of Leghorn is now known as what?  Livorno

19. Copperopolis is the nickname of which British city?   Swanse

20. Aquae Sextiae is the Roman name for which French city?  Aix-en-Provence.

 

 

 

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