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"Times change and so do the names of cities and countries. Here are the names of some former place names around the world. What are they called now?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
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Ho Chi Minh City
Mao Tse Tung City
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United Arab Emirates
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The name Danzig is no longer used for this European city. What is Danzig now called?
The city of Reval in the north of Europe now goes by a new name. What is this city called today?
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Compiled Jun 28 12