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The Founding of Cities

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The Founding of Cities game quiz
"Cities are the keystone in the foundation of human culture and society, yet the origins of many cities are unknown to most. See how much you know."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. This city was founded in 753 B.C by the twin brothers Romulus and Remus on the seven hills overlooking the Tiber River.
    Naples
    Rome
    Marseille
    Algiers


2. This city was founded on February 2, 1536 by Pedro de Mendoza for the Kingdom of Spain, along the Rio de la Plata.
    Lima
    La Paz
    Bogota
    Buenos Aires


3. This city was established by a Dutch trading company, led by Adrian Block, and originally named Nieuw Amsterdam. The island the city is now located on was purchased from the Lenape Native Americans in 1626 for 60 guilders.
    San Francisco
    New York
    Montreal
    Guadalajara


4. This city was founded in 969 by the Fatimid caliphs of Egypt, as a royal residence, near their actual capital city, Fustat.
    Baghdad
    Alexandria
    Cairo
    Tripoli


5. This city can trace its history back over 3,000 years. It was established as the capital of the Yan State, one of the leaders of the Warring States Period of China.
    Beijing
    Shanghai
    Tokyo
    Vladivostok


6. The Romans founded this city in 15 B.C as a military camp called Vindobona on the outskirts of their empire.
    Zurich
    Vienna
    Bucharest
    Amsterdam


7. This city, located on the Cape Verde Peninsula was founded no later than the 15th century by the Lebou tribe of West Africa. Then the Portuguese arrived in 1444 and settled the Island of Goree, now part of the city.
    Banjul
    Accra
    Conakry
    Dakar


8. This Peruvian city was founded by the Killke peoples in 900 A.D. and by 1200 the Incas arrived and made it the capital of the burgeoning empire.
    Arequipa
    Callao
    Chimbote
    Cuzco


9. This city was established by the British in 1832 as the Swan River Colony, but the area had been occupied by the Whadjuk Noongar Aboriginals for 40,000 years.
    Wellington
    Dili
    Perth
    Darwin


10. This city started as fort known as Castle Rock and in the 7th century. The actual city was founded by Edwin of Northumbria, who made it the capital of his kingdom.
    Glasgow
    Cardiff
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Edinburgh


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