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Whatever happened to Burma and Abyssinia? Where did Persia go? And where the heck is Siam? Territorial names and boundaries are forever changing. These quizzes offer geography with a dash of history!
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1 You'll Never Play Trivia in This Town Again!
aka "I'm Sure I Parked that Town Somewhere Round Here" or "It's not You - It's Me". This quiz is all about places that have been and gone and are no longer. It comes to you courtesy of an Author Challenge by Amanda77586.
Average
10 Q
glendathecat
Dec 16 09
3684 plays
2 The Graham Island Affair
What do you suppose would happen if an Island erupted from the sea in the midst of a major Mediterranean shipping lane in 1831? Well, one did; and I'm betting you'll have little trouble guessing how 19th century Europeans responded.
Average
10 Q
uglybird
Aug 01 05
3825 plays
3 Walk These Ancient Streets
This quiz deals with ten very old cities of mankind, most of which are still occupied today. Some will be known to you, others somewhat harder. So come, walk these ancient streets with me on a journey back through the mists of time.
Average
10 Q
Creedy
Apr 14 14
681 plays
4 Oh No! This Ruins Everything!
I decided to become a mapmaker, and it was the worst decision of my life. Every few years some country decides to mess everything up and bam, oh no, it ruins everything. Here are a few contemporary examples of how the world map has changed.
Average
10 Q
adams627
Jul 21 11
1842 plays
5 Not a Penny Less
What might have seemed like a large sum at the time, seems a pittance now! This quiz investigates some famous, and infamous, major land purchases. Some are well known, others a little more obscure. I hope you enjoy it!
Average
10 Q
MikeMaster99
May 13 12
699 plays
6 Capital Places
With the geographical information supplied (including latitude and longitude), supplemented with a bit of history, you should be able to locate many if not all of these capital cities.
Average
10 Q
uglybird
Feb 09 05
18567 plays
7 Historic and Ancient Ruins VIII
Ruins from different countries and cultures all over the world tell fascinating stories of their distant pasts. Though now they may be destroyed, their legacies still live on and on...
Very Difficult
10 Q
knightmyst
Feb 09 11
1707 plays
8 What's the Deal, My Globe Has West Germany On It?
In 1989, I purchased a globe with colored stones to differentiate the countries. What once was a great deal is now a reminder of how much the geopolitical landscape has changed. Come explore with me alterations to the map that occurred since 1989.
Average
10 Q
adam36
Apr 16 14
630 plays
9 Forgotten Countries #1
Throughout history, many countries have existed that fell on their own, were taken over by others, or evolved into the countries we know today. This quiz celebrates those forgotten countries.
Tough
10 Q
illiniman14
Jul 03 09
2718 plays
10 Kyle. Ruins. Everything!
Congratulations! You've won a trip to visit ten different unique, historical ruins from around the world! Unfortunately you're stuck traveling with Kyle and, as we all know, he has a tendency to ruin just about everything. Sigh...
Average
10 Q
kyleisalive
Jul 19 13
777 plays
11 Ancient Cities...Modern Countries
Many cities mentioned in the Bible or in ancient writings are little more than piles of rubble, their glory days long past. Do you know in which modern countries these cities are located?
Tough
10 Q
lompocjoe
Oct 22 07
5784 plays
12 Historic and Ancient Ruins VII
Ruins from different countries and cultures all over the world tell fascinating stories of their distant pasts. Although they may now be destroyed, their legacies still live on.
Difficult
10 Q
knightmyst
Oct 21 10
1038 plays
13 Abyssinia in All The Old Familiar Places
My quiz is all about countries that no longer exist. It was inspired by a very old stamp album I was given.
Average
10 Q
ozzz2002
Dec 09 13
666 plays
14 Yes! It Has Shrunk
Various nations used to be far larger in the past than they are now. Can you guess which nation has indeed, shrunk? I will not be including colonial empires or overseas territories.
Average
10 Q
rustic_les
Apr 14 12
1263 plays
15 But Where Did It Happen? (1)
This quiz investigates some major turning points and events throughout time, simply say where they occurred!
Average
10 Q
e_lu85
Aug 09 06
9570 plays
16 Roman Place Names
Under emperor Trajanus, the Roman Empire stretched from Britain to the Caucasus and from Morocco to Egypt. Do you know the modern names of the cities and places in this empire?
Tough
20 Q
Gnomjas
Aug 03 01
5610 plays
17 Historic and Ancient Ruins II
Ruins from different countries and cultures all over the world tell fascinating stories of their distant pasts. Though now they may be destroyed, their legacies still live on and on...
Tough
10 Q
knightmyst
Feb 11 10
807 plays
18 A Territorial Quiz
This quiz is extremely territorial! Be careful not to get in its way! Unless...you can answer its questions correctly. Give it a try! It won't bite...too hard. ;)
Tough
15 Q
biohazard930
Jun 28 05
3291 plays
19 Cities and Sites of Ancient Egypt
Egypt is one of the most amazing places to visit historical sites. Join me as I explore a few of them.
Tough
10 Q
theskink
Aug 14 10
423 plays
20 Historic and Ancient Ruins VI
Ruins from different countries and cultures all over the world tell fascinating stories of their distant pasts. Though now they may be destroyed, their legacies still live on and on...
Difficult
10 Q
knightmyst
May 04 10
621 plays
21 The Silk Road: 7000 Miles of History
The title of this quiz is similar to that of a wonderful children's book by John S. Major, but the Silk Road was not for kids! How much do you know about the geography and history of trade between China and the West?
Difficult
10 Q
LilahDeDah
Aug 22 04
1968 plays
22 Historic and Ancient Ruins IV
Ruins from different countries and cultures all over the world tell fascinating stories of their distant pasts. Though now they may be destroyed, their legacies still live on and on...
Tough
10 Q
knightmyst
Apr 01 10
519 plays
23 Historic and Ancient Ruins III
Ruins from different countries and cultures all over the world tell fascinating stories of their distant pasts. Though now they may be destroyed, their legacies still live on and on...
Tough
10 Q
knightmyst
Mar 15 10
507 plays
24 Origin of Names
I made it a little harder than it would be by eliminating multiple choice. Much of this has to do with language roots, so if you are not a linguist, this might be difficult. I still recomend you try.
Average
10 Q
metzoham
Feb 26 00
7503 plays
25 Historic and Ancient Ruins I
Ruins from different countries and cultures all over the world tell fascinating stories of their distant pasts. Though now they may be destroyed, their legacies still live on and on...
Tough
10 Q
knightmyst
Feb 01 10
966 plays
26 Forgotten Countries #2
Throughout history, many countries have existed that fell on their own, were taken over by others, or evolved into the countries we know today. This quiz celebrates those forgotten countries.
Difficult
10 Q
illiniman14
Mar 24 10
1290 plays
27 Historic and Ancient Ruins V
Ruins from different countries and cultures all over the world tell fascinating stories of their distant pasts. Though now they may be destroyed, their legacies still live on and on...
Difficult
10 Q
knightmyst
Apr 09 10
534 plays
28 Where Was That?
Old maps may show countries by strange names, names that are now only a memory. Twenty-five of those names are shown here, and all we ask of you is to put them back on the map. So, where were these places, and what are they called now?
Difficult
25 Q
engels
Jun 24 12
924 plays
29 But Where Did It Happen? ( 2 )
You should know where they happened ... but do you?
Average
10 Q
e_lu85
Aug 23 06
5208 plays
30 Geographical History of Israel's Cities
This quiz covers the Geography, History, and Historical Geography (or is it Geographical History?) of some of the major cities of Israel.
Difficult
10 Q
Headrock
Mar 12 09
666 plays
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