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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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trivia quiz  You'll Never Play Trivia in This Town Again! Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, glendathecat, Dec 16 09

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
glendathecat
Dec 16 09
5451 plays
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trivia quiz  The Graham Island Affair Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Aug 01 05

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
uglybird gold member
Aug 01 05
4395 plays
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trivia quiz  Walk These Ancient Streets Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 14 14

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.
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Creedy gold member
Apr 14 14
2670 plays
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match quiz  Once They Were Dutch new 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Apr 10 19

Thanks to the strength of their shipping industry, in the 17th century the Dutch managed to acquire a number of overseas territories. In fact, quite a few modern countries - either wholly or partially - were once part of the Dutch colonial empire.
Easy
LadyNym gold member
Apr 10 19
180 plays
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match quiz  British Tribes the Romans Found new 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Jul 28 18

When the Romans under Claudius invaded in 43 A.D., they found several rival tribes occupying various areas of Southern England. Do you know where they were? If I name the tribal areas, can you place a modern city or town within that area?
Very Difficult
davejacobs
Jul 28 18
93 plays
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trivia quiz  Oh No! This Ruins Everything! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jul 21 11

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.
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adams627
Jul 21 11
2727 plays
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trivia quiz  Capital Places cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Feb 09 05

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.
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uglybird gold member
Feb 09 05
20049 plays
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photo quiz  Kyle. Ruins. Everything! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 19 13

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...
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kyleisalive editor
Jul 19 13
1272 plays
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trivia quiz  Not a Penny Less cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, May 13 12

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!
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MikeMaster99 gold member
May 13 12
1200 plays
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photo quiz  There's a Place cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Feb 13 15

...whose name has changed with the end of colonial rule. How many of these African nations do you recognise?
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looney_tunes editor
Feb 13 15
879 plays
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trivia quiz  Forgotten Countries #1 cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 03 09

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
illiniman14
Jul 03 09
3477 plays
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trivia quiz  Historic and Ancient Ruins VIII cool 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, knightmyst, Feb 09 11

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
knightmyst
Feb 09 11
2109 plays
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trivia quiz  Ancient Cities...Modern Countries cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, lompocjoe, Oct 22 07

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
lompocjoe
Oct 22 07
6255 plays
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trivia quiz  Abyssinia in All The Old Familiar Places cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Dec 09 13

My quiz is all about countries that no longer exist. It was inspired by a very old stamp album I was given.
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ozzz2002 gold member
Dec 09 13
1881 plays
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trivia quiz  Yes! It Has Shrunk cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rustic_les, Apr 14 12

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.
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rustic_les gold member
Apr 14 12
1650 plays
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trivia quiz  Following the Blood in the Mediterranean cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Nov 23 14

'The Blood of Olympus' by Rick Riordan follows Greek and Roman demi-gods on their quest around the Med. Can you work out which modern-day places they visited?
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suomy
Nov 23 14
393 plays
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photo quiz  Must See Egypt cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 03 13

Travel with me to Egypt and visit the great archaeological sites and ancient ruins.
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ponycargirl editor
Sep 03 13
1653 plays
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match quiz  Cities in Dust cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Dec 21 16

This quiz, inspired by a Siouxsie and the Banshees song about Pompeii, is dedicated to some great cities of the past that are no more.
Easy
LadyNym gold member
Dec 21 16
546 plays
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trivia quiz  Historic and Ancient Ruins VII cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, knightmyst, Oct 21 10

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
knightmyst
Oct 21 10
1230 plays
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trivia quiz  The Past Is a Foreign Country cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Feb 03 15

The U.S. has had many changes over the years. These geography-themed questions relate to its past.
Average
littlepup
Feb 03 15
684 plays
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photo quiz  Sketching Clues cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Dec 03 14

I am looking through a pile of archaeological papers on which there are apparently connected words and sketches. Can you help identify the modern-day settings for these sites?
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suomy
Dec 03 14
636 plays
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trivia quiz  But Where Did It Happen? (1) cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, e_lu85, Aug 09 06

This quiz investigates some major turning points and events throughout time, simply say where they occurred!
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e_lu85
Aug 09 06
10533 plays
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trivia quiz  Napoleon's Geography Lesson cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 05 12

Bonjour! I am the great Napoleon Bonaparte. Come with me and see my world!
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ponycargirl editor
Dec 05 12
771 plays
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photo quiz  What's the Deal, My Globe Has West Germany On It? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Apr 16 14

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
adam36 gold member
Apr 16 14
1023 plays
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trivia quiz  Roman Place Names cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, Gnomjas, Aug 03 01

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
Gnomjas
Aug 03 01
5883 plays
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trivia quiz  Historic and Ancient Ruins II 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, knightmyst, Feb 11 10

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
knightmyst
Feb 11 10
942 plays
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trivia quiz  Historic and Ancient Ruins III 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, knightmyst, Mar 15 10

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
knightmyst
Mar 15 10
645 plays
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match quiz  The City Formerly Known As... 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Feb 01 18

Rome may have been "the city" by definition, but that did not stop the Romans from founding a host of other cities all over the Empire. How many modern city names can you match to the original Latin ones?
Easy
LadyNym gold member
Feb 01 18
576 plays
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trivia quiz  A Territorial Quiz 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, biohazard930, Jun 28 05

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
biohazard930
Jun 28 05
3459 plays
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trivia quiz  New Country Quiz 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bullymom, Feb 23 02

During the past couple of decades, a lot of new countries have been formed. I for one have had a hard time keeping up with them- how about you?
Average
bullymom
Feb 23 02
10284 plays
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