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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!   

There are 63 quizzes and 720 trivia questions in this category.
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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
5241 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
4329 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
2463 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
2577 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
19914 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...
Average
kyleisalive editor
1221 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!
Average
MikeMaster99 gold member
1149 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 gold member
3345 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?
Average
looney_tunes editor
816 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
6225 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
2073 plays
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match quiz  Cities in Dust cool 10 questions
Average, 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.
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LadyNym gold member
414 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
363 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 editor
1818 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
1611 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
630 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
1215 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.
Average
ponycargirl editor
1608 plays
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match quiz  The City Formerly Known As... cool 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
450 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
612 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!
Average
e_lu85
10422 plays
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match quiz  An Old Postcard Album cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Dec 10 17

An avid deltiologist might be both happy and a bit confused to find an album full of old postcards under the Christmas tree. Help out with the confusion by matching the greetings on the cards with the modern day country where the cards originated.
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spanishliz editor
Dec 10 17
441 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!
Average
ponycargirl editor
732 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
5856 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
978 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
3432 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
621 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
10116 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
909 plays
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trivia quiz  Origin of Names 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, metzoham, Feb 26 00

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
metzoham
7992 plays
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