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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 61 quizzes and 700 trivia questions in this category.
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31
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 qns)
LilahDeDah
2025 plays
32
But Where Did It Happen? ( 2 )

You should know where they happened ... but do you?
Average (10 qns)
e_lu85
5340 plays
33
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...
Tough (10 qns)
knightmyst
678 plays
34
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 qns)
knightmyst
1029 plays
35
Historical Geography

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?
Average (10 qns)
newfangle
11451 plays
36
New Holland

Many European countries vied with each other to explore the world, establish colonies, and lay claim to rich resources. Not all places named 'New Holland' had to do with Dutch colonialism, however.
Tough (10 qns)
reedy
267 plays
37
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?
Tough (25 qns)
engels
1044 plays
38
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 qns)
illiniman14
1518 plays
39
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 qns)
knightmyst
579 plays
40
Meet My New Friend

Since I graduated high school in 1983, many new countries have sprung up all over the world. Can you tell where my new friends are from when you meet them? All are from countries that gained independence between 1983 and 2000.
Average (10 qns)
andymuenz
408 plays
41
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 qns)
theskink
471 plays
42
See You On The Other Side

Which side of Turkey was the best place for ancient settlement - the European side or the Asian side?
Average (10 qns)
ponycargirl
462 plays
43
Madeira: It's More Than Just a Piece of Cake

The lovely tropical island of Madeira boasts an equable temperature throughout the year. It is a favourite holiday destination for many. This quiz explores the island, culture and history.
Average (10 qns)
bracklaman
492 plays
44
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 qns)
knightmyst
582 plays
45
Former Non-British Colonies

I want the name of a former non-British colony, dependency, trust territory or the like. I will give you the capital, but no hints. Only clue: This area is not called the same any more.
Tough (25 qns)
author
3333 plays
46
Old Name New Name

Throughout history, the names of many places in the world have changed for one reason or another. Can you make the connection?
Average (10 qns)
jokester13
11982 plays
47
That Island With All The Big Heads On It

Rapa Nui,or Easter Island as it is now more commonly known as, has remained an enigma for many people over the last 300 or so years. This quiz will answer some of the questions you may have about it and confirm some of the facts you already know.
Difficult (10 qns)
damnsuicidalroos
1869 plays
48
Declarations of Independence

In this quiz I give you four countries and you have to decide which one declared independence first. Countries, whose independence wasn't recognised at first, count.
Tough (10 qns)
quel_tipo
891 plays
49
Volcanoes and Earthquakes

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of some notable volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that have been officially recorded in the last 1000 years.
Difficult (10 qns)
Porazzen
1680 plays
50
Geography of Ancient Egypt

Egypt is a very different country today than it was in the past. How much do you know about this country's ancient geography?
Tough (10 qns)
CraniumMaximus
396 plays
51
Ancient Names of Cities and Countries

This quiz is about the ancient names of cities and countries.
Average (10 qns)
rohan007
1632 plays
52
British Place Names Abroad

This is a quiz that will explore the connection of British place names and historical people with New World cities.
Tough (10 qns)
hayt_druid
2925 plays
53
Geographical Renamings

This quiz is about countries around the world which have been renamed.
Average (10 qns)
ThisGlows
1296 plays
54
Short-lived 20th Century States

In this quiz I will give you the name of the capital of a no longer existing state and the time of its existence. You give me the name of the state (which often was not acknowledged by anyone).
Tough (20 qns)
author
783 plays
55
Former Independent Countries

I want the name of a country that once, at least formally, was independent, or had a semi-independent or 'free state' status, but is now part of one or more other countries. I will give you the period of independence and the continent.
Tough (25 qns)
author
1302 plays
56
Historic and Ancient Ruins IX

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 qns)
knightmyst
447 plays
57
Colonies and Territories

Do you know which country claimed each colony or territory or what the capital of that colony is or its history? If you do, this is the quiz for you.
Difficult (20 qns)
AtillatheFun
3759 plays
58
Went to a Garden Party

Many people enjoy the beauty and fragrances of expansive flower gardens. However, the term "garden" can reference many different descriptions in our world's geography, not just plant life. Please enjoy this quiz about a number of the world's gardens.
Average (10 qns)
Toneman52
513 plays
59
No Longer Capitals 5

This is my fifth former capitals quiz. This time I name the former capital, you name the country.
Very Difficult (25 qns)
author
2511 plays
60
Sure, You Know Me Now!

Sure, you know me now! But what about a few years ago? "A rose by any other name/would smell just as sweet". See if you know me by my original name.
Very Difficult (5 qns)
Ft. Brooke
3579 plays
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