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Quiz about Big City MatchUp
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Big City Match-Up Trivia Quiz

In this quiz match the city with the country it is located in. All are major cities within their countries.

A matching quiz by Stoaty. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
May 13 24
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Last 3 plays: Terrdum (4/10), Guest 94 (7/10), silvester (10/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Shanghai   
2. Sao Paulo  
3. Abidjan  
4. Casablanca  
  United Arab Emirates
5. Lagos  
6. Dar es Salaam  
7. Dubai  
  Ivory Coast
8. Guayaquil  
  New Zealand
9. Auckland  
10. Mumbai  

Select each answer

1. Shanghai
2. Sao Paulo
3. Abidjan
4. Casablanca
5. Lagos
6. Dar es Salaam
7. Dubai
8. Guayaquil
9. Auckland
10. Mumbai

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Shanghai

Answer: China

Shanghai is located in China and is located at the estuary of the Yangtze River. The city's name means 'On the Sea' in Chinese reflecting its coastal location. Shanghai is a major economic hub and the location of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in Asia.
2. Sao Paulo

Answer: Brazil

Sao Paulo is a city in Brazil and one of the biggest Portuguese-speaking cities in the world. Sao Paulo is home to many skyscrapers including the Mirante do Vale Building which was built in 1960 and was the tallest building in Brazil until the Millennium Palace in the city of Balneario Camboriu was built in 2014.
3. Abidjan

Answer: Ivory Coast

Abidjan is a major city in the Ivory Coast. The city was the capital of the Ivory Coast when the country was a French colony and remained the post independence capital until 1983 when Yamoussoukro was made the capital instead. The city became a major port when the Vridi Canal was opened in 1950 which linked Abidjan to the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Casablanca

Answer: Morocco

Casablanca is a city in Morocco. The name Casablanca translates as 'the White House' and the city is located on Morocco's Atlantic coast. Given its coastal location Casablanca is a major port city, being the busiest port in Morocco and the primary base of the Royal Moroccan Navy.
5. Lagos

Answer: Nigeria

Lagos is a city in the West African nation of Nigeria. The city was the capital of Nigeria until 1991 when Abuja became the capital due to its more central location within the country. Lagos remains the economic centre of Nigeria and is the site of a large port.

The name of the city comes from the Portuguese word for 'lakes' while the Yoruba people often use the native Yoruba name of 'Eko' for the city.
6. Dar es Salaam

Answer: Tanzania

Dar es Salaam was founded in around 1865 by the first Sultan of Zanzibar, Majid bin Said. The city was important for many years as the administrative centre of the colony of German East Africa and later the British administrated Tanganyika before becoming the capital of Tanzania when the country was formed in 1961.

It was first proposed that the capital would be moved to the more central location of Dodoma in 1974 and the capital eventually moved in 1996.
7. Dubai

Answer: United Arab Emirates

Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven state-like emirates which make up the country. Dubai grew from a small fishing village to a major trading hub during the 20th century before development of the city was accelerated in the late 20th / early 21st centuries due to revenue from the oil industry.
8. Guayaquil

Answer: Ecuador

Guayaquil is a city in the South American nation of Ecuador. Guayaquil is home to the primary port of Ecuador and is situated on the Guayas River which empties into the Pacific Ocean. The city is served by the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport located three miles to the north of the Guayaquil and named after José Joaquín de Olmedo who was a major Ecuadorian poet as well as mayor of Guayaquil and president of Ecuador.
9. Auckland

Answer: New Zealand

Auckland is a city located towards the north of the North Island of New Zealand and is the largest city in the country. Auckland was decided upon in 1840 as the first capital of New Zealand and was named after the Earl of Auckland who at the time was the British First Lord of the Admiralty; however in 1865 it was decided to switch the capital to the city of Wellington at the southern end of the North Island.
10. Mumbai

Answer: India

Mumbai is located in India and is the financial capital of the country. During the time when India was a British colony the city was known as Bombay with the name formally being changed to Mumbai by the Indian Government in 1995. The name Bombay can still be found in the city, as for example, the city is home to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

The city is the home of the Hindi language film industry which is often referred to as Bollywood, being a portmanteau of the names Bombay and Hollywood.
Source: Author Stoaty

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