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  Out of Africa Out of Africa best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
From 1957 onwards, France and the United Kingdom began divesting themselves of colonial possessions in Africa. Can you match these former colonies with the names of the independent countries they became?
Easier, 10 Qns, Red_John, Oct 28 22
Oct 28 22
248 plays
  Theres a Place There's a Place top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
...whose name has changed with the end of colonial rule. How many of these African nations do you recognise?
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Oct 10 16
looney_tunes editor
Oct 10 16
1148 plays
  Country Name Changes great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Do you know the old names for countries that have changed their names? See if you can match today's names with their older ones.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jan 20 19
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Very Easy
shvdotr gold member
Jan 20 19
969 plays
  Historical Geography popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Feb 11 14
11947 plays
  The City Formerly Known As... top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Easier, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Feb 01 18
LadyNym gold member
Feb 01 18
825 plays
Over time, names change. In this quiz we will see what changes have occurred in some places visited by Queen Elizabeth II.
Easier, 10 Qns, masfon, Jul 28 22
masfon gold member
Jul 28 22
444 plays
  Former or Alternate Names of Nations - 10 questions - 4 mins
Do you know the former names or alternate names for these countries?
Average, 10 Qns, bigwoo, Jan 20 19
bigwoo gold member
Jan 20 19
10630 plays
  Old Name New Name - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Jun 10 12
12275 plays
  An Old Postcard Album great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Oct 28 22
spanishliz editor
Oct 28 22
875 plays
  Former Names of Cities - 10 questions - 3 mins
Some cities have had one or two former names. All you have to do is match these well known cities with one of their former names.
Easier, 10 Qns, zambesi, Nov 27 20
Nov 27 20
674 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Many references in ancient history point to the Kingdom of Persia. What is the current name of this country?

From Quiz "Historical Geography"

  Once It Was Called.... popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is about the many places around the world that are called something other than their original name.
Difficult, 15 Qns, bullymom, Mar 15 21
Mar 15 21
10273 plays
  Roman Place Names great trivia quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
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 Qns, Gnomjas, Apr 09 23
Apr 09 23
5958 plays
  Origin of Names popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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 Qns, metzoham, Oct 26 18
Oct 26 18
8384 plays
  Old Names For New Countries - 10 questions - 3 mins
Colonialism and independence have seen many place names change over the years - can you match them?
Average, 10 Qns, bridget3, Jan 20 19
Jan 20 19
8964 plays
  Mumbai Duck and New Amsterdam Strip - 10 questions - 3 mins
Simply match the name of the city to its previous name. For example Mumbai used to be called Bombay.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jan 20 19
480154st gold member
Jan 20 19
231 plays
  Where Was That? popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 5 mins
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, Nov 14 21
Nov 14 21
1141 plays
  Former British Colonies - 25 questions - 7 mins
I want the name of a former British colony, protectorate or dependency. I give you its capital and sometimes a clue. Major clue: None of these territories have the same name today.
Difficult, 25 Qns, author, Apr 13 20
Apr 13 20
4136 plays
  Roman Cities...Today! - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many cities founded by the Romans still exist, although few of their ancient buildings survive. After I provide the Roman name of the city and a clue or two, please select its modern name from the choices given.
Easier, 10 Qns, drx3dan, Jul 12 19
Jul 12 19
468 plays
  Former Non-British Colonies - 25 questions - 5 mins
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, Oct 28 22
Oct 28 22
3412 plays
  Old Places, New Names - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is about places that have changed their name at some point in their history. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, hews, Jan 20 19
Jan 20 19
7139 plays
  Ancient Names of Cities and Countries - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is about the ancient names of cities and countries.
Average, 10 Qns, rohan007, Mar 03 18
Mar 03 18
1849 plays
  Geographical Renamings - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is about countries around the world which have been renamed.
Average, 10 Qns, ThisGlows, Sep 30 15
1364 plays
  Sure, You Know Me Now! - 5 questions - 5 mins
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, Mar 05 10
Very Difficult
Ft. Brooke
3623 plays
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