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Quiz about Mumbai Duck and New Amsterdam Strip
Quiz about Mumbai Duck and New Amsterdam Strip

Mumbai Duck and New Amsterdam Strip Quiz

Simply match the name of the city to its previous name. For example Mumbai used to be called Bombay.

A matching quiz by 480154st. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
8 / 10
Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(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. Sahiwal  
2. Kalamazoo  
3. Ho Chi Minh City  
  Frobisher Bay
4. Toronto  
5. Tokyo  
6. Iqaluit  
7. Chennai  
8. Orlando  
  Fort Rouillé
9. Newcastle Upon Tyne  
10. Utqiagvik  

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Sahiwal

Answer: Montgomery

Sahiwal in Pakistan was named after Sir Robert Montgomery in 1865, the then Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab, the province in which it is located. In 1967, it was renamed Sahiwal for the Sahi clan who are native to this area. Sahiwal was twinned with Rochdale, UK in 1998.
2. Kalamazoo

Answer: Bronson

In 1829, Connecticut native, Titus Bronson, became the first white settler to build a cabin in this area of Michigan and named the town that followed after himself. By 1836 however, Bronson had been run out of town and the town changed its name from Bronson to Kalamazoo, from the Algonquian language spoken by the Potawatomi peoples of the Great Lakes area.
3. Ho Chi Minh City

Answer: Saigon

The Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh City is named after Ho Chi Minh who was prime minister of North Vietnam between 1945 and 1955 as well as being President from 1945 to 1969. The city had been called Saigon since at least the 17th century, but when Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese forces in 1975, signalling the end of the Vietnam war, the city was renamed in honour of the former leader.
4. Toronto

Answer: Fort Rouillé

Fort Rouillé was an 18th century trading post, established by the French, which was destroyed by the serving garrison after nearby Fort Niagara fell to the British during the Seven Years War (1756-1763). Today, the site of the fort is marked by an obelisk in Exhibition Place, along with a concrete outline of where the fort would have stood.

The name Toronto probably comes from an Iroquoian word meaning "place where trees stand in the water".
5. Tokyo

Answer: Edo

In 1457, Edo, meaning estuary, was a small fishing village but by 1721 it had become the largest metropolis in the world, with a population believed to be in excess of a million people. In 1868, Emperor Meiji moved into Edo and along with Edo castle becoming an imperial palace, the city's name was changed to Tokyo, meaning "east capital".
6. Iqaluit

Answer: Frobisher Bay

Iqaluit is the only city in the Canadian territory of Nunavut and changed its name from Frobisher Bay in 1987. Named originally for the bay on which the city is situated, it was named capital of Nunavut when the territory was created in 1999. Iqaluit means "place of many fish" in the Inuktitut language of the Inuit people.
7. Chennai

Answer: Madras

Chennai is home to Kollywood, the name used for the Tamil film industry in India, and has been known as Chennai since 1996 when the government of the Tamil Nadu state in which it is situated officially changed its name from Madras. Madras took its name from Madraspatnam, which was a fishing village, and site of Fort St. George, the first major English settlement in India and a trading post for the British East India Company.

As part of an India wide policy of using less anglicised names, Madras was renamed Chennai, a word of Telugu origin, but thankfully my favourite spice mix has yet to be renamed. Chicken Chennai just doesn't sound as appealing.
8. Orlando

Answer: Jernigan

Isaac and Aaron Jernigan were the first white settlers in this area of what is now known as Florida and as such the town that grew up around their homestead was known as Jernigan. In the mid 19th century, the town was renamed Orlando, but there is no clear consensus on how that name came to be. Whatever the reason may be, I think that Walt Disney World, Orlando sounds more exotic than Walt Disney World, Jernigan.
9. Newcastle Upon Tyne

Answer: Monkchester

A settlement is believed to have existed at Monkchester since the 9th century and the surrounding area was the site of many monasteries. There was great opposition to William the Conqueror in this area of Northumbria and following his victorious campaigns against the Northumbrians in 1069 and 1070, he sent his son Robert Curthose to fortify his newly won lands and resist any advances from the Scots. Robert immediately set to work building a new castle at the site of Monkchester and it was from this that the town gained the name Newcastle.
10. Utqiagvik

Answer: Barrow

Although Utqiagvik, Alaska has been home to the indigenous Inuit for almost 2,000 years, the name was too difficult for westerners to pronounce and so the whole area became known as Point Barrow, named after Sir John Barrow of the British Admiralty with the town being called Barrow following a post office being established there in 1901.

In 2016, town residents voted to change the name back to the original Inuit name and this came into effect the same year. The name Utqiagvik is derived from the Inuit word for potato, as the area was a prime spot for gathering wild roots.
Source: Author 480154st

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