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Quiz about R European Cities
Quiz about R European Cities

"R" European Cities Trivia Quiz


I want you to select the right European city starting with an "R".

A multiple-choice quiz by author. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
author
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
121,068
Updated
Apr 12 23
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
8 / 15
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3094
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Question 1 of 15
1. This city was the capital of Denmark from the 10th century to 1443.

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Question 2 of 15
2. This city is the capital of Iceland.

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Question 3 of 15
3. This city is the capital of Finnish Lappland (Lappi province). Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. This city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany was a major shipbuilding center before the German reunification. It is the birthplace of Prussian Field Marshal Blücher (1742). Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. This city (called Rotomagus by the Romans) is the capital of the Seine-Maritime dept., France. It was the medieval capital of Normandie. It was held by the English 1066-1203 and 1414-49. Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. This city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy flourished as the capital of the Byzantine Empire in Italy under Emperor Justinian and his successors from the 6th to the 8th centuries. Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. This city in Greece is the capital of an island with the same name. It is also the capital of the Dodecanese Islands. The so called Colossus of _______ was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. (English spelling).

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Question 8 of 15
8. This Polish city was the former capital of an independent principality which came under Bohemia in 1327. Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. This Russian city has over a million inhabitants. It is situated on the mouth of the Gulf of Taganrog (Sea of Azov). Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. This city in Croatia was called Fiume in Italian and Sankt Veit am Flaum in German. Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. This city is the capital of Latvia.

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Question 12 of 15
12. This Dutch city is site of the Europoort, a complex of industrial sites and harbor basins. It is one of the world´s busiest cargo-handling ports.

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Question 13 of 15
13. This city in Bulgaria was founded as a Roman fortress. It was destroyed in the 7th century. It was ceded by the Ottomans to Bulgaria in 1877. Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. This English city (now called New ______) was one of the original Cinque Ports in medieval times. Since then the sea has receded. Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. This Welsh coal mining town was formerly called Ystradyfodwg. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This city was the capital of Denmark from the 10th century to 1443.

Answer: Roskilde

The cathedral of Roskilde contains the Danish royal mausoleum.
2. This city is the capital of Iceland.

Answer: Reykjavik

Reykjavik became the capital of newly independent Iceland in 1918.
3. This city is the capital of Finnish Lappland (Lappi province).

Answer: Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi was destroyed by the Germans in WWII, but is completely rebuilt, largely on designs of the architect Alvar Aalto.
4. This city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany was a major shipbuilding center before the German reunification. It is the birthplace of Prussian Field Marshal Blücher (1742).

Answer: Rostock

Rostock is situated on the Baltic Sea. It was heavily bombed during WWII. It belonged to DDR 1949-1990.
5. This city (called Rotomagus by the Romans) is the capital of the Seine-Maritime dept., France. It was the medieval capital of Normandie. It was held by the English 1066-1203 and 1414-49.

Answer: Rouen

Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen (1431).
6. This city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy flourished as the capital of the Byzantine Empire in Italy under Emperor Justinian and his successors from the 6th to the 8th centuries.

Answer: Ravenna

Ravenna is famous for its rich collection of Roman and Byzantine architectural remains, including the San Vitale church with its noted mosaics.
7. This city in Greece is the capital of an island with the same name. It is also the capital of the Dodecanese Islands. The so called Colossus of _______ was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. (English spelling).

Answer: Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes is a 30 meter high bronze statue of the sungod Helios, erected ca.292-280 BC in commemoration of a siege. The statue was destroyed in an earthquake ca.225 BC.
8. This Polish city was the former capital of an independent principality which came under Bohemia in 1327.

Answer: Racibórz

Racibórz (called Ratibor in German) came to Prussia in 1742. It was returned to Poland in 1945.
9. This Russian city has over a million inhabitants. It is situated on the mouth of the Gulf of Taganrog (Sea of Azov).

Answer: Rostov

Rostov, or Rostov-na-Donu, is situated on the Don River. It is an important industrial center.
10. This city in Croatia was called Fiume in Italian and Sankt Veit am Flaum in German.

Answer: Rijeka

Rijeka was an independent duchy from the 9th century. It came to Austria in the 15th century. In the 18th century it became a free port, was united to Croatia, and gained autonomy under the Hungarain crown. After WWI it was contended for by Italy and Yugoslavia.

It was occupied by Italy in 1919 and made an independent free city in 1920. It was again occupied by Italy (fascists) in 1922, then ceded to Yugoslavia in 1924.
11. This city is the capital of Latvia.

Answer: Riga

Riga was dominated by the German Teutonic Knights in the Middle Ages. At fell under Polish domination in 1581. It was captured by the Swedes in 1621 and granted self-government. It was occupied by Russia in 1710 and ceded to Russia by Sweden in 1721. Independence of Latvia was proclaimed in Riga in 1918, and again in 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
12. This Dutch city is site of the Europoort, a complex of industrial sites and harbor basins. It is one of the world´s busiest cargo-handling ports.

Answer: Rotterdam

Rotterdam experienced great prosperity during the late 16th and the 17th centuries. It was occupied by France 1795-1813. Central Rotterdam was completely destroyed during WWII, but largely reconstructed to a new plan.
13. This city in Bulgaria was founded as a Roman fortress. It was destroyed in the 7th century. It was ceded by the Ottomans to Bulgaria in 1877.

Answer: Ruse

Ruse is situated on the Danube River. It is called Rustchuk in Turkish.
14. This English city (now called New ______) was one of the original Cinque Ports in medieval times. Since then the sea has receded.

Answer: Romney

The original Cinque Ports were Dover, Sandwich, Romney, Hastings and Hythe.
15. This Welsh coal mining town was formerly called Ystradyfodwg.

Answer: Rhondda

Rhondda is situated in a valley formed by the rivers Rhondda Fawr and Rhondda Fach.
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