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Quiz about S European Cities
Quiz about S European Cities

"S" European Cities Trivia Quiz


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

A multiple-choice quiz by author. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
author
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
121,253
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
7 / 15
Plays
1881
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Question 1 of 15
1. This Romanian city came under Austria in 1699 and was for a time the capital of Transylvania. In German it was known as Hermannstadt. Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. This Swiss city was ruled by abbots as princes of the Holy Roman Empire from 1206. It was made the capital of a canton with the same name in 1803. Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. This city is the capital of Loire Dept., France. It was an important center of the textile and dyeing industry. It was the terminus of the first French railway and the site of the first steel mill in France. Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. This English city on the Trent River is the center of the Staffordshire pottery-making industry. Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. This Albanian city was the ancient capital of Illyria. Today it is the third largest city of Albania. Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. This city was the capital of Serbia 1430-39 and 1444-59. Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. This city is the capital of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany. Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. This Italian city became independent in the 12th century. It was the seat of the pro-imperial Ghibellines and a rival of Florence. It was conquered by Charles of Anjou, king of Naples and Sicily, in 1270. Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. This city was the scene of the crowning of the kings of Hungary 1027-1527. It was occupied by the Turks in 1543. Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. This Polish city was formerly called Pomorze Zachodnie. It was incorporated into the Polish state by Mieszko I at the end of the 10th century. It fell to Sweden in 1648, to Prussia in 1720. Today it is one of Poland´s chief ports. Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. This Austrian city was known as Juvavum by the Romans. It is one of Austria´s principal tourist centers and one of the major music centers of Western Europe.

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Question 12 of 15
12. This Spanish city was captured in 712 by the Moors and became an important city in the Western caliphate. It was captured in 1248 by Ferdinand III. After 1492 it became the center of Spanish colonial trade.

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Question 13 of 15
13. This Russian city was known as Kuybyshev 1935-1991. It became the temporary capital of the USSR in October 1941 when Moscow was threatened by German advance. Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. This city is the capital of Macedonia. It has also been the medieval capital of Serbia. It was under Turkish rule 1392-1913.

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Question 15 of 15
15. This city is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This Romanian city came under Austria in 1699 and was for a time the capital of Transylvania. In German it was known as Hermannstadt.

Answer: Sibiu

Sibiu is situated in the Transylvanian Alps. It is a commercial and industrial center.
2. This Swiss city was ruled by abbots as princes of the Holy Roman Empire from 1206. It was made the capital of a canton with the same name in 1803.

Answer: Saint Gall

The abbey of Saint Gall was a notable center of learning in the early Middle Ages.
3. This city is the capital of Loire Dept., France. It was an important center of the textile and dyeing industry. It was the terminus of the first French railway and the site of the first steel mill in France.

Answer: Saint-Étienne

Saint-Étienne was a primary city in the French industrial revolution.
4. This English city on the Trent River is the center of the Staffordshire pottery-making industry.

Answer: Stoke

Stoke (Stoke-on-Trent) is the center of a district in Staffordshire called The Potteries. It is noted for its production of china and earthenware.
5. This Albanian city was the ancient capital of Illyria. Today it is the third largest city of Albania.

Answer: Shkodër

Shkodër (called Scutari in Italian) was held by the Venetians 1396-1479. It was the stronghold of the Albanian national hero Skanderbeg in the 15th century.
6. This city was the capital of Serbia 1430-39 and 1444-59.

Answer: Smederevo

Smederevo is situated east of Belgrade, on the Danube River. Skopje was also the capital of Serbia for a period, but this was in the 14th century.
7. This city is the capital of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany.

Answer: Schwerin

Mecklenburg was colonized by the Germans under Henry the Lion, duke of Saxony and Bavaria in the 12th century. In 1701 it was divided into the duchies of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Both became grand duchies in 1815 and joined the German Confederation.
8. This Italian city became independent in the 12th century. It was the seat of the pro-imperial Ghibellines and a rival of Florence. It was conquered by Charles of Anjou, king of Naples and Sicily, in 1270.

Answer: Siena

Siena is a tourist center, known for the Chianti wine. It has several noted cathedrals, churches and palaces.
9. This city was the scene of the crowning of the kings of Hungary 1027-1527. It was occupied by the Turks in 1543.

Answer: Székesfehérvár

Székesfehérvár was known as Stuhlweissenburg in German. Many of its buildings were destroyed at the end of the Turkish occupation in 1686. It was rebuilt under Hapsburg rule.
10. This Polish city was formerly called Pomorze Zachodnie. It was incorporated into the Polish state by Mieszko I at the end of the 10th century. It fell to Sweden in 1648, to Prussia in 1720. Today it is one of Poland´s chief ports.

Answer: Szczecin

The Germans called the city Stettin. It joined the Hanseatic League in 1360. It belonged to Prussia/Germany 1720-1945.
11. This Austrian city was known as Juvavum by the Romans. It is one of Austria´s principal tourist centers and one of the major music centers of Western Europe.

Answer: Salzburg

Salzburg was ruled by prince-archbishops for over 1000 years from 798. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here in 1756.
12. This Spanish city was captured in 712 by the Moors and became an important city in the Western caliphate. It was captured in 1248 by Ferdinand III. After 1492 it became the center of Spanish colonial trade.

Answer: Seville

Seville (Sevilla) has numerous notable buildings, including the Gothic cathedral, the Giralda (tower of the Almohads), one of the most notable Moorish buildings in Spain, and the Alcazar.
13. This Russian city was known as Kuybyshev 1935-1991. It became the temporary capital of the USSR in October 1941 when Moscow was threatened by German advance.

Answer: Samara

Samara is situated on the Volga River. It has been a trading center since the end of the 18th century with the Kirgiz Steppe region and the cities of Turkestan.
14. This city is the capital of Macedonia. It has also been the medieval capital of Serbia. It was under Turkish rule 1392-1913.

Answer: Skopje

Skopje was greatly destroyed by an earthquake in 1963.
15. This city is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Answer: Sarajevo

In 1914 Sarajevo was the scene of the assassination of Arch Duke Francis Ferdinand by a Serbian nationalist, which precipitated WWI.
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