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Quiz about Y European Cities
Quiz about Y European Cities

"Y" European Cities Trivia Quiz


I want you to select the right European city starting with a "Y".

A multiple-choice quiz by author. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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Author
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Time
8 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
123,051
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
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Avg Score
7 / 15
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Question 1 of 15
1. In a suburb to this Ukrainian city (Livadia) an important conference was held from February 4 to February 11, 1945.

Answer: (One Word)
Question 2 of 15
2. This city is the capital of Mari El Republic, Russia. Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. In this Turkish village (called San Stefano in Italian) a treaty was signed in 1878, ending the Russo-Turkish War. Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. This town in Skċne (Scania) province, Sweden, is a seaside resort and an industrial town.

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Question 5 of 15
5. This English city was called Eboracum by the Romans. It was successively a Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Danish and Norman settlement. It was a prosperous wool-trading town in the Middle Ages.

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Question 6 of 15
6. This city in Crimea, Ukraine was taken from the Turks by the Russians in 1783. It was the landing place for the Allied armies in the Crimean War (1854). Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. This Bulgarian city is situated on the Tounzha River. It is noted for the St.George church, Roman baths and a Middle Age fortress. Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. This commercial seaport and resort in Cork county, Ireland was granted a charter by King John of England in the early 13th century. Sir Walter Raleigh was mayor briefly here in the 16th century, and is said to have planted the first potato here.

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Question 9 of 15
9. This English city most often has a "Great" ahead of its name. It is a seaside resort and a support center for North Sea oil and gas operations.

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Question 10 of 15
10. This Greek city was an important commercial port for the Phoenicians and the naval port for the Spartians. Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. This town in Vaud canton, Switzerland was known as Eburodunum by the Romans. It is noted for its thermal baths. Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. This Russian city is a railway junction between Tula and Voronezh. In the 12th century it was an outlying fort of the Ryazan principality. It was taken by the Turkic ruler Timur in 1395 and by the Mongols in 1414. Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. This is the old name of Iasi, the former capital of Romania.

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Question 14 of 15
14. This Belgian city is called Ieper in Flemish.

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Question 15 of 15
15. This village was the birthplace and residence of Count Leo Tolstoy. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In a suburb to this Ukrainian city (Livadia) an important conference was held from February 4 to February 11, 1945.

Answer: Yalta

Yalta was the scene of the "Big Three Conference" (Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin) in February 1945. Here the winners of WWII agreed on some issues concerning the post war period, for example the new Polish border in the east (The Curzon line), and the division of Germany. The meeting also resulted in a declaration of war from USSR against Japan.
2. This city is the capital of Mari El Republic, Russia.

Answer: Yoshkar-Ola

The Mari El republic is situated north of the Volga. It is populated by Russians and the Finno-Ugric Mari peoples.
3. In this Turkish village (called San Stefano in Italian) a treaty was signed in 1878, ending the Russo-Turkish War.

Answer: Yesilköy

According to the treaty, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro were recognized as independent states, Bulgaria was made a principality, and part of Armenia was ceded to Russia by the Ottomans.
4. This town in Skċne (Scania) province, Sweden, is a seaside resort and an industrial town.

Answer: Ystad

Ystad is situated on the south coast of Skċne (Scania).
5. This English city was called Eboracum by the Romans. It was successively a Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Danish and Norman settlement. It was a prosperous wool-trading town in the Middle Ages.

Answer: York

York is situated at the confluence of the Foss and the Ouse Rivers. It is noted for its cathedral (the York Minster).
6. This city in Crimea, Ukraine was taken from the Turks by the Russians in 1783. It was the landing place for the Allied armies in the Crimean War (1854).

Answer: Yevpatoriya

Yevpatoriya is a fishing port and a resort.
7. This Bulgarian city is situated on the Tounzha River. It is noted for the St.George church, Roman baths and a Middle Age fortress.

Answer: Yambol

Yambol (Turkish: Yanboli) is situated east of Stara Zagora. It was once under Byzantine rule.
8. This commercial seaport and resort in Cork county, Ireland was granted a charter by King John of England in the early 13th century. Sir Walter Raleigh was mayor briefly here in the 16th century, and is said to have planted the first potato here.

Answer: Youghal

Youghal is situated on the Youghal Bay, an estuary of the Blackwater River.
9. This English city most often has a "Great" ahead of its name. It is a seaside resort and a support center for North Sea oil and gas operations.

Answer: Yarmouth

The old town of (Great) Yarmouth is noted for its "rows" (narrow lanes). It was a chartered and walled town from the 13th century,
10. This Greek city was an important commercial port for the Phoenicians and the naval port for the Spartians.

Answer: Yithion

Yithion (anc. Gythion) was the main port for Sparta and all Laconia.
11. This town in Vaud canton, Switzerland was known as Eburodunum by the Romans. It is noted for its thermal baths.

Answer: Yverdon

Yverdon (or Yverdon-les-Bains) is also noted for its Pestalozzi Square (with palace, town hall and church) and for the Castrum, a Roman military point of support.
12. This Russian city is a railway junction between Tula and Voronezh. In the 12th century it was an outlying fort of the Ryazan principality. It was taken by the Turkic ruler Timur in 1395 and by the Mongols in 1414.

Answer: Yelets

Yelets was passed to Moscow in the 15th century. Its modern prosperity dates from the 17th century.
13. This is the old name of Iasi, the former capital of Romania.

Answer: Yassy

Iasi (formerly: Yassy, or German: Jassy) was the capital of Romania before 1861. The Treaty of Jassy, ending Russian Empress Catherine the Great´s´second war with Turkey, was signed here in 1792.
14. This Belgian city is called Ieper in Flemish.

Answer: Ypres

Ypres (Ieper) was one of the most fiercely contested areas of the entire WWI. Three great battles (1914,1915 and 1917) completely destroyed the city. Ypres (Ieper) was a famous commercial center in medieval times, especially in the cloth-weaving industry.
15. This village was the birthplace and residence of Count Leo Tolstoy.

Answer: Yasnaya Polyana

Tolstoy´s home is a museum and a national shrine. It was plundered by the Germans in WWII but subsequently restored.
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