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Geography in History

Find out how much you know about the history of geography in this quiz.

Quiz

Find out how much you know about the history of geography in this quiz.

1. Ceylon was once the name for:

2. Which of the following is NOT a former name for St. Petersburg?

  • Petrograd
  • Leningrad
  • Stalingrad

3. After colonialism, Northern Rhodesia became Zambia. What country did Southern Rhodesia become?

4. The ancient land of Mesopotamia, encompassing the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, is which contemporary country?

5. In Marco Polo's day, Cathay was the name for China, and Cidngo was the name for:

6. Which of the following was NOT a popular medieval Christian pilgrimage site?

7. Thailand was once called:

  • Sarawak
  • Siam
  • Sumatra

8. The ancient empire of Abyssinia, reputed to be the home of the Queen of Sheba is today the country of:

9. The Spice Islands were once a highly sought after destination by medieval traders since they were the only place in the world where nutmeg and cloves grew. Today the Spice Islands are called:

  • The Moluccas
  • The West Indies
  • The Maldives

10. The city of Xanadu that Coleridge immortalizes in his poem "Kubla Kahn" is thought to be this contemporary city:

  • Ulan Bator
  • Beijing
  • Bangkok

1. Ceylon was once the name for:
Sri Lanka

2. Which of the following is NOT a former name for St. Petersburg?
Stalingrad

3. After colonialism, Northern Rhodesia became Zambia. What country did Southern Rhodesia become?
Zimbabwe

4. The ancient land of Mesopotamia, encompassing the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, is which contemporary country?
Iraq

5. In Marco Polo's day, Cathay was the name for China, and Cidngo was the name for:
Japan

6. Which of the following was NOT a popular medieval Christian pilgrimage site?
Lourdes

7. Thailand was once called:
Siam

8. The ancient empire of Abyssinia, reputed to be the home of the Queen of Sheba is today the country of:
Ethiopia

9. The Spice Islands were once a highly sought after destination by medieval traders since they were the only place in the world where nutmeg and cloves grew. Today the Spice Islands are called:
The Moluccas

10. The city of Xanadu that Coleridge immortalizes in his poem "Kubla Kahn" is thought to be this contemporary city:
Beijing

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