Historical Atlas

A quiz about the historical globe... countries that are no more!
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#1  Location  50 seconds

Where on this map would you find the historical country of Ceylon?

Ceylon was the British Crown colony of present-day Sri Lanka between 1796 and 1948

#2  Location  50 seconds

Where might you find the historic country of Persia on this map?

In the mid 1930s, the ruler of the country, moved towards formalising the name Iran instead of Persia.

#3  Type answer  30 seconds

The historical country of Burma is now officially known as?

Myanmar

#4  Location  50 seconds

Where on the map may you find Anatolia also known as Asia Minor?

It constitutes the major part of modern-day Turkey.

#5  Location  50 seconds

Where might you find the historic city of Peking?

Now renamed to Beijing... if you guessed Shanghai then bad luck.

#6  Buttons  20 seconds

Siam was the former name of which country?

Thailand

China

Cambodia

Singapore

Siam is the former name of Thailand, and is used to refer to the historical region of Central Thailand.

#7  Location  50 seconds

Where would you find the former country of Zaire on this map?

A Congolese state from 1971 to 1997 in Central Africa and is now again known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo

#8  Buttons  20 seconds

Which country was known as Upper Volta until it changed its name in 1984 to this present day country?

Burkina Faso

Senegal

Togo

Benin

A former french colony, renamed to Burkina faso which means Land of Incorruptible People.

#9  Location  50 seconds

This country was officially named "The Gold Coast" until changing its name in 1957?

Next door to the ivory coast.. who would have thought? Now called Ghana.

#10  Buttons  20 seconds

Rhodesia is now known as?

Zimbabwe

Zambia

Lesotho

Botswana

#11  Location  50 seconds

Where would you find the historic country of Formosa?

Sometimes still referred to as Formosa.
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