Historical Geography Quiz
The ancient empire of Abyssinia, reputed to be the home of the Queen of Sheba is today the country of:
After colonialism, Northern Rhodesia became Zambia. What country did Southern Rhodesia become?
The city of Xanadu that Coleridge immortalizes in his poem "Kubla Kahn" is thought to be this contemporary city:
Ceylon was once the name for:
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:
Thailand was once called:
- Thailand was once known as Siam; its neighbor, Myanmar, was once known as Burma.
In Marco Polo's day, Cathay was the name for China, and Cidngo was the name for:
Which of the following is NOT a former name for St. Petersburg?
- Stalingrad was the former name of Volgograd.
The ancient land of Mesopotamia, encompassing the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, is which contemporary country?
Which of the following was NOT a popular medieval Christian pilgrimage site?