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Old and New names of Cities and countries in World

New and Old name of Cities

New and Old name of Cities, Countries, Islands:

New and Old name of Places

Question 1
Cambodia has been renamed as –
A
Kampuchea
B
Congo
C
Comno
D
Chung hua
Question 2
What is Pleasant Island called now?
A
New Guinea
B
Nauru
C
Sandwich Islands
D
Manchuko
Question 3
The earlier name of Ghana was -

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A
Nippon
B
Goldberg
C
Gold Coast
D
Kampuchea
Question 4
Burma is officially called?

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A
Union of Myanmar
B
Republic of Myanmar
C
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
D
State of Myanmar
Question 5
Ancient name of Varanasi?
A
Siam
B
Madras
C
Kalinga
D
Banares
Question 6
The old name of Taiwan was -
A
Penghu
B
Thaisa
C
Roanoke
D
Formosa
Question 7
Historically Ankara known as?
A
Banjail
B
Angar
C
Angora
D
Augrra
Question 8
What is Formosa called today?
A
Rhodesia
B
East China
C
Taiwan
D
North Formosa
Question 9
Historically Istanbul is known as?

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A
Constantinople
B
Sri Lanka
C
Northern Rhodesia
D
Malaysia
Question 10
The Japanese call their country as –
A
Romulus
B
Salto Angel
C
Ashmolean
D
Nippon
Question 11
Stalingrad is the former name of __
A
Leningrad
B
Volgograd
C
St. Petersburg
D
Central Province
Question 12
Mexico was known as?
A
New Spain
B
New Mexico
C
Bombay
D
Myanmar
Question 13
What is Kalinga called now?
A
Mumbai
B
Burma
C
Orissa
D
Uttkal
Question 14
When did Iran change name from Persia to Iran?
A
1935
B
1930
C
1938
D
1940
Question 15
What is Mesopotamia new name?

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A
Iraq
B
Mesopota
C
Persia
D
Iran
Question 16
Ceylon become Sri Lanka in ___?
A
1948
B
1957
C
1950
D
1972
Question 17
What is Abyssinia called today?
A
Bengalooru
B
Ethiopia
C
British Honduras
D
Beijing
Question 18
Which country was known as Portuguese East Africa?
A
Volgograd
B
Mosambique
C
Ceylon
D
East Africa
Question 19
British Honduras is now called __?

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A
Peking
B
French Sudan
C
Belize
D
Honduras
Question 20
The earlier name of Zaire was –
A
El Salvador
B
Congo
C
Nicaragua
D
Honduras
Question 21
Indonesia was a Dutch colony knows as?
A
Dutch India
B
Dutch East Indies
C
Salisburry
D
Upper Volta
Question 22
What is the original name of Malaysia?
A
Potuguese
B
Tanah Melayu
C
Bangalore
D
Ghana
Question 23
Leningrad was renamed to Saint Petersburg __

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A
September 2001
B
September 1991
C
September 1995
D
September 1981
Question 24
What is French Sudan called today?
A
West Africa
B
Republic of Mali
C
French West Africa
D
Nigeria
Question 25
Old name of Ghana?
A
Abyssinia
B
Madhya Pradesh
C
Kalinga
D
the Gold Coast
Question 26
When did Peking become Beijing?

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A
1938
B
1948
C
1950
D
1949
Question 27
Bombay officially become Mumbai in ___?
A
1998
B
1995
C
1991
D
1992
Question 28
What are the Sandwich Islands known as today?
A
Malaya
B
Hawaiin Islands
C
Stalingrad
D
Zambia
Question 29
What is French Somaliland called today?
A
East France
B
Somaliland
C
Djibouti
D
Bangladesh
Question 30
What is Rhodesia called now?
A
Salisbury
B
Zimbabwe
C
South Africa
D
Zambezi
Question 31
Before 1971 Bangladesh was?
A
Old Hyderabad
B
East Pakistan
C
Pakistan West
D
Hindostan
Question 32
The earlier name of Ethiopia was –
A
Tanzania
B
Pontiac
C
Abyssinia
D
Auguste
Question 33
China was also known as

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A
Amundson
B
Oblrtysh
C
Augustus
D
Chung hua
There are 33 questions to complete.

 

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