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QUIZ: Do you know these Countries' previous Names?

In this fun quiz, let’s see if you know the older names for some modern countries. Let’s hear how you get on πŸ™‚

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All answers correct per Wikipedia

  • Which is a former name of Australia?

    • New Holland
    • New Scotland
    • New Britain
  • What is Abyssinia called nowadays?

    • Central African Republic
    • South Sudan
    • Ethiopia
  • What is the modern name for Persia?

    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Afghanistan
  • What was Mexico formerly known as?

    • New Spain
    • New Mexico
    • Lower California
  • The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was later known as…

    • Bulgaria
    • Yugoslavia
    • Czechoslovakia
  • German Southwest Africa’s modern name is…

    • Angola
    • South Africa
    • Namibia
  • What’s the modern name of the Spanish East Indies?

    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
    • Hawaii
  • Bolivia’s former name was…

    • Upper Peru
    • Upper Brazil
    • Upper Canada
  • The modern name for the Batavian Republic is…

    • Indonesia
    • New Zealand
    • Netherlands
  • Siam is now known as…

    • Sri Lanka
    • Thailand
    • Taiwan
  • What is the former term for Guyana?

    • French Guyana
    • Dutch Guyana
    • British Guyana
  • The British Mandate of Mesopotamia is now better known as…

    • Kuwait
    • Iraq
    • Iran
  • What is the up-to-date name for Bessarabia?

    • Saudi Arabia
    • Jordan
    • Moldova
  • What is Zimbabwe’s former name?

    • Rhodesia
    • Zambia
    • Botswana
  • What is Bangladesh’s former name?

    • East Pakistan
    • Ceylon
    • West Pakistan
  • Which country was formerly known as Ceylon?

    • Nepal
    • Bhutan
    • Sri Lanka
  • Which country used to be known as Hibernia?

    • USA
    • Russia
    • Ireland

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