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Quiz: Match these Countries’ Old & New Names (Part 1)

For a variety of reasons, countries sometimes change their names: Burma is now called Myanmar, and Ireland was once known as Hibernia. See how good you are at matching up the following countries’ old and new names. Let us know how you get on, and please upvote this quiz if you like it 🙂

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    Siam is the former name of…

    • Thailand
    • Taiwan
    • Malaysia
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    South Africa used to be called…

    • North Africa
    • Cape Colony
    • Central African Empire
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    Persia is an old name for…

    • Afghanistan
    • Iraq
    • Iran
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    An old name for Great Britain is…

    • Normandy
    • Isle of Man
    • Albion
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    Bermuda used to be known as…

    • Somers Isles
    • Autumn Islands
    • Barbados
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    Bechuanaland is a former name of…

    • Angola
    • Botswana
    • Namibia
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    East Pakistan is now known as…

    • Bangladesh
    • East Bengal
    • Afghanistan
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    Burkina Faso used to be called…

    • Hawaii
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Upper Volta
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    Ceylon is the old name of…

    • Bangladesh
    • Sri Lanka
    • Surinam
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    British Honduras is now known as…

    • Guatemala
    • Curaçao
    • Belize
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    China was once known as…

    • Mongolia
    • Cathay
    • Indo-China


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