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History Quiz: Historical Regions

Guess the answers to these questions about or relating to historical regions and former administrative divisions.
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Last updated: November 18, 2022
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1. Which of these places was once the capital of Bactria?
Baikonur
Bamyan
Bukhara
Balkh
The city was known to the Ancient Greeks as Bactra, and it gave the region its name.
2. During which century was Al-Andalus at its largest?
8th
9th
10th
7th
By 719, it occupied most of the Iberian peninsula as well as Septimania, now part of southern France.
3. Which of these regions was Vlad the Impaler the ruler of?
Moldavia
Transylvania
Wallachia
Dobruja
He reigned as Voivode of Wallachia three separate times, with his longest reign being his second, from 1456 to 1462.
4. Which of these Mexican states does not contain part of Huasteca?
Puebla
Oaxaca
Veracruz
Hidalgo
Huasteca is vaguely defined as the area in which the Huastec people had influence, at the civilisation's height.
5. Which region was Narmer the king of before becoming the first pharaoh?
Lower Egypt
Upper Egypt
6. Which of these Provinces of Japan was not located on Honshu?
Sado
Bingo
Iga
Mutsu
The name refers to both the island and the province.
7. Which of these is currently an administrative region of France?
Picardy
Aquitaine
Normandy
Burgundy
Aquitaine is part of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Burgundy is part of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Picardy is part of Hauts-de-France.
8. How many regions, or suyu, was the Inca Empire split into?
5
10
15
4
Chinchay Suyu in the northwest, Anti Suyu in the northeast, Kunti Suyu in the southwest and Qulla Suyu in the southeast. Cusco was located where the four suyu met.
9. Which of these cities is not located along the Swahili coast?
Mombasa
Dar es Salaam
Malindi
Maputo
The southern point of the region is in northern Mozambique, while Maputo is in the south.
10. Which region of Anatolia was controlled by Celts?
Galatia
Pontus
Isauria
Caria
The Galatians were Gauls descended from those that had invaded Greece in the 3rd century BC, who travelled to Anatolia via Thrace, eventually settling in northern Phrygia. This region then became known as Galatia.
11. In which historical province of Sweden is Malmö located?
Uppland
Skåne
Västerbotten
Halland
The province is also known as Scania.
12. How many provinces were there in New Zealand in 1873?
6
9
15
12
The provinces were abolished in 1875, and formally ceased to exist in 1877.
13. Did the Aztec Empire have any exclaves?
Yes
No
Soconusco was conquered by the emperor Ahuitzotl in 1486.
14. Which country was formed from the region referred to as the Pepper Coast?
Ghana
Liberia
Senegal
Gabon
It was also known as the Grain Coast.
15. Which of these archaeological sites is located in Punjab?
Mehrgarh
Mohenjo-daro
Bhirrana
Harappa
Harappa, Mohenjo-daro and Mehrgarh are all located in Pakistan, with Mohenjo-daro in Sindh and Mehrgarh in Balochistan. Bhirrana is located in Haryana, in India.
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