Istanbul Quiz

What do you know about Istanbul?
We're visiting there in July, so we thought we'd write a quiz to learn about it
Quiz by Jerry928
Last updated: May 29, 2015
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First submittedMay 27, 2015
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Its citizens are called
The region it is in (also the name of a nearby sea)
Airport's name
How you take your tea and coffee here
Turkish Coffee
Apple Tea
Strait that bisects the city
Other major waterway that flows into it
Golden Horn
Name when it was founded in 660 BC
Name from 330 to 1923
Empires over which it was the capital between 330 and 1922
Once the world's largest cathedral, now a museum
Hagia Sophia
Palace from which Ottoman Empire was administered
Dolmabahçe Palace
Middle name of the Father of Turkey, who died there in 1938
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Train from Paris, until 1977
Orient Express
Destination of YHT (Yüksek Hızlı Tren) high speed trains
2020 event that Istanbul was finalist for, losing to Tokyo
Olympic Games
Level 83
May 29, 2015
I tried Hagia Sofia, Haggia Sofia, Ayasofia, Ayasofya, Hagia Sofya, Haggia Sofya and others before giving up. Also... have been hanging out here for 3 weeks and have only seen one place that serves Apple Tea, and I didn't order it. I got fruit tea instead. Most places ask you if you want green tea or black tea, the latter the often call "regular" tea. Maybe you could also loosen up typing for Bosphorus? I tried five or six different things and couldn't figure it out.
Level 83
May 29, 2015
and though of course you're welcome to do whatever you want on your quizzes and it's probably fine as is :) ... if this were my quiz I don't think I'd put on the YHT destinations. What has that really got to do with Istanbul? Would probably delete the coffee/tea question, too. I might add in questions about... Princes Islands, Kadikoy, Taksim Square, Gezi Park, İstiklal Avenue (Caddesi), Sultan Ahmed Mosque (the Blue Mosque)... maybe put in something about Emperor Justinian or Emperor Constantine... maybe put in something about Cevahir Shopping Center (one of the largest malls in the world, largest in Europe). As someone who is currently visiting, these things stuck out. But have no idea where the trains leaving the city are going to...
Level 75
May 29, 2015
If you're still there in July let's meet up for an apple tea. In the meantime Hagia Sofia, Black and Green all now work as type-ins.
Level 83
May 29, 2015
Wouldn't mind but actually I'm leaving in a couple days.. going to spend the summer on the beaches of Bulgaria and Romania surrounded by gorgeous naked women.

Also one final thing.. Topkapi Palace is more famous than Dolmabace, I think. Listed higher on Lonely Planet and a few other sites, anyway.

Level 83
Jul 27, 2015
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed your trip. To be honest I was a lot more impressed by Dolmabace myself, but Topkapi is more famous. And it is home to Abraham's turban! hahaha..