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Turkey is a secular, unitary, parliamentary republic, in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Can you best this test? Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    LYS – Standard means of entry to Turkish universities (2nd step) between 1999-2005 had how many questions?

    • A.

      180

    • B.

      190

    • C.

      200

    • D.

      210

    Correct Answer
    A. 180
    Explanation
    Between 1999-2005, the LYS - Standard means of entry to Turkish universities (2nd step) had 180 questions.

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  • 2. 

    What sea lies to the north of Turkey?

    • A.

      Caspian Sea

    • B.

      Black Sea

    • C.

      Aegean Sea

    • D.

      Mediterranean Sea

    Correct Answer
    B. Black Sea
    Explanation
    The Black Sea lies to the north of Turkey. The Caspian Sea is located to the east of Turkey, while the Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea are to the west and south of Turkey, respectively. Therefore, the correct answer is Black Sea.

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  • 3. 

    In the course of its long history Istanbul has had various names. Which of these is NOT one of them?

    • A.

      Constantinople

    • B.

      Byzantium

    • C.

      Troy

    • D.

      New Rome

    Correct Answer
    C. Troy
    Explanation
    Istanbul has had various names throughout history, including Constantinople, Byzantium, and New Rome. However, Troy is not one of the names associated with Istanbul. Troy refers to an ancient city located in modern-day Turkey, but it is not directly linked to the history of Istanbul.

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  • 4. 

    Opposite the Hagia Sofia is a large mosque. By what name is it generally known in English?

    • A.

      The Marble Mosque

    • B.

      The Green Mosque

    • C.

      The Great Mosque

    • D.

      The Blue Mosque

    Correct Answer
    D. The Blue Mosque
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is located opposite the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. It is called the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles adorning its interior walls. This iconic mosque is a popular tourist attraction and a significant religious site in Istanbul.

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  • 5. 

    In what year did the Ottoman Turks take Istanbul?

    • A.

      1453

    • B.

      1332

    • C.

      1509

    • D.

      1418

    Correct Answer
    A. 1453
    Explanation
    In 1453, the Ottoman Turks took control of Istanbul. This marked the end of the Byzantine Empire and the beginning of the Ottoman Empire. The siege of Constantinople, which lasted for several months, ended with the Ottoman army capturing the city and renaming it Istanbul. This event was significant in history as it led to the expansion of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of Istanbul as its capital.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of Turkey's currency?

    • A.

      Dinar

    • B.

      Lira

    • C.

      Drachma

    • D.

      Dollar

    Correct Answer
    B. Lira
    Explanation
    The correct answer is lira. Lira is the name of Turkey's currency.

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  • 7. 

    What is the state religion of Turkey?

    • A.

      Islam

    • B.

      Buddhism

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      Christianity

    Correct Answer
    C. None
    Explanation
    Turkey is a secular country with no official state religion. This means that the government does not favor or promote any particular religion. While Islam is the predominant religion in Turkey, the constitution guarantees freedom of religion and belief for all citizens. Therefore, the correct answer is "None."

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  • 8. 

    What is the national flower of Turkey?

    • A.

      Rose

    • B.

      Balloon flower

    • C.

      Sunflower

    • D.

      Tulip

    Correct Answer
    D. Tulip
    Explanation
    The national flower of Turkey is the tulip. This flower holds significant cultural and historical importance in Turkey. It is believed to have originated in the region and has been cultivated there for centuries. The tulip is also associated with the Ottoman Empire, where it became a symbol of wealth and prestige. Today, the tulip is widely recognized as a national symbol of Turkey and is celebrated during the annual Istanbul Tulip Festival.

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  • 9. 

    How many of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" were located in Turkey?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    Two of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" were located in Turkey. These wonders are the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The Temple of Artemis was a magnificent structure dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis and was considered one of the largest temples of the ancient world. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a grand tomb built for Mausolus, a ruler of Caria. Both of these structures were renowned for their architectural beauty and historical significance.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these countries has a national language that is related to Turkish?

    • A.

      Greece

    • B.

      Azerbaijan

    • C.

      Bulgarian

    • D.

      Armenian

    Correct Answer
    B. Azerbaijan
    Explanation
    Azerbaijan is the correct answer because the national language of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani, is a Turkic language and is closely related to Turkish.

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