How Much Do You Know About Turkey?

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How Much Do You Know About Turkey? - Quiz

Have you ever been to Turkey? If so, how much do you know about this country? Take this simple quiz and test your knowledge about Turkey. Turkey, or Türkiye, officially the Republic of Türkiye is a beautiful transcontinental country with a unique geographic position; it lies partly in Asia and partly in Europe. Here, we have prepared a Turkey quiz to see what you know about Turkey's geography. Shall we begin it then? Go for it, buddy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    YGS – Standard means of entry to Turkish universities (1st step) was first applied in the late:

    • A.

      '60s

    • B.

      '70s

    • C.

      '80s

    • D.

      '90s

    Correct Answer
    A. '60s
    Explanation
    The correct answer is '60s. The YGS - Standard means of entry to Turkish universities (1st step) was first applied in the late '60s.

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  • 2. 

    What body of water separates the European part of Istanbul from the Asian part?

    • A.

      Aegean Sea

    • B.

      Bosphorus Strait

    • C.

      Dardenelles Strait

    • D.

      Black Sea

    Correct Answer
    B. Bosphorus Strait
    Explanation
    The Bosphorus Strait is the correct answer because it separates the European part of Istanbul from the Asian part. It is a narrow, navigable waterway that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and it serves as a natural boundary between Europe and Asia. The Aegean Sea, Dardenelles Strait, and Black Sea are not correct because they do not specifically separate the European and Asian parts of Istanbul.

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  • 3. 

    What is the largest city (population wise) on the Aegean Sea?

    • A.

      Istanbul

    • B.

      Ankara

    • C.

      Izmir

    • D.

      Antalya

    Correct Answer
    C. Izmir
    Explanation
    Izmir is the largest city population-wise on the Aegean Sea. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey overall, but it is not located directly on the Aegean Sea. Ankara is the capital of Turkey and is located inland, so it is not on the Aegean Sea either. Antalya is a popular tourist destination on the Mediterranean Sea, not the Aegean Sea. Therefore, the correct answer is Izmir.

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  • 4. 

    What is the capital of Turkey?

    • A.

      Izmir

    • B.

      Antalya

    • C.

      Istanbul

    • D.

      Ankara

    Correct Answer
    D. Ankara
    Explanation
    Ankara is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Turkey. It became the capital in 1923, replacing Istanbul. Ankara is located in the central part of the country and is the second largest city in Turkey. It is known for its historical sites, government buildings, and cultural attractions.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these cities is one of Turkey's premier tourist resorts?

    • A.

      Antalya

    • B.

      Zonguldak

    • C.

      Amasra

    • D.

      Samsun

    Correct Answer
    A. Antalya
    Explanation
    Antalya is one of Turkey's premier tourist resorts due to its beautiful beaches, historical sites, and vibrant nightlife. It is located on the southwestern coast of Turkey and offers a wide range of attractions for tourists, including the ancient city of Termessos, the stunning Duden Waterfalls, and the well-preserved Roman-era harbor of Kaleiçi. Antalya also boasts a pleasant Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal destination for beach lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. With its rich cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes, Antalya has become a popular choice for both domestic and international tourists.

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  • 6. 

    What is the part of Turkey in Europe called?

    • A.

      East Turkey

    • B.

      Eastern Thrace

    • C.

      Anatolia

    • D.

      Little Turkey

    Correct Answer
    B. Eastern Thrace
    Explanation
    Eastern Thrace is the correct answer because it refers to the part of Turkey that is located in Europe. It is a geographical region that lies on the European continent, separated from the rest of Turkey by the Bosporus Strait. This region is also known as European Turkey and is home to major cities like Istanbul. The term "Eastern Thrace" distinguishes it from Western Thrace, which is a region in Greece.

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  • 7. 

    What is the part of eastern Turkey in Asia called?

    • A.

      Asian Turkey

    • B.

      Thrace

    • C.

      Anatolia

    • D.

      Big Turkey

    Correct Answer
    C. Anatolia
    Explanation
    Anatolia is the correct answer because it refers to the part of eastern Turkey that is located in Asia. It is also known as Asian Turkey and is geographically separate from Thrace, which is the western part of Turkey located in Europe. "Big Turkey" is not a recognized term or name for any specific region in Turkey.

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  • 8. 

    How many countries does Turkey border?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    D. 8
    Explanation
    Turkey borders eight countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.

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  • 9. 

    What is the highest mountain in Turkey?

    • A.

      Mount Ararat

    • B.

      Ararat Peak

    • C.

      Mount Arat

    • D.

      Mount Turkey

    Correct Answer
    A. Mount Ararat
    Explanation
    Mount Ararat is the highest mountain in Turkey. It is a snow-capped volcanic peak located in the eastern part of the country, near the border with Armenia and Iran. Rising to an elevation of 5,137 meters (16,854 feet), Mount Ararat is not only the highest mountain in Turkey but also holds cultural and religious significance. It is believed to be the resting place of Noah's Ark according to biblical accounts. The mountain attracts climbers and hikers from around the world due to its impressive height and stunning natural beauty.

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  • 10. 

    What is the largest lake in Turkey?

    • A.

      Lake Adana

    • B.

      Lake Van

    • C.

      Lake Izmir

    • D.

      Lake Vanspor

    Correct Answer
    B. Lake Van
    Explanation
    Lake Van is the largest lake in Turkey. Located in the eastern part of the country, it is also one of the largest endorheic (closed basin) lakes in the world. With a surface area of about 3,755 square kilometers, Lake Van is known for its stunning scenery and historical sites. It is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors with its beautiful beaches, ancient castles, and the chance to explore the surrounding mountains.

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