Do You Really Know The History Of Istanbul, Turkey?

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Do you really know the history of Istanbul, Turkey? Take this quiz to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which year was Istanbul founded?
    • A. 

      17th century bc

    • B. 

      16th century bc

    • C. 

      15th century bc

    • D. 

      14th century bc

  • 2. 
    True or False, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Is the Istanbul International Film Festival one of the most popular festivals in Europe?
    • A. 

      Yes!

    • B. 

      Some years it is and some years it isn't

    • C. 

      No way!

  • 4. 
    In which year was Istanbul the most crowded city in the world?
    • A. 

      1475

    • B. 

      1487

    • C. 

      1502

    • D. 

      1519

  • 5. 
    Is the Grand Bazaar the biggest old covered bazaar in the world?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    In its course of history Istanbul has had many names. Which of these is not one?
    • A. 

      New Rome

    • B. 

      Byzantium

    • C. 

      Constantinople

    • D. 

      Troy

  • 7. 
    When did the Haghia Sofia turn into a museum?
    • A. 

      1935

    • B. 

      1901

    • C. 

      1978

    • D. 

      1919

  • 8. 
    The historic centre of Istanbul is located partly on the Sea of Marmara and also on another body of water. Which of these is it?
    • A. 

      The Black Sea

    • B. 

      The Aegean Sea

    • C. 

      The Dardenelles

    • D. 

      The Bosporus

  • 9. 
    Was the Grand Bazaar built in 1660?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    True or False, at the largest of the Princes' Islands in Marmara Sea motorized vehicles are not allowed?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What was the Topkapi Palace, originally?
    • A. 

      A fortress

    • B. 

      The sultan's palace

    • C. 

      A museum

    • D. 

      A harem

  • 12. 
    What is the Golden Horn?
    • A. 

      A natural harbour

    • B. 

      A religious artifact

    • C. 

      A marketplace

    • D. 

      A myth

  • 13. 
    Which church was the first to be built in what was then Constantinople?
    • A. 

      Hagia Sophia

    • B. 

      Hagia Irene

    • C. 

      Hagia Helena

    • D. 

      Hagia Maria

  • 14. 
    What does the name “Hagia Sophia” mean?
    • A. 

      Church of Holy Wisdom

    • B. 

      Sophia Cathedral

    • C. 

      Church of Saint Sophia

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 15. 
    By what other name is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque known?
    • A. 

      The Blue Mosque

    • B. 

      The Red Mosque

    • C. 

      The Green Mosque

    • D. 

      The Gold Mosque

  • 16. 
    By what other name is the Kiz Kulesi known?
    • A. 

      The Serpentine Tower

    • B. 

      The Marble Tower

    • C. 

      The Galata Tower

    • D. 

      The Maidens Tower

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