Language Quiz: Place Names And Their Meanings

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 34

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Ten tricky questions to test your knowledge of world place names. Take the Challenge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which country is named after a precious metal? 
    • A. 

      Andorra

    • B. 

      Argentina

    • C. 

      Bolivia

    • D. 

      Belize

  • 2. 
    Which country's name (in its original language) means 'Middle Kingdom'?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Bosnia-Herzogvina

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Vietnam

  • 3. 
    What is the Hindi name for 'India'?
    • A. 

      Bangladesh

    • B. 

      Tamil Nadu

    • C. 

      Bharat

    • D. 

      Hindu Kush

  • 4. 
    Which of the following country names DOES NOT refer to a compass direction?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      Norway

    • C. 

      Haiti

    • D. 

      Tonga

  • 5. 
    Which of the following place names DOES NOT have a meaning connected to rivers
    • A. 

      Rio Grande

    • B. 

      Oxford

    • C. 

      Kuala Lumpur

    • D. 

      Nuku'alofa

  • 6. 
    Which of the following places is NOT named after a person
    • A. 

      United States of America

    • B. 

      Algeria

    • C. 

      Kiribati

    • D. 

      Saudi Arabia

  • 7. 
    Which of the following places names is NOT connected to a colour?
    • A. 

      Yangtze

    • B. 

      Cote d'Azure

    • C. 

      Huang Hae

    • D. 

      Glasgow

  • 8. 
    A lot of place names in the Middle East contain the word 'beth'. E.g Bethlehem, Bethel, Bethesda and Bethany. What does 'beth' mean?
    • A. 

      Well

    • B. 

      Wall

    • C. 

      Horse

    • D. 

      House