How Well Do You Know Istanbul?

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Question 1/12

amiralpalacehotel.com
Everyone knows that Istanbul was Constantinople. Before that, what was its name?
Carthage
Nova Roma
Byzantium
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Question 2/12

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Istanbul is the only city that sits on two continents. What is the narrow body of water that divides the European and Asian parts of the city?
Bosporus Straits
Aegean Sea
Inlet of Istanbul
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Question 3/12

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The Hagia Sophia is perhaps Istanbul's greatest landmark. Who built it?
Emperor Augustus
Emperor Justinian
Julius Caesar
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Question 4/12

huffingtonpost.com
Because of its fame, many people mistakenly assume that Istanbul is the capital of Turkey, but it is not. What is the capital?
Ankara
Antalya
Ephesus
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Question 5/12

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While strolling through the bazaars in Istanbul, you might be tempted to try this classic Turkish treat, which is sometimes flavored with rosewater or pistachio. What is it?
Istanbul Treasures
Turkish Delight
Constantinople Candy
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Question 6/12

peerlessexcursions.com
Can you identify this famous Istanbul landmark?
Galata Tower
Justinian's Tower
Turkish Tower
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Question 7/12

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For shopping in Istanbul, the best place to go is the massive covered market known as the:
Istanbul Bazaar
Grand Bazaar
Turkish Bazaar
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Question 8/12

anzacgallipolitour.com
Which of the following flowers is associated with Istanbul?
Tulips
Carnations
Tiger Lilies
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Question 9/12

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Which novel, which was partially set in Istanbul, was also written in the city?
And Then There Were None
Murder in the Rue Morgue
Murder on the Orient Express
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Question 10/12

circleistanbul.com
A popular holiday place which is located just outside of Istanbul is a series of nine islands known as:
Princes Islands
Galata Islands
Ottoman Islands
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Question 11/12

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What is the population of Istanbul?
5 million
13 million
20 million
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Question 12/12

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Which of the following is known for its six minarets?
Blue Mosque
Suleiman Mosque
Hagia Sophia
Result
Don't worry! You can always brush up on your history courses! Istanbul is a great city and you should definitely read a bit about it!

C+, Not Your Favorite City?

orienttravel.ie
Right!
Istanbul is a great city, and it sounds like you know it! Aren't you cosmopolitan!

B+, You're No Turkey!

holidayguru.ie
Right!
You really know your stuff! Go to the front of the class! And have some Turkish Delight to reward yourself.

A+, You're An Istanbul Native!

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1
Everyone knows that Istanbul was Constantinople. Before that, what was its name?
Carthage
Nova Roma
Byzantium
2
Istanbul is the only city that sits on two continents. What is the narrow body of water that divides the European and Asian parts of the city?
Bosporus Straits
Aegean Sea
Inlet of Istanbul
3
The Hagia Sophia is perhaps Istanbul's greatest landmark. Who built it?
Emperor Augustus
Emperor Justinian
Julius Caesar
4
Because of its fame, many people mistakenly assume that Istanbul is the capital of Turkey, but it is not. What is the capital?
Ankara
Antalya
Ephesus
5
While strolling through the bazaars in Istanbul, you might be tempted to try this classic Turkish treat, which is sometimes flavored with rosewater or pistachio. What is it?
Istanbul Treasures
Turkish Delight
Constantinople Candy
6
Can you identify this famous Istanbul landmark?
Galata Tower
Justinian's Tower
Turkish Tower
7
For shopping in Istanbul, the best place to go is the massive covered market known as the:
Istanbul Bazaar
Grand Bazaar
Turkish Bazaar
8
Which of the following flowers is associated with Istanbul?
Tulips
Carnations
Tiger Lilies
9
Which novel, which was partially set in Istanbul, was also written in the city?
And Then There Were None
Murder in the Rue Morgue
Murder on the Orient Express
10
A popular holiday place which is located just outside of Istanbul is a series of nine islands known as:
Princes Islands
Galata Islands
Ottoman Islands
11
What is the population of Istanbul?
5 million
13 million
20 million
12
Which of the following is known for its six minarets?
Blue Mosque
Suleiman Mosque
Hagia Sophia