France has not always been called France.

Source: matadornetwork.com

Everybody know that Istanbul was Constantinople, but some countries have also known by other names.  This quiz of 18 countries is fairly easily, but I must object to the website’s characterization for a perfect score: “You’re basically a professional historian.”  The word you were looking for was geographer…and if you now have a song stuck in your head, here is the They Might Be Giants version and the old school Four Lads version of Istanbul (Not Constantinople)–you’re welcome. 

 

TagsCanada, trivia, games, place, toponyms.

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