France has not always been called France.


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.