Quiz: Istanbul Trivia [20 Questions]

Istanbul

Test your knowledge about Istanbul, one of the most historically important cities on the planet. From its ancient roots to modern times, Istanbul has been a cultural and trade hub. Challenge yourself with these 20 questions and see how much you know about this fascinating city!

  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT a former name of Istanbul?

    • Constantinople
    • Stamboul
    • Byzantium
    • Ankara

    Correct Wrong

    Ankara is the capital of Turkey, not a former name of Istanbul.

  • Question of

    Which popular flower, actually originated in Istanbul, is associated with the Dutch?

    • Gerber Daisy
    • Tulip
    • Calla Lily
    • Dahlia

    Correct Wrong

    The tulip, associated with the Dutch, originated in Istanbul.

  • Question of

    Which of the below cities has an older subway system than Istanbul?

    • London
    • Beijing
    • Paris
    • Mexico City

    Correct Wrong

    London has an older subway system than Istanbul.

  • Question of

    The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was the largest church in the world for 900 years. What is it called now?

    • Sultanahmet Mosque
    • Fatih Mosque
    • Hagia Sophia
    • Topkapı Palace

    Correct Wrong

    The Hagia Sophia is now a popular museum in Istanbul.

  • Question of

    Which tower, built in 1348 to house prisoners of war, offers incredible 360 views of the city?

    • Galata Tower
    • Beyazit Tower
    • Endem TV Tower
    • Kiz Kulesi

    Correct Wrong

    The Galata Tower, built in 1348, offers panoramic views of Istanbul.

  • Question of

    Also known as the Strait of Istanbul, which significant waterway runs right through Istanbul?

    • Sea of Marmara
    • Bosphorus Strait
    • Black Sea Strait
    • Aegean Sea

    Correct Wrong

    The Bosphorus Strait runs through Istanbul.

  • Question of

    The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the oldest and largest shopping centers in the world. Approximately how many shops does it contain?

    • 500
    • 2000
    • 4000
    • 6000

    Correct Wrong

    The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul contains approximately 4000 shops.

  • Question of

    Which famous Agatha Christie novel was written while she stayed in Istanbul?

    • Death on the Nile
    • The Mystery of the Blue Train
    • Murder in Mesopotamia
    • Murder on the Orient Express

    Correct Wrong

    Murder on the Orient Express was written by Agatha Christie in Istanbul.

  • Question of

    Which large palace, now a museum, served as the administrative centre and residence of the imperial Ottoman court from about 1478 to 1856?

    • Yıldız Palace
    • Dolmabahçe Palace
    • Beylerbeyi Palace
    • Topkapı Palace

    Correct Wrong

    Topkapı Palace served as the center of the Ottoman court for centuries.

  • Question of

    The ‘Big 3’ in Turkey are the three most successful football clubs in the country, all based in Istanbul. Which of the following is NOT one of those clubs?

    • Vefa S.K
    • Beşiktaş J.K
    • Fenerbahçe S.K.
    • Galatasaray S.K.

    Correct Wrong

    Vefa S.K is not one of the 'Big 3' football clubs in Istanbul.

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