Statistics for History of Turkey

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  • The average score is 14 of 20

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Question Answer % Correct
What was Istanbul formerly known as?Constantinople
95%
What island country did Turkey invade in 1974?Cyprus
89%
What Greek leader conquered most of Turkey in the 300s BC?Alexander the Great
84%
What military alliance did Turkey join in 1952?NATO
84%
What war caused the downfall of the Ottomans?World War I
79%
Who is considered the father of the modern Republic of Turkey?Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
77%
What tassled red hat was part of the official Ottoman army uniform in the 1800s?Fez
77%
What train route connected Paris and Istanbul?{Orient} Express
76%
What ancient city was the site of Homer's "Iliad"?Troy
75%
What group of the people were the victims of a genocide from 1915-1917?Armenians
74%
What offshoot of the Roman empire survived in Turkey until the 1400s?{Byzantine} Empire
73%
What was the title of the leader of the Ottoman Empire?Sultan
73%
What country, faced with a labor shortage, invited Turkish workers to immigrate in 1960?West Germany
69%
What empire controlled Turkey before that?Achaemenid Empire
(Persia)
67%
What language, spoken by 12% of the population, was banned from 1980-1991?Kurdish
67%
What controversial President has been accused of eroding
democracy since his election in 2014?
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
65%
What city, the third most-populous in Turkey, was formerly known as Smyrna?Izmir
48%
What was the title of that leader's chief advisor?Grand {Vizier}
40%
What group of people wanted to modernize and democratize the
Ottoman Empire in the early 1900s?
{Young} Turks
40%
What Roman city had a population of around a half million at the time of Jesus?Antioch
16%

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