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Turkey Country Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the country of Turkey?
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Last updated: November 27, 2019
First submittedFebruary 1, 2014
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What is the capital of Turkey?
Ankara
What is Turkey's most populous city?
Istanbul
What was the former name of that city?
Constantinople / Byzantium
What is the title of the leader of the Eastern Orthodox church - based in that city?
Ecumenical Patriarch
What is the currency of Turkey?
Turkish Lira
What is the highest mountain in Turkey?
Mount Ararat
What Turkish empire was dissolved in 1923?
Ottoman Empire
What was the title of the person who ruled that empire?
Sultan
Who is considered the father of modern-day Turkey?
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
What are the four seas that border Turkey?
Aegean Sea
Black Sea
Sea of Marmara
Mediterranean Sea
What is the second-largest ethnic group in Turkey?
Kurds
What is the name of the peninsula on which most of Turkey is situated?
Anatolia
What does wearing a nazar amulet supposedly protect you from?
The Evil Eye
What seaside locale, formerly known as Smyrna, is the third largest city in Turkey?
İzmir
What cube-shaped candy is made from chopped dates, nuts, and gel?
Turkish Delight
What is the name for meat cooked on a vertical spit?
Doner Kebab
What is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque commonly known as?
The Blue Mosque
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level 72
Feb 1, 2014
More accurate term for the "Popular Dessert" would be "THE BEST THING YOU'VE EVER TASTED" haha Love the quiz! Makes me want to go back to Turkey!
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level 68
Aug 1, 2017
Maybe just 'cause I've never been a fan of Turkish delight, but... baklava is more popular, I'd say. I know, you didn't say "most popular..."
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level 46
Aug 1, 2017
Its like eating Perfume :(
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level 77
Nov 28, 2019
I hate perfume... but kind of like turkish delight. At least the good stuff. It's not the best thing I ever tasted, but I prefer it to baklava. At least most of time, and if eating any more than a tiny quantity. Though quality of both turkish delight and baklava varies a lot.
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level 62
Aug 3, 2017
Kebab is the best thing!
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level 76
Jan 28, 2018
Are you Edmund Pevensie?
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level 67
Nov 28, 2019
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level 76
Dec 1, 2019
Reads like storebought! :P Poor Randall.
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level 58
Oct 29, 2014
any chance of accepting marmaris for one of the seas?
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level 69
Oct 29, 2014
Marmaris is a touristic town at the southwest of the Turkey and has no relation with the Marmara Sea.
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level 66
Oct 31, 2014
never heard about the Blue Mosque. but Haggia Sophia, definitively yes !
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level 65
Jan 16, 2015
i was trying bosphorus sea lol but that only borders istanbul and i didn't think the blue mosque was so famous because my hotel was so close to it so i saw it every day and never got fascinated lol
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level 77
May 16, 2015
It's a strait not a sea
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level 58
Nov 28, 2019
What do you get fascinated by then?
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level 48
Feb 5, 2015
Not the higha sofia at all. It is a museum and is not used for worship plus it used to be a church.
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level 74
Nov 26, 2019
It also used to be a mosque
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level 76
Apr 16, 2015
How about kebob for kebab?
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level 67
Nov 20, 2015
I've never seen it spelt 'kebob'...are you inventing new words? xD
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level ∞
Nov 25, 2016
Kebob will work now
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level 58
Nov 28, 2019
But 'kebob' is not a real word, unlike 'kabob', which is a spelling sometimes used in North America.
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level 71
Jul 22, 2015
Seriously nothing about the football teams? Turkey have some of the craziest fans in the world, should have included the Istanbul teams, Gala, Fenerbahce and Besiktas.
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level 56
Aug 1, 2017
Seriously nothing about what I want? It's all about me me me, isn't it...
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level 61
Nov 26, 2019
Ohh yes, who could forget Balakircevirantalyagazianspor.
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level 72
Dec 2, 2019
I don't think a question asking us to name one of the 3 major clubs in Istanbul would be unreasonable. All are very well-known in world football. Turkish fans create a really intense atmosphere for visiting teams, even for Europe's elite.
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level 58
Jan 18, 2016
Should Byzantium also count as a former name of Istanbul?
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level 77
May 16, 2016
worked when I tried it.
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level 44
May 21, 2016
How many tried baklava? Missed that one...
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level 53
Aug 1, 2017
Is there only me was trying to think of which deserts were in Turkey? I gave up thinking I'm sure there aren't any
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level 56
Aug 1, 2017
I did too. Even then, I'm not sure I'd have described Turkish Delight as a dessert, it's more of a sweet/candy (that's how it's generally marketed in the UK).
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level 77
Aug 1, 2017
I think I learned at least 11 of these things when we had to do reports on different countries in 3rd or 4th grade and I picked Turkey... because the name was funny.
I remember bringing Turkish delight in for the class. Though I'd first tried it after reading about it in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 2nd grade.
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level 50
May 7, 2018
Isn't Turkey located on two peninsulas, Anatolia and Thrace?
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level 65
Aug 6, 2018
"most of Turkey"
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level 65
Aug 6, 2018
Can Mustafa Kemal be accepted? Ataturk is a title, and is not actually his name.
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level ∞
Nov 26, 2019
Kemal will work now.
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level 48
Nov 29, 2019
Atatürk is not a title, it is his given surname.
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level 53
Feb 26, 2019
Hmm not sure that the Aegean archipelagos is seen as a separate 'sea' than the Mediterranean.
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level 66
Mar 24, 2019
Surprised that so many people weren’t able to guess patriarch.
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level 61
Nov 28, 2019
Why? Most people in the west are very ignorant of the Orthodox Church
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level 67
Nov 27, 2019
"What seaside locale, formally known as Smyrna, is the third largest city in Turkey?". Shouldn't it be "formerly" instead of "formally"? As far as I know the former name was Smyrna and the present-day name is Izmir.
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level ∞
Nov 27, 2019
Yes, fixed.
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level 77
Nov 28, 2019
Many Ottoman sultans also took the title of Caliph, to assert that they were rulers over the entire Islamic world, even though they never actually were.
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level 47
Nov 28, 2019
And even sometimes there were up to 3 people at once that claimed the title.
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level 59
Nov 28, 2019
How about accepting Rahat Lokum for Turkish delight since that is original name of the sweet?
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level 24
Nov 30, 2019
Nice quiz 13/20 from Greece