Turkey Multiple Choice

Try to pick the right answer to the given questions all about the Republic of Turkey.
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Last updated: December 28, 2019
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1. What is the capital of Turkey?
Ankara
Antalya
Istanbul
Izmir
2. Who is considered to be the national hero of modern Turkey?
Suleiman the Magnificent
İsmet İnönü
Osman Gazi
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
3. Which one of these countries does Turkey NOT border?
Russia
Iran
Bulgaria
Azerbaijan
4. What is the Turkish name for the Turkish delight?
Lokum
Simit
Dolma
Baklava
It is derived from Arabic meaning "morsel" or "mouthful"
5. Which one is the second largest ethnic group of Turkey?
Albanians
Kurds
Greeks
Arabs
They mostly inhabit the southeastern parts of the country
6. What is an Nazar amulet believed to do?
Protect against the evil eye
Bring good luck
7. Which one of these is NOT one of the former names of Istanbul?
Byzantium
Constantinople
Augusta Antonia
New Athens
8. Into how many provinces is Turkey divided?
44
69
23
81
9. What strait straddles in the middle of Istanbul?
Mandeb
Dardenelles
Bosphorus
Hormuz
10. Which country did Turkey invade in 1974?
Cyprus
Georgia
Syria
Iraq
It was a Turkish victory and led to the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
11. In which year did the Turkish alphabet based on the Latin script get accepted nationwide?
1928
1970
1964
1991
It was Atatürk that changed the system in order to get closer to the West
12. True or False? - Turkey was neutral during World War II.
False
True
Turkey did declare war on the Axis powers at the very last days of the war
13. Which one of these is mainland Asia's westernmost point?
Cape Baba
Cape Nana
Cape Zaza
Cape Lala
14. At its peak, how many times bigger was the Ottoman Empire that the modern Turkey?
12 times bigger
4.4 times bigger
6.6 times bigger
9 times bigger
15. What did people in Turkey NOT have until the 1930s?
Bank accounts
Surnames
Electricity
Cars
It wasn't until 2013 that the eldest male member could only choose family's surname
16. Which of these is the English name for the longest river entirely located in Turkey?
Snake River
Peninsular River
High River
Red River
17. In 2003 Turkey won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time with the song called "Everyway That I Can". Who sang it?
Sezen Aksu
Şebnem Ferah
Nil Karaibrahimgil
Sertab Erener
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