History questions This is a list of recently added questions about history. Play history quiz and see all the questions. Rome has never been sacked byCarthaginians. During the migration period Rome was sacked by Visigoths in 410, Vandals 45 years later. Four centuries later Arabs also plundered the Eternal City. Carthaginians led by Hannibal never conquered the city despite invading most of Italy.Created by: smyruvery hard 38% VandalsVandals375VisigothsVisigoths480CarthaginiansCarthaginians1803ArabsArabs2050ancient history riddles » Which university in Europe is the oldest?Bologne University (1088) is the oldest university in Europe. It was established in Constantinople in 849. Created by: szymekvery hard 32% Oxford UniversityOxford University677Bologne UniversityBologne University1454Sorbonne UniversitySorbonne University1013Padova UniversityPadova University1351Middle Ages riddles » Sicily was never ruled byTurks. Through its history Sicily was ruled by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Normans, Germans, French, and Aragon. However it has never been conquered by Osman Empire despite its vicinity. Created by: smyruhard 48% VandalsVandals84ArabsArabs83NormansNormans163TurksTurks308history of Europe riddles » Who introduced the Fibonacci numbers?Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Leonardo Fibonacci, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo. His 1202 book Liber Abaci introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics, although the sequence had been described earlier as Virahanka numbers in Indian mathematics.Created by: Olavery hard 25% Edouard LucasEdouard Lucas42CartesiusCartesius121Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz158Leonardo of PisaLeonardo of Pisa108mathematics riddles » Which country was formerly named East Pakistan?Bangladesh. Between 1947-1971, the current country of Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan, known as the East Pakistan. It was the largest, the most populated and the richest region of Pakistan, completely separated from the rest of the country. In 1971, after 9-month-long war for independence, the province was changed into the independent country of Bangladesh.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 55% MyanmarMyanmar136NepalNepal112BangladeshBangladesh475AfghanistanAfghanistan131historical names riddles » Which country was formerly named Upper Volta?Burkina Faso. "Upper Volta" was the name of the French colony in the upper section of river Volta. In 1958 the country gained independence, and in 1984 it changed its name to “Burkina Faso”. The new name was createf from words in two different local languages: “Burkina” means “honest” in Mossi language, “Faso” means “fatherland” in Dyula language.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 64% SurinameSuriname95Burkina FasoBurkina Faso561LaosLaos96GhanaGhana116Western Africa riddles » Which country was formerly named Zaire?Congo. In 1971 the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko changed the name of Republic of Congo to Republic of Zaire. His goal was to replace all the post-colonial names (the capital Leopoldville was changed to Kishasa). However, changing the name of Congo to Zaire was curious, given that the name Congo, which referred both to the river Congo and to the ancient Kongo Empire, was fundamentally "authentic" to pre-colonial African roots, while Zaire is in fact a Portuguese corruption of another African word, Nzere ("river”). In 1997 the name was changed back to Republic of Congo.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 63% CongoCongo534AngolaAngola53NamibiaNamibia93ZimbabweZimbabwe162geography riddles » Which country was formerly named Ceylon?Sri Lanka. The name “Ceylon” was given to the island by the Portuguese explorers in 1505. Later it was used by the British as a name of the colony. In 1948, the country gained independence, and changed its name to Sri Lanka (coming from local Sinhalese language) in 1972.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery easy 80% IndonesiaIndonesia102Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea37Sri LankaSri Lanka780BangladeshBangladesh50Sri Lanka riddles » Which country was formerly named Dutch Guiana?Suriname is a former Dutch Colony known as Dutch Guiana. The country changed its name in 1975, after gaining independence. The name “Suriname” comes from the main river of the country, and was used for the colony long before the official adoption.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 63% GhanaGhana98SurinameSuriname577IndonesiaIndonesia112HondurasHonduras127South America riddles » Which country was formerly named Formosa?Taiwan. Formosa is a name given to the island by the Portuguese explorers (“Ilha Formosa” - “beautiful island”). The name was used until 1945.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 44% TaiwanTaiwan255GreeceGreece31TunisiaTunisia200BrasilBrasil87Taiwan riddles » Play history quiz and see all the questions.