10 most difficult cities of Asia riddles A list of ten (out of 27) cities of Asia related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Cities of Asia quiz The renaming of cities in India started after the end of the British imperial period in India and continues to date. Which of the following names is still the official one?Hyderabad. Bombay was renamed to Mumbai in 1995; Madras was renamed to Chennai in 1996; Calcutta changed name to Kolkata in 2001. Bhopal, Bangalore and Mysore are speculated to be renamed in the future.very hard 27% CalcuttaCalcutta31%BombayBombay26%MadrasMadras14%HyderabadHyderabad27%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 7269 answers in 2 languages »city names riddles » Where is Beijing?At point 1. Beijing is located in northern China. Its name, which means "Northern Capital", was applied to the city in 1403 during the Ming Dynasty to distinguish the city from Nanjing (the "Southern Capital").very hard 37% at point 1at point 137%at point 2at point 227%at point 3at point 324%at point 4at point 410%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 26542 answers in 3 languages »geography of China riddles » What does the name Singapore mean?City of Lions. The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura (lit. Lion City), hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City. Lions probably never lived there; the beast seen by Sang Nila Utama, who founded and named ancient Singapore, was most likely a tiger.hard 40% City of BirdsCity of Birds16%City of MonkeysCity of Monkeys27%City of LionsCity of Lions40%City of ElephantsCity of Elephants15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16110 answers in 3 languages »Southeast Asia riddles » What is the capital city of Qatar?Doha is the capital the largest city of Qatar. The population of Doha is 1.4 million - about 67% of the total country population.hard 42% DubaiDubai14%Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi26%RiyadhRiyadh15%DohaDoha42%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4712 answers in 9 languages »Western Asia riddles » Which city is associated with cremated bodies lying on the banks of a river?Varanasi. Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganges remits sins and that dying in Varanasi ensures release of a person's soul from the cycle of its transmigrations. Those who are lucky enough to die in Varanasi, are cremated on the banks of the Ganges, and are granted instant salvation. Thus, many Hindus arrive here for dying.hard 45% HyderabadHyderabad9%KanpurKanpur32%VaranasiVaranasi45%LuxorLuxor12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 18013 answers in 4 languages »death riddles » Chennai is one of the India's largest cities. What was the previous city name?Madras. The renaming of cities in India started after the end of the British imperial period in India in 1947 and continues to date. Madras was changed to Chennai in 1994, but the old name preserved in many institutions, like Madras Stock Exchange, Madras University and Madras High Court.hard 46% CalcuttaCalcutta15%BombayBombay16%MadrasMadras46%BangaloreBangalore20%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 20248 answers in 2 languages »geography of India riddles » Where is the capital of Turkey?At point 4. Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Istanbul. It is located in central Anatolia.hard 50% at point 1at point 110%at point 2at point 217%at point 3at point 321%at point 4at point 450%Created by: Debbie Fox. Statistics based on 30904 answers in 2 languages »geography of Turkey riddles » What is the capital city of Turkmenistan?Ashgabat. In 1948, Ashgabat was hit a major earthquake (7.3 on the Richter scale), which killed 60% of the population of the city (110,000-176,000)hard 52% AshgabatAshgabat52%YerevanYerevan11%BakuBaku8%TashkentTashkent27%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6385 answers in 9 languages »Central Asia riddles » What was the previous name of Ho Chi Minh city?Saigon. Immediately after the communist takeover of South Vietnam in 1975, a provisional government renamed the city after Ho Chi Minh. Even today, however, the informal name of Sai Gon remains in daily speech both domestically and internationally.hard 53% HanoiHanoi21%SaigonSaigon53%Hai PhongHai Phong19%Da NangDa Nang4%Created by: Gizem İsmailoğlu. Statistics based on 23181 answers in 2 languages »communism riddles » What is the capital city of Saudi Arabia?Riyadh. From 1940s, the city entered the long period of modernization and planned development under king Saud. Today, Riyadh resembles American metropolies with its grid layout pattern and neighbourhoods connected by high-performance main roads to the inner areas. hard 55% RiyadhRiyadh55%DubaiDubai17%Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi24%MeccaMecca3%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5280 answers in 9 languages »Saudi Arabia riddles » Play cities of Asia quiz and see all the questions.