10 most difficult Turkey riddlesTurkey quiz
What is the largest province of Turkey by area?
Turkey is subdivided into 7 regions and 21 subregions for geographic, demographic and economic purposes. For administrative purposes, it is subdivided into 81 provinces with Konya being the largest by area.
What mosque is that?
The Selimiye Mosque in Edirne
The Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul
The Yeni Mosque in Istanbul
The Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque in Istanbul
The Selimiye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque, which is located in the city of Edirne, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built by architect Mimar Sinan between 1569 and 1575. It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture.
Where were the first coins developed?
The first coins were developed in Iron Age Anatolia around the 7th and 6th centuries BC. They spread rapidly in the 6th and 5th centuries BC, throughout Greece and Persia, and further to the Balkans.
In which country are the following surnames very common: "unbeatable", "rock", "iron", "falcon", "steel" and "thunderbolt"?
These warrior-like surnames are at positions 2-7. The most common surname in Turkey is Öztürk, meaning "pure Turk".
What was the first name of Istanbul?
In 660 BC, the city was founded as the colony of Megara and named to honour its king Byzas. In 324 AD, Constantine the Great made it an eastern capital of Roman Empire. The city was then renamed Nea Roma; however, most simply called it Constantinople.
What's the origin of the word "turquoise"?
Turku City in Finland
Turkey as a country
Turkusy, fake region
The name Turquoise was established in the seventeenth century and came from the name of Turkey (turquoise is French for "Turkish"), because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey. Ancient Romans called this rock Kalalit.
How long did the Ottoman Empire last for?
about 400 years
about 600 years
about 800 years
about 1000 years
The Ottoman period spanned more than 600 years and came to an end only in 1922, when it was replaced by the Turkish Republic and various successor states in southeastern Europe and the Middle East.
Whose heads lie on the slopes of Mount Nemrut, a major tourist attraction in Turkey?
various Greek and Iranian gods
servants and animals of Alexander the Great
Assyrian army leaders
Mount Nemrut is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey. Near the summit, a number of large statues of Greek and Iranian gods are erected around the royal tomb, which King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built for himself in 62 BC. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.