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Step Right Up: Play the City Name Game

Nomenclature changes, especially for cities with chronologies spanning centuries and even millennia. Test your knowledge of historic, even ancient, place names.

Phil Daoust has produced a quiz that will test your knowledge of the chosen nomenclature of cities all over the world. The quiz includes 12 questions, and depending on how well you do in the quiz, your responses will provoke a snarky remark or high praise in response. For instance, if you get them all wrong, you’ll be informed: “Awful - you are the detritus of the name game.”

Here’s a sample question to wet your whistle:

Now famous for its tower, this city was known to the Romans as Lutetia. Is it

Pisa
Blackpool
Paris

Full Story: The big city name game quiz

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