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Geopolitical Changes Quiz


  1. On 30 November 2021, Sandra Mason replaced Queen Elizabeth as head of state in which country?
  2. Which country changed the name of its capital from Astana to Nur-Sultan in 2019?
  3. Which island country gained independence from the United States of America in 1902?
  4. After years of civil war, which country gained independence from Sudan in 2011?
  5. In 1984 which country changed its name to Burkina Faso?

  6. In 2019 Macedonia changed its name to what, after an agreement with Greece?
  7. In 1991 Nigeria moved its capital from which city to Abuja?
  8. In 2018 the Kingdom of Swaziland changed its name to the Kingdom of what?
  9. Iceland declared independence from which country in 1944?
  10. In 2002 East Timor gained independence from which country?
  11. In 1999 Portugal transfered sovereignty of which region to the People's Republic of China?
  12. Which territory of the United States was admitted to the Union as the 48th State of the United States on 14 February, 1912?
  13. In 2008 where declared its independence from Serbia, with Pristina as its capital?
  14. In the Soviet Union, what was the city of Konigsberg renamed?
  15. Which country declared independence from Russia after the 1917 Russian Revolution?
  16. Madras, India, changed its name to what in 1996?
  17. Which peninsula was annexed by Russia in 2014?
  18. In 1912, Albania declared its independence from which empire?
  19. The Republic of the Philippines gained independence from which country?
  20. What did Burma changed its name to in 1989?


  1. Barbados
  2. Kazakhstan
  3. Cuba
  4. South Sudan
  5. Upper Volta
  6. North Macedonia
  7. Lagos
  8. Eswatini (Kingdom of Eswatini)
  9. Denmark
  10. Portugal
  11. Macau
  12. Arizona
  13. Kosovo
  14. Kaliningrad
  15. Finland
  16. Chennai
  17. Crimea
  18. The Ottoman Empire
  19. United States of America
  20. Myanmar