Quiz: Identify 40 Cities by Their Shape

When one development plan for a city is created, the majority of the time it is created based on the number of people that will live there. But in ancient times, people mostly settled near a river. The best example of this is The Nile river. Thousands of civilizations were settling near it because it gave them everything they needed back then. It was a source of food and a way to travel. This is the way many civilizations were formed.

As time went on, other civilizations and cities were built around religious monuments. The shape of the city was mostly square because it was easier to find the city center where the worship place was located, whether it was a church, mosque, or temple.

When countries were colonizing other places, they would build the cities in a place where everything was close by. These were built practically and the people prioritized function over form. This quiz includes some city maps that display the shape of that city, so let’s see if we can guess the cities themselves!

 

When one development plan for a city is created, the majority of the time it is created based on the number of people that will live there. But in ancient times, people mostly settled near a river. The best example of this is The Nile river. Thousands of civilizations were settling near it because it gave them everything they needed back then. It was a source of food and a way to travel. This is the way many civilizations were formed.

As time went on, other civilizations and cities were built around religious monuments. The shape of the city was mostly square because it was easier to find the city center where the worship place was located, whether it was a church, mosque, or temple.

When countries were colonizing other places, they would build the cities in a place where everything was close by. These were built practically and the people prioritized function over form. This quiz includes some city maps that display the shape of that city, so let’s see if we can guess the cities themselves!

 

This lakefront U.S city has been said that it looks like a semicircle – do you know it?

  • Miami
  • Chicago
  • Atlantic City
  • Charleston

Chicago is a pretty interesting city to visit and we can dive into different parts of it that display various sights.

Chicago is a pretty interesting city to visit and we can dive into different parts of it that display various sights.

This city in California is deemed as a future city because lots can be built there – can you name it?

  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • Irvine
  • Pasadena

Many experts have said that this is one city that many new brilliant things can be built.

Many experts have said that this is one city that many new brilliant things can be built.

This U.S city is named as the 15th happiest city in the US – do you know it?

  • Honolulu
  • Philadelphia
  • Detroit
  • Portland

Locals have recommended visiting Pu'u Ualaka'a State Wayside Park for those who ever end up in Honolulu.

Locals have recommended visiting Pu'u Ualaka'a State Wayside Park for those who ever end up in Honolulu.

You pass this city when you are heading to see the Taj Mahal – can you guess which city it is?

  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Pune

This city is part of the U.N. Women's Safe Cities initiative, where people provide safe transport and public places for women and girls.

This city is part of the U.N. Women's Safe Cities initiative, where people provide safe transport and public places for women and girls.

In this city, the most iconic religious statue is located – do you know which city?

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Lima
  • Quito
  • Cartagena

Those who want to see the statue have to go to the Parque Nacional da Tijuca.

Those who want to see the statue have to go to the Parque Nacional da Tijuca.

Many things in this city are legal, as opposed to other cities in Europe – can you name it?

  • Antwerp
  • Krakow
  • Belgrade
  • Amsterdam

Marijuana use is only legal if we take small amounts in the required shops. Sex workers have their places where they work and have to undergo health checkups.

Marijuana use is only legal if we take small amounts in the required shops. Sex workers have their places where they work and have to undergo health checkups.

Don’t assume that every person knows Kung Fu here – what city are we talking about?

  • Manila
  • Dhaka
  • Hong Kong
  • Karachi

If we head to the Tsim Sha Tsui area we will see statues of famous people and the Avenue of Stars.

If we head to the Tsim Sha Tsui area we will see statues of famous people and the Avenue of Stars.

In which city can we see the Eiffel Tower?

  • Lyon
  • Paris
  • Toulouse
  • Nantes

Georges-Eugène Haussmann was the person who created how Paris will look today. He wanted the city to look similar to London.

Georges-Eugène Haussmann was the person who created how Paris will look today. He wanted the city to look similar to London.

K-pop originated here – which city is it?

  • Chiang Mai
  • Macau
  • Seoul
  • Da Nang

Visit the Hongdae area to experience the nightlife.

Visit the Hongdae area to experience the nightlife.

Which city is also known as the City of Angels?

  • Santa Monica
  • Palm Springs
  • Los Angeles
  • Monterey

Movie enthusiasts should visit Universal Studios.

Movie enthusiasts should visit Universal Studios.

In which European city can we see Big Ben?

  • Prague
  • London
  • Budapest
  • Stockholm

We have to make sure to have some kind of map with us because we can easily get lost there.

We have to make sure to have some kind of map with us because we can easily get lost there.

Guess this Canadian city by its shape.

  • Guelph
  • Windsor
  • Vancouver
  • Ottawa

Many popular Hollywood celebrities come from here. Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, Hayden Christensen are some that we can think of.

Many popular Hollywood celebrities come from here. Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, Hayden Christensen are some that we can think of.

Which Australian city is the most walkable?

  • Sydney
  • Darwin
  • Newcastle
  • Wollongong

We can’t go to Sydney and not visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge, from where we can see the Sydney Opera House.

We can’t go to Sydney and not visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge, from where we can see the Sydney Opera House.

In which city can tourists taste the best Vietnamese food?

  • Jakarta
  • Karachi
  • Hanoi
  • Kyoto

Tourists can visit the Bun Cha, where a couple of years ago, former president Barak Obama and Antony Bourdain dined for a travel show. Now they serve a meal called ‘Combo Obama’.

Tourists can visit the Bun Cha, where a couple of years ago, former president Barak Obama and Antony Bourdain dined for a travel show. Now they serve a meal called ‘Combo Obama’.

In which city can we visit Central park?

  • Ithaca
  • Buffalo
  • Albany
  • New York

NYC is considered as an archipelago because it is formed by three islands; Long Island, Staten Island, and Manhattan.

NYC is considered as an archipelago because it is formed by three islands; Long Island, Staten Island, and Manhattan.

In which South American city we can fully experience tango?

  • Caracas
  • Asuncion
  • Paramaribo
  • Buenos Aires

There are even special clubs people can visit where tango is the only dance they can do.

There are even special clubs people can visit where tango is the only dance they can do.

What city is associated with anime?

  • Taipei
  • Mumbai
  • Tokyo
  • Kuala Lumpur

Those who like to taste some traditional food should visit the Tsukiji Market for some free samples.

Those who like to taste some traditional food should visit the Tsukiji Market for some free samples.

In which Massachusetts city can we visit ‘Little Italy’?

  • Manchester
  • Stamford
  • Burlington
  • Boston

In Little Italy, there are numerous shops, cafes, pastry shops that are owned by Italians.

In Little Italy, there are numerous shops, cafes, pastry shops that are owned by Italians.

Which Chinese city is the most modern?

  • Nanjing
  • Shiwei
  • Shanghai
  • Hefei

Where ever we walk around the city we will see something being built or something being fixed to look more modern.

Where ever we walk around the city we will see something being built or something being fixed to look more modern.

Charlize Theron was born in this city.

  • Phnom Penh
  • La Paz
  • Santo Domingo
  • Cape Town

New commuting initiatives were placed for this city in order to stop sexual harassment in the city, which was a big problem not so long ago.

New commuting initiatives were placed for this city in order to stop sexual harassment in the city, which was a big problem not so long ago.

Only Muslims can enter this city– what city are we talking about?

  • Lagos
  • Istanbul
  • Mecca
  • Dhaka

Every year, more than 3 million Muslims make a pilgrimage journey to Mecca.

Every year, more than 3 million Muslims make a pilgrimage journey to Mecca.

Riding a bike is more popular than driving a car in this Canadian city – what city are we talking about??

  • Montreal
  • Edmonton
  • Winnipeg
  • Victoria

Bike paths have been built since the 80s, and the majority of people there ride a bike.

Bike paths have been built since the 80s, and the majority of people there ride a bike.

In which city can we visit St Mark's Basilica?

  • Venice
  • Hamburg
  • Porto
  • Warsaw

Visitors can take a gondola and explore the city canals.

Visitors can take a gondola and explore the city canals.

Which New Zealand city is shown here?

  • Suva
  • Port Moresby
  • Wellington
  • Borobudur

Wellington is known for its amazing coffee.

Wellington is known for its amazing coffee.

In which South American city, can we taste the best wine products?

  • Santiago
  • Cochabamba
  • Maracaibo
  • Valparaiso

Santiago has the best wines in Chile.

Santiago has the best wines in Chile.

What is the name of this Moroccan city?

  • Casablanca
  • Tunis
  • Tripoli
  • Algiers

People who are planning to go there are advised to ask about safety because this town is known for crime.

People who are planning to go there are advised to ask about safety because this town is known for crime.

This city is the birthplace of grunge music –what city are we talking about??

  • Seattle
  • Denver
  • Nashville
  • Minneapolis

One of the best cities to visit in the U.S because of the numerous sights and places we can check out.

One of the best cities to visit in the U.S because of the numerous sights and places we can check out.

What city can be seen here?

  • Barcelona
  • Stockholm
  • Milan
  • Edinburgh

There loads of places to visit in Barcelona including Casa Calvet, Colonia Güell, Casa Milà, and Casa Vicens, to name a few.

There loads of places to visit in Barcelona including Casa Calvet, Colonia Güell, Casa Milà, and Casa Vicens, to name a few.

Craft beer is pretty popular in this US city – which city is it??

  • Tulsa
  • Austin
  • New Orleans
  • Memphis

There is even a Beer festival we can attend, where craft breweries from across the county come to showcase their beer.

There is even a Beer festival we can attend, where craft breweries from across the county come to showcase their beer.

In which city is the Western Wall located?

  • Kathmandu
  • Vatican
  • Jerusalem
  • Amritsar

Before arriving there, make sure to get a map of the old city because it is way easier to navigate.

Before arriving there, make sure to get a map of the old city because it is way easier to navigate.

It has been said that his city is ideal for job seekers – which European city is this?

  • Florence
  • Rotterdam
  • Munich
  • Zurich

Munich has been put in second place when it comes to job opportunities. It came short below Boston.

Munich has been put in second place when it comes to job opportunities. It came short below Boston.

Coffeehouse culture has been huge since the late 90s – which African city is this?

  • Nairobi
  • Durban
  • Addis Ababa
  • Kinshasa

Before getting into the coffee business and creating more than 150,000 coffee farms, Nairobi had a tea-drinking culture.

Before getting into the coffee business and creating more than 150,000 coffee farms, Nairobi had a tea-drinking culture.

This is the best city for women to live in – can you name this Danish city?

  • Oslo
  • Copenhagen
  • Reykjavik
  • Helsinki

Women's rights are respected, there is no pay gap and they can always feel safe.

Women's rights are respected, there is no pay gap and they can always feel safe.

Where is the birthplace of Jean-Claude Van Damme?

  • Berlin
  • Vienna
  • Brussels
  • Lisbon

There are many amazing things that have come out of Brussels. Like a certain type of waffles, Brussels sprouts, and great beer.

There are many amazing things that have come out of Brussels. Like a certain type of waffles, Brussels sprouts, and great beer.

This is one of the most LGBT+ friendly cities – which city is it??

  • Acapulco
  • Guadalajara
  • Oaxaca
  • Toluca

A lot of LGBT+ travelers have recommended this city for those who want a great holiday.

A lot of LGBT+ travelers have recommended this city for those who want a great holiday.

People from every religion are welcome in this Buddhist city – which city is it??

  • Kathmandu
  • Lhasa
  • Bangkok
  • Colombo

It is a modern city where their old heritage cultures are respected as well.

It is a modern city where their old heritage cultures are respected as well.

History lovers should definitely visit this city – what city are we talking about??

  • Athens
  • Jericho
  • Cairo
  • Byblos

We can’t go to Cairo without visiting the pyramids.

We can’t go to Cairo without visiting the pyramids.

This city is deemed the happiest in the world – which city is it??

  • Phoenix
  • Albuquerque
  • Boulder
  • Dallas

A survey was done, and more than 250,000 people voted Boulder as the happiest city to live in.

A survey was done, and more than 250,000 people voted Boulder as the happiest city to live in.

When you are there you can experience a multicultural vibe – which Canadian city is this?

  • Calgary
  • Halifax
  • Saskatoon
  • Toronto

Toronto has one of the best urban lakefronts in the world.

Toronto has one of the best urban lakefronts in the world.

Which South American city is pictured here?

  • Cusco
  • Medellín
  • Sucre
  • Brasilia

Tourists will hear the tour guides explain the crime spots in the city, which no other tour guide will tell them.

Tourists will hear the tour guides explain the crime spots in the city, which no other tour guide will tell them.

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