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Vidin: Quiz


Question 1: Vidin (Bulgarian: Видин, also spelled as Widdin in English) is a port town on the southern bank of the ________ in northwestern Bulgaria.

Question 2: In the ________ Vidin used to be an important Bulgarian city, a bishop seat and capital of a large province.
Early Middle AgesLate Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 3: When ________ settled in the area, they called the town Badin or Bdin, where the modern name comes from.
SerbsSlavic peoplesSouth SlavsSlavic languages

Question 4: In 1369, a united Slavic Bulgarian empire drove out the Hungarian military, but in 1393 the whole of Bulgaria, along with the rest of the surrounding region, fell to the ________.
IstanbulOttoman EmpireTurkeyTurkish people

Question 5: The town grew into one of the important centres of the province of Upper Moesia, encompassing the territory of modern northwestern Bulgaria and eastern ________.
BelgradeSerbiaBosnia and HerzegovinaMontenegro

Question 6: There are also some Vlachs (________) who live in Vidin and to the north of it.
DaciaRomaniansDacia (Roman province)Romanian language

Question 7: Its importance once again rose during the ________ (1185–1396) and its despots were influential figures in the Empire and were on several occasions chosen for Emperors.
Second Bulgarian EmpireOld Great BulgariaFirst Bulgarian EmpireBulgarian Orthodox Church

Question 8: In 1365, the Tsardom of Vidin was occupied by ________ crusaders.
Hungarian peopleEuropeRomaniaHungary

Question 9: Vidin is the 19th town by population in Bulgaria, but serious demographic problems have been experienced in the area since ________.
World War IICollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese War

Question 10: Following defeat at the hands of the Ottomans outside the city of Nicopolis, Vidin finally fell under the sphere of the Ottomans, led by ________, as a punishment for their role in the hostilities.
Mehmed IIBayezid IMurad IOttoman Empire

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