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Middle East Quiz

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12 questions
English
Test your knowledge on the Middle East with this engaging quiz!
1
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What is often referred to as the "lifeblood" of Egypt

Nile

Nile River

The Nile River

70% got this right

The Nile River is the longest river in the world. The Nile flows into the Mediterranean sea and has length of 6,695km.
2

In which city is Hagia Sophia located in?

Instanbul

Cairo

Damascus

Riyadh

64% got this right

Did you know that Hagia Sophia served as a church, mosque & museum in its 1,500-year history?
3

Which desert is the biggest one in the Middle East?

Arabian Desert

Al Nufud Al Kabir

Dasht-e Lut

Sinai Desert

56% got this right

The Arabian Desert is the 4th largest desert in the world, the 2nd largest hot or sand desert in the world.
4

Which famous cheese is from Cyprus?

Halloumi

Akkawi

Feta

Testouri

54% got this right

Halloumi, produced from a mixture of goat's and sheep's milk, resembles mozzarella.
5
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Which city is known for its rose-colored red-cut architecture?

Petra

Damascus

Jericho

Jerusalem

45% got this right

Petra was the capital of Nabateans, an ancient Arab tribe who inhabited northern Arabia and the southern Levant.
6

Which food isn't from Middle Eastern cuisine?

Ajapsandali

Couscous

Falafel

Hummus

45% got this right

Ajapsandali is a popular Georgian stew consisting of eggplants, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and seasonings.
7

Which language is predominantly spoken in Iran?

Farsi

Persian

78% got this right

The first handwritten book in Farsi was a medical book written in 1055
8

Place the following countries from MOST to LEAST population.

1.

Egypt

2.

Turkey

3.

Iran

4.

Saudi Arabia

Easy  91% got this right

Egypt-100,388,070 Turkey-83,429,620 Iran-82,913,910 Saudi Arabia-34,268,530
9

Which city is the capital of Lebanon?

Beirut

Amman

Damascus

Nicosia

75% got this right

Beirut is one of the oldest cities in the world, having been inhabited for more than 5,000 years.
10

The Dead Sea, at 420m below sea level, is the lowest point on earth. Can you locate it?

44% got this right

Dead sea has a high concentratiom of dissolved salt. As a result of this water is dense because of this concentration.
11

In which modern-day country are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, an ancient Wonder of the Ancient World, located?

Iraq

69% got this right

There is no archaelogical or Babylonian sources that the Gardens ever truly existed.
12

In which city is the famous Mosque Kaaba located in?

Mecca

Cairo

Jerusalem

Medina

56% got this right

Kaaba contains a sacred black stone. Its a meteorite and is believed to have been given to Abraham by the angel Gabriel.