The Middle East Quiz

The Middle East Quiz

Mar 20, 2023

THE MIDDLE EAST 


Stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to Pakistan and including the Arabian peninsula, the Middle East region features some of the richest oil fields, a diverse and vivid history and arguably some of the most troubled areas in the world.  

From ancient times to modern day, the Middle East has played an important part in the how the rest of the world operates. What do you know about the Middle East?

QUESTIONS

1. By land area, what is the largest of the seven independent city states which make up the United Arab Emirates?

2. Which city is celebrated and revered by the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths and is claimed as the capital city by both Israel and Palestine?

3. Based on GDP per capita, which is currently (as of March 2023) the richest of all nations in the Middle East and was home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

4. Which Middle Eastern state was invaded by Iraq on August 2nd, 1990?

5. In what year did Israel become an independent state following the end of the British Mandate for Palestine, which also initiated the first Arab-Israel War?

6. What is the southernmost country of the Arabian peninsular which extends into the Gulf of Aden?

7. One of the most important waterways of the region and the second largest river in western Asia, which river flows through Iraq’s capital city, Baghdad?

8. What name is given to the region along the eastern Mediterranean which encompasses modern day Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and sometimes also Greece and Turkey, which was used by Islamic fundamentalist group ISIL?

9. Which sea connects the Suez Canal to the Indian Ocean via the Gulf of Aden?

10. What is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia and is the country’s commercial center?

 

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ANSWERS

1. By land area, what is the largest of the seven independent city states which make up the United Arab Emirates?
ABU DHABI

2. Which city is celebrated and revered by the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths and is claimed as the capital city by both Israel and Palestine?
JERUSALEM

3. Based on GDP per capita, which is currently (as of March 2023) the richest of all nations in the Middle East and was home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
QATAR (It has a GDP of over $62,000 per capita, if you think this is high it was once over $120,000 back in 2018)

4. Which Middle Eastern state was invaded by Iraq on August 2nd, 1990?
KUWAIT

5. In what year did Israel become an independent state following the end of the British Mandate for Palestine, which also initiated the first Arab-Israel War?
1948

6. What is the southernmost country of the Arabian peninsular which extends into the Gulf of Aden?
YEMEN

7. One of the most important waterways of the region and the second largest river in western Asia, which river flows through Iraq’s capital city, Baghdad?
TIGRIS (The Euphrates is the longest river and runs approximately 25km West of Baghdad)

8. What name is given to the region along the eastern Mediterranean which encompasses modern day Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and sometimes also Greece and Turkey, which was used by Islamic fundamentalist group ISIL?
LEVANT (ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)

9. Which sea connects the Suez Canal to the Indian Ocean via the Gulf of Aden?
RED SEA

10. What is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia and is the country’s commercial center?
JEDDAH

 

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