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The Middle East Quiz

This is a short quiz about the geography, culture and demographics of the Middle East. 10 Questions.

 
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1

The Empty Quarter is a desert in which ME country?

  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Oman
  • Kuwait

2

The Strait of Hormuz, lying between Iran and the UAE, is approximately how wide at its narrowest point?

  • 11 miles
  • 42 miles
  • 37 miles
  • 21 miles

3

Saudi Arabia has the largest reserves of oil in the ME with 264 billion barrels (Oil & Gas Journal, 2006) but which ME country has the second largest reserves?

  • Iran
  • UAE
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar

4

What is the name of the Islamic law observed by all Arabs throughout the Middle East?

  • Sharia
  • Sharja
  • Shalat
  • Shabas

5

The hookah is smoked in all ME countries but by which other name is it known?

  • Turka
  • Fatima
  • Muscata
  • Shisha

6

The naqab is a piece of clothing worn by Arab women on which part of the body?

  • Shoulders
  • Face
  • Hands
  • Feet

7

In the Gulf War of 1990 - 1991, which of these Gulf Co-operation Council member countries did NOT form part of the coalition forces?

  • Qatar
  • Yemen
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Oman

8

Bahrain gained its independence from Britain in which year?

  • 1982
  • 1965
  • 1971
  • 1959

9

Houmus is widely eaten throughout the ME but what is its main ingredient?

  • Dhal
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Haricot beans

10

The Al-Jazeera TV network is becoming one of the fastest developing television corporations in the world. But in which ME city is it based?

  • Doha
  • Manama
  • Riyadh
  • Dubai

 

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