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Quiz - All about Libya

The Jewel of the Sahara and once a breadbasket of the ancient world...... 15 Questions.

 
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1

In terms of area, Libya is the ______ largest country in Africa ?

  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th

2

In terms of the best Human Development Index, Libya is ranked _____ highest in Africa ?

  • 1st
  • 3rd
  • 5th

3

The Sahara desert occupies what percentage of the country of Libya ?

  • 60 %
  • 75 %
  • 90 %

4

The capital city of Tripoli was founded in which century ?

  • 7th century BC
  • 5th century BC
  • 3rd century BC

5

During the "Scramble for Africa", Libya was occupied by which colonial power till it attained its independence ?

  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Italy

6

The 1981 Hollywood classic " Lion of the Desert" starring Anthony Quinn depicted the life of which great leader of Libyan resistance against colonist rule ?

  • Omar Sharif
  • Mohammed Omar
  • Omar Mukhtar

7

Libya declared its independence as the United Kingdom of Libya, a constitutional and hereditary monarchy under King Idris, (Libya's first and only monarch), in which year ?

  • 1945
  • 1948
  • 1951

8

Which two nations were ranked 1st & 2nd in terms of supplying arms to Libya in return for cheaper fuel, during independent Libya's formative years ?

  • France & Spain
  • UK & USA
  • Russia & Italy

9

In 1969, who led the 1st Libyan revolution which overthrew King Idris of Libya and established the Libyan Arab Republic ?

  • General Gaddafi
  • Colonel Gaddafi
  • Major Gaddafi

10

Muammar Gaddafi holds which position in Libyan politics ?

  • President of Libya
  • Secretary General of Libya
  • Leader and Guide of the Revolution of Libya

11

The highly demoralizing "Toyota War" of 1987 was a border conflict between Libya and with which other nation ?

  • Chad
  • Egypt
  • Algeria

12

The price of petrol in Libya per litre in US dollar is ?

  • US$ 0.25
  • US$ 0.15
  • US$ 0.35

13

The only major city in Libya which experiences regular snowfall in winter is ?

  • Al Bayda
  • Benghazi
  • Tripoli

14

Which ancient city ruins, located in Libya, is widely considered to be one of the best preserved and most spectacular Roman archaeological sites in the world ?

  • Constantine
  • Leptis Magna
  • Carthage

15

Which country signed a historic co-operation treaty with Libya under which it will will pay a huge sum of $5 billion to Libya, in Feb 2009 ?

  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia

 

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