Know You the Middle East?

 The Middle East is a place of strong emotions. It is full of ancient culture, ancient beginnings and, today, a place of deep conflict at times. What do you know of this area of the world? You will be able to answer that in a few minutes if you complete our quiz!
 
 
Which of these countries is NOT a Middle Eastern country?
Afghanistan
Yemen
Iran
Iraq
 
 
Which of these religions did NOT originate in the Middle East?
Islam
Judaism
Christianity
Buddhism
 
 
Which country saw U.S military presence in 2003 as the beginning of a larger scale war?
Iraq
Yemen
Kuwait
Bahrain
 
 
Who is the current prime minister of Israel?
Benjamin Netanyahu
Ariel Sharon
Ehud Barak
Yithak Rabin
 
 
Which of these countries shares a border with Yemen?
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Iran
 
 
In which country is the spoken language Persian?
Iran
Iraq
Oman
Syria
 
 
What is the name of the Peninsula that Israel returned to Egypt in 1982 after conquering years before?
The peninsula was occupied by Israeli forces during the Six-Day War of June 1967 but was returned to Egypt in 1982 under the terms of the peace treaty concluded between those countries in 1979.
Sinai Peninsula
Egyptian Peninsula
Cairo Peninsula
Pharaoh Peninsula
 
 
What is the capital city of Jordan?
Oman
Amman
Kabul
Islamabad
 
 
Which Middle Eastern country has the largest population?
Egypt has about 100 million people, followed way behind by Iran with 81 million.
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Saudi Arabia
 
 
Which of these is NOT a Middle Eastern food?
Ossobuco is an Italian dish.
Shawarma
Falafel
Manakeesh
Ossobuco
 
 
What is the name of Israel's famous foreign intelligence agency?
The Mossad
The Knesset
The Memshala
The Rabanut
 
 
What is the LEAST populous country in the Middle East?
Bahrain
Qatar
Kuwait
Lebanon
 
 
How many Arab countries are there in the world?
The Arab World consists of 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
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You Don't Know Much About It
You probably don't live in the Middle East and so you probably don't give much thought to this region. However, it is a place with ancient history and culture that also has a big political presence these days. Might be worth your while learning a bit more about it.
You Know Quite a Bit!
You know quite a bit about the Middle East. Probably more than most. It's a fascinating group of countries with a glorious (and also terrible) history full of war, pain, losses, and victories. The more you know about it, the more interesting it becomes, especially when you look at all that ancient history!
A Middle East Expert!
Are you from Lebanon, Israel or maybe Egypt? You easily ACED this trivia quiz about the Middle East and we're happy you did! The history of the entire world was influenced heavily by these countries and they still pack a political punch today. This is highly useful information and we congratulate you for acing our quiz!
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