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Quiz Time...

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by Carol Al-Ajroush, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Geez, I obviously have too much time on my hands today....but decided since we live in such a bi-cultural neighborhood to see how folks here do on a quiz I gave recently during an "Arabian Nights" evening:

    1. What is the oldest city in Saudi Arabia?

    2. In which Arab country was the wheel invented?

    3. Which Arab country receives the most foreign visitors per year?

    4. What is the traditional form of greeting in the Arab world?

    5. Name the capitol of Morocco?

    6. Which is the largest Arab country?

    7. Where did the first camels in Australia come from?

    8. Which Arab country had a US consulate as early as 1787?

    9. When did the USA establish diplomatic relations with KSA?

    10. Which of the Pakistani missiles is named after an Arabian falcon?

    11. How many countries make up the Arab League?

    5 point bonus – name them:



    And please....submit your challenges too!
  2. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson New Member

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    I don't know the answers to those questions but I could cheat and look them up in the CIA factbook. But I do have these questions three.

    (1) What is the capital of Asyria?

    (2) What is the velocity of an unladen Swallow?

    (3) What is your favorite color?
  3. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Do you mean an african or a european swallow? (That will get rid of you for a while:D)

  4. brim

    brim Active Member

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    Blue....NONO!!!#!#%!
  5. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    Blue....No....Yell....Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhh!



    But, seriously, is the answer to Carol's question #3 Saudi Arabia (b/c of Mecca)?
  6. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    1. Jeddah?
    2. Iraq/Mess-o-potamia
    3. Egypt?
    4. Handshake (or do you meen verbal?)
    5. Rabat
    6. Sudan
    7. Canary Islands
    8. Morocco
    9. 1933
    10. Shaheen
    11. 22

    I used a #2 pencil...
  7. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Some I know off the top of my head. Others I could Google

    Wheel - Mesopatamia
    Morocco Capital - Rabat
    Greeting - assalamu alaikam (sp?)
    Arab League - 22

    As for the consulate in 1787. Not sure if your year is correct. I thought the Treaty of Marrakech (sp?) in 1787 was out first "offical" treaty/dealing with any Arab/Muslim country (Morocco). We did not establish a consulate there until 1797. Just a thought

    And Homer, it is not the CIA Factbook. It is the CIA World Factbook :)
  8. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    You get the GOLD STAR for number 3. :D Yep...due to the Hajj and Mecca, Saudi Arabia receives more foreign visitors per year than any other arab country.


  9. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Hmmmm....You've stumped me there Homer! But I can answer for 3... BLUE BLUE BLUE! :D

  10. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Not too bad...but maybe I should grade on a curve! :D

  11. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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  12. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Okay Homer... when Asyria -was- recognized as a nation, I believe the capital was then Babylon.

  13. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson New Member

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    Shhh! You're giving too much away, Dude! ;)
  14. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    I would like to appeal my grading on question 7.

    http://www.camelsaust.com.au/

    "The first camel in Australia was imported from the Canary Islands in 1840 by Horrock. The next major group of 24 camels came out in 1860 for the ill-fated Bourke and Wills expedition. The first time the explorer Giles used camels he travelled 220 miles in 8 days without giving water to the camels. He later went from Bunbury Downs to Queen Victoria Springs (WA), a distance of 325 miles in 17 days and gave one bucket of water to each camel after the twelfth day."

    and

    "A man named “Horrock” brought the first Dromedary Camel (Dromadeus bactrianus) to Australia on the 12th October 1840, at Port Adelaide in South Australia. It was the only survivor of a group of camels that was shipped from the Canary Islands, north-west Africa."

    "The camels that were bred in these studs were more superior in quality that their counterparts in the camels native India and Pakistan, but the camels from these parts of the world were still being imported till 1907, because of the large necessity of cheap camels."
  15. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Okay Boomer, you and my spouse will have to debate this one out since this was one of his questions on our quiz. He's an Arab diplomat and was posted to Australia among other places. During his discussions with Australian officials he learned that the first camels to Australia came from Afghanistan. So the government of Australia is laying camel claim to Afghanistan...


  16. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Hey not bad...we still need a correct answer to question one -- What is the oldest city in Saudi Arabia. Number 7 is under debate....and noone has attempted to identify the countries which make up the Arab League.
  17. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    All this camel talk is making me Wobbly. I can't get their padded hooves, hooded eyes, bendy necks and long tails out of my mind...

    And, yes, if you know what I'm talking about you need just as much help as I do...
  18. gammonbabe

    gammonbabe New Member

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    I don't know by far enough about the middle east to even think that I can get many right here, but lets just guess (and I know I could research it easy on the web, but I don't cheat).

    So most of these I guessed wildly. :)

    Marianne
  19. gammonbabe

    gammonbabe New Member

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    And of course the answer to everything:


    42



  20. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    • The Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Kingdom Of Bahrain
    • Republic Of Tunisia
    • Democratic And Popular Republic Of Algeria
    • Republic Of Djibouti
    • Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
    • Rebuplic Of Sudan
    • Arab Rebuplic Of Syria
    • Republic Of Somalia
    • Republic Of Iraq
    • Sultanate Of Oman
    • State Of Palestine
    • State Of Qatar
    • Federal Islamic Republic Of Comoros
    • State Of Kuwait
    • Republic Of Lebanon
    • Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    • Arab Republic Of Egypt
    • Kingdom Of Morocco
    • Islamic Republic Of Mauritania
    • Republic Of Yemen

    Does Iraq still count with the new puppet (lets hope not) government? :)

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