The Ultimate Quiz On Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves Story!

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The Ultimate Quiz On Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves Story!

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is a folk tale which has been included in various versions of One Thousand and One Nights. It is one of the most familiar of the Arabian Nights tales and has been retold widely countless times. It has also had many performances in the media, especially for the purpose of entertaining the children. This short quiz is to examine your knowledge in relation to this very popular story.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Antoine Galland heard the story from who? 
    • A. 

      A Chinese merchant 

    • B. 

      An Egyptian storyteller

    • C. 

      A Saudi traveller

    • D. 

      A Syrian storyteller

  • 2. 
    When was the story added to the Nights?
    • A. 

      15th century 

    • B. 

      18th century

    • C. 

      17th century

    • D. 

      19th century

  • 3. 
    Who added the story to the Nights
    • A. 

      Hanna Diyab 

    • B. 

      Warda Noor

    • C. 

      Antoine Galland

    • D. 

      Richard F. Burton 

  • 4. 
    The earliest known text version was of which origin? 
    • A. 

      French 

    • B. 

      Arabic 

    • C. 

      Chinese 

    • D. 

      German 

  • 5. 
    Who discovered the Arabic language manuscript of the story? 
    • A. 

      Duncan Black MacDonald

    • B. 

      Antoine Galland

    • C. 

      Richard F. Burton 

    • D. 

      Hanna Diyab 

  • 6. 
    The first known teller of the story came from which of the following?
    • A. 

      Damascus

    • B. 

      Yamhad

    • C. 

      Aleppo

    • D. 

      Cairo

  • 7. 
    Did Ali Baba have a sibling? 
    • A. 

      Yes 

    • B. 

      Only half brothers 

    • C. 

      Yes, adopted girls 

    • D. 

      Only sisters 

  • 8. 
    Which of these best describes what happened to Cassim's body? 
    • A. 

      It was butchered 

    • B. 

      It was quartered 

    • C. 

      It was mutilated

    • D. 

      It was burnt 

  • 9. 
    In order to make everyone believe Cassim's death was natural, what was firstly obtained? 
    • A. 

      Medicines

    • B. 

      A tailor 

    • C. 

      Gossipers 

    • D. 

      A robe

  • 10. 
    What was firstly done to the tailor? 
    • A. 

      He was blindfolded

    • B. 

      He was silenced 

    • C. 

      He was made to swear an oath

    • D. 

      He was paid