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  • 1. 

    The cities of Alexandria & Luxor are popular tourist spots in which Arab country?

    • A.

      Jordan

    • B.

      Lebanon

    • C.

      Egypt

    • D.

      Kuwait

    Correct Answer
    C. Egypt
    Explanation
    Alexandria and Luxor are popular tourist spots in Egypt.

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  • 2. 

    The Aswan Dam, completed in 1970, forever changed the physical landscape in which Arab nation?

    • A.

      Lebanon

    • B.

      Saudi Arabia

    • C.

      Syria

    • D.

      Egypt

    Correct Answer
    D. Egypt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Egypt because the Aswan Dam, completed in 1970, had a significant impact on the physical landscape of Egypt. The dam was built on the Nile River and created the massive Lake Nasser, which submerged large areas of land. This altered the natural flow of the Nile and affected the surrounding ecosystems. Additionally, the dam provided Egypt with hydroelectric power and helped regulate water resources for irrigation and agriculture.

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  • 3. 

    Kuwait received its independence in 1961 from which European country?

    • A.

      Portugal

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      Great Britain

    • D.

      Italy

    Correct Answer
    C. Great Britain
    Explanation
    Kuwait received its independence in 1961 from Great Britain. Great Britain had colonized Kuwait in the early 20th century and controlled its affairs until granting it independence.

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  • 4. 

    What colors are on the Egyptian flag?

    • A.

      Red, White, Black

    • B.

      Green, White

    • C.

      Red , Yellow

    • D.

      Red, Blue, Yellow

    Correct Answer
    A. Red, White, Black
    Explanation
    The Egyptian flag consists of three horizontal stripes of red, white, and black. The red stripe represents the period of struggle against British occupation, the white stripe symbolizes the peaceful revolution that led to the end of the monarchy, and the black stripe represents the end of oppression and the beginning of a new era for Egypt.

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  • 5. 

    The Arab market is famous throughout every Arab country. What is the Arabic word for "market"?

    • A.

      Mata'am

    • B.

      Souk

    • C.

      Dukan

    • D.

      Madrassah

    Correct Answer
    B. Souk
    Explanation
    The Arabic word for "market" is "souk". The souk is a traditional marketplace commonly found in Arab countries, where various goods such as spices, textiles, and handicrafts are sold. Souks are known for their vibrant atmosphere, bustling crowds, and unique cultural experience.

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  • 6. 

    Jordan is virtually landlocked except for which major port in the south?

    • A.

      Sidon

    • B.

      Petra

    • C.

      Al-Aqabah

    • D.

      Salt

    Correct Answer
    C. Al-Aqabah
    Explanation
    Al-Aqabah is the correct answer because it is a major port located in the south of Jordan. Being virtually landlocked, Jordan relies on Al-Aqabah as its only access to the sea. The port plays a crucial role in facilitating trade and transportation for the country, serving as a gateway for imports and exports.

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  • 7. 

    What kind of government did Kuwait have in 2006?

    • A.

      Republic

    • B.

      Democratic

    • C.

      Nominal Constitutional Monarchy

    • D.

      Theocratic

    Correct Answer
    C. Nominal Constitutional Monarchy
    Explanation
    In 2006, Kuwait had a nominal constitutional monarchy. This means that although the country had a monarch as the head of state, the monarch's powers were limited by a constitution. The government operated under a system where the monarch's role was largely symbolic, with the actual governing power held by elected officials and a parliament. The term "nominal" suggests that the monarchy had limited practical authority, with most decision-making processes being carried out by elected representatives.

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  • 8. 

    What is the only country that shares a border with Qatar?

    • A.

      Saudi Arabia

    • B.

      Yemen

    • C.

      United Arab Emirates

    • D.

      Kuwait

    Correct Answer
    A. Saudi Arabia
    Explanation
    Qatar is a country located on a peninsula in the Middle East, surrounded by the Persian Gulf. The only country that shares a land border with Qatar is Saudi Arabia. The other options mentioned in the question (Yemen, United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait) do not share a land border with Qatar.

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  • 9. 

    Sudan gained its independence from what European country in 1956?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Great Britain

    Correct Answer
    D. Great Britain
    Explanation
    Sudan gained its independence from Great Britain in 1956. During the colonial period, Sudan was ruled by the British as part of their empire. However, after years of struggle and political movements, Sudan finally achieved independence from British colonial rule in 1956. This marked a significant milestone in Sudan's history as it allowed the country to govern itself and determine its own future.

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  • 10. 

    Which Arab country's formal name is Al Jumhuriyah al Arabiyah as Suriyah?

    • A.

      Tunisia

    • B.

      Algeria

    • C.

      Saudi Arabia

    • D.

      Syria

    Correct Answer
    D. Syria
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Syria. Syria's formal name is Al Jumhuriyah al Arabiyah as Suriyah.

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