Rwd - Fsu 'stan Countries Quiz

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Check your knowledge about some of the FSU 'Stan countries! Don't be disappointed if you don't know or can't guess the right answer - at least you could learn something new :-).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The famous Silk Road is the historical network of interlinking trade routes across the Eurasian landmass that connected Asia with the Mediterranean and European. Some of its parts went through:
    • A. 

      Uzbekistan

    • B. 

      Kyrgyzstan

    • C. 

      Kazakhstan

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia and is the:
    • A. 

      4th largest country in the world by land area

    • B. 

      6th largest country in the world by land area

    • C. 

      9th largest country in the world by land area

    • D. 

      Not in the first 10 largest countries by land area

  • 3. 
    What is the capital of Uzbekistan:
    • A. 

      Ulan Bator

    • B. 

      Astana

    • C. 

      Dushanbe

    • D. 

      Tashkent

  • 4. 
    The longest solid land border in the world is between:
    • A. 

      Russia and China

    • B. 

      Kazakhstan and Russia

    • C. 

      China and Uzbekistan

    • D. 

      Australia and New Zealand

  • 5. 
    There is a beautiful mountain salt lake in Kyrgyzstan, which is 5th in the world by volume, and 6th - by depth. It’s one of the popular tourist attractions in the country. What is it called?
    • A. 

      Aral

    • B. 

      Baikal

    • C. 

      Issyk Kul

    • D. 

      Alakol

  • 6. 
    The world's first and largest operational spacecraft launch facility managed by Russia is called Baikonur. It’s located in:
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Uzbekistan

    • C. 

      Kyrgyzstan

    • D. 

      Kazakhstan

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is most popular in Uzbekistan, and taken 365 days/ year, with every meal and in between:
    • A. 

      Kvass

    • B. 

      Tea

    • C. 

      Beer

    • D. 

      Vodka

  • 8. 
    How many presidents had Kazakhstan since the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991:
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 9. 
    Which of these crops is the most important to the Uzbek economy:
    • A. 

      Tea

    • B. 

      Cotton

    • C. 

      Wheat

    • D. 

      Rice

  • 10. 
    In which of the FSU 'Stan countries is more than ¾ of the land territory mountainous?
    • A. 

      Kyrgyzstan

    • B. 

      Uzbekistan

    • C. 

      Kazakhstan

    • D. 

      Turkmenistan

  • 11. 
    Most Kazakh names have taken their meaning from the Kazakh language, e.g. Aigul is Moon Flower; Gulzhan is Flower SoulZhangali is Soul Treasure. What does the name Aigali mean?
    • A. 

      Free Flower

    • B. 

      Moon Treasure

    • C. 

      Happy Soul

    • D. 

      Full Moon

  • 12. 
    Which of these countries does Uzbekistan not share a border with:
    • A. 

      Kazakhstan

    • B. 

      Tajikistan

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Kyrgyzstan

  • 13. 
    People living in Kazakhstan look like (face, not clothing):
    • A. 

      Asian

    • B. 

      Slavic

    • C. 

      Arabic

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    During Soviet days what was the name of the tallest Mountain in what is now Uzbekistan?
    • A. 

      Mt. Elbrus

    • B. 

      Peak of the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party

    • C. 

      Khazret Sultan

    • D. 

      Mt. Gissar

  • 15. 
    The Capital of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek. In the Soviet era it had a different name, which one?
    • A. 

      Furmanov

    • B. 

      Frunze

    • C. 

      Dzerzhinsky

    • D. 

      Beria

  • 16. 
    "Kazy" - traditional and delicious sausage from Kazakh cuisine is made of:
    • A. 

      Pork

    • B. 

      Beef

    • C. 

      Horse

    • D. 

      Lamb

  • 17. 
    Which meat is most commonly eaten in Uzbekistan?
    • A. 

      Pork

    • B. 

      Beef

    • C. 

      Lamb

    • D. 

      Horse

  • 18. 
    There were 2 revolutions (in 2005 and 2010) in one of the listed countries since the USSR’s collapse. Both resulted in the ousting of the president of that time. In which country did they occur:
    • A. 

      Kazakhstan

    • B. 

      Turkmenistan

    • C. 

      Uzbekistan

    • D. 

      Kyrgyzstan

  • 19. 
    Which is the most common traditional Uzbek dish:
    • A. 

      Borsch

    • B. 

      Vareniki

    • C. 

      Chicken Cutlets

    • D. 

      Plov

  • 20. 
    Centuries ago the lifestyle of Kazakh and Kyrgyz people traditionally was:
    • A. 

      Agrarian

    • B. 

      Nomadic

    • C. 

      Trading

    • D. 

      Settled

  • 21. 
    The two most commonly visited cities in Kazakhstan by tourists (one of them is the capital) are:
    • A. 

      Almaty and Astana

    • B. 

      Aktau and Atyrau

    • C. 

      Aktobe and Aral

    • D. 

      Akmola and Akbota

  • 22. 
    Test your short memory! This quiz addressed questions to the following 3 FSU countries:
    • A. 

      Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan

    • B. 

      Uzbekistan,Tajikistan,Kyrgyzstan

    • C. 

      Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan

    • D. 

      Afghanistan,Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan

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