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Middle East Map Quiz

Fill in the map by clicking each selected country in the Middle East.
  • Includes countries considered to be in the Near East, Central Asia, and South Asia
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Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Cyprus
Egypt
Georgia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Oman
Pakistan
Palestinian Territories
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
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JackRabbit
(44)
There's an easy way to remember that set of former Soviet states in Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan go in alphabetical order, clockwise. It's freaky.
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Nov 9, 2014
hhgygy
(16)
Except that it does not work, not at least for the last two
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Nov 10, 2014
ashgreen2080
(40)
A good way to remember the difference between Turkmenistan and Tajikistan is that Turkmenistan is closer to Turkey.
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Nov 25, 2014
thaxRax
(35)
And looks a little like Turkey!
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Dec 8, 2014
(64)
I recall Turkmenistan the same way. It's closest to Turkey. Uzbekistan I usually play that bit from the movie Borat in my head and visualize it when he calls them a holes (there's a map). Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Tajik... sometimes I do think of the alpha order.
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Dec 11, 2014
geomaster7
(21)
I remember Turkmenistan as the nation with similar northern and southern boundary latitudes to Turkey. They line up well on most maps.
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Dec 16, 2015
(28)
Woot 3:31
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Nov 13, 2014
(47)
Does this mean Jetpunk is changing its stance toward Palestine?
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Dec 11, 2014
(36)
Pakistan is definitely not in the middle east
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Dec 11, 2014
(64)
It's definite? How so?
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Dec 11, 2014
dunkinggandalf
(61)
Wikipedia seems to agree with you. It also doesn't include Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, nor Central Asia.
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Dec 12, 2014
dunkinggandalf
(61)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East
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Dec 12, 2014
(64)
That doesn't make it definite. I could pull up maps of the "Middle East" with all of those countries. I could also pull up some that exclude Afghanistan, Turkey, Cyprus, and/or Israel, or some that include Sudan, Libya, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and/or other countries not on this quiz. The oddest was perhaps one that I saw that bundled in Morocco and Algeria. Anyway, point being, there is no such thing as a "definite" Middle East. Historically, the "Near East" was Anatolia a.k.a. Turkey. The "Far East" was China, Japan, and those countries that we tend to associate with them culturally and geographically. and the "Middle East" was in between. The Middle East came to be associated with the Arabian peninsula, which in turn has been associated with the Arabic language, the religion of Islam, sandy deserts, sectarian violence, and petroleum-based economies. You can find reasons for or against including any of these countries based on that framework, but never will you get 100% agreement.
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Dec 12, 2014
(64)
From the wikipedia article you link to:
The term "Middle East" may have originated in the 1850s in the British India Office. However, it became more widely known when American naval strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan used the term in 1902 to "designate the area between Arabia and India". During this time the British and Russian Empires were vying for influence in Central Asia, a rivalry which would become known as The Great Game. Mahan realized not only the strategic importance of the region, but also of its center, the Persian Gulf. He labeled the area surrounding the Persian Gulf as the Middle East, and said that after the Suez Canal, it was the most important passage for Britain to control in order to keep the Russians from advancing towards British India.

So, according to the guy who may have coined the term, central Asia was part of the Middle East, and Egypt was not.

It's not clearly defined.
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Dec 12, 2014
(64)
It's kind of funny how the Mideast is all those countries, yet the Midwest and Midsouth are groups of US states. To my knowledge no place claims to have a Midnorth. And then of course, there's Middle Earth...
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Sep 24, 2015
platypus0923
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the caucases (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) are usually considered Eastern Europe
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Jan 17, 2016
gkel
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Under the G8 definition of the middle east Pakistan is included as well as country's in North Africa and Horn of Africa for some reason. What is known as the greater Middle East which are the once soviet territories have socio-political connections to the Middle East.
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Jan 31, 2016
(21)
How is Kazakhstan a middle-east country?
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Dec 13, 2014
(64)
Is it in the Far East?
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Dec 13, 2014
(64)
more seriously, it falls into the vague geographic region around the Persian Gulf and between Arabia and India that is sometimes used to define the Middle East. It also is a majority Muslim country, same as most countries in the Middle East, with an economy largely dependent on oil exports and a developing industry. It's one of the more questionable ones to include, but deserves a spot as much as Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, or Tajikistan certainly.
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Dec 13, 2014
forgin
(32)
"Palestinian Territories" is not a country. Please refrain from making political statements through quizzes. Why would you put "Palestinian Territories" but not a "Kurdish territories" or "South Ossetian Territories". Keep your political opinion away from JetPunk.
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Dec 20, 2014
(34)
Agreed!
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Feb 24, 2015
spam95
(9)
Really? So what nationality do Palestinian people have then?
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Mar 17, 2015
(64)
Usually Israeli or Jordanian. Some Egyptian. A few Lebanese and Syrian. Many are "without country." If you include the diaspora then there's a whole lot more.
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May 11, 2015
akwildrose
(48)
This doesn't make sense. If they simply included "Palestine", that would also be showing a political bias. Or if they left it out altogether, that, too, would show a political bias. There is no way to make this quiz without showing political bias when it comes to Palestine. So just enjoy the quiz and accept that people's opinions can be different from your own.
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Jul 27, 2015
ArchyTect
(28)
Well put, sir
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Oct 23, 2015
Quizmaster
Thank you @akwildrose. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Nov 4, 2015
(32)
I agree completely. It's good to see someone who looks at both sides before speaking.
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Dec 15, 2015
livisma
(36)
Totally agree.
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Nov 12, 2015
(21)
I believe Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan are not part of the Middle East
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Jan 8, 2015
(23)
It is really hard to tell what is a country and what is water. Can you do something about it?
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Feb 6, 2015
(25)
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,Pakistan,Kyrgyzstan,Tajikistan,Turkmenistan,Afghanistan,Georgia,Armenia,and Azerbaijan are not included in most versions if the Middle East.
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Feb 9, 2015
(11)
I am so annoyed with these quizzes. I mean, for god sake, where is Narnia?
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Feb 12, 2015
akwildrose
(48)
Thank you for making me laugh in the midst of all the arguments on here. Let me know if you find out where Narnia is.
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Jul 27, 2015
Imjustheretolearn
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Ehhhh? Pakistan is in South Asia. Its not a Middle Eastern country at all.
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Apr 2, 2015
(53)
Does it really matter what part of the East a country is? .........near, middle, far, south east etc etc. if you have a map to look at, all you have to do is pick the right country and click on that....... I think too many of the people commenting on this page have egos as big as their comments.
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Apr 22, 2015
(8)
Palestinian territories is not even supposed to be on tht map or on any other map oh ya got em all with 3:03 to spare!!
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Jun 14, 2015
(28)
I have every country memorized except the caribbean, that should be fun!
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Jun 24, 2015
(32)
Kazakhstan is not the Middle East, it's located in Central Asia with the western part of the country being in Europe (Europe ends at the Ural Mountains in Russia, with its southern foothills extending down into northwestern KZ). The Middle East is a region that encompasses southwestern Asia and Egypt. Also the demographics are very different from Middle Eastern countries, with about 60% Kazakh (many of which have a noticeable epicanthic fold), 25% Russian, 3% Uzbek, 2% Ukrainian and even 1% German, with a mix of Tatars and Uighur people making up the rest. While the country is indeed a Muslim majority at approximately 65% (with both Sunni , about 25% of the people are Orthodox Christian, with Catholics and other Christian denominations making up the rest. If you consider Kazakhstan the Middle East merely because it is next to or near those countries, then you should also include Greece, Albania and the southern parts of Russia.
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Jul 4, 2015
mathdrew
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Two things --> First I feel it's confusing that you have included Egypt here ... because isn't Egypt most accurately one of Africa's 54 countries? So you have Egypt showing up on maps twice ... and also you have Palestinian Territories here - which is actually NOT a country of it's own ... and if you were going to include lots of accurate dependencies or overseas territories, then why have you not included Puerto Rico? Galapagos Islands? Easter Island? Greenland? Faroe Islands? etc. On some of your complete world map or world capitals Quizzes, there seems to be an agreement of 196 countries on the planet today. But then it seems like the individual maps should support these numbers. and having Egypt show up twice and including Palestine throw the total numbers off. Maybe you could have a different color/title for any lands that are included but that are not actual countries of the world (like French Guiana, etc.)....? thanks
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Aug 12, 2015
(21)
22 on first try. not bad for a 3 year old.
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Aug 26, 2015
(60)
Argh, the Stans, I can never remember which way round Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan are. So annoying when all the rest are so easy.
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Sep 14, 2015
sport002
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I got all of them right now I am lvl 2 they say. I am vey happy. But this is a small achievement I guess.
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Oct 1, 2015
Elim9
(34)
I misread the title and came here expecting a Middle Earth quiz. Oops. o.O
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Oct 5, 2015
(14)
Easy way to remember it is Yemen and then Oman to the right
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Oct 8, 2015
(46)
Done with 03:40 left. My best time.
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Oct 10, 2015
sbajwa10
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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgzstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia are not in the middle east. Afghanistan and Pakistan are in south asia, the rest are in central/north asia.
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Oct 12, 2015
(2)
FUN FUN FUN!
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Nov 10, 2015
(2)
I like these quiz things they are really fun
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Nov 12, 2015
DeathandChaos
(2)
100% my third try!
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Nov 12, 2015
DeathandChaos
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You scored 27/27 = 100%. This beats or equals 100% of test takers The average score is 19 Your high score is 27 Your best time is 2:31 remaining
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Nov 12, 2015
HuLkSmAsH
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https://www.google.com/search?q=map%20of%20middle%20east&rct=j
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Nov 13, 2015
K2
(8)
100% the first try
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Nov 19, 2015
K2
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Best time 3:16
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Nov 19, 2015
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100% too
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Nov 19, 2015
(2)
Best time was 3:24
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Nov 19, 2015
(2)
i like trains (asdf movie)
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Nov 19, 2015
(35)
As far as I believe, the Middle East only reaches from Iran to Turkey, maybe including Egypt. But Afghanistan, Pakistan and the central Asian nations are a no-no/
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Nov 20, 2015
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On my first try, I got a 100% in 1:35
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Nov 25, 2015
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Egypt is not Middle East. It is African country.
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Dec 7, 2015
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I would not consider the Stans, including Pakistan and Afghanistan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan to be part of the middle east.
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Dec 9, 2015
Lisa107
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It was easy for me to identify all the countries as I've stayed in most of the middle eastern countries
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Dec 15, 2015
Bangalore22
(15)
People keep on saying that Egypt is not part of the Middle East,when in fact it is! Iran is in the Middle East and it's also an Asian country, so Egypt can be in the Middle East and still be an African country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dec 28, 2015
Schlomohoward
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The Palestinian Territories are certainly not a country in the sense of an independent sovereign nation; that's just a fact. If you go by limited self-governance, then you must include Abkhazia at least.
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Jan 14, 2016
apoked
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check
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Jan 16, 2016
apoked
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great quiz one of the easiest
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Jan 16, 2016
momin
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cool
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Feb 2, 2016
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