Egypt Country Quiz

Can you answer these questions about ancient and modern Egypt?
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On what river do the vast majority of Egyptians live?
The Nile
What major dam on that river was completed in 1970?
Aswan High Dam
What is the name of the canal connecting the Mediterranean and Red seas?
Suez
What is the capital of Egypt?
Cairo
What is Egypt's second largest city?
Alexandria
In what city can the Great Pyramid be found?
Giza
What is the name of Egypt's Christian ethnic group?
Copts
What ancient Egyptian capital is the namesake of a major city in Tennessee?
Memphis
What city is the namesake of a popular Las Vegas casino?
Luxor
What famous landmark has a lion's body and a human head?
The Great Sphinx
What is the official language of Egypt?
Arabic
What Egyptian peninsula was captured by Israel in 1967, and returned in 1982?
Sinai Peninsula
What was the site of the largest Arab Spring protests in 2011?
Tahrir Square
What long-time President was overthrown as a result of those protests?
Hosni Mubarak
What peacemaking President was assassinated in 1981?
Anwar Sadat
What symbol-based system of writing was used in ancient Egypt?
Hieroglyphics
What stone, discovered in 1799, provided the key to deciphering those symbols?
Rosetta Stone
Who was the ancient Egyptian sun god?
Ra
What ancient goddess was seen as the ideal mother?
Isis
What was the title of the rulers of ancient Egypt?
Pharaoh
What female leader was the lover of both Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony?
Cleopatra
What paper-like material was invented by the ancient Egyptians?
Papyrus
What teenage ruler's tomb was discovered in 1922?
Tutankhamun
What ancient Egyptian has been called history's first architect and doctor?
Imhotep
What "great" leader led Egypt for 66 years beginning in 1279 B.C.?
Ramesses II
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Level 79
Apr 29, 2014
Found this to be much easier than most of these country quizzes- got 100%.
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Level 72
Aug 29, 2016
Ditto, pretty straightforward.
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Level 29
Apr 29, 2014
Wouldn't have got many if my roommate didn't live in Egypt for a while!
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Level 79
Apr 29, 2014
Rather easy indeed. I thought Giza was a district of Cairo.
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Level 79
May 12, 2014
If you've been there, it seems like a suburb.
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Level 73
Dec 25, 2016
Also if you haven't been there, it seems like a suburb.
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Level 79
Nov 5, 2017
It wouldn't really seem like anything to you if you hadn't been there... not having been there.
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Level 80
Aug 3, 2019
By God, it IS a suburb!
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Level 79
Mar 4, 2020
which probably contributes to the feeling
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Level 52
May 2, 2014
Sphynx is spelt with a y.
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Level 48
Feb 9, 2016
Sphynx is a cat whilst sphinx refers to Egyptian mythology.
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Level 72
Mar 4, 2020
This is correct. The hairless cat is spelt with a y and the ancient monument is spelt with an i.
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Level 80
Aug 3, 2019
Links to prove it?
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Level 40
Nov 20, 2016
Imhotep is definitely not history's first doctor- there's not even evidence that he was a physician in the first place...
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Level 80
Aug 3, 2019
Obviously not. Nor was he the first human to plan a building ahead of time. He is the earliest known to be credited as such.
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Level ∞
May 13, 2020
I didn't say he was the first doctor. I said he "has been called" the first doctor.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=imhotep+first+doctor

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Level 61
Dec 21, 2016
ozymandias should be accepted for ramesses II
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Level ∞
Dec 4, 2019
That will work now.
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Level 70
Dec 21, 2016
Could you accept Tahir? I had no idea how to spell the place.
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Level ∞
Dec 4, 2019
Yes, that will work now.
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Level 65
Dec 21, 2016
Might want to change that Isis question.
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Level 65
May 27, 2018
No need to change it. It's not her fault that a group of barbaric fundamentalists use her name as one of its acronyms in the English language.
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Level 67
Sep 18, 2019
Ow is that what he meant? Really?
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Level 72
Mar 4, 2020
I like that fact that Isis is defended by her husband here.
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Level 52
Dec 21, 2016
I forgot Cleopatra.... I don't know how that's possible....
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Level 65
May 27, 2018
Your screen name seems to shed some light on the topic.
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Level 54
Oct 16, 2018
Forgot Seuz......(faceplam)
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Level 67
Sep 18, 2019
Or misspelled it.
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Level 21
Feb 3, 2019
hmmmmmmm..... Giza looks like a suburb of Cairo.
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Level 70
Mar 4, 2020
Doesn't mean it's not a city.
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2020
You spelled Rameses wrong
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Level ∞
May 13, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramesses_II
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Level 63
Mar 4, 2020
Tutankhamun wasn't 10 years old when he died, he reigned for 10 years...
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Level ∞
May 13, 2020
Fixed, thanks!
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Level 69
Mar 4, 2020
I knew Imhotep because of the board game. If you've never played it, look it up. It's a lot of fun.
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Level 49
May 9, 2020
I've never heard of Imhotep being credited as the "first doctor". Wikipedia only has a single sentence on the topic, and half of it is "there is no evidence that Imhotep himself was a physician".
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Level ∞
May 13, 2020
I didn't say he was the first doctor. I said he "has been called" the first doctor.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=imhotep+first+doctor