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Egypt Country Quiz

Name these facts about ancient and modern Egypt.
Last updated: February 17, 2014
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Major river
Nile
Major dam in the above
Aswan
Major canal
Suez
Official language
Arabic
Capital city
Cairo
Second biggest city
Alexandria
Third biggest city / pyramids locale
Giza
Ancient capital / namesake of a
city in Tennessee
Memphis
Ancient city / namesake of a
Las Vegas casino
Luxor
Peninsula once controlled by Israel
Sinai
Christian ethnic group
Copts
President overthrown in 2011
Hosni Mubarak
Site of huge protests
Tahrir Square
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Ancient sun god
Ra
Goddess and ideal mother
Isis
Ancient paper-like material
Papyrus
Term for an ancient Egyptian ruler
Pharaoh
Lover of Caesar and Antony
Cleopatra
Ancient ruler whose tomb was
discovered in 1922
Tutankhamun
Ancient ruler called "the great"
Ramesses II
History's first architect and doctor
Imhotep
Ancient system of writing
Hieroglyphics
Key to deciphering the above
Rosetta Stone
Has a lion's body and a human head
Sphinx
Peacemaking president who was
assassinated in 1981
Anwar Sadat
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level 75
Apr 29, 2014
Found this to be much easier than most of these country quizzes- got 100%.
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level 69
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 77
Apr 29, 2014
Rather easy indeed. I thought Giza was a district of Cairo.
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level 75
May 12, 2014
If you've been there, it seems like a suburb.
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level 71
Dec 25, 2016
Also if you haven't been there, it seems like a suburb.
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level 75
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 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 59
Jul 2, 2014
I was so sure "the great" would be Alexander I wasted the remaining time trying to spell it differently, plus I forgot how to spell pharaoh. (didn't know Ramesses 2 was so great :-)
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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 79
Dec 21, 2016
Alexander the Great fits all the criteria for the Ramesses II answer. He was an ancient ruler, who ruled over ancient Egypt, and he was known as 'the Great. Either make him an option or change the question.
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level 66
Dec 21, 2016
But he didn't just rule Egypt. He ruled a massive empire which Egypt was a part of, and he was greek. This being a quiz about Egypt, the question implies that the ancient ruler must be an ethnic Egyptian.
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level 66
Dec 21, 2016
You might say: well Cleopatra wasn't an ethnic Egyptian and she's an answer in this quiz. I'd say: she was still know for being the Queen of Egypt only and she was born and lived in, and shared the culture and language of Ancient Egypt.
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level 67
May 3, 2017
Alexander was Macedonian I believe.
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level 65
May 27, 2018
Sorry, Ali, but the question could definitely be answered with Alexander. The question says "ancient ruler", which certainly qualifies Alexander. It says nothing about his ethnicity or if his empire included territory outside of Egypt. I tried Alexander first, but Ramesses was an easy second guess.
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level 60
Dec 21, 2016
ozymandias should be accepted for ramesses II
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level 68
Dec 21, 2016
Could you accept Tahir? I had no idea how to spell the place.
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level 66
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 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 49
Oct 16, 2018
Forgot Seuz......(faceplam)
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level 21
Feb 3, 2019
hmmmmmmm..... Giza looks like a suburb of Cairo.