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Iran Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Iran.
Last updated: March 14, 2014
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Capital city
Tehran
Official language
Persian
Official branch of Islam
Shia
Most important export
Oil
Strait between the Persian Gulf
and Gulf of Oman
Strait of Hormuz
Sea that borders Iran to the north
Caspian Sea
Title of the Iranian ruler
who was overthrown in 1979
Shah
Leader of the 1979 revolution
Ruhollah Khomeini
Religious title of the above
Ayatollah
What that leader called the U.S.
The Great Satan
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Country warred against, 1980-1988
Iraq
Kings of ancient Persia
called "The Great"
Cyrus
Darius
Xerxes
Greek conqueror of Persia
Alexander
British author threatened
with a death edict
Salman Rushdie
Iranian city or variety of red wine
Shiraz
Prophet also called Zarathustra
Zoroaster
National sport
Freestyle Wrestling
Major mountain range that touches
far northwestern Iran
Caucasus
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level 76
May 15, 2014
Got everything except for wrestling. I tend to do better on these that are set in Asia or the Middle East than I do on the ones about European countries. Either the European ones are harder or this is just showing the bias in my life experiences.
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level 27
May 15, 2014
I'm American but grew up in India. Asian geography and history is SO much easier for me too. I can't keep all those European countries straight, especially since the fall of the USSR.
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level 76
May 16, 2014
I don't have any problem keeping them all straight I just don't know every trivial bit of information there is to know about them.
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level 55
May 16, 2014
Yeah, it's so much easier just to type USSR.
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level 29
Feb 4, 2015
Not many ex-USSR countries are in Europe. Yugoslavia, on the other hand, makes Europe quizzes harder :)
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level 55
May 15, 2014
apparently I can't spell shah.
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level 76
May 15, 2014
The quiz will also accept "shahmwow"
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level 66
Sep 26, 2015
Lol xD
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level 39
Dec 15, 2014
Finished with 3:30 left!!! Can you make a harder version?
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level 69
Sep 1, 2016
Typed 'football' for national sport, since I think it's far more popular these days, but got wrestling eventually. Otherwise nice and easy.
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level 70
May 25, 2017
I actually tried buzkashi first.
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level 76
Nov 7, 2017
This time I tried "dead goat polo" but apparently that's only the national sport of Kyrgyzstan.
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level 61
Sep 2, 2017
That description describes the Zagros Mountains as well.
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level 76
Jul 22, 2018
i got the 1979 leader by putting what i thought it was and starting to delete the middle part. No idea what spelling variant was actually accepted.