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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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+9
level 38
Dec 20, 2014
"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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level 33
Feb 24, 2015
Agreed!
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level 70
Jul 20, 2016
There's nothing political about accepting reality, and the reality is that Palestine is recognised as a country by most (137 of 196; 70%) of the world's countries. That recognition level is far greater than Kosovo (108) or Taiwan (23). It also has UN observer status, which is the same UN status as Vatican City, unlike Kosovo and Taiwan, which have no UN status at all.
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level 56
Nov 5, 2016
I support the independence of Palestine, (I am not anti-Semitic, by the way). However, currently Palestine does not function as a country, as it has no control over foreign affairs, let alone its own land. It is more of an occupied territory at the moment. It's inclusion in the test makes sense, however, (similar to French Guiana and the Falklands, or Islas Malvinas, in the South American Map Quiz, and the inclusion French Polynesia and New Caledonia in the Oceanian version, Albeit with a much different situation).
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level 59
Jan 19, 2017
Jiaozira is right. Palestine is not a country. Maybe it should be, maybe not, but right now it isn't.
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level 34
Feb 9, 2017
Palestine is not a country and therefore shouldn't be on a countries quiz.
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level 70
Feb 13, 2017
Who gets to call it the Middle East anyway? (A Briton launched the term in the 1800's). To Americans, it's the Far East, to Japanese, it's the Middle West, and to a Somalian, the Near North. I guess an Iranian just calls it Here.
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level 64
Apr 10, 2018
Thanks for that, Jerry. It's a Eurocentric term - no getting around it. Far better to use terms such as North Africa, West Asia, Central Asia, etc. Because, as you imply, just as many of us might find it ridiculous to refer to this region's location from a Somali perspective, Iranians might view it as odd to delineate a region based on it's geographic location (and geopolitical importance) to Europe.
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level 18
May 1, 2018
Taiwan, Kosovo and Vatican city are better recognized than the Palestine.
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level 9
Mar 17, 2015
Really? So what nationality do Palestinian people have then?
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level 72
May 11, 2015
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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level 70
Jul 20, 2016
Actually, Palestinian. See here.
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level 72
Nov 4, 2016
I know personally many "Palestinians" who have Jordanian, Israeli, or Egyptian passports. They know the Palestinian ones are worthless. I also know many who consider themselves to be Jordanian. And many who are fully Israeli.
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level 70
Feb 13, 2017
The claim that Palestinian passports are "worthless" is not true. Those passports are accepted for admission to every country of the world except two (Lebanon and, believe it or not, Madagascar). Visa-free entry is allowed to 37 countries (ranking it 98th in the world, exactly middle of the pack), and visas are required for entry into the remainder.
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level 72
Feb 13, 2017
Their words, not mine.
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level 64
Apr 10, 2018
Nope - they have Palestinian nationality. You've conflated nationality with citizenship, as implied by your introduction of passports as some sort of litmus test.
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level 56
Jul 27, 2015
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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level 33
Oct 23, 2015
Well put, sir
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level ∞
Nov 4, 2015
Thank you @akwildrose. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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level 47
Dec 15, 2015
I agree completely. It's good to see someone who looks at both sides before speaking.
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level 56
Nov 5, 2016
Completely true!
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level 34
Feb 9, 2017
Palestine isn't a country though. It's not political bias to not acknowledge a "country" that neither the USA no UK recognise.
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level 47
Feb 13, 2017
Beasley2K, so an area only can only constitute a country if the UK and USA recognize it? There are nearly 200 countries on Earth, and albeit the UK and USA may be some of the most powerful, they certainly do not decide what qualifies as a nation.
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level 28
Feb 13, 2017
@Beasley2K. Wow, that comment shows such a superior outlook on the world, that it borders on comedy.
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level 23
Apr 10, 2018
@Beasley2K Just because US and UK (two of the most ideologically confused countries in the world) don't recognise Palestine, that doesn't mean it's not a country. More countries recognise it than don't. Using that argument alone there's a strong case for saying that it is its own state.
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level 59
Apr 27, 2018
And anyway, the title of the quiz doesn't say this is a country quiz. It says a Middle East map quiz. You can't pretend the area of Palestine doesn't exist.
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level 34
May 21, 2018
The United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island are without a doubt two of the most important nations in the world. (especially the US, no offense UK) The United States specifically has been the undisputed hegemony for over 30 years. Do they have problems as you people love to point out? Obviously. Have you ever read a history book? Every group, no matter what size, does. (Rome, for example) The United States is the closest anyone has ever come to global hegemony, thus their foreign policy is by far the most important, especially when compared to the war-torn deserts that you seem to hold in higher regard. Palestine is not a country, nor should it hold a place on this quiz.
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level 34
May 21, 2018
Also, no first world country recognizes Palestine, thus the only people that do are rather backwards themselves, and should have no say in the matter anyway.
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level 60
Nov 12, 2015
Totally agree.
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level 28
Dec 31, 2016
if the jetpunk community accepts Taiwan and Kosovo's independence it would generally make sense to accept Palestine's as well. And the creator of the quiz called it the Palestinian territories, not Palestine. It is recognized on an international level unlike Kurdistan and South Ossetia. The majority of the international community on the internet recognizes Palestine's independence, It's just the United States and those of the Jewish community who don't. Face the facts and accept that eventually Palestine will be a UN member nation, and a full-fledged country.
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level 9
Feb 5, 2017
Currently both Kosovo and Taiwan have full control of the territory they claim as their country just like all other sovereign countries. While Palestine does not have full control of what they claim as their country. That makes Palestine different from all Sovereign countries and therefore Palestine is not considered a sovereign country.
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level 34
Feb 9, 2017
Palestine isn't a country. Taiwan and Kosovo are.
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level 23
Apr 10, 2018
@Beasley2K You say Kosovo and Taiwan are countries but Palestine isn't. Yet more countries recognise Palestine (136) than recognise Taiwan (20) and Kosovo (111) combined... so what you are arguing makes no sense.
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level 15
Jan 1, 2017
why does it say territories it is a country
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level 32
Jan 30, 2017
Kosovo and taiwan are both "countries" on other jetpunk maps.
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level 2
Jan 31, 2017
who cares it is just a game
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level 18
Feb 8, 2017
Don't get triggered my dude
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level 35
Feb 8, 2017
I love how some arguments are a whole paragraph and some are just 10 words
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level 46
Feb 14, 2017
Yes!
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level 21
Jan 8, 2015
I believe Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan are not part of the Middle East
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level 2
Feb 20, 2016
Well thats because they are not they are apart of central asia.
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level 48
Aug 28, 2016
Would you like to recreate the entire argument from above?
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level 65
Oct 19, 2016
DJ1 is of the opinion that 'If you keep saying something over and over again, it will become a fact'
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level 56
Nov 5, 2016
Technically, Afghanistan Kazakhstan, Kygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are Central Asia, while Pakistan is more so a part of South Asia. This is all somewhat arbitrary, however, so their inclusion on this quiz works, I suppose.
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level 72
Feb 13, 2017
Being in "Central Asia" no more precludes belonging to the "Middle East" than does being in "Asia," "Africa," "Asia Minor," or really any other region. Regions can overlap. That said, if you're worried about this, then you're probably better off objecting to the inclusion of Turkey. The Anatolian Peninsula, Asia Minor, was commonly referred to as "the Near East." China and Japan were and are commonly referred to as "the Far East." So anything that doesn't fit somewhere in between those two designations does seem slightly strange if we're worried about keeping our regions cogent.
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level 1
Feb 16, 2017
I dont think they are either but I am glad they put them in
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level 41
Mar 6, 2017
At least for the purposes of this quiz, they are.
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level 27
Mar 7, 2017
"The Middle East" is a rather loose term, from what I've understood. Culturally and economically, I'd say this list is pretty correct (the most uncertain ones are the far up -stan countries). I would absolutely say Afghanistan is part of ME.
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level 23
Feb 6, 2015
It is really hard to tell what is a country and what is water. Can you do something about it?
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level 14
Mar 16, 2017
really? Take a color blindness test
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level 47
Apr 10, 2018
If a country is selected it is dark blue, but the water is light blue. Do you mean that?
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level 37
Feb 9, 2015
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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level 39
Feb 1, 2017
Since they are all former Soviet countries, shouldn't they (with the exception of Georgia) be relegated to the Far East?
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level 53
Feb 13, 2017
sorry to disappoint you but Pakistan was never a part of USSR. or should i remind you about afghan war which was a gift that keeps on giving still..................
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level 53
Feb 13, 2017
Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are always considered an essential part of mideast....
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level 34
Mar 22, 2017
This map seems to combine the Middle East, Caucuses, and Central Asia in one. The creator of the quiz should add the extra regions to the title because this entire area is not the middle east, only some of it.
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level 10
Feb 12, 2015
I am so annoyed with these quizzes. I mean, for god sake, where is Narnia?
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level 56
Jul 27, 2015
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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level 24
May 12, 2016
Narnia (if you labelled it on a map) is everywhere in the world as according to the books you can enter it from anywhere, as long as you have a way of entering
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level 44
Oct 19, 2016
Why can't I like this comment?
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level 70
Feb 13, 2017
You can, but you don't need to click a button marked "like" to like something! Do something revolutionary, like posting a comment saying "I like that", using whole real words, instead.
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level 53
Mar 21, 2017
GENIUS AT WORK
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level 2
Mar 13, 2017
Seriously!!!!!!!
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level 35
Apr 3, 2018
I think its an example of anti-Narnia bias by the cabal. They're trying to push an agenda that involves convincing us that Narnia doesn't exist.

We are the resistance.
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level 47
Apr 10, 2018
Narnia is the Latin name for an ancient city (now closer to a village) in Italy called Narni in Italian. I have been there. So It shouldn't be on the Middle East map quiz. All for adding it to the European one though.
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level 3
Apr 2, 2015
Ehhhh? Pakistan is in South Asia. Its not a Middle Eastern country at all.
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level 2
Feb 20, 2016
Central asia, not south asia.
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level 53
Feb 13, 2017
Seriously!! take some classes on geography or world politics maybe!!
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level 46
May 1, 2017
No. Just no
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level 29
May 27, 2017
Yes, that is true.
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level 29
May 27, 2017
Actually, in the description, it says, "Includes countries considered to be in the Near East, Central Asia, and South Asia," so it includes all of those.
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level 65
Apr 22, 2015
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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level 8
Jun 14, 2015
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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level 53
Jun 24, 2015
I have every country memorized except the caribbean, that should be fun!
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level 31
Jul 4, 2015
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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level 57
Aug 12, 2015
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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level 72
Jun 3, 2016
The Middle East is not a continent so there's no conflict with including African countries.
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level 39
Jun 15, 2017
Strange. I was under the impression that the Middle East was on the Asian Continent.
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level 72
Mar 16, 2018
Being on a continent doesn't make you a continent. France is on the continent of Europe. (though also on the continent of South America) That doesn't mean France is the continent of Europe. And that's beside the point because your impression is false.
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level 22
Aug 26, 2015
22 on first try. not bad for a 3 year old.
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level 73
Sep 14, 2015
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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level 25
May 17, 2017
Easy way to remember Turkmenistan... It's the one closest to Turkey of the Stans
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level 72
Aug 15, 2017
excluding Pakistan and Afghanistan, which most people remember, if you start with Kazakhstan (the big one) and then circle around in clockwise order, they are alphabetical.
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level 2
Oct 1, 2015
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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level 36
Oct 5, 2015
I misread the title and came here expecting a Middle Earth quiz. Oops. o.O
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level 14
Oct 8, 2015
Easy way to remember it is Yemen and then Oman to the right
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level 50
Oct 10, 2015
Done with 03:40 left. My best time.
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level 37
Jun 7, 2016
after lots of frustrating 3:39's and 3:40's I finally got a single 3:41. Please comment if you have gotten a better score.
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level 21
Aug 14, 2017
3:42! I did it! Nice competing with you though.
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level 1
Oct 12, 2015
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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level 72
Aug 15, 2017
according to you
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level 39
Aug 15, 2017
Who dareth challenge the superior knowledge of all things of the great Kalbahamut!
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level 72
Aug 31, 2017
right. who's being the insufferable know-it-all here? The guy who is matter-of-factly stating something that is actually not correct? Or the guy who is pointing out that there are differing points of view on the subject? Obviously the latter, in your world. ::eyeroll::
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level 35
Apr 3, 2018
Boys boys boys. It's only a quiz.
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level 19
Aug 22, 2017
When the term Middle East was originally coined it was used to describe the land between Arabia and India.
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level 2
Nov 10, 2015
FUN FUN FUN!
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level 2
Nov 12, 2015
I like these quiz things they are really fun
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level 35
Apr 11, 2018
The comments are sometimes even better.
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level 2
Nov 12, 2015
100% my third try!
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level 2
Nov 12, 2015
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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level 1
Nov 13, 2015
https://www.google.com/search?q=map%20of%20middle%20east&rct=j
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level 8
Nov 19, 2015
100% the first try
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level 8
Nov 19, 2015
Best time 3:16
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level 2
Nov 19, 2015
100% too
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level 2
Nov 19, 2015
Best time was 3:24
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level 2
Nov 19, 2015
i like trains (asdf movie)
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level 45
Nov 20, 2015
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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level 19
Aug 23, 2017
When the term Middle East was originally created it was used to describe the land between Arabia and India.
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level 28
Nov 25, 2015
On my first try, I got a 100% in 1:35
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level 23
Dec 7, 2015
Egypt is not Middle East. It is African country.
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level 54
Feb 16, 2016
The parts east of the sued canal are part of Asia Minor according to some.
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level 54
Feb 16, 2016
Suez* Spellcheck, people!
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level 48
Aug 29, 2016
There is nothing that prevents an African country from being part of a region known as 'The Middle East'.
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level 1
Oct 19, 2017
Countries in the middle east are determined by religion, and language as well as their geographical location. That is why Egypt is considered a Middle Eastern country.
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level 39
Oct 26, 2017
If religion and language are being used as indicators of being in the MiddleEast, then Somalia, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and sudan should certainly be added.
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level 35
Apr 3, 2018
Yeah I think you should Knowyourfacts a bit better.
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level 3
Oct 24, 2017
No it is an Egyptian Country
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level 54
Dec 9, 2015
I would not consider the Stans, including Pakistan and Afghanistan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan to be part of the middle east.
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level 72
Aug 15, 2017
When the term Middle East was originally coined it was used to describe the land between Arabia and India... so that's a bit ironic.
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level 53
Oct 19, 2017
Also ironic considering the Stans have just as much to do with the rest of the Middle East as the Middle East has to do with itself.
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level 4
Dec 15, 2015
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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level 19
Dec 28, 2015
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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level 53
Jan 14, 2016
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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level 28
Sep 21, 2016
The Palestinian Territories are recognized by more countries than Taiwan or Kosovo. Palestine also has UN observer status like Vatican City. The only reason why you don't call it a country is because you come from a country where it isn't recognized and you are biased.
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level 35
Nov 16, 2016
...or because it has no control over its claimed territory
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level 19
Sep 5, 2017
Matthew07 then i guess any country with poor border control is not a country. ie cyrpus georgia
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level 33
Oct 31, 2017
Matthew07 summarizing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
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level 13
Nov 18, 2017
Palistine isnt a country YET but it should be. and if it isnt why is monaco,andorra counted in some tests
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level 53
Dec 15, 2017
Cyprus and Georgia have good border control. Palestine has a bunch of signs in the desert. The only thing that makes them any more of a country than a part of Antarctica that some entrepreneur plants a flag on is their recognition by a bunch of countries that either have a vendetta against Israel/the US or don't want to anger anyone (e.g. tiny island countries or countries far away). You'll notice none of the major world powers (with the exceptions of China, India, and Russia, who all have something against the US or Israel) recognises Palestine - including the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and boatloads more.
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level 65
Jan 3, 2018
@Aesthus The first ones who recognize the Palestinian territories as a different jurisdiction than Israel are the Israeli themselves, that do not give the nationality or voting rights to the people that are born there. In any case, it depends on the definition of country you go with. Palestine meets the criteria according to some definitions, and doesn't according to others. And this particular conflict is not precisely forgotten by the media, so it's not like people is going to be misled.
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level 14
Jan 8, 2018
Rubbish. Palestinians have mps in the knesset, can vote, serve in the army and play in the football leagues. Many choose to be Israelis and understandably - it is the only secular democracy in the Middle East. Gaza and the West Bank are ruled by people who do not want Israel to exist and that is more important to them than statehood or they would have achieved it long ago. There is no such thing as a country called the Palestinian Territories. Schlomohoward is right.
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level 7
Aug 22, 2017
Username checks out?
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level 7
Jan 16, 2016
check
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level 7
Jan 16, 2016
great quiz one of the easiest
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level 1
Feb 2, 2016
cool
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level 8
Feb 11, 2016
Done with 2:51 remaining I'm the best
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level 54
Feb 16, 2016
*AHEM* read some earlier comments. Btw the less time REMAINING the less good it is. My personal is 3:01
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level 1
Feb 21, 2018
I got 3:23 im so proud
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level 49
Oct 18, 2017
I did it with 3.06 remaining.....
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level 53
Oct 19, 2017
I did it with 3:59 remaining, what do you have to say about that?
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level 37
Nov 15, 2017
That's a big load of baloney. I barely got 3:41 and I grinded this quiz for 30 minutes to get that time.
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level 14
Dec 15, 2017
I got it in 3:03 100%
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level 53
Apr 16, 2018
That's the joke
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level 45
Feb 15, 2016
I know the definition of Middle East was probably just expanded to make this quiz more challenging, but I hate when the 'stans are grouped into the Middle East just because they're muslim countries. That's just lazy.
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level 19
Aug 22, 2017
When the term Middle East was originally coined it was used to describe the land between Arabia and India.
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level 54
Feb 16, 2016
Just wondering~ isn't the Middle East the Middle WEST from somes point of view?
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level 62
Sep 29, 2017
Yes, of course, just like lots of people need to travel east to reach the nearest 'Western' country.
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level 23
Feb 18, 2016
How did Russia think... let's make all the former Soviet States rather small.... except Kazakhstan, lets make it enormus.
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level 72
Jun 3, 2016
They were thinking: let's put most of the ethnic Kazakhs into the SSR Kazakhstan, most of the ethnic Tajiks into the SSR of Tajikstan, most of the ethnic Azerbaijanis into the SSR of Azerbaijan, and so on...

Different approach than the British, who thought: let's draw a straight random line through the desert that bisects many different ethnic groups and hope for the best.
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level 47
Aug 19, 2016
Yes Kal because Russia left the former soviet bloc in such a good state didn't they, Britain is evil, and, while we're here your dear old USA has done such a smashing job to date in the middle east haven't they! Leave your daft opinions to yourself and stop spouting such rubbish!
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level 52
Sep 6, 2016
Kal's not wrong, he's just stating the facts. The USSR allowed the semi autonomous republics to declare independence if they wanted. What the British did was send a guy (who had never ever been to India, nor studied about it)to randomly decide the lines of division in the country, dividing ethnicities and families along religious lines and damaging the economies on both sides(which would later spur a massacre and mass movement of people on three separate occasions).The actual affected people were never given any say. Those are the facts. What you make of them is up to you, it's just that some conclusions are more apt than others.
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level 72
Dec 7, 2016
Crybaby, drew, I didn't forget anything. Please point out where I used any of these words: better, evil, good, bad, etc. As to being relevant today... ask someone from Iraq or Kurdistan or Palestine if they think this is relevant today. Yes, a long time ago, it would have been hard to predict what a powerful force nationalism would eventually become. That doesn't render discussion of decisions based on this ignorance irrelevant. And... they probably should have known this by the end of the 1940s at least. Your insecurities are showing again.
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level 72
Nov 29, 2017
Malbaby: good on you for deleting the comment I was responding to. Even if it was quite a bit later.
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level 53
Dec 15, 2017
No, no, see, Kalbahamut doesn't like any of the countries. Which, to be honest, is pretty reasonable.
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level 72
Feb 28, 2018
Hey, Aesthus actually got it right. I am not biased for or against any country and do not believe in nationalism or patriotism.
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level 45
Feb 28, 2018
That wasn't just the British approach - it was the approach of almost all colonising nations in Africa too, which was divided by resources rather than tribal groups.
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level 72
Mar 16, 2018
Yep. Though we're on the subject of the Middle East. That was mostly the British and the French, in recent history.
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level 30
Feb 21, 2016
27/27 with 2:39 left.
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level 2
Feb 26, 2016
sooooo easy
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level 20
Apr 1, 2016
ez skins ez life
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level 2
Apr 19, 2016
27/27 3:01 left and I got a test tomorrow
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level 4
May 24, 2016
it is so easy it took me 2:55 to finish it
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level 6
Jun 9, 2016
Great quiz !! And also I never ever confuse in stans , That is why I scored full !!
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level 50
Jul 23, 2016
Everyone is arguing that the terrorist run Palestinian Territories are a country when it isn't, whereas poor old Islamic State doesn't even get a mention. They've got their own flag, government, army, tax-raising powers and a multi-billion dollar oil business that they run entirely on their own. Surely if one bunch of bandits get a mention because they are autonomous then others should too.
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level 72
Aug 6, 2016
This is a fair point. Islamic State has a much better claim to sovereignty than Palestine. But nobody has recognized them because they are hated by literally everyone. State recognition often has more to do with popularity, sympathy, and (of course) politics than actual real sovereignty.
However, that said, Palestine has a (disputed, fragmented) government, they have a flag, they collect some tax revenue and exercise some civic authority, to varying degrees in different unconnected places. What Daesh most notably has that "Palestine" lacks is control over their own borders and territory, and a stable and centralized undisputed government.
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level 33
Nov 6, 2016
kalbahamut i swear half the people on jetpunk want to buy you a beer or scotch
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level 72
Dec 7, 2016
The other half want to poison that beer or scotch?
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level 72
Dec 7, 2016
btw I put Islamic State and Palestine both on my World Leaders #2 Quiz here
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level 50
Jun 17, 2017
I second cameron's comment. Jetpunk is a better place with your posts. They should be even highlighted.
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level 19
Aug 23, 2017
Very few countries recognize the Islamic State, but PT is recognized by more countries then Taiwan.
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level 72
Aug 31, 2017
Literally no country recognizes the Islamic State. They have no friends, only enemies. Even AlQaeda and the Taleban hate them.
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level 19
Sep 5, 2017
Really? I thought corrupt countries would, but I guess it makes sense.
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level 70
Aug 8, 2016
All the people making definitive comments about the Middle East and saying things like: Pakistan is South Asia, not the Middle East; or Kazakhstan is Central Asia... has it occurred to you that these are vague, somewhat arbitrary and loosely defined cultural groupings with no definitive definition? It my experience people will argue for whatever definition they happened to first hear. Indeed any consideration of these groupings ("Middle East", "Central Asia", "South Asia") as absolute risks erecting nonexistent barriers in people's mind. Iran clearly has a great deal of cultural, historical, economic and political characteristics in common with the core Middle Eastern countries, with the Indian subcontinent and with Central Asia - to try and categorise it or any other nation as one or the other misses the point entirely. Instead picture a Venn diagram and these groupings are the overlapping circles. And stop arguing about subjective, arbitrary things.
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level 65
Aug 18, 2016
That would spoil things for those with bursting egos that like to spout their prejudicial agendas on jetpunk.
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level 39
Jun 15, 2017
"Who like to..." - We use "who" not "that", when speaking of human beings.
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level 2
Oct 20, 2016
That is true
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level 47
Aug 18, 2016
I'm surprised how easy that was. Bummer the reason is because of all the conflict
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level 6
Nov 18, 2016
What?
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level 20
Sep 10, 2016
awesome quiz! [and i level up lol] 27/27!
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level 1
Sep 26, 2016
Why dont they just do the Middle East?
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level 17
Nov 15, 2016
I think it was trying to cover all bases, anything that might be in the middle east was included.
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level 29
Dec 23, 2016
I messed up with these three (Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia) LOL
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level 24
Dec 25, 2016
I can place all the countries in the middle east on a map. Still don't know know to pronounce Kyrgyzstan ( only thing harder to pronounce is the names of northern welsh towns )
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level 79
Jan 5, 2017
Start with "beer give" Change the B to a K, and the V to a Z while keeping the vowels the same.
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level 68
Feb 8, 2018
Wait, so it's KEER-ji-stan and not KURR-ji-stan? Huh; then I've been pronouncing it wrong all this time, but only in my head, fortunately.
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level 79
May 9, 2018
Close, but a hard g in the middle. keer giz.
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level 13
Jan 8, 2017
Found them all and 4:01 minutes to boot. I can't wait to be born so I can click myself !
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level 2
Jan 25, 2017
I say that maybe we should let the people who live there decide what their country is called. For now though, whateveryouwanttocallit is a disputed territory
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level 3
Jan 31, 2017
cool
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level 40
Feb 8, 2017
27/27!
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level 3
Feb 10, 2017
100 great check it out
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level 50
Feb 13, 2017
25/27. I remember hearing somewhere that the central Asian nations read in alphabetical order as you go clockwise starting with Kazakhstan, then Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and, finally, Uzbekistan.
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level 55
Feb 13, 2017
this is the knowledge i didnt think i wanted or needed but wow am i glad i know
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level 56
Jul 2, 2017
This works if you ignore Afghanistan, which breaks the pattern. But it's not a former Soviet Republic, so I think most people have no trouble leaving it out and focusing on the countries you named.
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level 13
Feb 13, 2017
got bahrain and qatar mixed up :( all else easy im awesome also, palestine is not a country
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level 21
Feb 15, 2017
ok
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level 1
Feb 16, 2017
I got 100% with 4 minutes left and I'm only 5.
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level 2
Mar 6, 2017
Thanks, this really helps
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level 1
Mar 13, 2017
i like this game
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level 1
Mar 17, 2017
Wow
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level 27
Mar 21, 2017
Can we have some interesting philosophical debates on her please? 'Wow' does not show the level of intelligence all JetPunkers clearly possess in abundance.
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level 4
Apr 26, 2017
WOW great way to sum that up fellow Jetpunker.
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level 39
May 5, 2018
WOW that's funny
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level 18
Mar 31, 2017
27 with 3:50 remaining. Not bad for a fetus
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level 23
Apr 18, 2017
100% a muslim/Arab did not do it they would never mention Israel FYI palestine is still not a country.
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level 4
Apr 26, 2017
Why not? I thought it was. But if it isn't why can't it be?
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level 21
Aug 12, 2017
Good question...
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level 19
Sep 5, 2017
Palestine is recongized by more countries than Taiwan.
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level 29
May 2, 2017
Half of these countries aren't in the Middle East.
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level 19
Aug 23, 2017
When the term Middle East was originally created it was used to describe the land between Arabia and India. The definition is very vague.
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level 9
May 27, 2017
why do so many countries end with Stan? there is Pakistan Afghanistan Kazakhstan Tajikistan Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Kyrgyzstan
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level 39
Jun 15, 2017
Because they do? - It's like asking why some countries have "United" as part of their names; they just do!
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level 21
Aug 12, 2017
No there's an explanation!
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level 56
Jul 2, 2017
It translates to "land of." Each country simply puts the name of its dominant ethnicity in front of "stan." So you've got "Land of the Uzbeks," "Land of the Turks," "Land of the Kazakhs," "Land of the Afghans," and so on. Makes very good sense, and it speaks to the fact that the borders were set along ethnic lines, rather than carved up indiscriminately.
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level 39
Jul 26, 2017
Great explanation. Thank You.
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level 21
Aug 12, 2017
yeah you're right i guess
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level 1
Oct 2, 2017
Smart
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level 19
Aug 22, 2017
Thus, "Afghanistan" simply means "Land of the Afghans," "Uzbekistan" translates as "Land of the Uzbeks," and so on. "Pakistan" is a bit fancier, meaning "Land of the Pure.". There are eight countries ending in "stan": Afghanistan, Dagestan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
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level 30
Feb 27, 2018
Dagestan is not a country?
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level 35
Apr 11, 2018
Not an independent one no. Non-independent 'stans' besides Dagestan include Tatarstan, Balochistan, Kurdistan, Khuzestan, Bashkortostan, Rajastan, Arabistan and Turkestan.

More info on 'stans' here.
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level 11
Jun 28, 2017
Finished with 3:13 left
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level 21
Aug 9, 2017
Finished with 3:30 remaining. I think I'm the best?
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level 24
Nov 12, 2017
Did it a second faster than you ;-)
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level 37
Nov 15, 2017
I did it 10 seconds faster than you :P
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level 21
Aug 12, 2017
am i
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level 21
Aug 12, 2017
of course i am
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level 44
Aug 22, 2017
Finished with 3:50 remaining, and I'm only 3.
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level 1
Oct 2, 2017
Three year olds cannot have an account.
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level 30
Mar 8, 2018
*obvious sarcasm is obvious*
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level 44
Sep 6, 2017
Well, gee, forgive me for missing most of those "-stan" countries. They're somewhere in the middle of Asia, they conjure up images of vast desert wastelands, and people don't go there.
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level 1
Oct 2, 2017
You guys all need to be nice. Sorry to all who are actually being responsible people.
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level 1
Oct 2, 2017
Great game, just wish you could pick which countries you study.
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level 1
Oct 3, 2017
what is with them and the suffix Stan? like OMG. I'm having a test on all of these on friday! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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level 14
Oct 16, 2017
Egypt is in Africa, not the Middle East. This may need to be changed
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level 48
Oct 18, 2017
I repeat (from above): there is nothing to prevent a country from the continent of Africa from being part of a region known as 'The Middle East'. It would be similar to saying "that country is part of Africa, not the equator'.
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level 39
Nov 5, 2017
If this is a geography quiz, then Egypt is in Africa. If it is a political quiz, then it's in the Middle East. Next!
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level 68
Feb 8, 2018
Or, it's just a trivia quiz, and you should be able to recognize Egypt either way.
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level 24
Nov 12, 2017
Got all right on my first try, and after I few attempts I did it in 29 seconds... pretty satisfied :)
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level 2
Dec 14, 2017
This website was very helpful for me to learn asia's middleeast countries!!!!
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level 2
Dec 19, 2017
I really enjoy winning it!
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level 18
Jan 8, 2018
ez
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level 17
Jan 12, 2018
100% with 2:54 left
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level 8
Jan 18, 2018
Egypt is actually considered in both Africa and Asia.
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level 8
Jan 22, 2018
Schlomohoward, That is actually your opinion!
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level 8
Jan 30, 2018
bobthebuilder101, are you Mikayla?
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level 8
Jan 30, 2018
Done with 3:50 remaining
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level 22
Feb 2, 2018
3:12 seconds left
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level 2
Feb 4, 2018
Done with 3:21 remaining
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level 7
Feb 6, 2018
done with 3:06s remaining enough for a 12 year child
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level 31
Feb 7, 2018
I always mix up armenia, georgia, and azerbaijan. 26/27
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level 62
Mar 29, 2018
I see lots of people saying Palestine has more recognition than Taiwan. This is extremely misleading. Basically every country in the world recognizes Taiwan, just not officially, and we all know why. If you know enough to say that Palestine has more recognition than Taiwan, then you know enough to recognize that this comparison is apples to oranges, and you are therefore being disingenuous when making this comparison.
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level 4
Apr 24, 2018
I got 22/27, first try. :)
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