Report ad
Take another quiz >
Give Up?

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
×
Help

To answer, click the name of the highlighted (blue) item on the map

You can skip between items by clicking the map, by using the blue arrow buttons, or by using the left and right keys on your keyboard

To view the countries in random order, choose "Random Order" from the pulldown menu. Access the pulldown menu by clicking grey button with the down arrow.

The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored /27 = %.
This beats or equals % of test takers
The average score is
Your high score is
Your best time is remaining
Points
You have earned / 5 points for this quiz
This quiz is not eligible for points
Next Level
/
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Click Country:
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
Yemen
This Country is:
0 guessed, 27 remaining
Answer Stats
Country
% Correct
Your %
+1
level 1
Nov 13, 2015
https://www.google.com/search?q=map%20of%20middle%20east&rct=j
report
delete
reply
+1
level 8
Nov 19, 2015
100% the first try
report
delete
reply
+1
level 8
Nov 19, 2015
Best time 3:16
report
delete
reply
+1
level 2
Nov 19, 2015
100% too
report
delete
reply
+1
level 2
Nov 19, 2015
Best time was 3:24
report
delete
reply
+1
level 2
Nov 19, 2015
i like trains (asdf movie)
report
delete
reply
+1
level 40
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/
report
delete
reply
+1
level 19
Aug 23, 2017
When the term Middle East was originally created it was used to describe the land between Arabia and India.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 20
Nov 25, 2015
On my first try, I got a 100% in 1:35
report
delete
reply
+1
level 23
Dec 7, 2015
Egypt is not Middle East. It is African country.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 42
Feb 16, 2016
The parts east of the sued canal are part of Asia Minor according to some.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 42
Feb 16, 2016
Suez* Spellcheck, people!
report
delete
+1
level 46
Aug 29, 2016
There is nothing that prevents an African country from being part of a region known as 'The Middle East'.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 42
Dec 9, 2015
I would not consider the Stans, including Pakistan and Afghanistan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan to be part of the middle east.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 70
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
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
report
delete
reply
+1
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
report
delete
reply
+2
level 54
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 34
Nov 16, 2016
...or because it has no control over its claimed territory
report
delete
+1
level 19
Sep 5, 2017
Matthew07 then i guess any country with poor border control is not a country. ie cyrpus georgia
report
delete
+1
level 7
Aug 22, 2017
Username checks out?
report
delete
reply
+1
level 7
Jan 16, 2016
check
report
delete
reply
+1
level 7
Jan 16, 2016
great quiz one of the easiest
report
delete
reply
+1
level 1
Feb 2, 2016
cool
report
delete
reply
+1
level 8
Feb 11, 2016
Done with 2:51 remaining I'm the best
report
delete
reply
+1
level 42
Feb 16, 2016
*AHEM* read some earlier comments. Btw the less time REMAINING the less good it is. My personal is 3:01
report
delete
reply
+1
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 19
Aug 22, 2017
When the term Middle East was originally coined it was used to describe the land between Arabia and India.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 42
Feb 16, 2016
Just wondering~ isn't the Middle East the Middle WEST from somes point of view?
report
delete
reply
+1
level 24
Feb 18, 2016
How did Russia think... let's make all the former Soviet States rather small.... except Kazakhstan, lets make it enormus.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 70
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 63
Aug 18, 2016
Your prejudice is showing again kalbahamut.
report
delete
+1
level 48
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!
report
delete
+1
level 53
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.
report
delete
+1
level 63
Oct 19, 2016
What people like Kal forget is that 'times they are a changing' what was seen as sensible 80 years ago is not relevant to todays decisions. To say Ah what someone did yesterday is better than what someone did 100 years ago is ludicrous. Today UK may definitely make different decisions than the historical decisions of yesteryear, but there are countries now making worse decisions with the knowledge of past mistakes available to all. The Scots should not have invaded Great Britain from Ireland in the 5/600s ad..... lets go back in history and find fault with all the decisions of mankind.
report
delete
+1
level 70
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.
report
delete
+1
level 30
Feb 21, 2016
27/27 with 2:39 left.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 2
Feb 26, 2016
sooooo easy
report
delete
reply
+1
level 20
Apr 1, 2016
ez skins ez life
report
delete
reply
+1
level 2
Apr 19, 2016
27/27 3:01 left and I got a test tomorrow
report
delete
reply
+1
level 4
May 24, 2016
it is so easy it took me 2:55 to finish it
report
delete
reply
+1
level 6
Jun 9, 2016
Great quiz !! And also I never ever confuse in stans , That is why I scored full !!
report
delete
reply
+1
level 34
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 70
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 33
Nov 6, 2016
kalbahamut i swear half the people on jetpunk want to buy you a beer or scotch
report
delete
+1
level 70
Dec 7, 2016
The other half want to poison that beer or scotch?
report
delete
+1
level 70
Dec 7, 2016
btw I put Islamic State and Palestine both on my World Leaders #2 Quiz here
report
delete
+1
level 49
Jun 17, 2017
I second cameron's comment. Jetpunk is a better place with your posts. They should be even highlighted.
report
delete
+1
level 19
Aug 23, 2017
Very few countries recognize the Islamic State, but PT is recognized by more countries then Taiwan.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 70
Aug 31, 2017
Literally no country recognizes the Islamic State. They have no friends, only enemies. Even AlQaeda and the Taleban hate them.
report
delete
+1
level 19
Sep 5, 2017
Really? I thought corrupt countries would, but I guess it makes sense.
report
delete
+1
level 67
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 63
Aug 18, 2016
That would spoil things for those with bursting egos that like to spout their prejudicial agendas on jetpunk.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 40
Jun 15, 2017
"Who like to..." - We use "who" not "that", when speaking of human beings.
report
delete
+1
level 2
Oct 20, 2016
That is true
report
delete
reply
+1
level 48
Aug 18, 2016
I'm surprised how easy that was. Bummer the reason is because of all the conflict
report
delete
reply
+1
level 6
Nov 18, 2016
What?
report
delete
reply
+1
level 20
Sep 10, 2016
awesome quiz! [and i level up lol] 27/27!
report
delete
reply
+1
level 1
Sep 26, 2016
Why dont they just do the Middle East?
report
delete
reply
+1
level 17
Nov 15, 2016
I think it was trying to cover all bases, anything that might be in the middle east was included.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 29
Dec 23, 2016
I messed up with these three (Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia) LOL
report
delete
reply
+1
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 )
report
delete
reply
+1
level 76
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 63
Jan 26, 2017
'Nery bud' ....... change the N to V, the B to G keep the vowels the same.
report
delete
+1
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 !
report
delete
reply
+1
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
report
delete
reply
+1
level 3
Jan 31, 2017
cool
report
delete
reply
+1
level 41
Feb 8, 2017
27/27!
report
delete
reply
+1
level 3
Feb 10, 2017
100 great check it out
report
delete
reply
+1
level 45
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 53
Feb 13, 2017
this is the knowledge i didnt think i wanted or needed but wow am i glad i know
report
delete
reply
+1
level 54
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 13
Feb 13, 2017
got bahrain and qatar mixed up :( all else easy im awesome also, palestine is not a country
report
delete
reply
+1
level 20
Feb 15, 2017
ok
report
delete
reply
+1
level 1
Feb 16, 2017
I got 100% with 4 minutes left and I'm only 5.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 2
Mar 6, 2017
Thanks, this really helps
report
delete
reply
+1
level 1
Mar 13, 2017
i like this game
report
delete
reply
+1
level 1
Mar 17, 2017
Wow
report
delete
reply
+1
level 28
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 4
Apr 26, 2017
WOW great way to sum that up fellow Jetpunker.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 18
Mar 31, 2017
27 with 3:50 remaining. Not bad for a fetus
report
delete
reply
+1
level 20
Apr 18, 2017
100% a muslim/Arab did not do it they would never mention Israel FYI palestine is still not a country.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 4
Apr 26, 2017
Why not? I thought it was. But if it isn't why can't it be?
report
delete
reply
+1
level 17
Aug 12, 2017
Good question...
report
delete
+1
level 19
Sep 5, 2017
Palestine is recongized by more countries than Taiwan.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 12
May 2, 2017
Half of these countries aren't in the Middle East.
report
delete
reply
+1
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 9
May 27, 2017
why do so many countries end with Stan? there is Pakistan Afghanistan Kazakhstan Tajikistan Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Kyrgyzstan
report
delete
reply
+1
level 40
Jun 15, 2017
Because they do? - It's like asking why some countries have "United" as part of their names; they just do!
report
delete
reply
+1
level 17
Aug 12, 2017
No there's an explanation!
report
delete
+1
level 54
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 40
Jul 26, 2017
Great explanation. Thank You.
report
delete
+1
level 17
Aug 12, 2017
yeah you're right i guess
report
delete
+1
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.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 11
Jun 28, 2017
Finished with 3:13 left
report
delete
reply
+1
level 17
Aug 9, 2017
Finished with 3:30 remaining. I think I'm the best?
report
delete
reply
+1
level 17
Aug 12, 2017
am i
report
delete
reply
+1
level 17
Aug 12, 2017
of course i am
report
delete
reply
+1
level 44
Aug 22, 2017
Finished with 3:50 remaining, and I'm only 3.
report
delete
reply
+1
level 43
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.
report
delete
reply
×
Congrats!
You have reached a new level
To save this level, you'll have to
create an account
×
Congrats!
You have earned a new badge
To save this badge, you'll have to
create an account