Bodies of Water around the Arabian Peninsula

Can you name the eight bodies of water that surround the Arabian Peninsula?
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Last updated: December 26, 2019
First submittedFebruary 19, 2017
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Body of Water
Mandeb Strait
Strait of Hormuz
Persian Gulf
Arabian Sea
Gulf of Aden
Red Sea
Gulf of Aqaba
Gulf of Oman
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Level 78
Feb 22, 2017
Nice!
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Level 74
Feb 23, 2017
Looks great! One small thing, maybe switch the answers to "contains" rather than "starts with"? That way, people typing "Gulf of Aqaba" (like I did) can still earn the point.
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Level 65
Apr 24, 2020
Really no point in this, seeing as this quiz is more of a fill-in-the-blank format, with the "Gulf of" already written in.
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Level 71
Jun 8, 2017
Nice quiz
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Level 74
Jun 8, 2017
You should except variations like El-Mandeb, Al-Mandib, Bab al-Mandeb...its known by many spellings
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Level 80
Jun 9, 2017
yeah, I learnt it as bab el mandeb in school so I tried it. It should've count
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2018
He did except them. I don't get your point.
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Level 66
Apr 1, 2020
*accept
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Level 52
Jun 8, 2017
Got all of them except the ones in black circles. Good idea!
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2017
As I've commented in other quizzes, don't use PG with an Arab nation there - it's AG for them. You could lose that hard-negotiated 50,000 barrels per day crude oil contract!
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Level 81
Jun 8, 2017
As I've commented on other quizzes- this is dumb. That body of water has been known and identified as the Persian Gulf, even on Arab maps, for centuries. Saudi Arabia and its allies just started calling it the Arabian Gulf in the last couple decades to piss off Iran.
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Level 73
Aug 2, 2017
reality is not purchasable! it was, is ans will be persian gulf for ever.
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Level 65
Oct 28, 2017
It's called Persian Gulf, Cyprus is in Asia, Azerbaijan-Armenia-Georgia is in Asia, Australia is an island country in the continent of Oceania, Antarctica is a continent, America is two continents not a country, Russian lands East of the Ural mountains are in Asia, Eastern Thrace is in Europe, Sinai Peninsula is in Asia, Rhodes-Lesbos-Samos is in Asia, Greenland is in North America, Eastern and Southeastern Turkey are not in the Anatolian Peninsula, the Canary Islands are in Africa, Trinidad and Tobago is in South America.
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Level 76
May 19, 2018
"It's called Persian Gulf [Yep], Cyprus is in Asia [makes sense, look at a map], Azerbaijan-Armenia-Georgia is in Asia [ditto], Australia is an island country [if Australia is an island, why not Eurafrasia or the Americas?] in the continent of Oceania [granted, the definition of continent is pretty fuzzy, but large landmass is pretty central and Oceania is mostly water], Antarctica is a continent [wait, who is saying it isn't?], America is two continents not a country [technically I'd say 'the Americas' are two continents, and 'America', in English is generally understood to refer to the USA], Russian lands East of the Ural mountains are in Asia [yeah...], Eastern Thrace is in Europe [true], Sinai Peninsula is in Asia [aha], Rhodes-Lesbos-Samos is in Asia [less clear-cut than Cyprus, but sure - consistent with your Trinidad position], Greenland is in North America [aye], Eastern and Southeastern Turkey are not in the Anatolian Peninsula [again, not super clear, but on balance yes]...
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Level 76
May 19, 2018
...the Canary Islands are in Africa [agreed], Trinidad and Tobago is in South America [logical]."
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Level 24
Mar 15, 2020
Wow. Just wow
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Level 81
Jun 8, 2017
You could also have the Tiran Strait here.
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Level 71
Jun 9, 2017
I swear there was a body of water named after Socotra, but now I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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Level 71
Jun 9, 2017
If you included the Gulf of Aqaba, why not the Gulf of Suez?
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Level 75
Jun 12, 2017
Read the quiz title :)
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Level 62
Jun 12, 2017
I typed Acaba - doesn't work,

I typed Akaba - doesn't work,

I typed Accaba - doesn't work,

I typed Eilat - Aqaba appeared.

If you know geography in different language, you got more work to do.

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Level 57
Aug 26, 2017
Down there you can usually throw in a "q" with no "u" and you got a chance.
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2018
True. I take a lot of German quizzes to brush up and try to relearn and learn anew. I never once tell them to accept my spelling that's incorrect for their language. I had to type Irokesen for Iroquois? Cool, now I can say it in German.
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Level 31
Jun 14, 2017
Got all of them, I'm quite surprised Aqaba has a better percentage than Mandeb
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Level 59
Apr 8, 2021
I am not surprised about that at all. I had never even heard of Mandeb when I started the quiz
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Level 35
Nov 26, 2018
golf of Akaba is not correct, but the gulf of Eliat is. Why?
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Level 81
May 5, 2019
par for the course