Fertile Crescent Countries

Name the modern-day countries who have territory located in the Fertile Crescent.
% = approximate percent of country within the Fertile Crescent
According to this map
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: September 17, 2017
First submittedAugust 16, 2017
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Country
100
Cyprus
15
Egypt
5
Iran
80
Iraq
50
Israel
%
Country
5
Jordan
30
Kuwait
100
Lebanon
90
Syria
10
Turkey
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Level 71
Sep 17, 2017
Cyprus is the absolute bane of my existence on this site
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Level 70
Sep 18, 2017
Mine is Jordan. I always forget it.
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Level 68
Nov 22, 2017
I missed it on this one, too. But my bane is Trinidad!
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Level 71
Jan 23, 2018
Took the quiz again seeing as though it was featured, and... I forgot Cyprus again...
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Level 68
Jan 23, 2018
I relate to that on a personal level. LIke, on some US state thing I forgot florida even though it's where I'm from.
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2020
I FINALLY GOT IT! WITH 1 SECOND LEFT!!
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Level 20
Jan 27, 2018
My bane of existence country is poor Kuwait. I can not even get used to learning how to spell it!
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Level 35
Jun 9, 2020
I can spell it just fine but it's so small that I often forget about it on these quizzes!
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Level 65
Jan 28, 2018
My bane of existence is East Timor. Does someone have a same problem?
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Level 78
Apr 4, 2018
My bane is Bahrain. Just because I like poetry
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Level 66
May 19, 2018
mine was Belgium. Now i type it in every time! Even if it is a Pacific related, US related, South America etc related quiz - Belgium gets put in just so that I remember it for the relevant ones!
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Level 53
Jul 20, 2019
Mine are all those capitals in the pacific, Like Palau's capital looks like someone made it up on the spot.
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Level 56
Dec 5, 2019
Can never get Antigua and Barbuda
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Level 28
Apr 7, 2020
My bane is always Kyrgyzstan because I seem to never spell it right.
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Level 52
May 15, 2020
you just did
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Level 62
Sep 18, 2017
I was listening to the audio-book recently of "Guns, Germs, and Steel", by Jared Diamond, and the phrase "Fertile Crescent" was said every few minutes. It drove me nuts because the narrator pronounced it to rhyme with 'turtle', whereas we kiwis say 'fu(r)-tile', with the last syllable rhyming with 'pile' or 'mile'.
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Level 55
Jan 8, 2018
interesting, here in New England i think we use both
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Level 43
Jan 23, 2018
Being from Connecticut, I've definitely heard it like 'turtle' more often than not.
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Level 81
Aug 12, 2018
Connecticut is New York.
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Level 71
Jan 23, 2018
I'm guessing he was American. Lots of Americans pronounce words ending in -ile the way you're describing (e.g. "missile")
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Level 37
Jan 25, 2018
In Canada, sometimes that's the case...but being where I'm from, fertile definitely has at hard "ile" at the end.
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Level 78
Jan 23, 2018
I'm American and say it the way that annoys you. Your way used to annoy me until I started watching so much British TV (I'm addicted to Midsomer Murders) and now the British pronunciations sound pretty normal to me - except for aluminium. I'll never get used to that one since it's not only pronounced differently but also spelled differently from our aluminum with accent on second syllable.
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Level 75
Jan 23, 2018
Tchah! You'll be spelling sulphur with an 'f' before too long
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Level 56
Dec 5, 2019
It’s almost like most other elements end in ium
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Level 47
Sep 3, 2020
I had a super annoying friend who kept pretending he didn't know what a ph sound was and would say a pahone or the alpahabet. and sometimes he would spell it fone and alfabet on purpose.
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Level 74
Sep 18, 2017
This big chunk of desert must be way below the average level of fertile-ness. Where did this ironic name come from?
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Level 56
Sep 18, 2017
Long story short, the climate has dramatically changed since then. At one time it really was an exceptionally wet region with great rivers that birthed civilization, but rain has steadily decreased over time. Similarly the jungles of Southeast Asia once extended into northern China, and the Sahara was once wet and populated significantly by humans. Though geography changes quite slowly, weather can have quite significant (and natural) changes over just the timescale of thousands of years.
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Level 59
Jan 23, 2018
Plus in some of these countries incorrect use of irrigation added significantly to desertification. The river basins of Iraq are a case in point.
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Level 70
Sep 18, 2017
I think that Cyprus got coloured in on the map by mistake, isn't really part of the once fertile river basins.
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Level 80
Sep 18, 2017
Cyprus?????? wtf is that about?
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Level 54
Jan 23, 2018
I'm going to take liberties with what the 'w' stands for and say about 105 kilometres west of Syria.
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Level 37
Oct 2, 2017
Did you somehow forget about Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan?
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Level 65
Dec 18, 2017
Those are further north than the fertile crescent; they're sandwiched between the Black and Caspian seas. If you open up the map from the quiz description, you can see that the fertile crescent doesn't that far up.
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Level 50
Dec 22, 2017
Interesting quiz, 100% first try, 0:35 left
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Level 77
Jan 23, 2018
Fascinating
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Level 59
Jan 23, 2018
I never would have guessed Cyprus. Also most maps of the fertile crescent I looked up online after the quiz didn't have Cyprus on them.
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Level 65
Jan 23, 2018
I didn't realize the fertile crescent extended to European countries either.
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Level 75
Jan 23, 2018
:-)
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Level 37
Jan 25, 2018
Excuse me...Asian?
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Level 81
Jan 23, 2018
Never heard this term before, guessed some large countries and worked it out from there.
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Level 45
Jan 23, 2018
I always miss Iran
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Level 78
Apr 4, 2018
Iran so far away? ;)
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Level 43
Jan 24, 2018
Wow, and still noone has commented "Where is Palestine and why is not listed?" . That's weird.
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Level 16
May 22, 2018
What about Palestine? This is ridiculous.
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Level 80
Aug 23, 2018
Are you commenting on your own question? This is rhetorical.
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Level 67
Sep 23, 2018
What?? Cyprus is European, not fertile crescent. I swear the Quizmaster just put it in to spite people.
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Level 71
May 29, 2019
Cyprus's continent is irrelevant for the purposes of this quiz.
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Level 53
Mar 27, 2019
What about Jamaica
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Level 35
Jun 9, 2020
Missed Kuwait :-(
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Level 70
Sep 5, 2020
How is Cyprus on here .I through the fertile crescent was the area that included the Tigris and Euphrates rivers .