History of Afghanistan

Can you answer these questions about the history of Afghanistan?
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What city was the former capital of Afghanistan until 1772?
Kandahar
Which country invaded Afghanistan in 1979?
Soviet Union
What was the name of the Islamic resistance group during the invasion of that country?
Mujahideen
What terrorist group governed Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001?
Taliban
That group destroyed two statues that were located in the city of Bamyan in 2001.
What historical figure did they depict?
Buddha
Who became the president of Afghanistan since the fall of that group until 2014
Hamid Karzai
What war began in 1989 and ended in 1992?
Afghan Civil War
What country invaded Afghanistan in 2001?
United States
Who was elected as the president of Afghanistan in 2019?
Ashraf Ghani
What mountain pass shared with Pakistan was an integral part of the ancient Silk Road?
Khyber Pass
What empire based in India was Afghanistan part of from 1526 until 1747?
Mughal Empire
What city in northwestern Afghanistan was the last capital of Timurid Empire until 1507?
Herat
What country fought three wars with Afghanistan from 1842 until 1919?
United Kingdom
What Greek ruler conquered in 330 BC?
Alexander the Great
What group of people invaded Afghanistan in the 11th century?
Mongols
Which Pashto empire was also known as the Afghan Empire?
Durrani Empire
The oldest of what type of painting was discovered in Afghanistan?
Oil Painting
Which Persian-speaking poet that was born in the Afghan city Balkh,
is the best selling poet in the United States of all time?
Rumi
Who was the author of best-selling book "The Kite Runner"?
Khaled Hosseini
The name "Afghanistan" means the land of what people?
Pashtuns
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