History of Saudi Arabia Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Saudi Arabia?
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Last updated: August 19, 2020
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Who was born in Mecca in 570 AD?
Muhammad
Who became the became leader of the Muslims as the first Caliph after the death of above?
Abu Bakr
The discovery of what in 1938 developed the Saudi economy radically?
Oil
Who founded al-Qaeda and lost his citizenship in 1994?
Osama bin Laden
The Arabian peninsula is the original home of what nomadic ethnic group?
Bedouin
In what country's war against Houthis has Saudi Arabia played a significant role since 2015?
Yemen
What empire controlled the coastal regions of Saudi Arabia from the 16th century until WWI?
Ottoman Empire
What British officer helped the Arabs in Arabia to revolt against the above in WWI?
T.E. Lawrence
What Saudi king died in 2015?
Abdullah
Who did replace him as the king of Saudi Arabia?
Salman
What royal family founded the modern-day Saudi Arabia in 1932?
House of Saud
What country did Saudi Arabia officially cut ties with in 2017?
Qatar
What word is used to refer to an Islamic state under the leadership of an Islamic steward?
Caliphate
What were women allowed to legally do for the first time in 2018?
Drive
According to the Quran, what cubic black structure was built by Abraham and Ishmael?
Kaaba
With what country has Saudi Arabia been in a proxy conflict since 1979?
Iran
What mosque in Mecca did Islamist extremists temporarily seize control in 1979?
Grand Mosque
In what city was the construction of the future-tallest building in the world started in 2013?
Jeddah
What Saudi king was assassinated in 1975, despite his popularity?
Faisal
What country's ambassador was kicked out after its government called for the
release of two dissidents in 2018?
Canada
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