Syria Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Syria?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: May 22, 2020
First submittedAugust 13, 2019
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Clue
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Capital of Syria
Damascus
Most populous city in terms of city proper
Aleppo
Official language
Arabic
Country with which Syria was united from 1958–1961, forming the "United Arab Republic"
Egypt
Empire which controlled Syria from 1516–1918
Ottoman Empire
Region, starting with L, that Syria is a part of
The Levant
In ancient times, Syria was part of this area, also known as the "cradle of civilization"
Fertile Crescent
Body of water which Syria borders
Mediterranean Sea
"Caliphate" which controlled a significant amount of territory in Syria during the 2010s
ISIS
Country with which Syria shares its longest border
Turkey
Current leader of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
Political party to which the above belongs
Ba'ath
Minority branch of Islam to which the ruling class of Syria belongs (starts with A)
Alawites
Ancient Mesopotamian kingdom from which Syria takes its name
Assyria
River that flows through much of Syria on its path to the Persian Gulf
Euphrates
European country that had a "mandate" to oversee Syria from 1924–1946
France
Currency of Syria
Syrian Pound
Area that Israel took from Syria during the Six-Day War
Golan Heights
Name either of the two countries that have supported the Syrian government
during the current Civil War
Iran | Russia
Third-largest city, formerly known as Emesa
Homs
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Level 62
May 20, 2020
Great quiz, quite a challenge. Minor typo, should be 'body of *water* which Syria borders'.
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Level 72
May 20, 2020
"Near" should be "Name"
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Level 70
May 20, 2020
"Oversee" is also misspelled
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Level ∞
May 20, 2020
All typos fixed.
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Level 64
May 21, 2020
I enjoyed the quiz, but I didn't get the meaning of this clue "Most populous city within the city limits"... I merely typed Aleppo because I guessed that it would be an answer.
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Level 74
May 22, 2020
Yes, I assumed you wanted the most populous city within Damascus, and gave up. Then I guessed Aleppo as the 3rd largest city, and I fluked the point for the other question!
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
This has been deconfusified.
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Level 67
May 28, 2020
Haha.

Well apparently I don't need outside help to be confusified.. I couldn't think of mediterranean and also didn't come up with assyria! made me feel pretty stupid, but let's stick to confused.. I missed a few more, but those didn't make me feel stupid.

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Level 50
Jun 2, 2020
well i'm guessing that the president is very clean he takes lots of Ba'ath AHHA
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Level 33
Jun 18, 2020
thats how you get assad-inated
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Level 33
Jun 18, 2020
can you accept SYP for syrian punnd?
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Level 66
Jul 3, 2020
accept "alevites" for "alawites please