Lebanon Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Lebanon?
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Last updated: May 28, 2020
First submittedApril 29, 2017
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Capital city
Beirut
Former nickname of that city
Paris of the Middle East
Region, starting with L, that Lebanon is a part of
The Levant
Countries bordering Lebanon
Israel
Syria
Official language
Arabic
Type of tree depicated on the flag
Cedar
Ancient civilization from Lebanon which founded colonies
throughout the Mediterranean
Phoenicians
Major city of the above civilization which Alexander the Great conquered
and changed from an island into a peninsula
Tyre
Biblical name for a god of that city which some Israelites worshipped
Baal
Second-largest city (hint: shares its name with an African capital)
Tripoli
Largest Christian denomination in Lebanon
Maronite Church
Local religion incorporating elements of Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,
and Greek philosophy (hint: starts with D)
Druze
Currency of Lebanon
Pound
European country which had a "mandate" to run Lebanon, 1923−1946
France
Shia political party considered a terrorist organization by the EU
Hezbollah
Lebanese-born lawyer who married George Clooney
Amal Clooney
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Level 76
May 28, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druze The religion is properly Druzism. An adherent is a Druze. Or Druze faith would be accurate. So Druzism should be an acceptable answer.
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Level ∞
May 29, 2020
Okay
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Level 56
May 30, 2020
Maybe accept Hisbollah? Wikipedia gives Hizbullah and Hizballah as alternate transliterations as well.
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
Baal simply means lord. Not complaint, just an extra piece of information.
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Level 75
Jun 5, 2020
I am terrible at these country quizzes :-(

It's a good series though
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Level 68
Jul 3, 2020
Could Maranite be accepted for Maronite?
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Level 60
Jul 30, 2020
Nice smear job on Hezbollah there. If you think they're bad, just wait until you hear about their enemy's practices. :O
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Level 73
Jul 30, 2020
We didn’t say « bad », we said « terrorist », not the same thing! :)
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Level 65
Aug 4, 2020
Who said he thinks they're 'bad'? The clue states it's considered a terrorist organization by the EU, something which is objectively correct.