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PostSubject: Trivia quiz    Sat 27 Jul - 6:16

Today we’re doing a good old-fashioned trivia quiz with a topical theme: every answer has something to do with Egypt. There’s something here for everyone: pop culture, ancient history, modern history, geography, politics, you name it. Submit a comment below with as many answers as you can come up with (no googling allowed!). The comment with the most correct answers gets a shout out in an update. Come back later to see all the answers – in the words of Bill Cosby, if you’re not careful, you might learn something!

Can you name these things related to Egypt?

1) A famous canal
2) The main language spoken in Egypt
3) A Woody Allen movie
4) The three countries bordering Egypt
5) A long running American TV game show
6) Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the only one still standing
7) A song by The Bangles
Cool An ancient formal writing system combining logographic and alphabetic aspects
9) The last pharaoh of ancient Egypt
10) The world’s longest river
11) The President who preceded Mubarak
12) The country Egypt was part of before gaining independence on Feb 22, 1922 (2/2/22!)
13) The three leaders who signed the Camp David Accords in 1978
14) A mythical creature with a human head on a lion’s body
15) Answer to the ancient riddle posed by the creature in the previous question
16) The monetary currency currently used in Egypt
17) A very costly movie starring Elizabeth Taylor
18) The two most prevalent religions in current day Egypt
19) Title character played by Lon Chaney Jr. in a 1944 horror film
20) Horrendous Steve Martin song, which I may never be able to get out of my head
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia quiz    Sat 27 Jul - 7:33

1/ Nile
2/ Arabic,
3/ ---pass
4/ Libya, Sudan and Israel
5/ Wheel of fortune
6/ great wall of china
7/ Walk like an egyptian
8/ Hieroglyphs
9/ Cleopatra?
10/ Nile
11/ Anwar Sadat
12/ - no idea
13/ Yasser Arafat, Hosni Mubarak Ehud Barak
14/ Gryphon
15/ no idea
16/ Egyptian Pound
17/ Cleopatra
18/ Muslim and Christians?
19/ The Mummy?
20/ no idea
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia quiz    Sun 28 Jul - 17:50

Sweeet WTG Ramses. Any other takers?? I will post the answers in a few days.
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia quiz    Wed 7 Aug - 6:03

And the Answers are -----

A famous canal – Suez
The main language spoken in Egypt – Egyptian Arabic
A Woody Allen movie – The Purple Rose of Cairo
The three countries bordering Egypt – Israel (west), Libya (east), and Sudan (south)
A long running American TV game show – The $10,000 Pyramid
Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the only one still standing – the Pyramids
A song by The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian
An ancient formal writing system combining logographic and alphabetic aspects – hieroglyphics
The last pharaoh of ancient Egypt – Cleopatra (Queen Cleopatra VII)
The world’s longest river – the Nile
The President who preceded Mubarak – Anwar Sadat
The country Egypt was part of before gaining independence on Feb 22, 1922 (2/2/22!) – the United Kingdom
The three leaders who signed the Camp David Accords in 1978 – Menachim Begin, Anwar Sadat and Jimmy Carter
A mythical creature with a human head on a lion’s body – the Sphinx
Answer to the ancient riddle posed by the creature in the previous question – man
The monetary currency currently used in Egypt – Egyptian pounds
A very costly movie starring Elizabeth Taylor – Cleopatra
The two most prevalent religions in current day Egypt – Islam (90%) and then Coptic Christianity
Title character played by Lon Chaney Jr. in a 1944 horror film – The Mummy
Horrendous Steve Martin song, which I may never be able to get out of my head – King Tut
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