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'Independence, Freedom, Islamic Republic' - Iran
"Such is the official motto of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This quiz explores the geography, rather than the culture and history, of this ancient country referred to (from the 6th century BCE until 1935) in most European languages as Persia."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which body of water is claimed by Iran to be a condominium of Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan because all five countries border it?
Iran is one of the world's most mountainous countries, with a landscape dominated by a number of mountain ranges. Which of these is NOT one of them?
You might be surprised to hear that the northern part of Iran is covered by Shomal, or the Jungles of Iran. How would this ecosystem best be described?
subtropical and temperate rainforests
The eastern part of Iran consists mostly of geographical features of which the Dasht-e Kavir and the Dasht-e Kut are representative. What is the English name for this type of feature?
Which of these terms CANNOT be used to describe the climate in some part of Iran?
The wildlife of Iran used to include an animal which is now extinct. Which of these used to roam the northern regions of Iran?
Caribbean monk seal
The second-largest city in Iran (after the capital, Tehran) is one of the holiest Shi'a cities in the world, as it is the site of the Imam Reza shrine. Which city is this?
Another major Iranian city is Isfahan, the capital of Isfahan Province. What is significant about this city's Naghsh-e Jahan Square?
It was the location of the start of the uprising that evicted the Shah of Iran in 1978.
The Ayatollah Khomeini was born in a house facing the square.
Saddam Hussein was born in a house facing the square.
It has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Iran is a country most associated with Islam, but one of its cities was the birthplace of Siyyid Ali-Muhammad, one of the founders of the Baha'i faith. Which city, whose name may seem more familiar to many for its association with wine, is a holy city for Baha'is and the capital of Fars Province?
The Iranian flag has a feature which is shared by very few national flags. What is unusual about the flag of Iran?
It is triangular.
It is monochromatic.
It is square.
It is non-reversible.
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