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"This is a quiz on historical, geographical and architectural aspects of the Suez Canal. There's a mixture of question types. Please enjoy."
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The Suez Canal connects the Gulf of Suez to which port?
(1 word, 4 letters, think communication)
The Suez canal, when originally constructed, had a bottom width of 22m or 72 feet. What is the current width of the bottom of the Suez Canal?
The canal has how many locks throughout its entire length?
The Suez Canal utilizes 3 bodies of water, these being: Lake Mazala, Lake Timsah and which other?
(2 words, second word plural. Think 'not sweet.')
Excavation of the Suez Canal began on the 25th April 1859 and was open for navigation on the 17th November in which year?
In 1875, whose shares of the Suez Canal did the British government buy? (just the country-no apostrophe or 's' needed)
(1 word, 5 letters)
The Egyptian government seized the Suez Canal, under a notice of nationalisation by president Gamel Abdel Nasser. This was in response to the withdrawal of financial support from the UK and the USA in relation to which other construction?
Aswan High Dam
Grand Coulee Dam
After the creation of Israel in Palestine in 1948, the Egyptian government banned the transit of vessels to and from Israel. This prohibition lasted how many years?
The transportation of non-military Israeli goods was sanctioned in late 1975, but unrestricted Israeli use of the Suez Canal was not allowed until 1979.
The Suez Canal was closed during which war?
Arsab-Israeli conflict 1948
Six Day War
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Compiled Jun 28 12