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They Came to Baghdad
"In the current political climate, Baghdad may not seem a tourist magnet. Why not try a virtual visit to a city with a rich and fascinating cultural history?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
They came to Baghdad on February 23, 2009 to see the re-opening for a single day of a national institution that had suffered severely during the 2003 Iraq war. What was the centre of interest on that day?
National Museum of Iraq
Baghdad International Airport
The Two Level Bridge in Jadriyah
They came to Baghdad to watch a champion football (soccer) team in action. Which of the following teams IS NOT based in Baghdad?
They came to Baghdad to see one of the most famous mosques in the Islamic world. What is its name?
Al Qa'ed Ibrahim
They came to Baghdad to see one of the world's most famous rivers running through the centre of the city. On what river can tourists take a boat ride while visiting Baghdad?
They came to Baghdad hoping they could avoid the dust storms that are common during part of the year. Which of the following periods should they avoid?
March to May
September to November
June to August
December to February
They came to Baghdad to see the Hands of Victory, an arch built by President Saddam Hussein to celebrate the declaration of victory in the Iran-Iraq war. What is the official name for this monument?
Sahat Al Tahrir
Swords of Qadisiyyah
Al Jundi Al Majhool
They came to Baghdad to hear the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra perform, having missed their concert at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D. C. In what year did that performance occur?
They came to Baghdad to see Qasr-Al-Khalifa, near the North Gate. This building is better known by a name referring to the caliphate during which it was constructed. What do they call it?
They came to Baghdad to see Mustansiriya Madrasah, one of the oldest Islamic universities in the world. What unusual feature was constructed in the university's entrance hall in 1235?
a pendulum to demonstrate Earth's rotation
a rocket-launching site
a water-powered alarm clock
They came to Baghdad to visit the al-Zawraa' Gardens, which features the Zawraa Amusement Park and Zawraa' Tower, as well as what other animal-based attraction?
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