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6 Algeria quizzes and 60 Algeria trivia questions.
  Once Upon A Time In Algeria   great trivia quiz  
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Algeria may not be at the top of everyone's tourist itinerary, but should you travel there, you may be rewarded by paying a visit to some sites that have a rich and fascinating history. Join me as I take a tour of some of the gems from Algeria's past.
Average, 10 Qns, ajwtimperley, Oct 22 11
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  What Do You Know About Algeria?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the North African country Algeria. Please have fun and remember to rate.
Average, 10 Qns, reeshy, Oct 22 11
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Multiple Choice
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A quick quiz on the African country of Algeria.
Average, 10 Qns, quogequox, Sep 30 13
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  Amazing Algeria    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know Algeria? Take this quiz, find out, and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, The_Bookworm, Oct 22 11
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  Africa: All about Algeria    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Algeria is located in the Maghreb region in North Africa, and after achieving independence from French colonialism is now an independent republic. Ten questions on this interesting country.
Average, 10 Qns, LuH77, Nov 11 21
Nov 11 21
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  Admirable Algeria    
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Hello and welcome to Admirable Algeria! Enjoy this quiz and learn something new! Good luck with it!
Average, 10 Qns, Ewefojhghjkbw, Jul 16 22
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11,12
Jul 16 22
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trivia question Quick Question
In which Algerian city would you find the famous Martyrs Monument?

From Quiz "Amazing Algeria"

Algeria Trivia Questions

1. What is Algeria named after?

From Quiz
Admirable Algeria

Answer: Its own capital city

Algeria is named after its capital city, Algiers. Algiers is the oldest city in Algeria, founded in 944 by Bologhine ibn Ziri, the founder of the Berber dynasty.

2. What is the official language of Algeria?

From Quiz What Do You Know About Algeria?

Answer: Arabic

Arabic is the official language of Algeria, although French is very widely used as the country was previously under French rule; it is used in the school curriculum. English is also taught in schools, although it is not a commonly spoken language. The Berber languages (called Tamazight by native speakers), which are very closely related to each other, have been recognized as "national languages" but are not official. Around 83% of Algerians speak Arabic natively, and those who don't are taught it at school. Of course, Algerian itself is not a language, but there is a dialect of Arabic called Algerian Arabic (also darja), which is spoken by approximately 60% of the population.

3. What is the capital of Algeria?

From Quiz Algeria

Answer: Algiers

Algiers sits on the Mediterranean coast and has a population of approximately 1.7 million.

4. What is the highest point of Algeria?

From Quiz Admirable Algeria

Answer: Mount Tahat

Mount Tahat is the highest point of Algeria, with an elevation of 2,908 m (9,541 ft), towering over the Sahara Desert. The mountain range it is located in is the Hoggar mountain range.

5. Which city of Algeria is a seaport city in the northeastern corner of the country near Tunisia, and is also home to the Catholic Basilica of St Augustine?

From Quiz Africa: All about Algeria

Answer: Annaba

The Basilica of St Augustine was completed in 1900. It features a statue of Saint Augustine, with a glass urn purported to contain one of his arm bones. Annaba has gone by other names. The Phoenicians named it Hipponensis Sinus, but once the Romans had taken over Carthage, they took this city and called it Hippo Regius. Hippo Regius is known for being the place where Saint Augustine spent his last years.

6. Which body of water does Algeria border?

From Quiz What Do You Know About Algeria?

Answer: Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean coastline is Algeria's only border with water, and the country is the largest to border this sea. The capital city of Algeria, Algiers is situated on this coastline, making it a popular destination for tourists who enjoy beaches. There are several tourist complexes, with restaurants and supervised beaches, and the city was the first in the country to have a water park.

7. What desert makes up about 80% of Algeria's land mass?

From Quiz Amazing Algeria

Answer: The Sahara

The Kalahari desert is located in southern Africa, and the Mojave is in the southwestern United States.

8. In the 1800's Algeria was notorious as a base for pirates and slave traders. In 1830 a European nation invaded Algeria after an unusual provocation. Which country invaded Algeria?

From Quiz Algeria

Answer: France

In 1827 the French consul was struck in the face with a fly-whisk by the ruler of Algiers. France did not subdue Algeria until 1848.

9. What is the area of Algeria?

From Quiz Admirable Algeria

Answer: More than 2 Million sq km

Algeria's total area is 2.382 Million sq km, making it the tenth largest country in the world, behind Kazakhstan but just over the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

10. Djebel Chélia is a mountain of Algeria. It is part of the mountain range that lies on the border of Algeria and Tunisia. What mountain range is this?

From Quiz Africa: All about Algeria

Answer: Aures Mountains

The Aures Mountains are an eastern extension of the Atlas Mountains, which run about 1,600 miles through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Djebel Chélia is the second highest natural peak in Algeria, after Mount Tahat. The Aures Mountains were historically a refuge and hide-out for Berber tribes, who were fighting with the Romans, Byzantines, Arabs etc throughout the centuries. It was in these mountains where the Berber freedom fighters began the Algerian War of Independence.

11. What range of mountains separates the milder, more fertile part of Algeria from the desert?

From Quiz Amazing Algeria

Answer: The Saharan Atlas Mountains

In 1975, Algeria began a project to plant a belt of trees at the base of the Saharan Atlas Mountains, between the mountain range and the desert in an attempt to prevent the desert from expanding any farther north. The Tell Atlas Mountains are north of the Saharan Atlas Mountains, and the Ahaggar Mountains are located in the southeastern part of the country. The Tell Mountains I made up.

12. What colours are on the Algerian flag?

From Quiz Algeria

Answer: green, white and red

The Algerian flag consists of two vertical stripes one green and one white. A red crescent and star are positioned at its centre.

13. What are/is the official language/s of Algeria?

From Quiz Admirable Algeria

Answer: Algerian Arabic and Berber

Originally, Algeria only had one official language: Algerian Arabic, but due to the Berber protests in 2001, Berber was made an official language.

14. Mount Tahat is the highest mountain of Algeria. Which Algerian city is the closest to it?

From Quiz Africa: All about Algeria

Answer: Tamanrasset

Tamanrasset is situated in the Ahaggar Mountains, at an altitude of 4,330 feet. Although high, it is very hot, its desert climate owing to being surrounded by the Sahara. Tamanrasset is the capital of the Tamanrasset Province, in the south of Algeria. French Catholic priest Charles de Foucauld was shot in Tamanrasset in 1916. The Catholic Church considers him a martyr. In 2003, Air Algérie Flight 6289 crashed into Tamanrasset, killing everyone (except one) of the 103 people who had boarded. The investigation into the crash stated the engine had failed upon take off.

15. What was the name of the ancient country that roughly covered modern Algeria, and was under Carthaginian rule until the East Numidian leader allied with Rome in the Punic Wars?

From Quiz What Do You Know About Algeria?

Answer: Numidia

The Numidians existed in two main tribal groups: the Massylii in the east and the Masaesyli in the west. Masinissa, leader of the Massylii, was allied with Rome, while Syphax, leader of the Masaesyli, was allied with Carthage (despite supporting Rome previously). When Rome was victorious, Masinissa was rewarded all of Numidia, thus uniting the country into one. Djimon Hounsou's character Juba in the 2000 film "Gladiator" was Numidian.

16. What large body of water borders Algeria to the north?

From Quiz Amazing Algeria

Answer: The Mediterranean Sea

The Caspian and Dead seas are both located in the Middle East, not Africa.

17. Following independence in 1962 Ben Khedda formed the first government. In 1965 however the government was overthrown in a military coup. Who led this bloodless coup?

From Quiz Algeria

Answer: Col. Boumedienne

The Colonel ruled until his death in 1978. He nationalised French oil and gas concerns in the country and introduced a national health service.

18. What is the currency of Algeria?

From Quiz Admirable Algeria

Answer: The Algerian Dinar

The currency of Algeria is the dinar. The decision was made on the 10th of April, 1964 by the Central Bank of Algeria, replacing the franc. One dinar is divided into 100 centimes but they are not used due to their extremely low value.

19. In 1982 on the 20th anniversary of Algeria achieving independence, the Maqam Echahid or "the Martyrs' Memorial" was opened to the public, a concrete memorial for those who died in the Algerian war. What city of Algeria is it located in?

From Quiz Africa: All about Algeria

Answer: Algiers

The Maqam Echahid reaches over 300 feet at its highest point. The monument took seven months to build. Algeria gained independence from France in 1962. The Martyrs' Memorial is in the shape of three upright palm leaves. Each palm leaf has a statue of a soldier, representing Algeria's fight for freedom. Houari Boumedienne (who was the second President of Algeria) originally conceived the idea of a monument like this, to remember those who fought for Algerian independence. It was however completed under his successor, Chadli Bendjedid. Algiers is the capital of Algeria, and stands on the Sahel Hills. Algiers became the headquarters of the Allies during their time in North Africa, during World War II.

20. Algeria has seven land borders, including one with Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara. With which country is the border the longest?

From Quiz What Do You Know About Algeria?

Answer: Morocco

According to the CIA Factbook, those borders are as follows: Morocco (1,559 km, or 970 miles), Mali (1,376 km, or 855 miles), Tunisia (965 km, or 600 miles), and Mauritania (463 km, or 288 miles). Algeria's other three borders are with Libya (982 km, or 610 miles), Niger (956 km, or 594 miles) and Western Sahara (42 km, or 26 miles).

21. Who was Algeria's first president?

From Quiz Amazing Algeria

Answer: Ahmed Ben Bella

Ben Bella was elected to office in 1963 and served for 2 years. Boumedienne and Benjedid were Algeria's second and fourth presidents. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, (also known as "The Dandy Diplomat" because of his flamboyant style and charming looks), was the eighth.

22. What is the Algerian national currency?

From Quiz Algeria

Answer: Dinar

23. What is the national dish of Algeria?

From Quiz Admirable Algeria

Answer: Couscous

Couscous is composed of small bits of steamed semolina topped with lamb or beef, vegetables including carrot and potato, and lots of spices.

24. The Notre-Dame d'Afrique is a Catholic basilica located in the capital of Algeria, Algiers. Which French architect designed it?

From Quiz Africa: All about Algeria

Answer: Jean-Eugène Fromageau

Construction of the Notre-Dame d'Afrique was completed in 1872. The basilica was founded by Charles Lavigerie, a French cardinal, but Jean-Eugène Fromageau designed it. In 2003, the basilica was damaged in an earthquake, and had to be repaired.

25. This mountain range contains Algeria's highest point (Mount Tahat at 3,003 m or 9,852 ft), and is located in the Sahara Desert near the Tropic of Cancer. It is part of an Algerian national park; what is the name of the range?

From Quiz What Do You Know About Algeria?

Answer: Ahaggar Mountains

The national park is Ahaggar National Park, a popular tourist destination. The Ahaggar mountain range is sometimes given the nickname The Hoggar. The mountains are about two million years old, and the region has a hot summer/cold winter climate. The closest city to the range is Tamanrasset.

26. Algeria has several basins in the High Plateau region of the country that collect water during the rainy season, and then become salt flats when they dry. What are these salt flats called?

From Quiz Amazing Algeria

Answer: chotts

Some chotts are quite large. For instance, Chott Melrhir has an area of about 6700 square km (about 2600 square miles). The Tell is the region made up of the hills and plains of the coastal region of Algeria.

27. After World War II Algerians sought independence. Guerrilla attacks and riots spread the crisis to France. This in turn resulted in a return to power of whom?

From Quiz Algeria

Answer: De Gaulle

The French formed the Fifth Republic in which the president had enhanced power. De Gaulle changed the French Union to the French Community. Under this umbrella African states were given independence, Algeria included.

28. How many countries does Algeria border?

From Quiz Admirable Algeria

Answer: 7

These countries are Morocco to the west, Mauritania and Mali to the southwest, Niger to the southeast, Libya to the east, Tunisia to the northeast, and a small border with Western Sahara in the west.

29. In 1936, what Algerian city was French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent born in?

From Quiz Africa: All about Algeria

Answer: Oran

Yves Saint Laurent was born in Oran when Algeria was still under French occupation. Oran is a coastal city situated in north-west Algeria. It possesses Algeria's second-largest sea port, second only to the one at Algiers. During World War II, Oran was one of the top priorities when it came to territories the Allies wanted to capture. The U.S army captured Oran on November 10, 1942. This would lead to a great number of Europeans in the city, and the conflicts between them and the Algerians was a catalyst for the Algerian War of Independence.

30. The flag of Algeria is split vertically into one green and one white half, with a star and crescent in the middle. What color is the star and crescent design?

From Quiz What Do You Know About Algeria?

Answer: red

The star and crescent represent the religion of Islam; the red is said to represent the blood of those killed in the war for independence (1954-1962). The green represents nature, and the white represents peace. Algeria's flag is one that has precisely defined features, including which exact wavelength each color must absorb!

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