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  Cool Facts About Kuwait   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Here is my second quiz about my adopted home, Kuwait! I hope you learn something new!
Average, 10 Qns, americanq8ty, May 21 21
May 21 21
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Multiple Choice
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Let's see how much you know about one of the world's richest countries. Good luck and please do not forget to rate it.
Average, 10 Qns, mannu12, Jan 04 11
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  Places to Visit in Kuwait!    
Multiple Choice
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Here are some interesting places you can visit if you come to visit Kuwait!
Tough, 10 Qns, Americanq8ty, Oct 28 11
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  All About Kuwait    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz has basic facts about this oil-rich Arab Country.
Average, 10 Qns, misha7099, Jul 05 10
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trivia question Quick Question
What is the name of the ruling family of Kuwait?

From Quiz "All About Kuwait"

Kuwait Trivia Questions

1. Kuwaiti women only received a specific right in 2005, one which many women around the world take for granted. In the United States, women received this right with the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

From Quiz
Cool Facts About Kuwait

Answer: Right to Vote

Although the previous Amir His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had tried to pass the law in 1999, it took until 2005 for the Parliament to approve the ruling. The vote was 35 for, 25 against, and one abstaining from voting.

2. What is significant about the falcon in Kuwait?

From Quiz Kuwait

Answer: It is the national bird of Kuwait

If you check out the stamps and the currencies of Kuwait you will always find a picture of a falcon on it. Falcons are found everywhere in Kuwait.

3. What is the capital of Kuwait?

From Quiz All About Kuwait

Answer: Kuwait City

Doha is the capital of Qatar, Manama is the capital of Bahrain, and Riyadh is the Saudi Arabian capital.

4. In Kuwait, the men wear something called a dishdasha (which is usually white) in the hot summer months. In the winter, dishdashas are usually made from wool and are in dark colors. What is a dishdasha?

From Quiz Cool Facts About Kuwait

Answer: Long Robe-like outfit

Although Western countries wear less clothing when they get hot, in the desert countries, wearing more, loose clothing actually keeps people cooler. The subtle differences in the collar, cuffs, and general design of the dishdasha can give hints as to which Arabian Gulf country the wearer is from.

5. The Red Fort was the site of many historical battles in Kuwait, most notably the defeat of Saudi invaders in the early 20th century. In which area of Kuwait can we find the Red Fort?

From Quiz Places to Visit in Kuwait!

Answer: Jahra

It is frequently closed for repairs and updates, so make sure if you go, you have time to waste. Unlike historic places in some countries, there are no "facilities", so be sure to make to use the bathroom before you leave home!

6. What is the currency used in Kuwait?

From Quiz Kuwait

Answer: Kuwaiti dinar

Prior to 1960 Kuwait used the Indian rupee with a Kuwaiti stamp and the Emir's signature on it.

7. In what year did Kuwait receive its independence from Britain?

From Quiz All About Kuwait

Answer: 1961

Britain managed foreign relations for Kuwait until 1961. Kuwait joined the United Nations later in 1963.

8. What is the official language of Kuwait?

From Quiz All About Kuwait

Answer: Arabic

Although Arabic is the official language, English is spoken widely.

9. This next place is iconic; a great place to get lunch and see a gorgeous 360-degree panoramic view of Kuwait - without leaving your seat. What is this rotating place to visit?

From Quiz Places to Visit in Kuwait!

Answer: The Kuwait Towers

There are 3 towers that are considered "The Kuwait Towers" - the smallest tower is just for the electrical connections; the medium tower has 1 large, blue-ish "ball" on it that is for water storage; the largest tower has 2 large, blue-ish "balls" on it - they are for water storage and house the restaurant and revolving cafe and viewing area (it completes one rotation per hour). There are a lot of photographs on the walls showing the damage done to the Towers during the Iraqi invasion of 1990-1991.

10. What is the official religion of Kuwait?

From Quiz Kuwait

Answer: Islam

About 80 percent of people in Kuwait follow Islam. Muslim immigrants from Saudi Arabia settled in Kuwait resulting in the formation of Islam in Kuwait.

11. What body of water forms Kuwait's coastline?

From Quiz All About Kuwait

Answer: Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf, or Arabian Gulf, forms the coastline for all Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC) countries. The GCC's members are Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman.

12. Want to see dioramas of Kuwait in the "olden day"? Then visit this museum on the Gulf Road; it was first opened in the 1950s, but during the Iraqi invasion, it was nearly destroyed, and a lot of the traditional artifacts were looted.

From Quiz Places to Visit in Kuwait!

Answer: The National Museum

You can see a large example of a traditional wooden dhow ship (used primarily for pearl-diving) outside the museum.

13. Kuwait is roughly the size of which U.S. State?

From Quiz All About Kuwait

Answer: New Jersey

At 17,820 square kilometers, Kuwait is slightly smaller than New Jersey.

14. Islam is the main religion of Kuwait and is very easy to convert to - you must simply recite your "shahada" and you are Muslim! But what IS the shahada?

From Quiz Cool Facts About Kuwait

Answer: Professing that Allah is the only God, and Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah

There are a lot of misunderstandings about what Islam is, but in Kuwait, there are several non-profit organizations that work with non-Muslims to educate them on Islam. If you want to convert, that is wonderful news, but it is not expected. One such organization is the AWARE center for Arab/Western relations and education.

15. While in Kuwait, visitors really should go to Mubarakiya. What type of place is Mubarakiya?

From Quiz Places to Visit in Kuwait!

Answer: Traditional marketplace

If you want to see REAL Kuwait, a visit to this traditional marketplace is for you! To shop, you must be able to bargain for a price, as there are no price stickers! You can see traditional clothing, tin work, the gold shops, as well as the fresh fruit/vegetable market, the date market (dates from palm trees), the spice market, and the fish market! If you are lucky, you will stumble across one of the best, traditional fish restaurants in Kuwait - it doesn't really have a name, and you get the catch of the day, lots of bread & rice, and no silverware unless you ask! It can be a fun day - just be warned that there is very little English spoken here, so be ready for an adventure!

16. The name Kuwait means:

From Quiz Kuwait

Answer: Fortress Built Near Water

The original Kuwaitis were nomadic tribesmen of the Bani Utaba tribe of the Anaiza confederation. They emigrated from central Arabia in the early 18th century, settling near some brackish wells around which they built a fort.

17. What is the name of the main American military camp in Kuwait?

From Quiz All About Kuwait

Answer: Camp Doha

Camp Doha was an important site during the 2003 Iraq invasion. It was used to treat soldiers, to repair vehicles, and to send supplies over the border.

18. The Kuwait Telecommunications Tower was built as the tallest structure in Kuwait when it was planned and constructed in the early 1990s. It has been renamed. What is its new name?

From Quiz Cool Facts About Kuwait

Answer: Liberation Tower

After the invasion by Iraq, and the subsequent liberation of Kuwait by the US and UN forces, the tower was renamed. Although the Liberation Tower had a revolving restaurant and observation platform, the whole Tower has been closed to the public for quite some time. The Liberation Tower is the one of the tallest towers in the world, at 1220 feet (to the pinnacle).

19. Kuwait gained independence from which country?

From Quiz Kuwait

Answer: Great Britain

Kuwait became fully independent when Great Britain cancelled its protectorate status over the sheikhdom on June 19, 1961.

20. In what year was Kuwait invaded by Iraq, thus sparking the Gulf War?

From Quiz All About Kuwait

Answer: 1990

President Saddam Hussein ordered his troops to invade Kuwait on August 2, 1990. A coalition of American and British forces drove away the Iraqi army and liberated Kuwait on February 25, 1991. As the Iraqi soldiers fled, they set fire to more than 600 oil pipelines. It took more than eight months to finally extinguish these fires.

21. What is the name of the ruling family of Kuwait?

From Quiz All About Kuwait

Answer: Al-Sabah

The Emir, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah came to power on December 31, 1977.

22. The only real surviving TRADITIONAL Kuwaiti handicraft is called Sadu, which is generally created in the colors of red and black. What is Sadu?

From Quiz Cool Facts About Kuwait

Answer: Traditional Weaving

It is sad that the traditional weaving is really an art-form that seems like it may be lost - many of the younger girls have more interest in their cell phones and Paris fashion than old traditional weaving. Hopefully, enough of them will take an interest and keep the tradition alive for future generations!

23. What is the symbol of Kuwait that appears on all coins?

From Quiz All About Kuwait

Answer: Arabic dhow

Before Kuwait started exporting oil, Kuwait was a pearl diving and fishing center. Fishermen used traditional Arabic dhows to sail the Gulf.

24. Kuwait has been a member of the United Nations since shortly after their complete independence from a particular European country. What country was Kuwait a protectorate of until June 1961?

From Quiz Cool Facts About Kuwait

Answer: Great Britain

Although Kuwait was under the protection of Great Britain, it was never a colony. When Kuwait joined the UN, they were the 111th country to join. It is a good thing they joined, since the UN aided Kuwait when they were invaded by Iraq in 1990.

25. Farms in the desert? Of course! In the southern area of Kuwait, near the Saudi border, you can find this area - filled with fields of palm trees, green houses full of growing vegetables, sheep, and even an ostrich farm!

From Quiz Places to Visit in Kuwait!

Answer: Wafrah

The Wafrah farms area is neat to see - if you can get an invite to a farm, by all means take it! I hope you liked my quiz, and if you are in Kuwait, or planning on being here soon, make sure you get out-and-about and see all there is to see!

26. Of how many towers do The Kuwait Towers comprise?

From Quiz Kuwait

Answer: 3

The smallest tower is used for projecting lights onto the other two towers. The second tower is used as a water reservoir. The largest of them has a revolving restaurant and a revolving view deck giving a scenic view of Kuwait City and its bordering cities. It also has another reservoir.

27. How many countries does Kuwait border?

From Quiz All About Kuwait

Answer: Two

Kuwait shares its northern and western border with Iraq. Saudi Arabia makes up its southern border, and the Arabian Gulf is on the east.

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