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5 Saudi Arabia quizzes and 65 Saudi Arabia trivia questions.
  Saudi Arabia for Beginners   top quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 20 Qns
In recent years, Saudi Arabia has become one of the world's largest economies, whose status and worldwide influence are growing. This quiz aims to provide a simple introduction to some of this large country's main geographical features.
Very Easy, 20 Qns, LadyNym, Feb 12 24
Very Easy
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Feb 12 24
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The Saudi Arab Kingdom
  The Saudi Arab Kingdom   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Come explore al-Mamlaka al-'Arabiyya as-Su'udiyya, a land known to many primarily from such movies as "Lawrence of Arabia". This is the real thing!
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Oct 22 11
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  Know More About Saudi Arabia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's go to one of the nice places on Earth - Saudi Arabia. Get ready to enjoy the adventure! All the best! :)
Average, 10 Qns, me07, Mar 12 24
Mar 12 24
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  Asia: All about Saudi Arabia    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a fascinating place. How much do you know about it?
Average, 15 Qns, LuH77, Nov 12 21
Nov 12 21
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  The Saudi Kingdom    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz pertaining to Saudi Arabia.
Average, 10 Qns, Deadwood003, Apr 30 23
Apr 30 23
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Saudi Arabia Trivia Questions

1. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia. What year did it become the capital?

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Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: 1932

Abd al Aziz ibn Abd ar-Rahman Al Saūd unified the tribes of Saudi Arabia into one state, and he made Riyadh the capital.

2. Which product is Saudi Arabia famous for producing?

From Quiz Know More About Saudi Arabia

Answer: oil

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a large Middle Eastern nation that ranks as the world's leading producer of oil.

3. Which landmark of Saudi Arabia was the stage for the Battle of Riyadh?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Masmak Fortress

Masmak Fortress was built in around 1865 out of mudbrick and clay. It was built during the Emirate of Jabal Shammar, or the Rashidi Emirate, a former state of the Arabian Peninsula which was established in the 1830s. The Battle of Riyadh took place at Masmak Fortress in 1902, during the Unification War of Saudi Arabia which started that year. Saudi and Rashidi rebels fought. Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud, also known as Ibn Saud, successfully captured Riyadh here. The next morning he threw the head of Chief of Riyadh, Ibn Ajlan, to the citizens of Riyadh.

4. In July 1981, Saudi Arabia began construction of the King Fahd Causeway, a bridge that connected Saudi Arabia with what smaller middle eastern island kingdom?

From Quiz The Saudi Kingdom

Answer: Bahrain

King Fahd Causeway was completed in 1986, and it connected Saudi Arabia with its close friend in the region, the very tiny island of Bahrain. The causeway, which is 25km or 16 miles in length, was named after Saudi Arabia's fifth king, Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who ruled the kingdom from 1982 until his death in 2005.

5. Saudi Arabia includes about three-quarters of the land region called the _______________________.

From Quiz Know More About Saudi Arabia

Answer: Arabian Peninsula

Most of the country's central and eastern areas consist of waterless plateaus and deserts.

6. Saudi Aramco is the largest oil company of Saudi Arabia. What Saudi Arabian city is it located in?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Dhahran

Dhahran is situated in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. It is a major oil-producing city of the country. In the 1930s oil was discovered in Dhahran. In 1935 the first oil well was constructed by Standard Oil, an American oil company and the largest of its time. Standard Oil created a branch of their company there, calling it the "Arabian American Oil Company" (ARAMCO). This is now owned by the Saudi Arabian government and is called the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, or Saudi Aramco.

7. Riyadh is Saudi Arabia's capital city, and largest in terms of population, but can you tell me what province of the kingdom we would find it in?

From Quiz The Saudi Kingdom

Answer: Ar Riyad Province

The province of Ar Riyad is where you'll find the capital city of Riyadh. The city of Riyadh served as the launching pad for what would years later be the establishment of the Saudi Arabian Empire we know today. Its founder, Ibn Saud, would recapture the city from enemies in 1902, and later on start his unification of the Nejd region and later on the Al Hasa province. The stars would align for him as more towns and provinces would succumb to his armies, and in 1932, the Saudi Arabian Empire would be founded.

8. Saudi Arabia is divided into how many provinces?

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Answer: 13

The King appoints a governor who leads each province. Local leaders administer smaller towns and villages. The provinces are called 'mintaqat' (singular - mintaqah). They are Al Bahah, Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah, Al Jawf, Al Madinah, Al Qasim, Ar Riyad, Ash Sharqiyah (Eastern Province), 'Asir, Ha'il, Jizan, Makkah, Najran and Tabuk.

9. The Saudi Arabian city of Ta'if is located in what mountain range?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Hijaz Mountains

Ta'if, also known as Taif and pronounced "Taayef" is located in Western Saudi Arabia. The city is situated slightly over 6,000 feet high. Ta'if was an Ottoman city from around 1517 until 1802, when it was recaptured by affiliates of the House of Saud. There are two mountain ranges located on the west coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The Asir Mountains are in the south, and the Hijaz Mountains are in the north, and run along the east coast of the Red Sea. The critically endangered Arabian leopard has been spotted in the Hijaz mountains. There are currently less than 200 Arabian leopards left in the wild. They are the smallest subspecies of leopard.

10. This oil field located on the eastern side of the kingdom is not just Saudi Arabia's largest oil field, but it is also the largest oil field in the world. What's the name of this huge money maker?

From Quiz The Saudi Kingdom

Answer: Ghawar Field

Discovered in 1949 by three American geologists, Ghawar Field provides more than half of Saudi Arabia's oil production, pumping out roughly five million barrels per day. The field is owned and operated by a state run company called Saudi Aramco, that is based in Dhahran.

11. Where in Saudi Arabia would you find the Rub Al Khali Desert?

From Quiz Know More About Saudi Arabia

Answer: South

The Rub Al Khali Desert covers about 647,500 square kilometres of southern Saudi Arabia. It is known as the Empty Quarter in English and is about five times the size of England.

12. The city of Ta'if is known for its what?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Roses

Ta'if blooms with roses in spring, around Wadi Mahram valley and surrounding areas. Because Ta'if is situated at such a high altitude in the mountains, the roses that grow here have a highly potent perfume. Known locally as the "City of Roses" there are around 900 rose farms operating in Ta'if. These farms also produce "attar" (rose oil) and rose water. Al Gadhi Rose Factory is both the largest and oldest rose factory in the city. The Al Gadhi family ran this business for nearly 100 years. To this day, travellers from the United Arab Emirates are happy to pay huge amounts for genuine pure Al Gadhi rose oil. It is considered a gift of the utmost taste and respect in Arabic culture.

13. Which weapon would you find on the Saudi Arabian flag?

From Quiz Know More About Saudi Arabia

Answer: Sword

The flag of Saudi Arabia was adopted in 1973.

14. Which mountain of Saudi Arabia is widely said to be where the Islamic prophet Muhammad had his first revelation from the angel Jibra'il?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Jabal al-Nour

Jabal al-Nour is around 2,100 feet tall. It takes around two hours to get to the cave where Muhammad is believed to have received the first verses of the Quran. It is named for this: "Jabal al-Nour" means "Mountain of the Enlightenment." There are almost 2,000 steps to the top. The location of the cave itself is at just under 900 feet high up the mountain. During the Islamic holy season of Ḥajj, or "Pilgrimage" it is calculated that around 5,000 visitors a day climb the steps to where Muhammad had his first revelation.

15. The Sarawat Mountain range is home to most of Saudi Arabia's tallest mountains, and can be found in the Asir region of the kingdom. What other country does Saudi Arabia share this mountain range with?

From Quiz The Saudi Kingdom

Answer: Yemen

Other than Jabal Al Lawz, being a part of another mountain range, all the other peaks of the Sarawat mountain range inside Saudi Arabia exceed 9,000 ft. The range runs up and down the west coast of the kingdom along the Red Sea and extends all the way down into Yemen until the Gulf of Aden.

16. Which town of Saudi Arabia hosts the ruins of the Saudi royal family's original home?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Diriyah

Diriyah is located on the outskirts of the capital city, Riyadh. Diriyah was the capital of the Emirate of Diriyah, when the first Saudi royal family were in power (1744-1818).

17. Saudi Arabia is home to the world's largest women-only university, with over 26 million sq ft for its campus. Tell me in what city would I be able to find this newer campus?

From Quiz The Saudi Kingdom

Answer: Riyadh

Established in 1970, and renamed in 2008 after King Ibn Saud's sister, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman, the University is located in the nation's capital, Riyadh. The university can accommodate as many as 60,000 students and offers them a chance to earn certifications, diplomas, and even graduate degrees.

18. The Saudi Arabian riyal equals 20 kershes and 100 _______________.

From Quiz Know More About Saudi Arabia

Answer: halalas

Beginning with 1960, the Saudi Arabian riyal equals 20 kershes and 100 halalas.

19. How long has Saudi Arabia been a leading Middle Eastern nation?

From Quiz Know More About Saudi Arabia

Answer: Since the development of its oil industry

Saudi Arabia's oil industry developed in the mid 1900s. Some of the largest oil fields lie beneath the desert in Eastern Saudi Arabia.

20. Mount Arafat is located approximately 12 miles southeast of what Saudi Arabian city?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Mecca

Mecca is Islam's holiest city. It is fitting that an important mountain in Islam is close by. Mount Arafat is approximately 1,500 feet high. According to some Islamic sources the Prophet Muhammad delivered his last sermon there.

21. What separates Saudi Arabia from Egypt and Israel?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Gulf of Aqaba

The Gulf of Aqaba is a gulf of the Mediterranean sea. Haql is the largest Saudi Arabian city situated on the Gulf of Aqaba. The gulf is about 15 miles wide at its widest point. It is a very popular diving spot. The city of Eilat in Israel makes around 10% of its economy from diving, due to its proximity to the Gulf of Aqaba.

22. At over 10,000 feet high Jabal Sawda is purported to be the highest point in Saudi Arabia. What city is located about 12 miles away?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Abha

Jabal Sawda (which translates to "black mountain") is part of the Sarawat Mountain Range. It overlooks Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast, north of Yemen. It is covered in juniper trees. It is widely claimed to be Saudi Arabia's highest peak, however a study in 2018 concluded that Mount Ferwa may instead be Saudi Arabia's highest peak. The city of Abha is the capital city of the 'Asir Region, and is situated in the Asir mountains at an elevation of approximately 7,500 feet. The city features Shadda Palace, which was once the main ruling house of Abha. The palace has now been converted into a museum.

23. Saudi Arabia is bounded by three countries to the north: Jordan, Iraq and...?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Kuwait

Saudi Arabia does share a border with Oman and United Arab Emirates, but they are both to the east. Saudi Arabia's northern borders with Kuwait, Jordan and Iraq stretch for approximately 870 miles: from the Gulf of Aqaba to the west, across to the town of Ras al Khafji on the Persian Gulf, a town which is on the border between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

24. What landmark of Saudi Arabia became the country's first UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008?

From Quiz Asia: All about Saudi Arabia

Answer: Mada'in Salih

Mada'in Salih, also known as "Hegra" (in Ancient Greek) is an archaeological site situated in Hejaz, Saudi Arabia. Some of the remains date as far back from the 1st century AD, the Nabatean kingdom from classical antiquity. Tombs from the Nabatean kingdom are particularly well-preserved, and earned Saudi Arabia's first UNESECO World Heritage Site honor in 2008. A variety of cultures have occupied this site, but the name "Mada'in Salih" comes from the Islamic prophet, Salih. In the days of Salih, the city had rock cut tombs opposite it used by a variety of religions. It is not known when the city and tomb site became abandoned, but the tombs survive as a UNESCO World Heritage Site to this day. In the Quran, Salih warned the tribe of Thamud to repent of their idol worship, and the oppression within their tribes. A pregnant camel was sent as the tribe demanded, as proof of Salih's divine mission. Only a few people listened to Salih. The sacred camel was killed instead of being looked after, its calf running to the mountains from where they came. The Thamud tribe was given three days until their punishment was to happen, but again not many took heed of the warnings. Salih and his followers left the city, which was struck by lightning and earthquakes.

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