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2 Uzbekistan quizzes and 20 Uzbekistan trivia questions.
  Uzbekistan, A Jewel on the Silk Road   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Join me on a trip to one of the lesser known countries of Asia.
Average, 10 Qns, AlonsoKing, Jul 06 20
Jul 06 20
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Multiple Choice
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How much do you think you know about the Republic of Uzbekistan?
Average, 10 Qns, blueglasskat, Oct 22 11
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Uzbekistan Trivia Questions

1. Describe the climate of Uzbekistan.

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Uzbekistan (O'zbekiston)

Answer: Continental

Continental climates tend to have hot summers, cold winters and a little rainfall. Equatorial climates tend to have a constant temperature, heavy rainfall and a short dry season. Desert climates tend to have little if no rainfall annually and are therefore unable to support appreciable plant life. Tropical climates tend to have continual high temperatures and high rainfall.

2. Which countries border Uzbekistan?

From Quiz Uzbekistan (O'zbekiston)

Answer: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan

Uzbekistan is the only Central Asian state to border all other Central Asian States, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. Uzbekistan also shares a short border with another "Stan", Afghanistan. Kazakhstan, although it is the largest Central Asian State only shares a border with Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.

3. What is *NOT* true about Uzbekistan's neighbours?

From Quiz Uzbekistan, A Jewel on the Silk Road

Answer: They were all part of the USSR

Uzbekistan's neighbours are Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. They all end in stan which means 'place of' in Persian. They are all landlocked, which makes Uzbekistan one of only two double landlocked countries in the world. Liechtenstein is the other. Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan all have Muslim majorities, as does Uzbekistan. Prior to 1991 Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan were all part of the USSR. Afghanistan never was. A landlocked country is one surrounded by another country and/or whose only coastline is access to a "closed sea" or "closed lake".

4. When did Uzbekistan declare independence from the Soviet Union?

From Quiz Uzbekistan (O'zbekiston)

Answer: 1991

Uzbekistan was drawn into the Russian Empire during the 19th Century. In 1924 it became known as the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (Uzbek SSR) after becoming a constituent republic of the Soviet Union. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan won her independence in 1991.

5. Uzbekistan has an area of 447,200 km² (172,700 sq mi). This is approximately the same as which of the four countries listed below?

From Quiz Uzbekistan, A Jewel on the Silk Road

Answer: Sweden

Sweden has an area of 450,295 km² (173,860 sq mi). Mexico (1,964,375 km² - 758,449 sq mi) and Chad (1,284,000 km² - 496,000 sq mi) are much bigger. Uruguay (176,215 km² - 68,037 sq mi) is much smaller.

6. Uzbekistan shares the Kyzyl Kum with Kazakhstan (and partly) Turkmenistan, what is it?

From Quiz Uzbekistan (O'zbekiston)

Answer: A desert

The Kyzyl Kum is currently rates within the 20 largest deserts of the world. The name Kyzyl Kum means 'red sand' in both Kazakh and Uzbek. Large areas of the Kyzyl Kum are used as pasture for both Bactrian and Dromedary camels.

7. Uzbek is the only official language of Uzbekistan although many people speak Tajik or Russian. Uzbek is part of which language family?

From Quiz Uzbekistan, A Jewel on the Silk Road

Answer: Turkic

Uzbek is a Turkic language although there are Arabic, Russian and Persian influences. There are about 25.5 million native speakers in Uzbekistan and its neighbours.

8. Who was declared the first President of Uzbekistan in 1991?

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Answer: Islam Karimov

Islam Karimov was born on January 30th 1938. His ancestry is half Uzbek and half Tajik and his place of birth is the city of Samarkand.

9. What is the total area of Uzbekistan?

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Answer: 447,400 sq km

Uzbekistan is of similar size to Morocco.

10. When Uzbekistan was still part of the USSR, the Soviets tried to enhance the production of which agricultural product? Today it is still one of Uzbekistan's main export products.

From Quiz Uzbekistan, A Jewel on the Silk Road

Answer: Cotton

The production of cotton, which needs a lot of water, is the reason water is diverted from the Amu Darya River. This is a cause of the disappearance of the Aral Sea.

11. What is the name of the longest river in Uzbekistan?

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Answer: Amu Darya

The Amu Darya is the longest river in Central Asia. The diversion of both the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers for irrigation during Soviet times have been instrumental in the depletion of the Aral Sea.

12. The west of Uzbekistan is mostly covered by the Kyzyl Kum desert. What does that name mean?

From Quiz Uzbekistan, A Jewel on the Silk Road

Answer: Red sands

Kyzyl Kum means 'red sands' in Turkic languages. It has an area of approximately 298,000 km² (115,058 sq mi). Parts of it lie in Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. South of the Amu Darya river, covering most of Turkmenistan, lies the Karakum desert whose name means 'black sands'.

13. Which major city in Uzbekistan was destroyed by an earthquake in 1966?

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Answer: Tashkent

Tashkent has many historic mosques and religious establishments and was named the "Cultural Capital of the Islamic World" in 2007. Amongst others, Tashkent is twinned with the cities of Berlin, Germany and Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Tashkent replaced Samarkand as the capital of what was then the Uzbek SSR in 1930.

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