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This quiz deals with member of the Egyptian royal family of the 20th century.

A photo quiz by bernie73. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
bernie73
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
392,448
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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170
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Question 1 of 10
1. Fuad I came to the throne in 1917 as the Sultan of Egypt. Whom did he succeed as ruler of Egypt? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 1922, Fuad changed his title from Sultan to King upon the end of a protectorate over Egypt by a European country. Which country had held a protectorate over Egypt? (NOTE: Each of the three boxes in the picture has a color inside it.) Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. By his official title, Fuad claimed the authority to rule over other areas in addition to Egypt. Which area did he NOT claim via his title? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In addition to serving as ruler of Egypt, there were several other interesting facts about Fuad's life. Which of these following facts is NOT true? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Fuad's son Farouk would eventually become King of Egypt. While he was prince, however, in which country did he attend a military academy during the 1935-1936 school year? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A major event that occurred during Farouk's reign was World War Two. Which best describes Farouk's attitude towards the war? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Farouk's time as a married man is also an interesting topic. Which sentence best describes his relationship to marriage. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Farouk was known as a collector of many objects including coins. Which rare coin was part of his collection and for which he obtained an export license in 1944, was believed to have resurfaced in the 1990s and sold at auction in 2002 for over seven million dollars. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Although not a ruling monarch of Egypt, Fawzia, the sister of Farouk, did marry the ruler of another country. Which country's monarch was married to Fawzia? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Fuad II, son of Farouk I, was the last king of Egypt. What was most remarkable about his reign? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Fuad I came to the throne in 1917 as the Sultan of Egypt. Whom did he succeed as ruler of Egypt?

Answer: His brother.

Hussein Kamel (1853-1917), brother of Fuad, ruled Egypt as Sultan from 1914 to 1917. When Hussein died his son, Kamal al-Din Husayn, declined to ascend the throne, allowing Fuad to become Sultan. Fuad (1868-1936) would rule Egypt from 1917 to 1936. Fuad and Hussein Kamel were the descendants of Muhammad Ali who in the early 19th century became khedive of Egypt under the very loose authority of the Ottoman Empire. His descendants would rule Egypt until Egypt became a republic in the 20th century.

The picture shows a simple genetic family tree with the "1" and the "2" representing the order that the two brothers ruled Egypt.
2. In 1922, Fuad changed his title from Sultan to King upon the end of a protectorate over Egypt by a European country. Which country had held a protectorate over Egypt? (NOTE: Each of the three boxes in the picture has a color inside it.)

Answer: Britain

Great Britain had held an increasing amount of influence over Egypt beginning in the later 19th century as the influence of the Ottoman Empire became increasingly distant. It was not until 1914, and the start of World War One, that the British claimed direct control over Egypt. At this time, the title of the ruling monarch of Egypt changed from Khedive to Sultan.

The picture shows a crown with blocks of red, white, and blue, which represents the British monarchy and the colors of the British flag.
3. By his official title, Fuad claimed the authority to rule over other areas in addition to Egypt. Which area did he NOT claim via his title?

Answer: Libya

Fuad's official title from 1922 to 1936 was King of Egypt and Sovereign of Nubia, the Sudan, Kurdufan and Darfur. At this time, Libya was an Italian colony. The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was an area jointly ruled by Egypt and Britain from 1898 to 1956. Upon Egypt's gaining of formal independence in 1922, Britain claimed increasing authority over Sudan.

The picture shows a green rectangle which represents the official flag of Libya from 1977 to 2011.
4. In addition to serving as ruler of Egypt, there were several other interesting facts about Fuad's life. Which of these following facts is NOT true?

Answer: He was Prince of Albania

As his family was of Albanian descent, Fuad expressed interest in the throne of Albania after that nation gained independence form the Ottoman Empire in 1913, but ultimately Prince Wilhelm of Wied became ruling Prince of Albania. Fuad played an important role in establishing the Egyptian University in 1908 and served as Rector from then until 1913.

The University was known as King Fuad I University from 1940 to 1952 and then was named Cairo University. The Egyptian Geographical Society was established in 1875 as the Khedival Geographical Society. Fuad was married twice.

His first wife was his cousin, Shivakiar Khanum Effendi, with whom he had two children, a son Ismail Fuad, who died in infancy and a daughter, Fawkia. His second wife was Nazli Sabri.

They had five children: a son, Farouk (who would succeed him as king), and four daughters, Fawzia, Faiza, Faika, and Fathia.
5. Fuad's son Farouk would eventually become King of Egypt. While he was prince, however, in which country did he attend a military academy during the 1935-1936 school year?

Answer: Britain

Farouk I (1920-1965) was the only son and eldest child of Fuad and his second wife Nazil Sabri. The young prince was shy and fond of practical jokes. He enjoyed driving his car around the palace grounds. Having failed in his attempt to enter Eton, Farouk spent the 1935-1936 school at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (in London). While at the school he was known as "Prince Freddy" and developed an interest in boxing. Farouk later described his time at the school as enjoyable since he was able to interact with the other boys on something approaching an equal footing.

The picture suggest a red double-decker bus that can be seen on the streets of London.
6. A major event that occurred during Farouk's reign was World War Two. Which best describes Farouk's attitude towards the war?

Answer: He was sympathetic towards the Axis.

It may seem strange that Farouk, who had received some education in Britain would be so opposed to the Allies. The reason may exist in what he saw as continued British interference in Egypt and also in Sudan which he viewed as part of his area of control. Farouk is said to have sent a note to Adolf Hitler at one point indicating that he would welcome an Axis invasion of Egypt. In 1945, after the war was nearly over and under heavy British pressure, Farouk finally declared war against Germany.

The picture shows a globe with the axis about which it revolves emphasized, suggesting the Axis powers.
7. Farouk's time as a married man is also an interesting topic. Which sentence best describes his relationship to marriage.

Answer: Farouk was married twice and divorced both wives.

Farouk was married twice. His first wife was Farida (born Safinaz Zulficar) (1921-1988), a former lady-in-waiting to Farouk's mother. Their marriage (1938-1948) began well but soon turned cool due in no small part to Farouk's frequent affairs with other women. Although the marriage produced three daughters--Ferial, Fawzia, and Fadia--the lack of a male heir led Farouk to divorce his wife. His second marriage (1951-1954) to Narriman Sadek (1933-2005) led to the birth of his desired male heir, Fuad, in 1952. When Narriman divorced Farouk in 1954 while in exile in Italy, she was forced to return to Egypt without custody of Fuad.

The picture shows two gold (wedding) rings, each with an x inside of it which I hoped would suggest a marriage ending in divorce.
8. Farouk was known as a collector of many objects including coins. Which rare coin was part of his collection and for which he obtained an export license in 1944, was believed to have resurfaced in the 1990s and sold at auction in 2002 for over seven million dollars.

Answer: 1933 US Double Eagle

The US Double Eagle was a gold coin with a face value of twenty dollars. In 1933, before that year's coinage was released US President Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order withdrawing gold coins from circulating coinage in the United States. Farouk was able obtain an export license for one of the 1933 double eagles from US Treasury Department (perhaps because of the hustle of World War Two). When Farouk was overthrown in 1952, his coin collection like much of his property was left behind. The Egyptian government auctioned off much of his collection but the 1933 double eagle mysterious vanished. In the mid-1990s a coin that was claimed to be King Farouk's coin resurfaced in New York City and after some legal wrangling was placed up for auction in 2002. The final auction price of US $7,590,020 was more than twice the auction price of the most valuable coin sold at auction in the United States up to that point in time.

The picture shows a circle with a 20 which represents the double eagle coin and its face value of twenty dollars.
9. Although not a ruling monarch of Egypt, Fawzia, the sister of Farouk, did marry the ruler of another country. Which country's monarch was married to Fawzia?

Answer: Iran

Fawzia (1921-2013) was the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980), the Shah of Iran. Their marrage (1939-1948) produced one daughter, Shahnaz Pahlavi, before ending in divorce. The marriage was generally not a happy one for several reasons, but interestingly enough the common language that the Shah and his wife shared (which they used when talking to each other) was French.

The picture shows a stick figure running, which suggests "Iran".
10. Fuad II, son of Farouk I, was the last king of Egypt. What was most remarkable about his reign?

Answer: He became king and was deposed before his second birthday.

After his father was forced to abdicate the throne, Fuad became king on July 02, 1952. Farouk hoped that revolutionary forces that overthrew him would allow his son to rule. This hope was ultimately in vain as Fuad II was dethroned and Egypt became a republic on June 18, 1953--two days after he turned 18 months old. Fuad never had a formal coronation and as an infant, he never actively exercised rule over Egypt. When Farouk abidcated and left for exile in first Monaco and then Italy, Fuad and the rest of the family accompanied him. During Fuad's reign, Prince Muhammad Abdel Moneim led the council of regency that ruled Egypt in his absence. Fuad (born 1952) later lived in Switzerland and then France. He married and had three children. His Egyptian citizenship was restored in the 1970s and Fuad has visited Egypt on several occasions.

The picture shows an image of blocks, such as with which a young child might play.
Source: Author bernie73

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