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Jan-4-2005 18:37

See if there is interest for this.

1. Each day I will post 10 questions, at random times of the day.
2. Each Quiz runs exactly 24 hours.
3. The first person that has all 10 questions right, wins. Or if no one has all questions right, the best one wins.
4. You can only post answers ONCE for the same quiz.
5. No cash involved. Just glory. :)


Pinball Amateur

Oct-3-2006 19:59

Putting up one now. It'll be done in a bit. ;-)

Pinball Amateur

Oct-3-2006 20:17

In honor of the anticipated opening of our latest city, Cairo, here's a quiz celebrating the City of the Victorious, and the land of its ancient wonders, Egypt.


1. Egyptians also call Cairo by another name, which also happens to be the Arabic name for Egypt too. Can you name it?

2. An inhabitant of Cairo is called what in English?

3. What's the official currency of Egypt?

4. Cairo is divided into two halves, the old or eastern city, and the new, or western city. The western half was designed in the mid 19th century by Ismail the Magnificent on a model of another famous European city. Name it.

5. How many pyramids are currently known to be in Egypt?

6. This Greek mathematician (c. 325 - c. 265 BC), lived in Alexandria, Egypt, and is considered by many to be the Father of Geometry. Can you name him?

7. Egypt is home to two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Name them.

8. This former Secretary-General of the United Nations is a native of Cairo. Can you name him?

9. One of the oldest operating universities in the world is located in Cairo. It was founded in 988 AD as a 'center of Islamic scholarship and education.' Name it.

10. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum, is home to the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. Many consider this famous Pharoah's artifacts the highlight of the collection. The Pharoah's tomb was one of the only tombs ever discovered to be almost entirely undisturbed. Can you name him?

Bonus -- What did ancient Egyptians call the constellation we call 'The Big Dipper'?

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Oct-4-2006 01:11

1. Misr
2. Cairene
3. Egyptian pound
4. ?
5. More than 100
6. Euclid
7. Khufu's pyramid, the lighthouse of Alexandria
8. Butros Butros Gali
9. ?
10. Tutankhamen (or Tutankhamun)

Bonus: ?

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Oct-4-2006 01:17

I forgot to say, beautiful quiz, Breitkat!


Oct-4-2006 10:54

I really shouldn't answer these questions lol. Grew up in Egypt, so it's all general knowledge to me :) Goodluck on it everyone!


Oct-4-2006 15:19

2. An Egyptian ;p - Cairene
3. Egyptian Pound
4. Paris?
5. Lots – hmm, 47?
6. Oooo, can't remember but betting Rosa is right
7. Lighthouse of Alexandria and pyramid of Giza
8. Boutros Boutros Ghali
9. Ahh, something with A…
10. King Tut?
Bonus – can't shake the feeling that someone mentioned this before, but just can't find it – oh for a search option ;D

Con Artist

Oct-5-2006 01:58

1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
4. London
5. ?
6. Pythagorous
7. The Sphinx and the Pyramid at Luxor
8. Butros Butros Gali
9. ?
10. ?

Safety Officer

Oct-5-2006 03:10

9. is Al-Azhar i think...

Clara Dark
Clara Dark

Oct-5-2006 05:47

Bonus: The Hippopotamus :)

Marissa Peterson
Marissa Peterson
Old Shoe

Oct-5-2006 11:02

Hi all!! You all did a wonderful job on the quiz!! Here's a summary of the correct answers:

1. Masr/ Misr
2. A Cairene
3. The Egyptian Pound
4. Paris
5. 97 at last count
6. Euclid
7. The Great Pyramid of Giza and the Lighthouse of Alexandria
8. Boutros Boutros-Ghali
9. Al-Azhar University
10. Tutankhamun, aka King Tut

Bonus: The Hippopotamus

In an incredibly close quiz, Rosamund has 8 correct (I'll give credit for #5), and Greyling has 7. Both of you did fantastically!! I'll let you two decide who does the next quiz.

Have fun exploring Cairo, everyone!! I hope this has given you a small taste of a fascinating city!

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