Saturday Puzzle #13 – Egyptian Trivia Test

Today we’re doing a good old-fashioned trivia quiz with a topical theme: every answer has something to do with Egypt. There’s something here for everyone: pop culture, ancient history, modern history, geography, politics, you name it. Submit a comment below with as many answers as you can come up with (no googling allowed!). The comment with the most correct answers gets a shout out in an update. Come back later to see all the answers – in the words of Bill Cosby, if you’re not careful, you might learn something!

Can you name these things related to Egypt?

  1. A famous canal
  2. The main language spoken in Egypt
  3. A Woody Allen movie
  4. The three countries bordering Egypt
  5. A long running American TV game show
  6. Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the only one still standing
  7. A song by The Bangles
  8. An ancient formal writing system combining logographic and alphabetic aspects
  9. The last pharaoh of ancient Egypt
  10. The world’s longest river
  11. The President who preceded Mubarak
  12. The country Egypt was part of before gaining independence on Feb 22, 1922 (2/2/22!)
  13. The three leaders who signed the Camp David Accords in 1978
  14. A mythical creature with a human head on a lion’s body
  15. Answer to the ancient riddle posed by the creature in the previous question
  16. The monetary currency currently used in Egypt
  17. A very costly movie starring Elizabeth Taylor
  18. The two most prevalent religions in current day Egypt
  19. Title character played by Lon Chaney Jr. in a 1944 horror film
  20. Horrendous Steve Martin song, which I may never be able to get out of my head

Solution: Hats off to the brilliant and lovely Kimberly Cohen, who demonstrated her impressive Egypt IQ by scoring correct answers on 15 out of 20 questions.

  1. A famous canal – Suez
  2. The main language spoken in Egypt – Egyptian Arabic
  3. A Woody Allen movie – The Purple Rose of Cairo
  4. The three countries bordering Egypt – Israel (west), Libya (east), and Sudan (south)
  5. A long running American TV game show – The $10,000 Pyramid
  6. Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the only one still standing – the Pyramids
  7. A song by The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian
  8. An ancient formal writing system combining logographic and alphabetic aspects – hieroglyphics
  9. The last pharaoh of ancient Egypt – Cleopatra (Queen Cleopatra VII)
  10. The world’s longest river – the Nile
  11. The President who preceded Mubarak – Anwar Sadat
  12. The country Egypt was part of before gaining independence on Feb 22, 1922 (2/2/22!) – the United Kingdom
  13. The three leaders who signed the Camp David Accords in 1978 – Menachim Begin, Anwar Sadat and Jimmy Carter
  14. A mythical creature with a human head on a lion’s body – the Sphinx
  15. Answer to the ancient riddle posed by the creature in the previous question – man
  16. The monetary currency currently used in Egypt – Egyptian pounds
  17. A very costly movie starring Elizabeth Taylor – Cleopatra
  18. The two most prevalent religions in current day Egypt – Islam (90%) and then Coptic Christianity
  19. Title character played by Lon Chaney Jr. in a 1944 horror film – The Mummy
  20. Horrendous Steve Martin song, which I may never be able to get out of my head – King Tut

3 thoughts on “Saturday Puzzle #13 – Egyptian Trivia Test”

  1. 1. Suez
    2. Arabic
    3. ??Cairo??
    4. Israel, Algeria, Ethiopia
    5. $20,000 Pyramid
    6. Great Pyramid
    7. Walk Like an Egyptian
    8. hieroglyphics
    9. Tutankhamen
    10. Nile
    11. Sadat
    12. France
    13. Carter, Sadat, Begin
    14. Sphinx
    15. man
    16. ?
    17. Cleopatra
    18. Islam, Christianity
    19. The Mummy
    20. King Tut

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