Middle East: capital cities quiz

The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa). There is not a standard definition of what constitutes the Middle East. Some definitions may include (or exclude): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the 5 stans (Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan). Some definitions include a few more north African countries. Click on an area on the map to answer the questions.

NOTE: This is a new quiz (July 20, 2018): it is similar to the original but includes Egypt and Palestine, and is customizable. The original Middle East capitals quiz is still available, but has been removed from the menu.
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  • There is no correct or generally agreed upon definition of the Middle East. Wikipedia contains information on the territories, history, economy, demographics etc. new window icon

    Highly recommended: A very good discussion of what the Middle East is (and is not) can be found on the Teach Mideast website new window icon

  • Israel and Palestine both claim Jerusalem as their capital. Jerusalem is in disputed territory. In Israel, most of the foreign embassies, which are traditionally located in a country's capital, are in Tel Aviv. In December 2017, the United States officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and relocated its embassy to Jerusalem. You can read more about the Status of Jerusalem (Wikipedia) new window icon

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