Middle East: countries 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 defintions 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 quiz, but includes Egypt, and is customizable. The original Middle East 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

  • Armenia globe icon and Azerbaijan globe icon have long been associated with the Middle East but some sources now consider them part of Europe based on their economic and political trends. This, of course, would be based on political and economic definitions, not on a physical definition.
  • The State of Palestine globe icon declared independence in 1988, but it is not recognized by the United Nations, Israel globe icon and major western nations. More information on the recognition of the State of Palestine: Wikipedia: International recognition of the State of Palestine new window icon
  • Here's a tip for remembering the "stans"

    Start at the top, and go clockwise, and they are in alphabetical order:


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    Palestine Palestine Palestine