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Saudi Arabia Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Free long interesting trivia quiz about Saudi Arabia with answers

 

Saudi Arabia Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
A: Saudi Arabia is a country in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.

What is its land area?
A: Approximately 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi).

Saudi Arabia is the largest sovereign state in the what?
A: Middle East.

It’s the second-largest in the Arab world after what?
A: Algeria.

Saudi Arabia is bordered by what two countries to the north?
A: Jordan and Iraq.

What country borders Saudi Arabia to the northeast?
A: Kuwait.

Which countries border Saudi Arabia to the east?
A: Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

 
What country borders Saudi Arabia to the southeast?
A: Oman.

What country borders it to the south?
A: Yemen.

What separates it from Israel and Egypt?
A: The Gulf of Aqaba.

It is the only nation with both a Red Seacoast and a what?
A: Persian Gulf coast.

Most of its terrain consists of what?
A: Arid desert, lowland and mountains.

As of October 2018, Saudi Arabia is the largest economy where?
A: In the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia is the 18th largest economy in the what?
A: World.

 
The territory that now constitutes Saudi Arabia was the site of several what?
A: Ancient cultures and civilizations.

The prehistory of Saudi Arabia shows some of the earliest traces of what?
A: Human activity.

What religion emerged in modern-day Saudi Arabia?
A: Islam.

In the early 7th century, what Islamic prophet united the population of Arabia and created a single Islamic religious polity?
A: Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Following his death in 632, what did his followers do?
A: They rapidly expanded the territory under Muslim rule beyond Arabia, conquering huge and unprecedented swathes of territory.

The area of modern-day Saudi Arabia formerly consisted of mainly what four distinct regions?
A: Hejaz, Najd, parts of Eastern Arabia, and Southern Arabia.

When was the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia founded?
A: In 1932 by Ibn Saud.

 
How did he unite the four regions into a single state?
A: Through a series of conquests beginning in 1902 with the capture of Riyadh, the ancestral home of his family, the House of Saud.

Saudi Arabia has since been a what?
A: An absolute monarchy.

Saudi Arabia is sometimes called what?
A: The Land of the Two Holy Mosques.

What are the two Mosques?
A: Al-Masjid al-Haram (in Mecca) and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (in Medina).

They are the two holiest places in what?
A: Islam.

What is the population as of 2017?
A: The population is 33 million.

What is the state's official language?
A: Arabic.

 
When was petroleum discovered?
A: On 3 March 1938.

Saudi Arabia has since become the world's largest what?
A: Oil producer and exporter.

Saudi Arabia has the world's second largest what?
A: Oil reserves.

It also has the sixth largest what?
A: Gas reserves.

The kingdom is the only Arab country to be part of the what?
A: G-20 major economies.

The state has attracted criticism for its treatment of what?
A: Women and use of capital punishment.

Saudi Arabia was the world's second largest importer of what in 2010–2014?
A: Arms.

 
There is evidence that human habitation in the Arabian Peninsula dates back to about how long ago?
A: 125,000 years ago.

On November 2017 hunting scenes showing images of most likely domesticated dogs, resembling the Canaan dog, wearing leashes were discovered where?
A: Shuwaymis, a hilly region of northwestern Saudi Arabia.

These rock engravings date back more than years?
A: 8000.

This makes them the earliest what?
A: Depictions of dogs in the world.

Shortly before the advent of Islam, apart from urban trading much of what was to become Saudi Arabia was populated by whom?
A: Nomadic pastoral tribal societies.

The Islamic prophet Muhammad was born where in about 571 CE?
A: In Mecca.

The emergence of what was to become the Saudi royal family, known as the Al Saud, began where?
A: In Nejd in central Arabia in 1744.

 
The first "Saudi state" was established in 1744 in the area around what city?
A: Riyadh.

A much smaller second "Saudi state", located mainly in Nejd, was established when?
A: In 1824.

Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the Al Saud contested control of the interior of what was to become Saudi Arabia with what other Arabian ruling family?
A: The Al Rashid.

By 1891, the Al Rashid were victorious and the Al Saud were what?
A: Driven into exile in Kuwait.

At the beginning of the 20th century, what empire continued to control most of the peninsula?
A: The Ottoman Empire.