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Libya Trivia Questions

Trivia quiz questions with answers about the country Libya

What is Libya?
A: Libya is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa.

It is bordered by what to the north?
A: The Mediterranean Sea.

Libya is made of what three historical regions?
A: Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica.

What is the area of Libya?
A: Almost 700,000 square miles (1.8 million km2), it is the fourth-largest country in Africa and the Arab world, and the 16th-largest in the world.

Libya has the 10th-largest what?
A: Proven oil reserves in the world.


What is the largest city and capital?
A: Tripoli.

Where is it located?
A: In western Libya and contains over three million of Libya's seven million people.

Libya has been inhabited by whom since the late Bronze Age?
A: Berbers.

In ancient times, the Phoenicians established city-states and trading posts in what?
A: In western Libya, while more recently the Ottoman Empire controlled the northern coastline of Libya.

Parts of Libya were variously ruled by whom?
A: Carthaginians, Persians, Egyptians, and Macedonians before the entire region becoming a part of the Roman Empire.


Libya was an early center of what?
A: Christianity.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the area of Libya was mostly occupied by whom?
A: The Vandals until the 7th century when invasions brought Islam to the region.

In the 16th century, the Spanish Empire and the Knights of St John occupied Tripoli until when?
A: Until Ottoman rule began in 1551.

Libya was involved in what wars of the 18th and 19th centuries?
A: The Barbary Wars.

Ottoman rule continued until when?
A: Until the Italo-Turkish War, which resulted in the Italian occupation of Libya.


It also resulted in the establishment of what two colonies?
A: Italian Tripolitania and Italian Cyrenaica (1911–1934), later unified in the Italian Libya colony from 1934 to 1943.


During the Second World War, Libya was an area of warfare in what?
A: The North African Campaign.

In what year did Libya become independent as a kingdom?
A: In 1951.

A bloodless military coup in 1969, initiated by a coalition led by whom, overthrew King Idris I and created a republic?
A: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Gaddafi was often described by critics as a what?
A: A dictator and was one of the world's longest serving non-royal leaders, ruling for 42 years.


He ruled until being overthrown and killed in what?
A: The 2011 Libyan Civil War during the wider Arab Spring.

By 2014 two rival authorities claimed to govern Libya, which led to what?
A: A second civil war, with parts of Libya split between the Tobruk and Tripoli-based governments as well as various tribal and Islamist militias.

The two main warring sides signed a permanent ceasefire in 2020, and a unity government took authority to plan for what?
A: Democratic elections, however political rivalries continue to delay this.

The coastal plain of Libya was inhabited by Neolithic peoples from as early as what?
A: 8000 BC.

The Afroasiatic ancestors of the Berber people are assumed to have spread into the area by when?
A: The Late Bronze Age.


The Phoenicians were the first to establish “what” in Libya?
A: Trading posts.

In 630 BC, the ancient Greeks colonized the area around Barca in Eastern Libya and founded what city?
A: The city of Cyrene.

Within 200 years, four more important Greek cities were established in the area that became known as what?
A: Cyrenaica.

Alexander the Great was greeted by the Greeks when he entered Cyrenaica in 331 BC, and Eastern Libya again fell under the control of whom?
A: The Greeks, this time as part of the Ptolemaic Kingdom.



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