Greetings travelers, who’s ready for some Egypt Trivia? This is episode 230 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia podcast. And it’s time for another country trivia episode and it’s one with a long history. We’re covering both modern and ancient Egypt, so be prepared to know more than just the old stuff.
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Greetings travelers, who’s ready for some Egypt Trivia? This is episode 230 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins, and it’s time for another country trivia episode and it’s one with a long history. We’ve covered other countries in past episodes and will have more in this season.
If you’re new to the show, welcome. Every week, DGN has thirty questions on a different topic. Sometimes it’s movies, TV, comics, or history. The sky’s the limit for this show. If you’d like to learn more about the show or how to support it, visit DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
And with all that out of the way, let’s begin.
The Dorky Round
- Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which are the only standing today? The Great Pyramids.
a. They’re also the oldest of the seven.
- Which Egyptian Queen killed herself with poison and not by being bitten by an asp?
- What 1978 treaty was facilitated by President Jimmy Carter?
a. The Camp David Accords
- Though missing its nose, what limestone sculpture from the 26th Century BC is still a popular tourist attraction in Egypt?
a. The Great Sphinx
- 90% of modern Egyptians practice what religion?
a. Islam. It’s the official religion of Egypt.
- Ending in Egypt, what is considered the longest river in the world?
a. The Nile River
- What is the official language of Egypt?
- What ancient Egyptian script gets its name from the Greek for Sacred Carving?
- What is the capital of Egypt?
- Egyptians used the rise and fall of the Nile to create the first what?
a. The 365 day calendar
The Geeky Round
- What actor, from Egypt, starred in movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago?
a. Omar Shariff
- What man-made waterway connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea?
a. The Suez Canal
- What landmass is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Gulf of Suez, and the Gulf of Aqaba?
a. The Sinai Peninsula
- The English name Egypt isn’t from Egyptian, but from what other ancient language?
a. Ancient Greek
- Made from granodiorite and rediscovered in 1799, what artifact allowed for the modern translation of Egyptian hieroglyphics?
a. The Rosetta Stone. It was inscribed with text in both Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Greek.
- What French leader invaded Egypt in 1798?
a. Napoleon Bonaparte. While the French didn’t stay long, the invasion began the modern era of European imperialism.
- What country, currently undergoing a civil war between warlords, borders Egypt to the South?
- What is Egypt’s second-largest city?
a. Alexandria. It’s the largest city on the Mediterranean coast.
- You’ll find the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx next to what Egyptian city of over 4 million people?
- What country borders Egypt to the West?
The Nerdy Round
- The ancient city of Thebes can be found inside what modern Egyptian city?
- Between the 16th and 11th Centuries BC, where were pharaohs and nobles buried?
a. The Valley of Kings
- What Egyptian president was the first Muslim to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
a. Anwar Sadat. He shared the prize with Israeli president Menachem Begin.
- The 2011 Egyptian revolution ousted what long-time president of Egypt?
a. Hosni Mubarak. He had been president for 40 years.
- Who was the last monarch of Egypt?
a. Fuad II. He was deposed in 1953 when he was only 1 year old. He’s still alive and lives in exile but visits Egypt occasionally.
- What war lasted from June 5 to June 10, 1967?
a. Don’t overthink it. It’s the Six-Day War. A coalition of Arab states (Egypt, Syria, and Jordan) clashed with and lost territory to Israel.
- Who was the father of Cleopatra’s oldest child?
a. Julius Caesar. Caesarion ruled Egypt until he was put to death by Augustus Caesar.
- What was the ancient Egyptian name for the country?
a. Black land. Most likely a reference to the fertile soil around the Nile.
- Which of the pyramids in Egypt is the largest?
a. The Pyramid of Khufu
- Which pharaoh ruled for 60 years and had over 90 children with his 8 wives and nearly 100 concubines?
a. Ramses II
And we’re back from the desert. How did you fare? I know people have asked for Egyptian Mythology (along with other mythologies), but those are hard to lock down what’s a “right answer”. But we’ll see if I can sort something out. What’s your take on this episode? Let me know on social media or Spotify. Have you ever been to Egypt, or do you live there and listen to the show? I want to hear from you. Egypt is on my bucket list. The ancient architecture fascinates me.
I’ll be back here next week with another episode. Here’s a clue:
What character, debuting in 1981, was inspired by the adventure serials of the 1930s and 40s?
Kind of related to today’s episode when you think about it. I’ll see you back here next Wednesday.
This was episode 230 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast.
The music is by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
This podcast was written, produced, and hosted by me, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
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