Central Asia Multiple Choice

Answer these multiple choice questions about the region of Central Asia.
Central Asia includes the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
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Last updated: December 12, 2019
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1. Irrigation drainage and drought have caused the disappearance of what?
Caspian Sea
Syr Darya River
Aral Sea
Issyk Kul
2. Until 1991, Central Asia was occupied entirely by what country?
China
Russia
UK
Soviet Union
3. What ethnically diverse valley was the site of many ethnic conflicts in the early-2000s?
Wadi Araba
Fergana
Benqaa
Nubra
4. Turkmenistan is a member of OPEC
True
False
5. How many stars are on Uzbekistan's flag?
1
6
12
20
6. What is Kazakhstan's largest export?
Petroleum
Copper
Salt
Wheat
7. What is the name of the Turkmen-bred horse known for its "metallic coat"?
Alabay
Akhal-Teke
Qatgani
Novokirghiz
8. Central Asia's only high speed rail system runs from Tashkent to what city?
Almaty
Samarkand
Turkmenbashi
Osh
9. In its native language, the city of Dushanbe is named after what?
A Day of the Week
A Holiday
A Mountain
A Lake
10. Approximetly how much of Kyrgyzstan is covered by the Tian Shan mountain range?
25%
50%
75%
90%
11. A gas drilling project in the Turkmen desert in 1971 created a fiery crater known commonly as what?
The Hajji Pit
The Door to Hell
The Voknov Crater
The Urgench Crater
12. How many nuclear weapons have been detonated in Kazakhstan?
None
17
132
456
13. What is the Largest Lake in Kyrgyzstan?
Issyk Kul
Song-Kul
Ala-Kul
Chatyr Kol
14. The Rogun dam in Tajikistan, which is the second tallest in the world, is situated on what river?
Ishim
Naryn
Vakhsh
Amu Darya
15. Which Kazakh city, formerly known as Alma-Ata, translates literally to "father of apples"?
Aktau
Atyrau
Almaty
Aktobe
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Level 71
Aug 7, 2021
But surely Kazakhstan's number 1 export is potassium!

(Nice quiz btw, some of the questions were pretty tough)