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Bodies of Water around the Arabian Peninsula

Can you name the eight bodies of water that surround the Arabian Peninsula?
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Last updated: December 26, 2019
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First submittedFebruary 19, 2017
Times taken25,922
Average score62.5%
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Body of Water
Mandeb Strait
Strait of Hormuz
Persian Gulf
Arabian Sea
Gulf of Aden
Red Sea
Gulf of Aqaba
Gulf of Oman
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Level 81
Feb 22, 2017
Nice!
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2017
Looks great! One small thing, maybe switch the answers to "contains" rather than "starts with"? That way, people typing "Gulf of Aqaba" (like I did) can still earn the point.
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Level 69
Apr 24, 2020
Really no point in this, seeing as this quiz is more of a fill-in-the-blank format, with the "Gulf of" already written in.
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Level 65
Aug 29, 2022
On a phone, the fill-the-blanks bit isn't visible unless you scroll sideways, so allowing part answers was unexpected (but a nice surprise)
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Level 70
Jun 8, 2017
Nice quiz
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Level 74
Jun 8, 2017
You should except variations like El-Mandeb, Al-Mandib, Bab al-Mandeb...its known by many spellings
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Level 81
Jun 9, 2017
yeah, I learnt it as bab el mandeb in school so I tried it. It should've count
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Level 87
Aug 4, 2018
He did except them. I don't get your point.
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Level 66
Apr 1, 2020
*accept
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Level 55
Sep 1, 2022
Because they started accepting it after QM/Wolf saw the comment
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Level 62
Jun 8, 2017
Got all of them except the ones in black circles. Good idea!
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Level 57
Jun 8, 2017
As I've commented in other quizzes, don't use PG with an Arab nation there - it's AG for them. You could lose that hard-negotiated 50,000 barrels per day crude oil contract!
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Level 84
Jun 8, 2017
As I've commented on other quizzes- this is dumb. That body of water has been known and identified as the Persian Gulf, even on Arab maps, for centuries. Saudi Arabia and its allies just started calling it the Arabian Gulf in the last couple decades to piss off Iran.
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Level 74
Aug 2, 2017
reality is not purchasable! it was, is ans will be persian gulf for ever.
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Level 67
Oct 28, 2017
It's called Persian Gulf, Cyprus is in Asia, Azerbaijan-Armenia-Georgia is in Asia, Australia is an island country in the continent of Oceania, Antarctica is a continent, America is two continents not a country, Russian lands East of the Ural mountains are in Asia, Eastern Thrace is in Europe, Sinai Peninsula is in Asia, Rhodes-Lesbos-Samos is in Asia, Greenland is in North America, Eastern and Southeastern Turkey are not in the Anatolian Peninsula, the Canary Islands are in Africa, Trinidad and Tobago is in South America.
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Level 83
May 19, 2018
"It's called Persian Gulf [Yep], Cyprus is in Asia [makes sense, look at a map], Azerbaijan-Armenia-Georgia is in Asia [ditto], Australia is an island country [if Australia is an island, why not Eurafrasia or the Americas?] in the continent of Oceania [granted, the definition of continent is pretty fuzzy, but large landmass is pretty central and Oceania is mostly water], Antarctica is a continent [wait, who is saying it isn't?], America is two continents not a country [technically I'd say 'the Americas' are two continents, and 'America', in English is generally understood to refer to the USA], Russian lands East of the Ural mountains are in Asia [yeah...], Eastern Thrace is in Europe [true], Sinai Peninsula is in Asia [aha], Rhodes-Lesbos-Samos is in Asia [less clear-cut than Cyprus, but sure - consistent with your Trinidad position], Greenland is in North America [aye], Eastern and Southeastern Turkey are not in the Anatolian Peninsula [again, not super clear, but on balance yes]...
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Level 83
May 19, 2018
...the Canary Islands are in Africa [agreed], Trinidad and Tobago is in South America [logical]."
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Level 27
Mar 15, 2020
Wow. Just wow
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Level 55
Aug 29, 2022
I think @Balikati forgot the Falkland Islands dispute.

tl;dr: If I understand correctly, Findlay's consensus ends up being all agreeable* (even if fuzzy) except for Australia being an island.

*By agreeable, I mean Findlay may not have the same opinion, but it seems reasonable to them

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Level 84
Jun 8, 2017
You could also have the Tiran Strait here.
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2017
I swear there was a body of water named after Socotra, but now I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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Level 45
Aug 29, 2022
The Guardafui-Socotra channel is a small body of water between the tip of the horn of Africa and the island of Socotra.
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2017
If you included the Gulf of Aqaba, why not the Gulf of Suez?
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Level 78
Jun 12, 2017
Read the quiz title :)
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Level 64
Jun 12, 2017
I typed Acaba - doesn't work,

I typed Akaba - doesn't work,

I typed Accaba - doesn't work,

I typed Eilat - Aqaba appeared.

If you know geography in different language, you got more work to do.

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Level 61
Aug 26, 2017
Down there you can usually throw in a "q" with no "u" and you got a chance.
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Level 87
Aug 4, 2018
True. I take a lot of German quizzes to brush up and try to relearn and learn anew. I never once tell them to accept my spelling that's incorrect for their language. I had to type Irokesen for Iroquois? Cool, now I can say it in German.
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Level 28
Jun 14, 2017
Got all of them, I'm quite surprised Aqaba has a better percentage than Mandeb
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Level 72
Apr 8, 2021
I am not surprised about that at all. I had never even heard of Mandeb when I started the quiz
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Level 42
Nov 26, 2018
golf of Akaba is not correct, but the gulf of Eliat is. Why?
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Level 84
May 5, 2019
par for the course
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Level 59
Jun 26, 2021
Eliat should be correct, but I agree that they should be more lenient with translated names, especially ones from different scripts. The decision of how to translate the Arabic name to Aqaba or Akaba or Accaba is pretty arbitrary.
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Level 52
Aug 22, 2022
The "k" sound and "q" sound in Arabic are very different. It's not like "c" and "k" in English. The basic "k" is made using the letter Kaf (ﻙ). But a "q" sound, which does not have an exact English counterpart but is commonly represented with "q," is made using the letter Qaf (ق‎) and is made with the back of the mouth (Arabic loves to do this). Saying they're the same and are arbitrary is like saying "b" and "p" are the same (as they are both represented by the same letter in Arabic as well). With that being said, I still do think that type-ins like these should be allowed, just with the acknowledgement that "Aqaba" is the right one.
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Level 60
Aug 29, 2022
Petition to make ''Akaba'' an accepted spelling for the Gulf of Aqaba.
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Level 78
Aug 29, 2022
Nothing is written.....You will not be at Aqaba, English!
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Level 44
Aug 30, 2022
The strait of Hormuz isn't straight at all.....