History of Afghanistan

Can you answer these questions about the history of Afghanistan?
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What terrorist group took control of Afghanistan in August 2021?
Taliban
What statues were destroyed by that terrorist group in 2001?
Buddhas of Bamiyan
What group of people invaded Afghanistan in the 12th century?
Mongols
What Greek ruler conquered in 330 BC?
Alexander the Great
What famous photo was taken by Steve McCurry, and was on the front page
of a 1985 edition of National Geographic?
Afghan Girl
What term was used for the Islamic insurgent groups during the Soviet–Afghan War?
Mujahideen
What Islamic terrorist group was founded in 1988 by some members of the above?
Al-Qaeda
Who was the most prominent founder of the above?
Osama bin Laden
Who was the President of Afghanistan between 2001–2014?
Hamid Karzai
What city served as the capital of Afghanistan until 1772?
Kandahar
What was the state ideology of Afghanistan from 1978–1992?
Communism
What country fought three wars against Afghanistan between 1842–1919?
United Kingdom
What term is for the struggle between the above and Russia for control
over Afghanistan in the 19th century?
The Great Game
What was the most famous book published by Khaled Hosseini?
The Kite Runner
What was abolished in 1973?
Monarchy
What Mughal Emperor's remains were moved from Agra to Kabul and reburied in 1540s?
Babur
What mountain pass was an integral part of the ancient Silk Road?
Khyber Pass
Which poet was born in 1207 in the city of Balkh and now, according to some,
is the best-selling poet of all time in the United States?
Rumi
What city in northwestern Afghanistan was Timurid Empire's last capital until 1507?
Herat
What name was used by some Greek and Roman authors to refer to the
region of modern-day Afghanistan? (hint: also a girl’s name starting with A)
Ariana
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Level 48
Aug 28, 2021
afghanistan is now taliban's :C