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Lebanon Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Lebanon?
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: May 28, 2020
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Capital city
Beirut
Former nickname of that city
Paris of the Middle East
Region, starting with L, that Lebanon is a part of
The Levant
Countries bordering Lebanon
Israel
Syria
Official language
Arabic
Type of tree depicated on the flag
Cedar
Ancient civilization from Lebanon which founded colonies
throughout the Mediterranean
Phoenicians
Major city of the above civilization which Alexander the Great conquered
and changed from an island into a peninsula
Tyre
Biblical name for a god of that city which some Israelites worshipped
Baal
Second-largest city (hint: shares its name with an African capital)
Tripoli
Largest Christian denomination in Lebanon
Maronite Church
Local religion incorporating elements of Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,
and Greek philosophy (hint: starts with D)
Druze
Currency of Lebanon
Pound
European country which had a "mandate" to run Lebanon, 1923−1946
France
Shia political party considered a terrorist organization by the EU
Hezbollah
Lebanese-born lawyer who married George Clooney
Amal Clooney
32 Comments
+4
Level 84
May 28, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druze

The religion is properly Druzism. An adherent is a Druze. Or Druze faith would be accurate. So Druzism should be an acceptable answer.

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Level ∞
May 29, 2020
Okay
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Level 68
May 30, 2020
Maybe accept Hisbollah? Wikipedia gives Hizbullah and Hizballah as alternate transliterations as well.
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Level 30
Apr 21, 2022
It is spelled with a "ز" in Arabic which is pronounced as "Z"
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Level 83
Apr 26, 2023
The letter 's' in English can also be pronounced in an identical way to 'z' though?
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Level 68
Jun 2, 2020
Baal simply means lord. Not complaint, just an extra piece of information.
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Level 82
Oct 17, 2020
Same as Allah and Elohim.
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Level 75
Oct 17, 2020
That may be the original meaning of the word, but I believe Ba'al mentioned in the Christian Bible came to be associated with more specific gods, including fertility and storm among others.
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Level 82
Feb 9, 2022
that often happens with words that mean lord or god. As happened with the two I mentioned.
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Level 45
Feb 10, 2022
Hannibal and Hasdrubal's names originated from Baal
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Level 75
Jun 5, 2020
I am terrible at these country quizzes :-(

It's a good series though

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Level 78
Jul 3, 2020
Could Maranite be accepted for Maronite?
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Level 68
Oct 2, 2020
I thought the main Christian denomination is Greek Orthodox, or Syrian Orthodox (Wikipaedia).
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Level 89
Oct 17, 2020
Here's a Wikipedia page I found that says it's the Maronites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanese_Maronite_Christians
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Level 82
Oct 17, 2020
Really beautiful country. Rich history. Delicious food. Lovely women (gotta throw something out there for the slut-shamers to get excited about).

... unfortunately a very sad political situation. Though not as bad as their neighbors in Syria, of course. But still not good. I'm not one to blame anything and everything on the West or colonialism etc, but it's hard not to think that Sykes and Picot couldn't have done a better job.

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Level 85
Oct 17, 2020
For a diverse historical country, you would think the quiz could have included something else other than George Clooney's wife.
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Level 82
Oct 17, 2020
That question did seem a bit odd. I mean, Mia Khalifa is a lot more famous than Amal Clooney. and I wouldn't have expected her to show up, either.
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Level 89
Oct 17, 2020
Yeah, like, the fact that Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut.
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Level 66
Jun 9, 2023
Couldn't agree more.
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Level 57
Oct 17, 2020
I’m surprised more people knew Amal Clooney than the Maronite Church. Never heard of her, but Maronites is one of the things I always associate with Lebanon.
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Level 73
Feb 9, 2022
One of my favourite Private Eye headlines: "Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries actor"
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Level 72
Feb 15, 2021
Ancient civilisation.....tries a few then gives up.

Major city in the civilisation you don’t know......no chance.

Name for a god they worshipped.........again, no chance.

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Level 54
Apr 20, 2021
There is a city called tyre! Awesome!
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Level 82
Feb 9, 2022
Very famous and historically significant city, too.
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Level 45
Feb 10, 2022
Should accept Syriac as well as Maronite
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Level 66
Jun 9, 2023
It shouldn't accept it because it's incorrect. The Syriac church is not the same as the Maronite Church.
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Level 56
Feb 15, 2022
What about national pizza day?
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Level 57
May 13, 2022
Little tricky, but I loved the challenge! Definitely learned more about Lebanon today.
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2023
11/17 didn't have a clue with the rest
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Level 22
May 15, 2024
good
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Level 48
Feb 3, 2024
Please, accept Cedr or Cedrus.
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Level 22
May 15, 2024
good one :) got 14 correct