10 most difficult Egypt riddles A list of Egypt related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Geography quiz What is the national currency of Egypt?The pound. When the British first got involved in Egypt in the nineteenth century, Egypt was using a monetary unit known as the piastre, or Qirsh. Since 100 piastres was roughly between the value of one pound sterling and one Guinea, a new unit, called the pound in English and the ginaih in Arabic, was created equal to one hundred piastres. The Egyptian pound, however, has never been exactly equal in value to the pound sterling. very hard 35% dirhamdirham18%dinardinar33%the poundthe pound35%rialrial12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3730 answers in 2 languages »currencies riddles » For whom were the pyramids in Giza built?Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos). The three pyramids were built by pharaons of the fourth dynasty: Khufu, his son Khafre and Kahafre's son, Menkaure. Today, they are better known by their hellenized names: Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. Along with these major monuments are a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids.very hard 35% Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)35%Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess33%Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose20%Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2282 answers in 2 languages »landmarks riddles » How many seas does Israel have access to? (not including lakes like Dead Sea)Two. The Mediterranean Sea makes up the majority of Israel's coastline. But Israel has also a small coastline on the Red Sea in the south, with the port of Eilat. This 11 km (7 miles) wide strip of land separates Egypt from Jordan, so tourists visiting Egypt typically need to approach Jordan by the sea if they want to visit Petra.very hard 37% nonenone18%oneone38%twotwo37%threethree5%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7515 answers in 2 languages »geography of North Africa riddles » Which country is named "Misr" or "Masr" in its language?Egypt. The English name Egypt is derived from the Ancient Greek Aígyptos, but it has nothing in common with the local name of the country (except maybe with the Late Egyptian name of Memphis - Hikuptah). Ancient Egyptians called their land Kemet, meaning "black soil" (as opposed to the desert). Today, Misr is the official name of Egypt, while Masr is the Egyptian-local pronunciation in the Egyptian Arabic.hard 48% AlbaniaAlbania11%OmanOman27%EgyptEgypt48%SomaliaSomalia12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12979 answers in 4 languages »North Africa riddles » Which country borders Israel?Egypt. Israel borders Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula.average 65% Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia13%IraqIraq16%EgyptEgypt65%OmanOman3%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 1572 answers in 9 languages »Northern Africa riddles » In 1822 Jean-François Champollion translated for the first time ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. What made it possible?Rosetta stone. The Rosetta Stone is a stele found in 1799 in Egyptian sea port Rosette. The finding occurred during Napolean invasion of Egypt. The stele is inscribed with the same text in three scripts: archaic Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic script, and Ancient Greek. Comparison of these three samples helped understand hieroglyphs.average 65% Rosetta stoneRosetta stone65%Thebes' Karnak temple inscriptionsThebes' Karnak temple inscriptions10%papyrus Book of the Deadpapyrus Book of the Dead11%Dead Sea scrollsDead Sea scrolls12%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 3275 answers in 2 languages »ancient history riddles » What is the second largest city in Egypt, after Cairo?Alexandria. The largest cities in Egypt: Cairo (18.0 million), Alexandria (4.5 million), Giza (3.6 million) and Shubra El-Kheima (1.1 million).average 67% AlexandriaAlexandria67%Shubra El-KheimaShubra El-Kheima5%Port SaidPort Said14%GizaGiza13%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 667 answers in 9 languages »Africa riddles » Which sea is the most saline in the world?Red Sea. The Red Sea is very saline due to high evaporation, very little precipitation, almost no river inflow and isolation from the rest of the Indian Ocean. Salinity reaches 41 ‰ in the northern part (Average for the world's seawater is ~35 ‰).easy 70% Arctic SeaArctic Sea9%Baltic SeaBaltic Sea9%Caribbean SeaCaribbean Sea10%Red SeaRed Sea70%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 22642 answers in 2 languages »oceans riddles » Where is this girl from?Egypt. This is an Egyptian soccer fan. She gets her national flag drawn on her face on a street in Cairo.easy 73% BelarussiaBelarussia6%EgyptEgypt73%NicaraguaNicaragua10%MalaysiaMalaysia9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16526 answers in 2 languages »flags riddles » What sea lies between Egypt and Saudi Arabia?Red Sea. The Red Sea is the world's northernmost tropical sea with coral reefs. The name of the sea may come from the seasonal blooms of the red-coloured cyanobacterias Trichodesmium erythraeum.easy 76% Arabian SeaArabian Sea18%Andaman SeaAndaman Sea2%Red SeaRed Sea76%Celebes SeaCelebes Sea2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 1621 answers in 9 languages »Saudi Arabia riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.