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 32% dirhamdirham21%dinardinar33%the poundthe pound32%rialrial12%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5281 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 34% Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos)34%Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and RamesessKhufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Ramesess32%Khufu (Cheops), Ramesess and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Ramesess and Tutmose23%Khufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and TutmoseKhufu (Cheops), Amenhotep and Tutmose9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4369 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 38% nonenone18%oneone37%twotwo38%threethree5%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11304 answers in 2 languages »Israel 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 47% AlbaniaAlbania10%OmanOman28%EgyptEgypt47%SomaliaSomalia13%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 24073 answers in 4 languages »geography of North Africa riddles » Which country borders Israel?Egypt. Israel borders Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula.average 60% Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia13%IraqIraq20%EgyptEgypt60%OmanOman5%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5797 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 63% Rosetta stoneRosetta stone63%Thebes' Karnak temple inscriptionsThebes' Karnak temple inscriptions11%papyrus Book of the Deadpapyrus Book of the Dead13%Dead Sea scrollsDead Sea scrolls11%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 14787 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-Kheima6%Port SaidPort Said11%GizaGiza14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4315 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 71% Arctic SeaArctic Sea9%Baltic SeaBaltic Sea8%Caribbean SeaCaribbean Sea10%Red SeaRed Sea71%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 32933 answers in 2 languages »North Africa 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 73% Arabian SeaArabian Sea21%Andaman SeaAndaman Sea3%Red SeaRed Sea73%Celebes SeaCelebes Sea2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6492 answers in 9 languages »Saudi Arabia riddles » What divides Asia from Africa?Suez Canal. Search Results The usual line taken to divide Africa from Asia today is at the Isthmus of Suez, the narrowest gap between the Mediterranean and Gulf of Suez, the route today followed by the Suez Canal. This makes the Sinai Peninsula geographically Asian, and Egypt a transcontinental country.easy 75% Palk StraitPalk Strait14%Suez CanalSuez Canal75%Grand CanalGrand Canal4%Bering straitBering strait5%Created by: Normans. Statistics based on 4161 answers in 2 languages »oceans riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.