10 most difficult Middle East riddles A list of ten (out of 18) Middle East related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Middle East quiz This is aleph, the first letter of Phoenician alphabet, progenitor of Greek alpha. What does it resemble?Ox. Aleph comes straight from Egyptian hieroglyph that meant ox. Turn your head to the right and you will note an ideogram of a horned ox head. The word Phoenician word aleph means basically ox. very hard 22% OxOx22%BowBow25%CompassCompass30%it's unknownit's unknown21%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 702 answers in 2 languages »history of Europe 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 9021 answers in 2 languages »Egypt riddles » Which company built Burj Khalifa in Dubai?Samsung (Korea). Samsung C&T Corporation (Construction and Trade), established in 1938, is the origin of Samsung Group. Samsung C&T was the primary contractor of 3 worlds tallest skyscrapers: Burj Khalifa, Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101.hard 41% Hochtief (Germany)Hochtief (Germany)18%Vinci (France)Vinci (France)9%CCCC (China)CCCC (China)30%Samsung (Korea)Samsung (Korea)41%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 9250 answers in 2 languages »skyscrapers riddles » Where is Dubai?At point 3. Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf.hard 47% at point 1at point 111%at point 2at point 228%at point 3at point 347%at point 4at point 412%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15297 answers in 2 languages »maps riddles » Which modern country corresponds to the area of the ancient Mesopotamia?Iraq. Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires, all native to the territory of modern-day Iraq.hard 49% IranIran26%IraqIraq49%SyriaSyria19%KuwaitKuwait5%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10837 answers in 2 languages »Iraq riddles » Where is Mecca?At point 3. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger empires. It was absorbed into Saudi Arabia in 1925.hard 51% at point 1at point 113%at point 2at point 223%at point 3at point 351%at point 4at point 411%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 19714 answers in 2 languages »Saudi Arabia riddles » Where is fez from?Morocco. The name of fez comes from the city of Fes, Morocco, where it became fashionable among Andalusian Arabs in the 17th century. The fez got widely popular in the Ottoman Empire after 1829, when Sultan Mahmud II ordered his civil officials to wear the plain fez, and also banned the wearing of turbans.hard 51% TurkeyTurkey30%MoroccoMorocco51%TunisiaTunisia11%EgyptEgypt6%Created by: Steve Lamberty. Statistics based on 9737 answers in 2 languages »traditional clothing riddles » Why is Jerusalem a holy city for Muslims?It is the site of Muhammad's ascension to heaven. In Sunni Islam, Jerusalem is the third-holiest city, after Mecca and Medina. In Islamic tradition in 610 CE it became the first Qibla, the focal point for Muslim prayer (later moved by Muhammad to Mecca), and Muhammad made his Night Journey there ten years later, ascending to heaven where he speaks to God, according to the Quran.hard 52% it is the site of the Quran revelationit is the site of the Quran revelation15%it is the site of Muhammad's ascension to heavenit is the site of Muhammad's ascension to heaven52%it is the site of Muhammad's birthplaceit is the site of Muhammad's birthplace21%tomb of the First Imam is theretomb of the First Imam is there10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 21820 answers in 2 languages »Israel riddles » These temporary huts on balconies are constructed only for one week every year. Who lives here?Jews. A sukkah is a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. It a symbolic shelter, commemorating the time God provided for the Israelites in the wilderness they inhabited after they were freed from slavery in Egypt. Many observant Jews will spend the whole week in the sukkah. The festival of Sukkot is held in autumn, in September or October.hard 55% MuslimsMuslims17%JewsJews55%HinduistsHinduists16%BuddhistsBuddhists9%Created by: Vijay. Statistics based on 8445 answers in 2 languages »Judaism riddles » Which of the following is an example of a theocracy?Iran. A theocracy is a type of government ruled by a religious leader. Iran's supreme leader is the most powerful Islamic leader in Iran. Iran's laws are also based on Islamic principle.hard 55% IraqIraq9%IranIran55%JordanJordan25%SyriaSyria10%Created by: Roy Zhu. Statistics based on 5572 answers in 2 languages »politics riddles » Play Middle East quiz and see all the questions.