10 most difficult Middle East riddles A list of ten (out of 22) Middle East related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Middle East quiz This is aleph, the first letter of the Phoenician alphabet, progenitor of Greek alpha and Latin A. What does it resemble?Ox. Aleph derives from an Egyptian hieroglyph depicting an ox's head. Tilt your head to the right and you will see this. The Phoenician word aleph means ox. very hard 22% OxOx22%BowBow25%CompassCompass30%It is unknownIt is unknown21%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 1662 answers in 2 languages »history of Europe 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 40% Hochtief (Germany)Hochtief (Germany)18%Vinci (France)Vinci (France)9%CCCC (China)CCCC (China)32%Samsung (Korea)Samsung (Korea)40%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 12769 answers in 3 languages »construction 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.hard 40% nonenone18%oneone36%twotwo40%threethree5%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12839 answers in 2 languages »geography of North Africa riddles » Where is Dubai?At point 3. Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf.hard 48% at point 1at point 110%at point 2at point 228%at point 3at point 348%at point 4at point 412%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 19857 answers in 2 languages »Arabia 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%SyriaSyria18%KuwaitKuwait5%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14053 answers in 2 languages »ancient history riddles » A palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East is called? The Hand of Fatima . The hamsa is a palm-shaped amulet, also known as the Hand of Fatima after the daughter of the prophet Muhammad, popular throughout the Middle East. Depicting the open right hand, it is an image recognized and used as a sign of protection.hard 49% The Hand of AllahThe Hand of Allah8%The Hand of ChadidżaThe Hand of Chadidża24%The Hand of MuhammadThe Hand of Muhammad17%The Hand of Fatima The Hand of Fatima 49%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 256 answers in 2 languages »symbols 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 50% TurkeyTurkey30%MoroccoMorocco50%TunisiaTunisia12%EgyptEgypt6%Created by: Steve Lamberty. Statistics based on 12653 answers in 2 languages »traditional clothing 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 52% at point 1at point 113%at point 2at point 223%at point 3at point 352%at point 4at point 411%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 26342 answers in 2 languages »Saudi Arabia 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 53% 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 heaven53%it is the site of Muhammad's birthplaceit is the site of Muhammad's birthplace20%tomb of the First Imam is theretomb of the First Imam is there9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 31377 answers in 3 languages »Israel riddles » Which country 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 53% IraqIraq9%IranIran53%JordanJordan26%SyriaSyria10%Created by: Roy Zhu. Statistics based on 8684 answers in 3 languages »religion riddles » Play Middle East quiz and see all the questions.