Tag Archives: Modern History

Mystery Writer

What author’s philosophical memoir (pictured), received international attention when it was first released in December 2001? Continue reading

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In a League of Her Own

Who is this contemporary of and equal in popularity to Elvis Presley? Continue reading

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Word Jumble

On returning from a 1948 visit to egypt a noted travel writer quipped, “It’s not the heat, it’s the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.” Continue reading

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Postal Puzzle

What event is commemorated on this postage stamp? Continue reading

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Armed and Literate

What alumnus of Cairo University received UN recognition for his work promoting literacy, and built the fourth biggest army in the world? Continue reading

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It’s Elementary

What did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle claim was the cause of this man’s death in April 1923? Continue reading

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Parliament Paradox

Members of what group hold nearly ninety seats in Egypt’s lower house of parliament, although the group is not allowed to compete in elections? Continue reading

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Peacemakers

Name 3 Cairo University graduates — two of whom were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and the third who was married to a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Continue reading

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Native Flora

What does the image shown below have to do with Egypt? Continue reading

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An Arab-American Guest

Name an Arab-American, born in Maine, who visited Egypt on September 14, 2010. Continue reading

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