From hot temperatures to history, Saudi Arabia has a rich and varied story to tell. See how well you know it.

Test Your Knowledge of the Kingdom In This 14-Question Quiz

1. What was the name of the skilled Saudi guide and Geographer who helped in finding Well No. 7 in Dammam?

A. Abdullah Humood Turiki
B. Khamis bin Ramthan Al-Ajmi
C. Ali Al-Khalifah
D. Mohammad Al-dossary

2. What year was commercial quantities of oil discovered in Saudi Arabia?

A. 1933
B. 1939
C. 1938
D. 1930

3. By land mass, Saudi Arabia is the _____ largest country in the world?

A. 13th
B. 21st
C. 30th
D. 52nd

4. What percentage of the country is considered at least partially desert?

A. 50%
B. 75%
C. 85%
D. 95%

5. What year was the Kingdom officially united?

A. 1928
B. 1931
C. 1932
D. 1935

6. Who wrote the Saudi National Anthem?

A. Tallal Madah
B. Ibrahim Khafaji
C. Tariq Abdulhakim
D. Seraj Omar

7. What percentage of Saudi citizens are under the age of 25?

A. 40%
B. 50%
C. 60%
D. 75%

8. What year did Saudi Arabia join the United Nations?

A. 1945
B. 1950
C. 1955
D. 1960

9. The highest point in Saudi Arabia is:

A. Jabal Sawda
B. Jabal Moushref
C. Jabal Dakah
D. Jabal Nahran

10. The highest known heat index ever attained was in Dhahran on July 8, 2003. What was the heat index that day?

A. 72 degrees Celsius
B. 77 degrees Celsius
C. 81 degrees Celsius
D. 91 degrees Celsius

11. How many regions are there in Saudi Arabia?

A. 7
B. 9
C. 11
D. 13

12. What fruit is not grown in Jazan?

A. Kiwis
B. Guavas
C. Pineapple
D. Bananas

13. What creature found in Saudi Arabia was once classified as extinct but made a comeback thanks to a government conservation project?

A. Dhubs
B. Arabian oryx
C. Asir magpie
D. Arabian ostrich

14. Hundreds of millions of years ago, the Kingdom was home to the largest living thing on dry land. What was it?

A. Redwood tree
B. 20-foot mushroom
C. Giant pachyderm
D. Wooly mammoth












1. B
2. C
3. A
4. D
5. C
6. B
7. B
8. A
9. A
10. C
11. D
12. A
13. B
14. B