Turkey by morbeedo

Champion(s):

RautY
The machines are winning


Runner(s)-Up:

FryedBetaKappa
Don't read this.

WangS


Quiz Description

Turkey's been in the news a lot lately, so let's see how much you know about this transcontinental country on the Black Sea

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1 RautY 415 99 15
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Questions:

Mount Ararat, Turkey’s highest mountain, can be viewed in all its biblical glory from THIS CAPITAL CITY of a neighboring country on Turkey’s eastern border

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Yerevan

It’s the HISTORIC NAME OF TURKEY’S CAPITAL CITY and one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, whose coat is prized for its soft, fluffy texture

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Angora

So-called Father of the Turks, THIS FOUNDER AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY initiated a bold series of political, economic, and cultural reforms and established Turkey as a modern and secular nation-state

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(Mustafa Kemal) Atatürk

The city of Istanbul launched an unsuccessful bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, ultimately losing to THIS WORLD CAPITAL that previously hosted the Games of the XVIII Olympiad in 1964

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Toyko

President Trump raised eyebrows (again) when he phoned THIS STRONGMAN AND CURRENT PRESIDENT OF TURKEY to congratulate him after winning a narrow victory on a referendum to end the current parliamentary political system and effectively transfer power to the presidency

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(Recep Tayyip) Erdoğan

Also known as Asia Minor, THIS PENINSULA makes up the majority of present day Turkey

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Anatolia

Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were located in present day Turkey: the Mausoleum in Halicarnassus and the Temple of Artemis in THIS ANCIENT COASTAL CITY, one of Turkey’s most visited tourist sites

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Ephesus

The novelty song 'Istanbul (not Constantinople)' was recorded in 1953 by the Canadian vocal quartet The Four Lads. You may be more familiar with the 1990 cover version by THIS ALTERNATIVE ROCK BAND from Lincoln, Massachusetts

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They Might be Giants

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, THIS PALACE COMPLEX located in historic Istanbul was a residence of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. The location is featured prominently in a 1964 heist film of the same name starring Maximilian Schell and Peter Ustinov

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Topkapi (Palace)

THIS STARCH AND SUGAR BASED CONFECTION, typically flavored with rosewater, Bergamot orange or lemon, proves most irresistible to young Edmund Pevensie in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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Turkish Delight

Ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn met with Turkish officials last year to discuss extradition of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen – blamed for inciting a failed coup in Turkey in July 2016 - from THIS MOUNTAINOUS RESORT AREA IN THE EASTERN U.S.

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Poconos

The 1974 film Murder on the Orient Express was shot on location in Istanbul (among other locations) and starred Albert Finney as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. WHICH BRITISH ACTOR AND DIRECTOR portrays the fastidious detective in the 2017 remake?

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Kenneth Branagh