Arab Spring: The Dictators’ Quiz

ABC News’ Tom Nagorski reports:

It has been tumultuous year in the Middle East, as dictators across the region found their countries torn apart in the series of revolutions dubbed the “Arab Spring.”

Take the quiz below to see how much you know about the “Arab Spring” dictators:

Egyptian pres. Hosni Mubarak,Libyan leader Moamar Gadhafi,King Abdullah of Jordan, Emirati V.P. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashed al-Maktoum, Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad and Algerian Pres. Abdelaziz Bouteflika pose for a picture, March 2001.

Match the dictators’ numbers with the letter of the phrase that accurately describes them.  Answers at the bottom.

1.)    Moammar Gadhafi                       A) Jails doctors who treat protesters

2.)    Zine el Abidine Ben Ali               B) Estimated net worth: $21 billion

3.)    Hosni Mubarak                              C) Wounded in attack on his palace

4.)    Bashar el-Assad                             D) Youngest on this list

5.)    Ali Abdullah Saleh                        E) Once appeared on “Star Trek”

6.)    King Abdullah (Jordan)              F) Kept a Condi Rice photo album

7.)    Hamid Bin Eisa Al Khalifa           G) Picked his nose under questioning

8.)    King Abdullah (Saudi Arabia)   H) Wife wanted for money laundering

(Extra credit: Which of the above are attending the U.N. meetings this week?)


(1 – F; 2 – H; 3 – G; 4 – D; 5 – C; 6 – E; 7 – A; 8 – B)

(Extra Credit: only Jordan’s Abdullah and Khalifa of Bahrain)

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