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Quiz: Iraq Facts (Advanced)

Take this advanced quiz to see how much you know about the country of Iraq.

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Take this advanced quiz to see how much you know about the country of Iraq.

1. What was the major cause of the 1991 Persian Gulf War?

  • Iraq began amassing weapons of mass destruction
  • Iraq invaded Kuwait
  • Iraq used poisonous gas against the Kurds

2. What was the major cause of the Iran-Iraq war (1980–1989)?

  • water
  • oil
  • religion

3. During the Iran-Iraq war whom did the U.S. support?

  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • The U.S. remained neutral

4. What branch of Islam do the majority of Iraqis follow?

  • Wahhabi
  • Sunni
  • Shi'ite

5. Most individuals can identify Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Fox, but what was the far less publicized Operation Northern Watch?

  • Four days of bombing in 1998 that struck 100 Iraqi military targets
  • Four years of regular bombings of Iraqi targets within the northern no-fly zone
  • A bombing campaign after Iraq attempted to assassinate President George H. W. Bush

6. How many United Nations Security Council Resolutions has Saddam Hussein violated since 1990?

  • 16
  • 1441
  • None—while never fully cooperative, Saddam Hussein has always stopped just short of a "material breach" of a UN resolution.

7. What is the size of Iraq's oil reserves?

  • The largest in the world
  • The fourth largest in the world
  • The tenth largest

8. When President Bush announced it was necessary for the United States to make a "preemptive strike" against Iraq, what did he mean?

  • The U.S. would attack Iraq without first obtaining a UN mandate to do so.
  • The U.S. would attack Iraq before it grew too dangerous and launched an attack on the U.S.
  • The U.S. would only attack in self-defense or if an enemy nation attacked another country.

9. Who is President Bush referring to when he speaks of a "coalition of the willing?"

  • His inner circle of top advisers on Iraq
  • Countries that support U.S. military action in Iraq without a UN mandate
  • The U.S., Britain, Bulgaria, and Spain

10. In the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, how many countries sent combat troops?

  • Only the United States and Britain have sent troops
  • 4
  • 45

11. On March 20, 2003, the U.S. began which military operation?

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Operation Desert Fox
  • Operation Shock and Awe

1. What was the major cause of the 1991 Persian Gulf War?
Iraq invaded Kuwait

2. What was the major cause of the Iran-Iraq war (1980–1989)?
water

3. During the Iran-Iraq war whom did the U.S. support?
Iraq

4. What branch of Islam do the majority of Iraqis follow?
Shi'ite

5. Most individuals can identify Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Fox, but what was the far less publicized Operation Northern Watch?
Four years of regular bombings of Iraqi targets within the northern no-fly zone

6. How many United Nations Security Council Resolutions has Saddam Hussein violated since 1990?
16

7. What is the size of Iraq's oil reserves?
The fourth largest in the world

8. When President Bush announced it was necessary for the United States to make a "preemptive strike" against Iraq, what did he mean?
The U.S. would attack Iraq before it grew too dangerous and launched an attack on the U.S.

9. Who is President Bush referring to when he speaks of a "coalition of the willing?"
Countries that support U.S. military action in Iraq without a UN mandate

10. In the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, how many countries sent combat troops?
4

11. On March 20, 2003, the U.S. began which military operation?
Operation Iraqi Freedom

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