200+ Tunisia Trivia Questions and Answers

Tunisia is the northernmost African country with great significance for the Islamic religion. Precisely, Kairouan is the fourth most important city in Islam after Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem

Kairouan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the oldest Muslim-Arab base in the Maghreb. In the city, you find the Great Mosque of Kairouan and the Mosque of the Three Doors, both remarkable in their own right. Second only to the Grand Egyptian Museum is the Bardo National Museum, the largest museum in Africa.

Tunisia Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

Tunisia is traditionally ahead of other countries in the essence of prioritizing women’s rights, and more progress is yet to be made. Women’s rights to inherit land were introduced in 2018 by the former president, Beji Caid Essebsi.

Contrary to most African cultures, Tunisian women can inherit land from their families. Additionally, they can also pass their nationalities and names to their children. When observing Women’s Day, remember Tunisia’s contribution to women’s empowerment.

Below is a series of questions to test yourself how knowledgeable you are about Tunisia:

1. When did Tunisia become a republic?

25 July 1957


2. Where is Tunisia located?



3. Which sea is to the north of Tunisia?



4. What is the northernmost point of Tunisia?

Cape Angela


5. Which country is to the west of Tunisia?



6. What is the most popular religion in Tunisia?



7. Which is the capital of Tunisia?



8. What is the population of Tunisia?

Around 1 million


9. Which is the currency of Tunisia?

Tunisian Dinar


10. What is the largest ethnic group in Tunisia?



11. Which is the official language of Tunisia?



12. What is the demonym of people from Tunisia?



13. Which city in Tunisia was razed by the Romans in 146 BC?



14. Welcome to Tunisia! Your plane has just landed at Monastir international airport. In which suburb of Monastir is the airport?



15. When did the Arabs conquer Tunisia?



16. Name the purpose-built tourist resort centered around a picturesque marina?

Port el Kantaoui


17. When did Tunisia become a French protectorate?



18. Name one of the many Roman sites, dating back to the 1st century AD?



19. Who was Tunisia’s first president?

Habib Bourguiba


20. Mahdia is a town located several miles south of?



21. Many sites in Tunisia are named after?

The country’s first president


22. Name the sites in Tunisia named after presidents?

Mausoleum in Monastir and the major thoroughfare


23. The Mausoleum in Monastir and the major thoroughfare are located in?



24. What is the name of the first president of Tunisia?

Habib Bourguiba


25. Tunisia gained independence from?



26. Habib Bourguiba remained in office for how many years?

31 years


27. Who took over after Habib Bourguiba?

Ben Ali


28. ______is the house’s archaeological treasures from all over the country?

Bardo Museum


29. Bardo Museum is in which city?



30. Bardo Museum is most famous for its huge collection of which type of art form?



31. The most significant mosaic depicts what?

The poet Virgil


32. Entire walls and floors in the Bardo Museum are covered with?

Roman mosaics


33. What is another significant mosaic in the Bardo Museum?



34. Name an archaeological site that was once Rome’s greatest adversary?



35. The archaeological sites which were once Rome’s greatest adversary were finally defeated by?

Scipio Africanus


36. Unfortunately, most of Carthage has been destroyed, but there are still plenty of historical sights to see, including the famous?

Punic Ports


37. In the__, memorial stones remember the more than 20,000 children who were sacrificed.

Garden of Tophet


38. Who sacrificed the children in the garden of Tophet?



39. In which century was the children at the garden of Tophet sacrificed?

8th century BC


40. Along the coast, you come to the pretty hilltop village of?

Sidi Bou Said.


41. Carthage’s best-preserved site open to tourists is_____, the ancient Roman baths?

Thermes d’Antonin


42. Which are the two colors used to decorate Sidi Bou Said?

Blue and white


43. The law passed in Sidi Bou Said states what?

Only two colors could be used to decorate the exterior of the buildings


44. What was the idea behind using white colors to decorate Sidi Bou Said?

White was used to reflect the heat of the sun


45. What was the belief behind painting doors and windows blue?

The color blue wards off mosquitoes and other insects


46. Islamic tradition holds the belief that blue can?

Ward off evil.


47. Who built Sebastian’s villa?

George Sebastian


48. Who was George Sebastian?

A millionaire


49. Which year did George Sebastian build his villa?

The 1920s

50. Sebastian’s villa is currently known as?

International Cultural Center


51. Where is the International Cultural Center located?



52. Which are the new guest additions to the International Cultural Center?

Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden


53. Which is Tunisia’s largest tourist resort in Tunisia?



54. Since the 1960s Hammamet mainly attracts tourists from which continent?



55. The famous Camel market takes place in which town?



56. Nabeul was previously known as?

‘Tunisia’s pottery town’


57. Many of the colors used today in Nabeul’s pottery industry dating back more than 2000 years were used by?



58. The Iles Kerkennah were once a place of exile for both the Carthaginian general Hannibal, and which other prominent person?

The former Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba.


59. From the city of Sfax you can take a ferry to which group of seven islands?

Iles Kerkennah


60. Which are the common souvenirs you will find at market stalls in Tunisia?

Stuffed camels, masks, pottery, toy drums, and onyx ornaments


61. Which desert is found in Tunisia?


62. Name a village known for its underground troglodyte houses in Tunisia?



63. Where was the opening sequence of “Star Wars” filmed?



64. Which is the town to the west of Matmata?



65. Douz is commonly known as?

The ‘gateway to the Sahara’.


66. What is the main activity in Douz?

Most desert tours incorporate a camel trek across the sand dunes.


67. What is the landmark to the northwest of Douz popular with sightseers?

Chott el Jerid


68. What is Chott el Jerid?

A Salt Lake


69. Which is the largest salt lake in Tunisia?

Chott el Jerid


70. During the summer, the salt at Chott el Jerid evaporates leaving behind?

A Layer of salt


71. What is the color of the layer of salt crystals in the sun?

Shiny green, pink and orange


72. What is the reason behind the salt crystal hue in Chott el Jerid?

The chemicals in the salt


73. Where are Dar Cherait Museum and the Mosque el Ferkous found?

Tozeur town


74, Name the Oasis town to the north of Chott el Jerid?



75. Tozeur oasis town was formerly a?

Trading post


76. What are the main features in Tozeur oasis town?

Thousands of date palms and hundreds of springs.


77. What type of Ronan building is found at El Jem?



78. Amphitheater built between which years?

AD 230 and 238


79. How many people can the Amphitheater hold?



80. El Jem is smaller than the__ in Rome?



81. Which significant Roman town is situated in the North of Tunisia?



82. Which are the well-preserved ruins in the Roman town in the north of Tunisia?

Roman Theater, Temple of Saturn, Plaza of the Winds, house of Trifolium and the latrines.


83. Dougga was founded on the site of the ancient settlement known as?



84. Several of the mosaics displayed in_____ in Tunis were discovered in Dougga?

The Bardo Museum


85. What is the main tourist attraction in the city of Kairouan?

Great Mosque


86. Which is the fourth most important city in the Islamic world after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem?



87. Name a lake found in the northern part of Tunisia?

Lake Ichkeul


88. Name one UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tunisia?

Lake Ichkeul


89. What mainly attracts tourists in Tunisia at lake Ichkeul?

Birdwatching view


90. During the winter which flocks of birds are mainly seen?

Wigeons, eagles, herons and flamingos


91. What is the biggest threat to the avian and terrestrial birds?

Damming of many rivers that supply fresh water to the area


92. Many tourists love to visit the Bardo National Museum located in which capital city?



93. The beautiful architecture of the Bardo National Museum reflects its origin as?

A 13th-century Hafsid palace


94. The wonderful collection of cultural artifacts are inspired by?

Mediterranean cultures


95. What are some of the collections in the Bardo National Museum?

Roman mosaics, Greek busts, and ancient jewelry from many different cultures


96. What is the feature you are most likely to find in the southern part of Tunisia?



97. Known for its beautiful beaches, on which body of water is the important tourist city of Sousse located?

The Mediterranean Sea


98. Not far from the beaches are_____ which spread their fragrance all around the city?

Fruit orchards


99. Which is one historic place of interest in Tunisia?

Rabat Castle

100. Which year did Tunisia become an independent nation?



101. Who controlled Tunisia before independence?

The French


102. Which are the dominant languages in Tunisia?

Arabic and French


103. Which is the main economic activity in Tunisia?



104. Before going to school, are children in Tunisia taught?

Tunisian Arabic


105. Once they enter school, the children are taught?

Standard Arabic


106. At the age of 8, Children in Tunisia are taught which language?



107. By 12 years children in Tunisia are introduced to which language?



108. Both male and female attend school, and Tunisia boasts a literacy rate of ___ which is one of the highest in Africa?



109. Most Tunisians are ___ which makes it easier for tourists who visit the country.



110. In the 21st century, Tunisia made great strides in which sectors?

Education, health, and employment


111. Which is the most popular sport in Tunisia?

Football (soccer)


112. The national football team of Tunisia?

“The Eagles of Carthage”


113. The  “The Eagles of Carthage” have participated in which champion league?


114. Which are other popular sports in Tunisia?

Handball, boxing, and swimming


115. Name one of the most visited places in Tunisia.

Great Mosque of Uqba


116. The Great Mosque of Uqba is located in which important Islamic city?



117. Are the floors of the Great Mosque of Uqba covered?

Hand made carpets


118. Name one oldest and significant place of worship in the Islamic religion?

Great Mosque of Uqba


119. The Great Mosque of Uqba has beautiful marble columns and walls, and is decorated with beautiful?

Islamic art


120. Which city is popular as a hub of learning and religion for the Islamic culture in North Africa?



121. Most of the population in Matmata live in?

Cave dwellings


122. The southern Tunisian city Matmata is famous for?

Its cave dwellings.


123. No visit to Tunisia is complete without a stopover in which uncommon town?



124. When did the construction of Tunis Sports city begin?



125. Tunis Sports City includes which facilities?

Biking, swimming, track, tennis, and golf


126. The industrial sector is also involved in the manufacturing of which products?

Car parts to footwear


127. True or false: Tunis is named after Tunisia?



128. Tunis was originally______ but over the centuries the area has been raided many times?

A Berber settlement


129. Before being given a country name, the territory was known as___ which was transcribed into the contemporary name for the continent?



130. Records are few but which group do we know, with certainty, attacked Tunis in 146 BC?



131. The____ arrived in the 12th century BC and settled on the coast?



132. _______, a nomadic people, occupied the area known as Tunisia today?

The Berbers


133. __from Tiye (now Lebanon) built Carthage in the ninth century BC but the incoming Carthage citizens brought their culture from the Phoenicians with them?



134. The Romans retaliated to the____ -led second Punic War on Rome by sacking Carthage and nearby Tunis?



135. Carthage went to war with city-states such as ____as early as 500 BC and became the dominant civilization in the western Mediterranean?



136. Where did the Punic Wars start?



137. Who conquered Carthage?



138. Which culture dominated Carthage after being conquered by Rome?

Latin Culture


139. In 1869, after passing through many sets of governing hands, Tunisia declared itself bankrupt. Which group took advantage and invaded in 1881?



140. Who conquered Tunisia in the 1200-1300s?

Normans of Sicily and the Almohads


141. Tunisia lost territory to the east ___and the west____?

(Tripoli) and (Constantine)


142. When did Tunisia become bankrupt?



143. When did the French invade Tunisia from the west forming a protectorate?



144. Apart from a few months in 1942-3 when Tunisia was occupied by Nazi Germany, the French remained in control until____, when the de-colonisation of Africa started and Tunisia declared itself independent.



145. How does the flag of Tunisia differ from the Turkish flag?

Having a white disc with the crescent and star in red rather than white


146. True or False: The similarities between the Flag of Turkey and the Flag of Tunisia are to demonstrate that Tunisia is an Islamic State.



147. Because of the multitude of invasions over the years you would think that Tunisia would be multilingual but over 98 % speak the official language which is?



148. Tunisia has how many national borders?



149. Tunisia is a small country by North African standards. With which other countries does it share borders?

Algeria and Libya

150. How Many Climatic Zones are There in Tunisia?



151. What is the climate zone of Tunisia to the north?

Warm  Mediterranean climate


152. What is the climate zone of Tunisia to the north before the coastal area?

Warm semi-arid climate


153. What is the climate zone of Tunisia to the west?

Cold semi-arid climate to the west


154. What is the climate zone of Tunisia to the south?

Desert climate


155. The coastal plain in Tunisia is called?



156. Which is one premier crop growing in the plains of Tunisia?



157. Name the islands in the mediterranean sea near Tunisia?

Sicily, Malta, Sardinia, Corsica


158. For an African nation, some of its neighbors are European. Which is the closest European nation to Tunisia?

Sicily (Italy)


159. What is the distance apart from Tunisia and Sicily coast?

155 KM


160. While the north-south landscape is fairly flat from coast to desert, there is a chain of mountains in the northwest of Tunisia which is more commonly associated with Morocco and Algiers. What is the name of these mountains?


161. The far eastern portion of Atlas mountain range in Tunisia is called?

Aures Mountains


162. Tunisian cuisine is a result of many different cultures residing within its area. While the cuisine is eclectic, there is a staple on which all cuisine is based. What is this staple food?



163. There is a large Jewish community on the island of ____so Kosher foods tend to dominate?



164. Sounding like a place where you could work out, which commune represents an important part of the island of Djerba, just off the coast of Tunisia?



165. Which is the main fishing port on the island of Djerba?



166. What is the approximate population of Ajim?



167. ______in Tunisia has one of the best preserved, multi-level, ghorfas in the world, to the point that it has become a tourist attraction?

Ksar Ouled Soltane


168. At the highest point of Shubiel Gorge in southern Tunisia is the marabout of Sidi Bouhlel. In this capacity, what is a marabout?



169. What is a ghorfa?

Grain storage facility


170. Tataouine city is noted for?

Its collection of underground houses


171. Tataouine really is a city in Tunisia.



172. Which festival is hosted in Tataouine city?

Ksour Festival


173. The stunning brickwork in the city of Tozeur can be found in the “old town” of?

Ouled El Hwadef


174. Noted for its buildings bearing facades made up of rich geometric designs, which Tunisian city was known as Tusuros during the Roman Empire?



175. Tozeur is both a city and?

An oasis


176. Ksar Hadada sitting in the southeastern part of Tunisia was used for?

Location of the slave quarters on Mos Espa


177. If it hadn’t been used as a location for parts of “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” (1999) it is unlikely that this modern village in Tunisia would have come to world notice. What is the name of this place that (lamely) sounds like Luke Skywalker did once have a father?

Ksar Hadada


178. Sidi Jemour is a popular beach on which island, the largest of North Africa?



179. In Tunisia, the majority of Matmata’s population live in underground dwellings that are (appropriately) called which of the following?



180. Djerba is situated just off the coast of Tunisia in the Gulf of?



181. Which is the largest salt pan shaped like a wolf in the Sahara desert?

Chott el Djerid


182. What sort of physical feature is Chott el Djerid in southern Tunisia? (Don’t sweat it if you don’t know the answer, just guess).

Endorheic salt lake


183. What is the average area of Chott el Djerid?

5000-7000 square kilometers – sources vary on this estimate


184. What is the reason for variance in the area of Chott el Djerid?

levels of flooding in winter


185. _______ was the site of the Lars homestead during parts of the filming of “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”.

Chott el Djerid


186. Which is a pilgrimage of many Sufis?



187. Nefta boasts some ____mosques and approximately 100 marabouts (religious teachers)?



188. Just north of the Chott el, Djerid is the town of Nefta, which is considered to be a spiritual home by the followers of which religion in Tunisia?



189. What attracts people in Nefta?

Sand dunes and religious significance


190. Which is Tunisia’s principal natural resource?



191. Which are other mineral resources in Tunisia?

natural gas, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc and salt.


192. Which country controlled Tunisia in 1881?



193. The Majardah is Tunisia’s major _________.



194. Is Tunisia larger or smaller than the country, Georgia (in terms of area)?

Larger, Georgia (the country) is smaller than South Carolina, a state in the U.S.A. Georgia’s total area is 69,700 square kilometers.


195. Does Tunisia extend farther north than any other country in Africa?

Yes, Tunisia’s northern tip is only 137 kilometers from Sicily, Italy, which is in the continent of Europe.


196. Tunisia’s greatest distance from east to west is larger than its greatest distance from north to south.

False, Tunisia’s greatest distance from north to south is 780 km. Its greatest distance from east to west is 378 km. It has a coastline of 1,028 km.


197. Which of these animals is a part of Tunisian wildlife?



198. The highest point in Tunisia is Mount _________.



199. What is the height of Mt Chambi?

Mount Chambi is 1,544 meters above sea level. Tunisia’s lowest point is the Shatt al Gharah which is 17 meters below sea level. A shatt is the end of a plateau. It is a low-lying lake.

200. How many administrative divisions does Tunisia have?

24 They are: Ariana, Beja, Ben Arous, Bizerte, El Kef, Gabes, Gafsa, Jendouba, Kairouan, Kasserine, Kebili, Manouba (Manubah), Mahdia, Medenine, Monastir, Nabeul, Sfax, Sidi Bou Zid, Siliana, Sousse, Tataouine, Tozeur, Tunis and Zaghouan.


201. Most of the electricity used in Tunisia comes from which of these sources?

Fossil fuels


202. Is Tunisia a free, independent, and sovereign republic?

Yes, According to the constitution of 1959, it is!


203. Where in Tunisia would you find the Great Mosque of Ezzitouna?



204. Most of the livestock of Tunisia consists of __________.





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