60+ Jordan Trivia Questions and Answers

Jordan is home to the famous Dead Sea. This is known as one of the saltiest lakes in the world. Besides being 20 times saltier than seawater it also serves as a natural spa. It is among the first health resorts in the world; taking a dip will make you buoyant.

Most probably all your favorite movies were filmed here. Scenes in Indiana Jones, the Last Crusade, Lawrence of ArabiaRed Planet, and The Martian all were filmed in Wadi Rum, Jordan.

Jordan Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

You may not know the modern-day country but probably heard of Jordan through biblical stories. A majority of them are set in Jordan. The place holds so many religious events that happened in ancient times.

Street cuisine in Jordan is an amazing experience. A walk down an Amman block will offer sights of Egyptian shawarma wraps drenched in tahini sauce, spicy Iraqi meat dishes, delicate piles of Turkish baklava e.t.c.

There is so much for what you thought of the desert. Below we’ve narrowed down interesting facts about Jordan. All you have to do is take the quiz.


1. Although normally referred to as Jordan, the full name of the country is The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, but what does Hashemite refer to?

An early ancestor of the ruling family


2. When did Jordan become independent?

22 March 1946


3. What was Jordan called, immediately prior to the establishment of the present day Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan?



4. Which country is to the north of Jordan?



5. In 1950, Jordan annexed the West Bank area of the Jordan River from Israel. This annexation was at first formally recognised and accepted by only two countries. Which were these countries?

Great Britain and Pakistan


6. Who annexed Nabataea into the Roman Empire in 106 AD?



7. What was the nickname of the British colonel, who during World War I, led daring raids on Turkish forces in Jordan?

Lawrence of Arabia


8. When was the Battle of the Yarmuk River?

20 August 636


9. Perhaps the most famous of Jordan’s many historic sites and monuments is the Nabatean city of Petra. By what other name is Petra commonly known?

The Rose City


10. Which country ruled Palestine under League of Nations mandate?



11. The Dead Sea is situated on the border between Jordan and Israel. Why is this sea called the Dead Sea?

No major life forms can survive in it


12. Who was Jordan’s first king?

Abdullah I


13. The River Jordan is Jordan’s main source of fresh water, but where does this river end up?

The Dead Sea


14. Which is the capital of Jordan?



15. The Bible records that Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan by John the Baptist.



16. Which is the currency of Jordan?



17. On the national flag of Jordan, there is a seven-point star. What do these seven points signify?

The first seven verses of the Koran


18. Which is the official language of Jordan?



19. During his rule, King Hussein of Jordan was known to his subjects as Al-Malik Al-Insan. What is the meaning of this Arabic title?

The Humane King


20. When did Jordan renounce its claim to West Bank?



21. Jordan is a major producer of oil and natural gas.



22. Which major U.S. city now has the same name as the present-day Jordanian capital city had over 2,000 years ago?



23. What is the terrain and geography like in Jordan?

The country’s terrain varies. On the eastern desert plateau, average elevation is 3,000 feet; in the west, mountains rise to 5,700 feet; and at the Dead Sea, terrain drops to the Earth’s lowest land point of some 1,300 feet below sea level.


24. Jordan has how many archaeological, religious, and tourist sights.

There are over 100,000 archaeological and tourist sites in Jordan


25. What is the climate like in Jordan?

Rainfall usually occurs only from November to April; the rest of the year has bright sunshine daily and low humidity.


26. Jordan has the world’s oldest dam. Name it.

The Jawa Dam is the first dam to be built, it was constructed in 3,000 BCE, located in the driest areas of the Black Desert of Eastern Jordan.


27. What are the natural resources in Jordan?

Phosphates, potash, shale oil


28. Jordan’s national dish is?



29. Name the natural hazards affecting Jordan?

Droughts and periodic earthquakes


30. What is located in Jordan and considered the lowest point on earth?

The Dead Sea


31. What are the environmental issues affecting the country?

Limited natural fresh water resources; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification


32. List down the neighboring countries?

It shares borders with a huge number of Middle Eastern countries. Its neighbors with Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Southern Saudi Arabia, and Egypt’s Sinai.


33. What is the total surface area?

34,495 Square Miles/89,342 Square Kilometers


34. Name an old, forgotten site that used to be among the seven wonders of the world and is located in Jordan?



35. What is Jordan’s coastline?

16 Miles/26 Kilometers


36. According to Jordanian traditions, you are allowed to refuse a meal up to how many times?

Up to three times before finally accepting a lunch or dinner invitation.


37. What is the time zone in Jordan?

UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)


38. What is Jordan’s Daylight Saving time?

+1hr, begins last Friday in March; ends last Friday in October


39. The final scenes from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed at?

+1hr, begins last Friday in March; ends last Friday in October


40. Jordan is one of only two Arab nations to have made peace with Israel. Which other arab nation has?



41. What are the religious beliefs in Jordan?

Islam (Sunni) 92%, Christian 6% (mostly Greek Orthodox), other 2%


42. What is the government like?

Constitutional hereditary monarchy


43. When did Jordan joins the fight against ISIS?

In September 2014, Jordan joined the U.S.-led campaign in Syria against the radical Islamist group ISIS.


44. What are Jordan’s three major physiographic regions?

The desert, the uplands east of the Jordan River, and the Jordan Valley


45. The country’s best soils are found where?

In the Jordan Valley and in the area southeast of the Dead Sea.


46. The flora of Jordan falls into what three distinct types?

Mediterranean, steppe (treeless plains), and desert.


47. Rural residents, including small numbers of Bedouin, constitute about what percentage of Jordan’s population?

One-fifth of the population


48. The main population centers in urban Jordan are?

Amman, Al-Zarqāʾ, Irbid, and Al-Ruṣayfah.


49. What are the main crops produced in Jordan?

Wheat and barley


50. Jordan’s primary exports are?

Clothing, chemicals and chemical products, and potash and phosphates.


51. The main imports in Jordan are?

Machinery and apparatus, crude petroleum, and food products.


52. Jordan majorly imports goods from?

Saudi Arabia, the United States, China, and the European Union (EU).


53. Major destinations for exports from Jordan are?

United States, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia


54. Political parties in Jordan were banned before the elections in which year?



55. Both private and governmental efforts have been made to foster the arts through various cultural centers, notably in which cities?

Amman and Irbid


56. The most popular team sports in Jordan are?

Football (soccer) and basketball


57. Abdullah was assassinated at Al-Aqṣā Mosque in Jerusalem on which date?

July 20, 1951


58. What war was a watershed in the modern history of Jordan?

June 1967 war


59. An emergency meeting of the Arab League in June 1988 gave the PLO what?

Financial control of support for the Palestinians


60. Electoral reform in Jordan was again implemented in 2016, this time introducing a system of?

Proportional representation.


61. In April 2021 what unusual public dispute took place within the royal family?

Prince Hamzah ibn Hussein who was popular among the kingdom’s many tribes, was reportedly restricted from movement and communication.


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