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Each of th­ese is a quiz ques­tion in its own right, but the an­swers con­nect to a com­mon theme, which could be any­thing from plumb straight­for­ward to bizarrely lat­eral. 1. Which city is lo­cated near the River Jor­dan? 2. Ac­cord­ing to leg­end, which Le­banese city that goes by the Ara­bic name Jubayl was built by Cronus as the first city in Phoeni­cia? 3. Which is Syria’s largest city? 4. The name of a rev­ersible fab­ric of silk, wool, linen, cot­ton, or syn­thetic fi­bres, with a pat­tern formed by weav­ing is de­rived from which city? 5. Greek mythol­ogy at­tributes the found­ing of which city in Iran to king Mem­non of Aethiopia, (pic­tured above) a char­ac­ter from Homer’s Tro­jan War epic, the Iliad?

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