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10 Afghanistan Questions

  1. Is the population of Afghanistan 39 million, 19 million, or 9 million?
  2. Which famous pass and trade route is nestled in the mountains that divide Pakistan and Afghanistan?
  3. Name the capital and largest city of Afghanistan?
  4. Which 500-mile long mountain range stretches through Afghanistan?

  5. Afghanistan shares a 1,660 mile long border with which country?
  6. Which of Afghanistan's provinces, the largest by area, has also been considered to be the "most dangerous"?
  7. Dari is the official name of what?
  8. Can you name Afghanistan's second largest city?
  9. Two 6th-century monumental statues carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley were blown up in 2001. They were two statues representing what?
  10. What is the meaning of the Pashtun word 'Taliban'?


  1. 39 million
  2. The Khyber Pass
  3. Kabul
  4. The Hindu Kush
  5. Pakistan
  6. Helmand
  7. The variety of Persian language spoken in Afghanistan (two languages – Pashto and Dari – are both official and widely spoken)
  8. Kandahar

  9. Buddhas (The Buddhas of Bamiyan)
  10. Students

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