Question: Which of the following is not one of the traditional regions that comprise modern Libya?
Answer: Kabylie is a region in Algeria.
Question: What was the name of the autonomous dynasty that ruled Libya in the 18th century?
Answer: Ahmad Karamanli, an Ottoman cavalry officer, overthrew the Ottoman governor of Tripoli in 1711, and established a dynasty that ruled untill 1835.
Question: Which of the following religious movements was founded in Cyrenaica in the mid-19th century?
Answer: The Sanusiyyah movement was founded by Sayyid Muhammad bin Ali al-Sanusi near Banghazi in 1842.
Question: What is Omar al-Mukhtar famous for?
Answer: Mukhtar was executed by the Italians in 1931, but remains a national hero.
Question: When were significant oil reserves discovered in Libya?
Answer: Libya began exporting crude oil in 1961.
Question: Which of the following is an informal name for the 1987 conflict in which Libyan troops were defeated by a highly mobile Chadian force?
Answer: Chadian troops used the superior mobility of their Toyota pickup trucks fitted with machine guns and anti-tank weapons to defeat a much more heavily armed Libyan force.
Question: What did Muammar Qaddafi call his philosophy of government, which combined elements of socialism, nationalism, and direct democracy?
Answer: The Third Universal Theory, intended by Qaddafi as an alternative to capitalism and communism, is laid out in his three-part handbook The Green Book.
Question: Which of the following is an Arabic neologism generally understood to mean "state of the masses"?
Answer: The term, meant the signify Muammar Qaddafi’s vision for a stateless society run by the people, was first used in 1977.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Muammar Qaddafi, the Libyan chief of state, attends the 12th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 2, 2009. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar Gaddafi, Colonel Gaddafi, Muammar al-Gaddafi.
MC2 Jesse Awalt/U.S. Department of Defense

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