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It's a bit of a trick question because the answer is NONE OF THE ABOVE. All those towns really do exist in the US. In fact you may find out about these towns and others in author Jonathan Curiel's new book, "al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots."

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It's a bit of a trick question because the answer is NONE OF THE ABOVE. All those towns really do exist in the US. In fact you may find out about these towns and others in author Jonathan Curiel's new book, "al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots."

Our Geo Quiz usually sends us out into the wider world, but today we're staying home. Many American cities have names with international connections.

So we want you to puzzle on the names of a few US towns and cities and tell us which are real and which are not...

By the way, this quiz takes its inspiration from the book "al America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots."

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OK, here we go, which of the following really are towns or cities in the United States:

Arabia, Nebraska
Baghdad, California
Cairo, Illinois
Mecca, Indiana
And Palestine, Texas

Can you find Arabia, Baghdad, Cairo, Mecca, and Palestine on a US map?

Time now to answer our Geo Quiz about American geography. We wanted you to figure out which of the following are NOT real cities in the US.

This quiz -- by the way -- was inspired by the book, "Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots."

OK, here's the list again:

Arabia, Nebraska
Baghdad, California
Cairo, Illinois
Mecca, Indiana
Palestine, Texas

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Marco Werman: "Well, Jonathan Curiel, you should know the answer. After all, you wrote the question for Al America, and you authored the book. So what's the answer?"

None of the above