1 What is written on the flag of Saudi Arabia? 2 What is the origin of Saudi Arabia's name? 3 When was oil first discovered in Saudi Arabia? 4 How many employees does Saudi Arabia's national oil company Aramco have? 5 Is Aids a problem in Saudi Arabia? 6 Does Saudi Arabia impose corporal punishment? 7 How many foreigners live in Saudi Arabia? 8 Which people cannot enter Saudi Arabia? 9 Islam's two holiest sites are located in Saudi Arabia. What are they? 10 Is theatre-going a popular pastime in Saudi Arabia? Answers 1 The shahada or Islamic declaration of faith: 'There is no god but Allah; Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah'. 2 From its Royal family, House of Saud. It is today made up of about 25,000 members, of whom 200 are princes wielding influence. 3 March 3, 1938. 4 54,000. It is the largest Saudi company and the largest oil company in the world. 5 No. It has the world's lowest HIV/Aids adult prevalence rate at 0.01 per cent. 6 Yes, including amputations of hands and feet for robbery, and floggings for lesser crimes such as 'sexual deviance' and drunkenness. 7 About 5.5 million, more than 20 per cent of the country's population. 8 Atheists, Jews or anyone with an official stamp from the State of Israel. 9 Mecca and Medina 10 No, because theatres and cinemas are thought to be incompatible with Islam and are therefore banned by the royal family in most cities.