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Prophet that is considered the founder of Islam

Muhammad

A movement to create and support a Jewish homeland in palestine

zionism

Holy city to which all Muslims hope to make a big pilgrimage

Mecca

The purpose of OPEC

controlling worldwide oil prices

The holiest Jewish site in Jerusalem

Western wall

What happened to cause many Jews to flee to Palestine?

Holocaust

Who divided Palestine into 2 states

United Nations

The state for the arabs was...

Palestine

The state for the Jews was...

Israel

The skills and talents of employed people

Human Resources

Where most of the earliest civilizations developed

Mesopotamia

Nation of people without a land to legally occupy

Stateless Nation

Unskilled laborers recruited to fill jobs in a country other than their own

Guest Workers

Name given to resource that is so valuable nations will go to war to ensure its steady supply

Strategic Commodity

Former leader of Al Qaeda Terrorist network

Osama Bin Laden

Former leader of Iraq

Saddam Hussein

Terrorist Network

Al Qaeda

Holy city to jews muslims and christians

Jerusalem

Only city in the world located on two continents

Istanbul

Turkey Straddles what two continents?

Asia and Europe

People who practice islam; converts to islam

muslims

Person who flees from his or her home to escape danger or persecution

refugee

Another name for western wall?

wailing wall

Celebrated by the Jews to commemorate the Israelites liberation from egyptian slavery

passover

pilgrimage to mecca

hajj

What do the Palestinian arabs want from the Jews?

homeland

What country did Iraq invade to start the Persian Gulf War?

Kuwait

Which president declared war on terrorism?

George W. Bush

Muslim place of worship

Mosique

Principle resource on the Arabian Peninsula

oil

What is the us promoting in the middle east?

democratic reforms

Where did the Muslims migrate to?

Pakistan

Sacred river to the Hindus

Ganges

Mt. Everest is located in which country?

Nepal

Ultimate goal of Hinduism

unity with Brahma

Sacred animal to the hindus

cow

Tactic Gandhi used to oppose British rule?

non violent resistence

What country was created when Pakistan split?

Bangladesh

The partition of India created which country?

Pakistan

World's tallest mountain peak

Mt. Everest

Who led India to Independence?

Gandhi

Who was Jawaharlal Nehru?

first prime minister of India

First country to reach a billion people

China

Reason why Indian sub-continent was divided

religious conflict

Where did the Hindus migrate to?

India

Differences between which 2 groups have resulted in fighting in Sri Lanka?

tamils and Sinhalese

What is not a reason Indian families continue to have large numbers of children?

Children are inexpensive to raise

What is not considered a basic necessity by India's government?

Education

What is the term for the inability to read and write?

illiteracy

One of the greatest challenges of India's government

growing enough food to feed its population

Moral consequences for a persons actions

karma

Plant used in the production of rope, carpet, and burlap sacks

jute

Cyclones in the US

hurricanes

Archipelago

Group of islands

Atoll

Coral islands that surround a lagoon

Deforestation

Clearing the land of all its tress

Bindi

Red dot on the forehead of Indian women

Monsoons

Seasonal winds

Cottage industry

Small scale industry carried on at home

Entrepreneurs

people who start and build a business

Subsistence farming

Growing food for just your family

Gurus

Teachers of the hindu religion

Alluvial plain

Rich farmland formed when rivers flood

Cyclone

Violent storm of fierce winds and heavy rains

Kyber Pass

Passageway from Pakistan to afghanistan

Microcredit

Small loans available to poor entrepreneurs

What is the holy city to the Hindus?

Varanasi

The Indian sub continent is separated from the rest of asia by what?

Himalayas

What is a skilled mountaineer that guides people through the Himalayas?

sherpa

What is the worlds most populated country?

China

The largest desert in asia

Gobi

Japan experiences more what than any other country in the world?

earthquakes

China adopted what policy to slow the population growth?

"One couple one child"

Japans greatest resource

its people

The US dropped bombs on which Japanese cities?

Hiroshima and nagasaki

Frequent earthquakes occur in Japan because of what?

it is located on the ring of fire

Japan is also called what?

Land of the rising sun

North Koreas current leader

Kim jong Un

On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the US naval fleet where?

Pearl Harbor

Professional soldiers in Japan are called

Samurai

What was the long march?

communist journey to escape the nationalists

Which is not one of the 2 aspects of China's population control policy?

2 child limit

Who was the first leader of the communist party and announced china as a people's republic?

Mao Zedong

Most of the people live in what area of china?

east coast

Who is Hu Jintao

current president of China

The key factor in Japan's decision to attack the US

need for petroleum

Political party influenced by western ideas

Nationalists

Series of rules from the same family

dynasty

Country whose economy grows rapidly, cheap labor, tech, and exports

Economic Tiger

Division line between north and south korea

38th parallel

Strip of land that no military or weapons are allowed

Demilitarized Zone

Measures movements in the earth's crust

Seismograph

Political party which split off from nationalists; went on long march

Communists

Protective zone between 2 countries

Buffer

Denial of the existence of God

Atheism

Built by peasants to keep invaders out of China

Great Wall of China

Type of government North korea has

communist

Who supported south korea after WWII?

US

Which country has had the most influence and control in Taiwan?

China

Who supported north korea after WWII?

Soviet Union

Type of storm a typhoon is most like

hurricane

Burying trash between layers of dirt as a way of dispensing of waste

landfill

What type of government does China have?

communist

Three ways rivers are important to the economy of China?

provides hydroelectric power, irrigation, and transportation.

What has enabled Japan to achieve prosperity?

more discipline, and educating their people

How is Japan able to manufacture items for trade without having natural resources?

They import most of their natural resources

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