Prophet that is considered the founder of Islam
A movement to create and support a Jewish homeland in palestine
Holy city to which all Muslims hope to make a big pilgrimage
The purpose of OPEC
controlling worldwide oil prices
The holiest Jewish site in Jerusalem
What happened to cause many Jews to flee to Palestine?
Who divided Palestine into 2 states
The state for the arabs was...
The state for the Jews was...
The skills and talents of employed people
Where most of the earliest civilizations developed
Nation of people without a land to legally occupy
Unskilled laborers recruited to fill jobs in a country other than their own
Name given to resource that is so valuable nations will go to war to ensure its steady supply
Former leader of Al Qaeda Terrorist network
Osama Bin Laden
Former leader of Iraq
Holy city to jews muslims and christians
Only city in the world located on two continents
Turkey Straddles what two continents?
Asia and Europe
People who practice islam; converts to islam
Person who flees from his or her home to escape danger or persecution
Another name for western wall?
Celebrated by the Jews to commemorate the Israelites liberation from egyptian slavery
pilgrimage to mecca
What do the Palestinian arabs want from the Jews?
What country did Iraq invade to start the Persian Gulf War?
Which president declared war on terrorism?
George W. Bush
Muslim place of worship
Principle resource on the Arabian Peninsula
What is the us promoting in the middle east?
Where did the Muslims migrate to?
Sacred river to the Hindus
Mt. Everest is located in which country?
Ultimate goal of Hinduism
unity with Brahma
Sacred animal to the hindus
Tactic Gandhi used to oppose British rule?
non violent resistence
What country was created when Pakistan split?
The partition of India created which country?
World's tallest mountain peak
Who led India to Independence?
Who was Jawaharlal Nehru?
first prime minister of India
First country to reach a billion people
Reason why Indian sub-continent was divided
Where did the Hindus migrate to?
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?
What is the term for the inability to read and write?
One of the greatest challenges of India's government
growing enough food to feed its population
Moral consequences for a persons actions
Plant used in the production of rope, carpet, and burlap sacks
Cyclones in the US
Group of islands
Coral islands that surround a lagoon
Clearing the land of all its tress
Red dot on the forehead of Indian women
Small scale industry carried on at home
people who start and build a business
Growing food for just your family
Teachers of the hindu religion
Rich farmland formed when rivers flood
Violent storm of fierce winds and heavy rains
Passageway from Pakistan to afghanistan
Small loans available to poor entrepreneurs
What is the holy city to the Hindus?
The Indian sub continent is separated from the rest of asia by what?
What is a skilled mountaineer that guides people through the Himalayas?
What is the worlds most populated country?
The largest desert in asia
Japan experiences more what than any other country in the world?
China adopted what policy to slow the population growth?
"One couple one child"
Japans greatest resource
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?
Professional soldiers in Japan are called
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?
Most of the people live in what area of china?
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
Series of rules from the same family
Country whose economy grows rapidly, cheap labor, tech, and exports
Division line between north and south korea
Strip of land that no military or weapons are allowed
Measures movements in the earth's crust
Political party which split off from nationalists; went on long march
Protective zone between 2 countries
Denial of the existence of God
Built by peasants to keep invaders out of China
Great Wall of China
Type of government North korea has
Who supported south korea after WWII?
Which country has had the most influence and control in Taiwan?
Who supported north korea after WWII?
Type of storm a typhoon is most like
Burying trash between layers of dirt as a way of dispensing of waste
What type of government does China have?
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