Most densely populated countries?
The name given to the
pilgrimage to Mecca
What does OPEC stand for?
Organization of Petroleum- Exporting countries
What is the capital of Iran?
(near the Caspian sea)
What is the capital of Iraq?
What does PLO stand for?
Palestine Liberation Organization
What type of government is formed when the God or deity is the supreme civil ruler?
What is Zionism?
Movement to create & support the Jewish homeland in Palestine
What is the waterway that is used to transport crude oil out of the region and to refineries?
The Persian Gulf
What is the hilly plateau by the Jordan River and See of Galilee?
The Golan Heights
What are nomadic desert dwellers called?
What facilities are used to convert crude oil into useful products?
Most abundant resource? Most valuable?
Irrigation method used to conserve water by using pipes that constantly drip water to croplands?
Water is the land that is between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers?
What is a statless nation? (Define and give an example)
When a group of pepole that have similar ways of life and beliefs but they don't have any land to form their own country. Palestine
Who was the founder of Islam?
5 pillars of Islam?
Alms giving, daily prayers, fasting (ramadan), pilgrimage to mecca, and belief in one unitary god
Holiest place in Jerusalem for Jewish people?
Western or Wailing Wall
What is the Taliban?
An islamist militia group that ruled large parts of Afganistan from September 1996 onwards.
What is the Rub- Al-Khali?
It means the Empty Quater, known as "place where no one comes out." Located on the Arabian Peninsula by the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Aden.
What physical feature are both Uzbekistan and Kyrgystan located on?
The Hindu Kush
The most common land use in Uzbekistan?
Was is the Temple Mount otherwise known as? Who is it governed by?
Haram Ash-Sharif and it's governed by the Supreme Muslim Council
a ship canal in northeastern Egypt linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea; Prevents having to sail around Africa, No locks, and almost 10% of the world's sea trade passes through there.
Conflict of Jerusalem
It's a place with Muslims, Jewish, and Christians and they all create conflicts.
the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith
a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates