WG2 Unit 2 Southwest Asia/North Africa Test Review

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Atlas Mountains

Morocco

Zagros Mountains

Iran

Taurus Mountains

Turkey

Nile River

North Africa

Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

Southwest Asia

Cairo

Egypt

Baghdad

Iraq

Istanbul

Turkey

Ankara

Turkey

Casablanca

Morocco

Jerusalem

Israel

Tehran

Iran

Mecca

Saudi Arabia

Small island nation in the Persian Gulf

Bahrain

Body of water separating Africa from the Arabian Peninsula

Red Sea

Small island in the Mediterranean; part is ethnic Turk, part is ethnic Greek

Cyprus

Small country directly north of Israel

Lebanon

This large body of water is southeast of the Arabian Peninsula

Indian Ocean

Large desert in North Africa

Sahara

Large sand desert on the Arabian Peninsula

Rub al Khali

This country in Southwest Asia has lots of renewable water, but not much petroleum

Turkey

This country in Southwest Asia has lots of renewable water, and has lots of petroleum

Iran

This country in Southwest Asia has Judaism as its main religion

Israel

This country in Southwest Asia may have the world's largest known petroleum reserves

Saudi Arabia

Shia Islam is the main religion in these 2 countries

Iran and Iraq

This country's main religion is Christianity

Cyprus

Arabic is NOT the main language in this Southwest Asian country, but Sunni Islam IS the main religion

Turkey

This country has 2 of the 3 holiest sites in the world for Muslims

Saudi Arabia

The followers of this religion are called Muslims

Islam

This is the larger of the two main branches of Islam

Sunni

The majority of the people of Iraq are followers of this branch of Islam

Shia

About 2/3 of North Africa and Southwest Asia have this type of climate

Desert

This is the main holy book for Muslims

Koran/Quran

This is a word and contribution Arab Muslims made to the world

Algebra

This is a contribution Muslims made to the world

"Arabic" numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.)

This is the holy prophet in Islam

Muhammad

This ethnic group lives mainly in eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, western Iran, and northeastern Syria

Kurds

Christians, Muslims, and Jews all have holy sites in this city in Southwest Asia

Jerusalem

This group of people lives in the Occupied Territories and is fighting for a country

Palestinians

This country controls the "Occupied Territories"

Israel

In far north North Africa, you might find this type of climate

Mediterranean

People who have fled the fighting in Syria

Refugees

Most of the people of Southwest Asia and North Africa are Muslim

True

The world's largest Muslim country by population is Saudi Arabia

False

Are the world's top 4 largest Muslim countries actually outside the Middle East in South and Southeast Asia?

Yes

Are the majority of the world's Muslims Arabs?

No

One of the 5 Pillars of Faith in Islam is to make a pilgrimage to this holy city

Mecca

North Africa mostly has this type of vegetation

Desert and dry shrub

How many of the countries of North Africa have really large petroleum reserves?

0

The 1947 UN Partition plan for Palestine would have created how many new countries in the region?

2

The Kurds in Syria are mostly in this region

Northeast

The Alawite Shia in Syria are mostly in this region

Northwest

What country in Southwest Asia that borders Iraq is mainly Shia?

Iran

This word in English comes from Arabic

Alcohol

Arab Muslims brought this to Europe from China

Paper

"Founding father" of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Abraham

Most of the people of North Africa are this ethnic group

Arab

Most of the governments in SWA/NA are this

Monarchy or dictatorship

In this type of government, religious leaders are in charge

Theocracy

Turkey and Israel have this type of government

Democracy

West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem

"Occupied Territories"

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are part of this country

United Arab Emirates

Holy site for Muslims in Jerusalem

Dome of the Rock

Holy site for Jews in Jerusalem

Western Wall

Holy site for Christians in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

These two countries have recently kicked out dictators.

Tunisia and Egypt

Damascus

Syria

This is currently happening in Syria

Civil war to topple the dictator

This is the movement in SWA/NA for more freedom and democracy

Arab Spring

% of the world's people who are Muslim

20-25

The Taliban are typically found in this country

Afghanistan

Removing salt from salt water to make it fresh

Desalination

This human-made feature connects the Mediterranean with the Red Sea

Suez Canal

Body of water separating Iran from Saudi Arabia

Persian Gulf

Three holy spots for Islam/Muslims

Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem

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