The largest ethnic group in the Middle East
This man listened to the word of the angel Gabrieland is considered the last and most important prophet in Islam
What city is sacred to all three religions? Why?
Judaism - David's tomb location
Christianity - Jesus was crucified there
Islam - Muhammad makes visits there
What is the attitude of terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda towards the United States?
They want to eliminate all U.S. influence in islamic nations around the world, as well as destroy Israel.
Why do many women wear a hijab or veil in Islam?
Islam asks women to be modest and to cover their bodies from exposure and according to their religion, they are not allowed to wear tight-fitting or revealing clothing
Identify several important rivers in Europe. Why are those rivers significant and what are they used for?
Rhine River, Danube River, and Seine River
They are used for fresh water, trade/transportation, and energy. Many cities are located along rivers
Describe the North European Plain
connected to the East European Plain to form the European Plain, the Plain includes river basins, is mountain-free, prairies, and good for farming
Describe the Mild Marine climate in Europe. (page 642)
Warm winters, cool summers, plentiful rainfall, suited to farming
Describe the Mediterranean climate in Europe. (page 642)
Hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters, some areas receive no rainfall during winter so farmers must rely on irrigation systems
What is the European Union?
an international organization that boosts cooperation in Europe, has the world's most open market, and promotes peace and democracy throughout the region
What economic purposes does the E.U. serve?
trade is easier, travel between countries is easier, currency can be exchanged freely, easy to compare prices, inflammation is low and stable
What political purposes does the E.U. serve?
The E.U. institutions - makes unified decisions, has a rotational president every six months, has Parliament chosen by the people, passes laws, and adopts a budget
Europe has a long history of ___________ conflict over land and government control? Examples include: Armenian genocide, Irish Independence, etc.
What effect has mountains had in European society?
Limited movement and cultural development between parts of Europe. (e.g. Greeks).