What type of climate dominates SW Asia?
semi arid; desert
What natural resource is abundant in SW Asia?
What resource is SW Asia lacking?
Which SW Asian countries are democracies?
Which SW Asian countries are monarchies?
Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE.
Which SW Asian countries are theocracy?
Which SW Asian countries are transitional Islamic states?
Afghanistan and Iraq
Which SW Asian countries is a military regime?
What is OPEC? What does it do?
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries; controls oil supply
believe in and worship only one god
What three things do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all have in common?
-regard Jerusalem as sacred city
-originated from teachings of Abraham
Which of three religions came first?
Who is the founder of....
What is the holy book of Judaism?
Torah and Talmud
What are the major divisions within Christianity?
roman catholic/eastern orthodox/protestant
What are the major divisions within Islam?
Sunni and Shiia
What is the name of the place of worship for
What are the five pillars of Islam?
1. profession of faith
2.daily prayers -> Mecca
3. Fasting during Ramadan
4. give to poor and charity
5. Hajj-pilgrimage to Mecca
Where was Islam founded?
Mecca, Saudi Arabia [Ka'aba]
What are the holy days for Judaism?
Hanukkah, Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur (day of atonement)
What are the holy days for Christianity?
What are the holy days for Islam?
How are Saudi women discriminated against?
cant drive, have to have guardian at all times, have to wear certain clothes
What do the Kurds want?
What is Zionism?
idea that Jews have the right to a homeland in SW Asia
When was Israel created and who created it?
What is the PLO?
Palistinian Liberation Organization
When was the PLO formed?
What is the PLO goal?
to regain Arab land from Jews in Israel. to create Palestine
Who was the PLO founder and longtime leader?
Who became the leader of the PLO after the founder's death?
When was the Six Days War?
June 5-10, 1967
Who did Israel fight in the six day war?
Egypt, Syria, Jordan
What land did they gain in the six day war?
sinai peninsula and gaza strip to egypt
golan heights to syria
What happened at the Olympic Games in Munich?
Israeli Olympic athletes were held hostage by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September