DSHS geography unit 6 review
Terms in this set (49)
What does Mesopotamia mean?
A land between two rivers
Where is Mesothelioma? ( two rivers)
Tigris and Euphrates
What shortcut links the Red and Mediterranean Sea?
What will not be present in the interior of a mosque?
Pictures, murals, and statues
What country did Iraq invade during the 1st gulf war?
Why did Iraq invade Kuwait?
They wanted money from captured oil wells
What religion was the Iran/Iraq wars fought over?
Islam( between Sunni and Shiites)
Where does most freshwater come from in the region?
A channel of a watercourse that has dried up
What are the problems of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile river?
Trapping nutrient rich sediment
What is the main religion of the region?
Due to new high tech weapons, the U.S. began their attacks when for the 1st Gulf War?
What type of government do many of the oil rich countries have?
What holy pilgrimage must a Muslim make once in their lifetime?
Israeli-Palestinian disputes are mainly over where?
Land of Palestine
Saudi Arabia has a higher GDP in Iraq and therefore enjoys a higher standard of what?
Floral and geometric designs are important for interior decoration in what holy structures?
During the Cold War, Israel was supported by what super power?
What were the 1967 and 1973 Wars fought over?
Land of Israel
Who won the 1967 and 1973 wars?
The GDP of many countries depends on exporting what?
What direction must a Muslim face during prayer?
What is OPEC?
Oil Producing and Exporting Countries
What is ethnocentrism?
The belief in the inherent superiority of ones own ethnic group or culture
What two culture hearths developed from the region?
Egypt and Mesopotamia
An Arab of the desert
The practice of herding
What climate is found in about 50% of the region?
What climate is found along much of the coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea?
What is an Ayatollah?
A Muslim religious leader in a theocracy in Iran
What type of government is led by a religious leader?
During the Cold War, Arabs were supported by what super power?
What is desalination?
A process that removes minerals from saline water
Why must the oil rich countries of the Middle East diversity its economy now?
While they have profits from selling crude oil
How does Israel maintain such a sizable military relative to the population?
Requires mandatory military service
What is the most modern city of the region located within the UAE?
What do Muslim believe about Jesus Christ vs Muhammad?
Muhammad was last and greatest prophet
Why do followers of Judaism not celebrate Easter?
They don't believe Jesus is the messiah
What organization gave Jews the land of Palestine in 1948?
What people were displaced from the land of Palestine by the United Nation?
What religion do most Palestinians practice?
What is the longest river in the world?
What are the 5 pillars of Islam?
2. Declaration of Faith
3. Fasting During Ramadan
4. Giving alms (charity)
A holy war undertaken as a sacred duty by Muslim
A person who doesn't accept a particular faith
Islam mirrors other world religions in the fact that is? Monotheistic or polytheistic
What is a minaret and what is their purpose?
Tall thin towers surround mosque for muezzin
Who are the muezzin?
Muslim prayer criers
What is the name of the "One God" in Islam?