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PPME (Enlisted) - Block 5: Middle East

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Which of the following is true concerning the Byzantine Empire?
Mostly Christian
Kashmir ______________.
is a continuing source of tension between India and Pakistan
Which of the following are the major groups of Islam?
Sunni Islam, Shia Islam
When did the first waves of Jewish settlers begin emigrating from Europe to the Middle East as part of the Zionist movement?
The 1880's
Which of the following statements is true?
In a parliamentary democracy, the political party (or coalition of parties) with the greatest representation in the parliament (legislature) chooses the nation's leader.
India's collapsing economy has made it less of an important future trading partner of the United States.
False
Which of the following statements is true?
The 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran resulted in the deposing of the Shah, an ally of the United States
Which of the following is NOT considered a chokepoint for the sea lines of communication in South West Asia?
Strait of Gibraltar
Which of the following is NOT a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union?
Jewish emigration from the former Soviet Union to Israel slow to a trickle.
Which was the first religious group to adopt monotheism, the belief in one god?
Jews
Which of the following statements is true?
A campaign of civil disobedience and non-violent protest led to India gaining its independence from the British.
The region around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq is also known as ______________.
Mesopotamia
Which of the following statements is NOT true?
Oil wealth spurred significant social reforms in Middle Eastern nations.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is made up of solely Middle Eastern nations.
False
Which of the following statements is NOT true?
India's government is founded on religious law.
Which of the following statements is true?
Israel and India are the most stable liberal democracies in the Southwest Asia region.
The Iran-Iraq war ended ______________.
when Iran and Iraq acceded to a UN resolution calling for a cease-fire