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History 5 Ch 4

Old World History & Geography in Christian Perspective Chapter 4
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Name the three peninsulas of the Middle East.
Arabian Peninsula, Sinai Peninsula, and
Asia Minor Peninsula
Which peninsula is called Turkey today?
Asia Minor Peninsula
Mount Ararat
The second-highest mountain in the Middle East where Noah's Ark is believed to have settled after the great Flood.
Most Arabs in the Middle East speak what language? and follow the religion of what?
Arabic ; Islam
What are the three most influential religions in the world?
Islam, Judaism, Christianity
Oil
Is the most important natural resource in the Middle East today.
What year was the modern nation of Israel founded?
1948
Jerusalem
Israel's capital.
What natural resource from Lebanon was treasured in the ancient world?
cedars of Lebanon
What is Lebanon's capital?
Beirut
Captial city in Syria
Damascus
Amman, the capital city of.....
Jordan
What is the capital of Iraq?
Baghdad
plateau
An area of high, level land.
steppes
Dry, grassy plains with little rainfall.
fertile
Land that is able to grow crops.
Zionism
The movement whose purpose was the return of the Jews to the Holy Land.
mosque
Islamic building of worship.
1948
The year the modern state of Israel was formed and became a nation..
Allah
The god of Islam.
Koran
The holy book of Islam.
Three important rivers of the Middle East.
Jordan River, Tigris River, and Euphrates River
Three religions that began in the Middle East.
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Muhammad
The founder of Islam.
David Ben-Gurion
The first prime minister of Israel.
What is the worlds largest Peninsula?
Arabian Peninsula
What is the Middle East's second-highest mountain?
Mt. Ararat
What language is the most common in the Middle East?
Arabic
What is the single largest religious group in the world?
Muslims
What is the largest city in Turkey?
Istanbul
What island nation is located south of Turkey?
Cyprus
What is the largest Middle Eastern nation?
Saudi Arabia
Which Middle Eastern country used to be called "Persia"?
Iran
The largest continent.
Asia
The world's largest Lake.
Caspian Sea
The world's highest mountain system.
Himalayas
The highest mountain in the world.
Mt. Everest
The altitude of Mt. Everest.
29,035 feet high
The world's coldest desert "outside of Antarctica".
Gobi desert
The largest country in the world.
Russia
The country with the most people.
China
The Middle East country "Israel"
Its capital Jerusalem
The Middle East country " Lebanon"
Its capital Beirut
"Syria"
capital Damascus
"Jordan"
capital Amman
"Iraq"
capital Baghdad
"Saudi Arabia"
capital Riyadh
"Turkey"
capital Ankara
"Iran"
capital Tehran
"India"
capital New Delhi
Sinai Peninsula
Triangular peninsula where the Israelites wandered for 40 years.
Most Arabs in the Middle East speak what language?
Arabic
Most Arabs in the Middle East follow what religion?
Islam
Climate of the middle east
hot and dry
Largest Peninsula
Arabian
Country with most people
China
2 largest oil producers
Saudi Arabia, Iran