Geography chapter 18 (partial)
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The red sea is an important resource because it?
It forms the Arabian Peninsula's western boundary and is widening as tectonic plates separate.
the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Qadah
a system used to monitor the construction and domestic migrant laborers in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE.
a branch of Islam that regards the first four successors of Muhammad as his rightful successors
the leaves of an Arabian shrub, which are chewed (or drunk as an infusion) as a stimulant
a branch of Islam that regards Muhammad's son-in-law Ali and the imams as his rightful successors
the central region of Saudi Arabia, where 28% of people live
Islamic law derived from the Quran and the teachings of Muhammad
the place where Muslims make their yearly pilgrimage
Nomadic Bedouin tribes moved from place to place because?
they needed to move their herds from one desert oasis to another
How have countries in the Arabian Peninsula managed freshwater, their most precious resource?
They import most of their food because the freshwater for farming is scarce
To reduce the environmental impact of agriculture, countries in the region are?
introducing greenhouse agriculture
Countries along the ____________ coast are among the most desertified on the Arabian Peninsula.
Amnesty international and other human rights organizations are pressuring governments to?
crack down on human rights abuses against immigrants.
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