Geography and Culture of Southwest Asia (Jopling)
A set of terms, important people and ideas of Southwest Asia.
Terms in this set (35)
Removing salt from seawater
The belief of one god.
People who practice Islam
The Jew's most sacred text. It is the same as the first 5 books of the Old Testament in the Christian Bible. It is always written on a scroll
The Christian's most sacred text. It contains the teachings of Jesus
The book Muslims follow. It contains the teachings of Mohammad
The spreading of Jews when they were kicked off their land
Guides daily behavior for Muslims
Define Five Pillars
He was a prophet of God or Allah. It is said he spoke God's exact words.
Who was Mohammad?
What ethnic group lives in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran?
What ethnic group is less strict about certain Islamic practices?
What ethnic group comprises most of the population of Southwest Asia?
Arabs speak what language?
Shi'a and Sunni
Islam consists mostly of two different branches. What are they?
What ethnic group lived in Iran before the arrival of Islam in the 7th century?
What ethnic group is very strict about cultural and religious practices?
What Islam group believes a new leader should be elected from those capable of the job?
What Islam group believes leadership should be passed to his cousin or son-in-law?
What Islam group believes leadership is not a birthright but a trust that is earned and which may be given or taken away by the people themselves?
What Islam group believes Imam is sinless by nature and authority is infallible and comes directly from god?
Abraham became leader of the monotheistic people who became what?
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the High Holy Days for what religion?
The Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea
Suez Canal connects what 2 bodies of water?
What river do Syria, Israel, and Jordan share?
It benefits some countries, but harms another.
How has building dams on rivers in Southwest Asia caused problems between countries that share the rivers?
Kurds, Arabs, Persians
What are the 3 ethnic groups in Southwest Asia?
Islam, Judaism, Chrstianity
What are the 3 religious groups in Southwest Asia?
Countries located around which body of water have the most oil reserves?
Most cities in Southwest Asia are located near what?
Hot and dry
What is the climate like in Southwest Asia?
Much of Southwest Asia is what type of geographic feature?
Christians believe Jesus is the messiah and Jews do not.
What basic belief made Christianity different from Judaism?
The Euphrates river has caused conflict between Turkey, Syria, and Iraq because Turkey made 2 dams at the top of the river. Then Syria made a dam where they are leaving Iraq with very little water. Water rights are agreements.
Which river has caused conflict in Southwest Asia because of water rights? What are water rights?
Founder of Christianity
Who is Jesus?
Believing Allah is the one and only god. Praying. Giving to the poor. Fasting. Going to Mecca
What are the Five Pillars?