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Middle East Webquest Test
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Why is the Jordan River getting smaller every year?
There is a water shortage. Also, Israel, Jordan and Syria all divert the water for their domestic and agricultural needs.
Why is the Strait of Hormuz so important?
It is because it links the Persian Gulf with the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. It is a geographic chokepoint and a main artery for the transport of oil from the Middle East.
Which two waterways are connected by the Suez Canal?
It connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
How many Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip?
There is more than 1.5 million Palestinians.
What is most of the water in the Middle East used for?
It is used for agriculture-66%
How much freshwater was used in the Middle East in 2010?
About 4,200-4,300 million cubic meters was used.
Why is the government of Iraq blaming the government of Iran for high amounts of water pollution?
There is water with salt and toxins seeping in from Iran, poisoning the Iraq farm land.
Which Middle Eastern country is the world's largest producer of oil?
The largest producer from the Middle Eastern countries is Saudi Arabia.
In terms of oil supplies, what do SW Asian nations such as Israel, Jordan, and Afghanistan have in common?
They have little to almost no oil supplies.
Which continent is the largest consumer of oil that is produced in the Middle East?
The largest consumer is North America.
Which religion is practiced by most Kurds?
They are mostly Sunni Muslim.
Where are most Muslims located in the world today?
They are mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia.
What caused the division between the Sunni Muslims and the Shia Muslims?
They had different opinions on who should take over the leadership of the Muslim nation. The Sunni Muslims believed that the new leader should be elected from people capable of the job. The Shia Muslims believed that leadership should stay in the Prophet's family or a person appointed by the Prophet Muhammad or God himself.
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