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Middle Eastern Studies
Middle East Mid Unit Assessment (Source: Pre-test)
Terms in this set (25)
Which of the following are known as the Abrahamic religions and are the major religions in the Middle East?
Christianity, Judaism, Islam
Which Abrahamic religion is the predominant religion of the Middle East?
What are the two main sects of Islam?
Shia and Sunni
What are the main three language families spoken in the Middle East?
Afro-Asiatic, Indo-European, and Turkic
What city in Israel most likely experiences the most conflict over religion because it is holy to three religions?
A rare and valuable resource that causes many conflicts in the Middle East region is...
Which nations of the Middle East produce and sell the most oil?
Iran, Iraq, UAE, and Saudi Arabia
In which year was oil first discovered in Saudi Arabia?
What is Zionism?
A movement to establish a Jewish homeland.
One thing that Israel and Palestine have in common is...
They both claim their ancestors lived on the same land.
Who was the first Prime Minister when Israel declared independence in 1948?
The relaxing of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union was known as...
Please choose the option that best fits the following description: President of the United States from 1977-1981. Promoted conservation during the energy crisis, deregulated industry in an attempt to offset inflation and unemployment, created the Department of Education, and attempted to rescue hostages in Iran.
Please choose the option that best fits the following description: President of the Soviet Union from 1990-1991. Promoted positive relationships with Western nations, initiated the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, granted significant autonomy to the Eastern bloc nations, and oversaw the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The group of muslim religious warriors who fought against Soviet troops in the mountains of Afghanistan during the Soviet Afghanistan war were known as...
Leader of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.
The Persian Gulf War was a US led coalition of United Nations countries who took action after Iraq invaded which nation?
What were the three phases of the Persian Gulf War?
Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Desert Sabre
Please choose the option that best fits the following description: President of the United States from 1989-1993. Oversaw the victory over the Persian Gulf War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Only served one term as President.
George H.W. Bush
Which of these is NOT a site of a plane cash on September 11, 2001?
The United States Capital
What is an Islamist Extremist?
A person who believes that strict adherence to religious law should be the sole basis for a country's laws, culture, and social life and that violence is acceptable to achieve these ends.
What does Afghanistan have to do with 9/11?
Al-Qaeda was based in Afghanistan.
The current president of Syria is...
Ethnic group of the Middle East living predominantly in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, many advocate for their own independent nation.
An economic and cultural phenomenon in which society is dependent on international trade of goods and ideas.
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