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North Africa and Southwest Asia
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What is the longest mountain range in Africa?
Various European countries took over different areas of North Africa. Match each African nation with the European power that took control of it.
France/Algeria , Spain/Morocco , Italy/Libya , Britain/Sudan
What mountain range runs through Turkey, Iraq, and Iran, creating a natural barrier between these countries?
What city is the only on Earth to reside in both Europe and Asia?
What body of water separates the Arabian Peninsula from Iran?
In the seventh and eighth centuries, Egypt and all of North Africa fell under the control of the ________.
What is the system of lifestyle practiced by people living on steppes in North Africa and Southwest Asia?
What city in the United Arab Emirates grew from a fishing village in the 1990s to a towering center of international trade and finance in the following three decades?
What desert covers a third of the Arabian Peninsula?
What peninsula belongs to Turkey and is located between the Black and Mediterranean seas?
Which two rivers are part of a conjoined river system that provides irrigation and gave rise to the Mesopotamian Civilization thousands of years ago?
Tigris and Euphrates
What is another name for the region of North Africa & Southwest Asia?
Greater Middle East
What is the single most important site in Islam and is the location toward which Muslims have to pray?
When did the Ottoman Empire collapse?
What is the main reason many tourists avoid traveling to North Africa and Southwest Asia, despite the region having many world-renowned sites?
fear of conflict
Which of the following is true about the population of North Africa and Southwest Asia?
There are some large cities, while the surrounding countrysides are sparsely populated.
Iran and the United Arab Emirates have had ongoing conflict over the control of what strait?
Strait of Hormuz
What is the capital of Morocco?
Though much of North Africa and Southwest Asia is dry and receives little rainfall during the year, areas ______________ receive more rainfall, creating different subclimates.
in mountainous regions and near the coast
Most of ancient Mesopotamia lies within the borders of _______.
What is the official language of Iran?
Dry riverbeds in North Africa and Southwest Asia that only flow occasionally when heavy rains occur are called __________.
Which of the following is true about the geography of North Africa and Southwest Asia?
Much of the region is dry and barren, and the area's nations rely on just a few water sources for survival.
On what peninsula did Moses lead the Israelites out of Egypt and receive the Ten Commandments?
What is one of the wealthiest countries in the world with a per capita income over $120,000 per year?
All Muslims are required to take a pilgrimage to the holiest city of Islam, called a ________.
What nation contains the ancient city of Petra?
What is the downside of North Africa and Southwest Asia's reliance on oil?
The price of oil isn't stable, and these price fluctuations have a large impact because the region's economies aren't diversified.
Many countries in North Africa and Southwest Asia, particularly those on the Arabian Peninsula, have been able to rapidly modernize due to the wealth brought from ___________.
What was the largest church in all of Christendom before being converted into a mosque in 1453?
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