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WG2 Unit 2 Southwest Asia/North Africa Test Review

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Atlas Mountains
Morocco
Zagros Mountains
Iran
Taurus Mountains
Turkey
Nile River
North Africa
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Southwest Asia
Cairo
Egypt
Baghdad
Iraq
Istanbul
Turkey
Ankara
Turkey
Casablanca
Morocco
Jerusalem
Israel
Tehran
Iran
Mecca
Saudi Arabia
Small island nation in the Persian Gulf
Bahrain
Body of water separating Africa from the Arabian Peninsula
Red Sea
Small island in the Mediterranean; part is ethnic Turk, part is ethnic Greek
Cyprus
Small country directly north of Israel
Lebanon
This large body of water is southeast of the Arabian Peninsula
Indian Ocean
Large desert in North Africa
Sahara
Large sand desert on the Arabian Peninsula
Rub al Khali
This country in Southwest Asia has lots of renewable water, but not much petroleum
Turkey
This country in Southwest Asia has lots of renewable water, and has lots of petroleum
Iran
This country in Southwest Asia has Judaism as its main religion
Israel
This country in Southwest Asia may have the world's largest known petroleum reserves
Saudi Arabia
Shia Islam is the main religion in these 2 countries
Iran and Iraq
This country's main religion is Christianity
Cyprus
Arabic is NOT the main language in this Southwest Asian country, but Sunni Islam IS the main religion
Turkey
This country has 2 of the 3 holiest sites in the world for Muslims
Saudi Arabia
The followers of this religion are called Muslims
Islam
This is the larger of the two main branches of Islam
Sunni
The majority of the people of Iraq are followers of this branch of Islam
Shia
About 2/3 of North Africa and Southwest Asia have this type of climate
Desert
This is the main holy book for Muslims
Koran/Quran
This is a word and contribution Arab Muslims made to the world
Algebra
This is a contribution Muslims made to the world
"Arabic" numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.)
This is the holy prophet in Islam
Muhammad
This ethnic group lives mainly in eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, western Iran, and northeastern Syria
Kurds
Christians, Muslims, and Jews all have holy sites in this city in Southwest Asia
Jerusalem
This group of people lives in the Occupied Territories and is fighting for a country
Palestinians
This country controls the "Occupied Territories"
Israel
In far north North Africa, you might find this type of climate
Mediterranean
People who have fled the fighting in Syria
Refugees
Most of the people of Southwest Asia and North Africa are Muslim
True
The world's largest Muslim country by population is Saudi Arabia
False
Are the world's top 4 largest Muslim countries actually outside the Middle East in South and Southeast Asia?
Yes
Are the majority of the world's Muslims Arabs?
No
One of the 5 Pillars of Faith in Islam is to make a pilgrimage to this holy city
Mecca
North Africa mostly has this type of vegetation
Desert and dry shrub
How many of the countries of North Africa have really large petroleum reserves?
0
The 1947 UN Partition plan for Palestine would have created how many new countries in the region?
2
The Kurds in Syria are mostly in this region
Northeast
The Alawite Shia in Syria are mostly in this region
Northwest
What country in Southwest Asia that borders Iraq is mainly Shia?
Iran
This word in English comes from Arabic
Alcohol
Arab Muslims brought this to Europe from China
Paper
"Founding father" of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Abraham
Most of the people of North Africa are this ethnic group
Arab
Most of the governments in SWA/NA are this
Monarchy or dictatorship
In this type of government, religious leaders are in charge
Theocracy
Turkey and Israel have this type of government
Democracy
West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem
"Occupied Territories"
Abu Dhabi and Dubai are part of this country
United Arab Emirates
Holy site for Muslims in Jerusalem
Dome of the Rock
Holy site for Jews in Jerusalem
Western Wall
Holy site for Christians in Jerusalem
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
These two countries have recently kicked out dictators.
Tunisia and Egypt
Damascus
Syria
This is currently happening in Syria
Civil war to topple the dictator
This is the movement in SWA/NA for more freedom and democracy
Arab Spring
% of the world's people who are Muslim
20-25
The Taliban are typically found in this country
Afghanistan
Removing salt from salt water to make it fresh
Desalination
This human-made feature connects the Mediterranean with the Red Sea
Suez Canal
Body of water separating Iran from Saudi Arabia
Persian Gulf
Three holy spots for Islam/Muslims
Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem