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How much of the world's oil reserves are in this region?
How long do some experts believe that it will take for freshwater resources to be exhausted?
What country is the largest producer of oil?
What cost must oil rich nations deal with that is difficult?
How much of Saudi Arabia's GDP is dependent on oil?
How many million barrels of crude oil did Saudi Arabia supply to the US?
1.4 million barrels
Southwest Asia is 50,000 square miles smaller than what?
True or False: Southwest Asia has a significantly higher population than the US?
Rub al-Khali is 10 times larger than which desert?
An-Nafud is 10 times smaller than which desert?
Which of Southwest Asia's deserts is slightly larger than the Mojave Desert of the US?
What is the tallest mountain in Southwest Asia?
Which country is Damavand in?
What is the second tallest mountain in Southwest Asia
Which country is Mt. Ararat in?
Which mountain chain cuts off Turkey from the rest of the region?
Which mountain chain cuts off Iran from the rest of the region?
What sea is north of Turkey?
What gulfs separate Saudi Arabia and Iran?
Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman
What strait connects the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman?
Strait of Hormuz
When was a Jewish state proposed by the United Nations?
Next to what sea is the Gaza Strip?
The West Bank is named for the West Bank of what?
Which areas did Israel gain in 1967?
West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula
Remember: Israel was small in 1948, grew larger by 1967, and it is in between the two now (type okay).
What nation is in possession of the Sinai Peninsula today?
Which four nations surround the Golan Heights?
Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan
Who controls the Golan Heights?
What is the largest country in Southwest Asia (by area)?
Who controls the Suez Canal?
The Suez canal links which two seas?
Mediterranean and Red
What is the major ethnic group in Southwest Asia?
What ethnic group dominates Saudi Arabia?
_________ is an ethnic group that contains 9% of the population.
What area has holy places for three major religions?
West Bank and Israel
_________ is an ethnic group that contains 7% of the population.
_________ is an ethnic group that contains 14% of the population.
_________ is an ethnic group that contains 23% of the population.
_________ is an ethnic group that contains 31% of the population.
What is the main economic activity in the region?
What is the most widespread religious group in Southwest Asia?
What is the dominant religion in Iran, Central Afghanistan, Eastern Iraq, and San'a' in Yemen?
What is a major reason for U.S. interest in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf?
Which Southwest Asian country has the highest literacy rate?
Which Southwest Asian country has the second highest literacy rate?
Which Southwest Asian country has the third highest literacy rate?
Which Southwest Asian country has the fourth highest literacy rate?
Which Southwest Asian country has the most televisions per capita?
Which Southwest Asian country has the most cars per capita?
Which Southwest Asian country has a life expectancy the same or greater than that of the United States?
Which Southwest Asian country has the highest life expectancy? (80.7 years)
Which Southwest Asian country has the lowest life expectancy? (44.4 years)
Which Southwest Asian country has the highest birthrate?
Which Southwest Asian country has the lowest birthrate?
Which Southwest Asian country has the highest infant mortality rate?
Which Southwest Asian country has the lowest infant mortality rate?
Which Southwest Asian country has the most doctors per capita?
Which Southwest Asian country has the highest GDP?
Which Southwest Asian country has the most imports?
Which Southwest Asian country has the most exports?
Which Southwest Asian country is the smallest by area?
Which Southwest Asian country is the largest by population?
Which Southwest Asian country is the smallest by population
Which Southwest Asian countries are islands?
Which Southwest Asian country has been invaded by the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Ottoman Turks and others?
Who occupied Cyprus from 1878 to 1960?
Who invaded Cyprus in 1974?
Which country has a UN buffer zone running across it?
What is the name for the other half of Cyprus?
What is another name for the Golan Heights?
The Golan Heights overlook the Jordan River and what?
the Sea of Galilee
Southwest Asia is moving away from which continent?
What peninsula is occupied by Turkey?
Which country occupies the majority of the Anatolian peninsula?
What land-form is occupied by the Golan Heights?
Which river serves as a boundary between Israel and Jordan?
The Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits belong to which country?
Which sea is between the Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits?
Sea of Marmara
Istanbul spans which strait?
The Persian Gulf is also called what?
Which strait connects the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea?
Strait of Hormuz
_______ are riverbeds that remain dry except during the rainy seasons.
Which mountain range is in the southwest corner of the Arabia peninsula?
Northern Afghanistan is occupied by ______.
What capital city is situated near the Tigris and Euphrates rivers?
What is the main mountain range in Afghanistan?
Hindu Kush Mountains
What mountain range is south of the Caspian Sea?
What is the name of the main plateau in Turkey?
The Dead sea is uninhabitable, which is why it's dead (type okay).
What is the area of land that is roughly between the Tigris and Euphrates?
What is the lowest place on the exposed crust of the earth?
What other source of energy is near the oil fields?
What is a major source of electricity in Turkey, Iran, Lebanon, and Afghanistan?
Which strait that is not the Bosporus is also in Turkey?
Who made an epic journey across the Rub al-Khali on the Arabian Peninsula in 1946?
Sir Wilfred Thesiger
How did Thesiger cross the Rub al-Khali?
What climate is predominate in Southwest Asia?
What has transformed deserts into productive farmland?
How much precipitation do most areas of Southwest Asia receive?
less than 18 inches
What is a famous region in Israel?
What group in Judea use caravans and camels to cross deserts?
What are the two types of deserts in Southwest Asia?
sand and salt
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