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Where do most people live in the Middle East? (physical features)
Most people live near river valleys.
Saudi Arabia is the largest country on what peninsula?
What is the most abundant resource in the Middle East?
What resource is very scarce in the Middle East?
What does monotheism mean?
Belief in one God
What is the difference between an ethnic group and a religious group?
Religious group-same beliefs, leader/founder, holy book, laws
Ethnic Group- culture, language, traditions, location, sometimes religion (ex. Arabs, Kurds, and Persians)
What is the holy book of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?
Judaism- Torah Christianity- Bible Islam- Koran, Quran
Do Jews believe that Jesus was the Messiah?
What are the 5 Pillars of Islam?
The 5 acts of worship that are required of all Muslims.
What two religions use the Ten Commandments as guidelines for ethical behavior?
Judaism and Christianity
What country makes up the Anatolia Peninsula?
What landform connects Southwest Asia and Africa?
What ethnic group lives mostly in Iran?
What division of Islam are most Kurds?
Where must all Muslims travel during Hajj?
What religion did the Ottoman Empire spread?
What river is farther west, the Tigris or Euphrates?
What is the important waterway that connects the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea?
Strait of Hormuz