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Much of the world's oil supply is shipped through the narrow waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula called the:
a) Panama Canal b) Suez Canal c) Jordan River d) Strait of Hormuz
Which river is the key water source for Israel, Lebanon, and Syria?
a) Tigris River b) Euphrates River c) Jordan River d) Suez Canal
Because mountains block winds coming from the oceans, much of the interior of Southwest Asia is:
a) desert b) grassland c) fertile farmland d) full of lakes
Which rivers flower through Turkey, Syria, and Iraq?
a) Jordan and Tigris b) Jordan and Euphrates c) Tigris and Euphrates d) Red and Jordan
Disputes over what 2 natural resources are problematic for many SW Asia countries?
a) oil and water b) water and diamonds c) diamonds and natural gas d) oil and diamonds
What are 3 major water problems in SW Asia?
a) water shortages, unequal distribution, pollution b) flooding, pollution, dams c) too much ground water, aquifers, pollution d) water shortages, flooding, pollution
Which country's water treatment plants have been damaged by decades of war?
a) Turkey b) Syria c) Saudi Arabia d) Iraq
The process of removing salt from salt water in order to make it suitable for farming and drinking is known as:
a) desalination b) naturalization c) absorption d) extraction
Because of its harsh climate, which country has to rely on desalination plants to provide most of its citizens' drinking water?
a) Israel b) Turkey c) Saudi Arabia d) Syria
The oldest religion in SW Asia is:
a) Judaism b) Christianity c) Islam d) Buddhism
What issue led to the split between Sunni and Shia Muslims?
a) The Shia wanted to change the direction of prayer to Medina rather than Mecca. b) The Sunni wanted to change part of the 5 Pillars. c) The Shia believed only Arabs could be Muslims. The Sunni did not. d) They disagreed over who should lead Muslims after Muhammad's death.
The majority of people in SW Asia belong to what ethnic group?
a) Persians b) Kurds c) Arabs d) Jews
Today, most Iranians speak Farsi and belong to this ethnic group:
a) Arabs b) Persians c) Kurds d) Jews
What ethnic group lives in the mountains of Turkey and Iraq
a) Jews b) Kurds c) Arabs d) Persians
What desert stretches across southern Mongolia and northern China?
a) Gobi b) Taklimakan c) Atacama d) Kalahari
What sea lies between Vietnam and the Philippines and has violent monsoons and typhoons?
a) South China Sea b) Sea of Japan c) Bay of Bengal d) Red Sea
This seasonal wind can bring heavy rainfall that can be a blessing for farmers but also a curse due to flooding:
a) hurricane b) monsoon c) tornado d) tsunami
This river is sacred in the Hindu religion:
a) Amazon b) Mekong c) Yellow d) Ganges
9 of the world's 10 highest peaks are in this mountain range, including Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world:
a) Andes Mountains b) Alps c) Himalayan Mountains d) Ural Mountains
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