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Most Arabs, Persians, and Kurds practice:
a) Islam b) Hinduism c) Judaism d) Christianity
The building of a dam by Turkey on the Euphrates River to protect and ensure its water supply has had what effect on the neighboring country of Iraq?
a) It led to an increase in oil exporting. b) It decreased available shipping routes from the Persian Gulf. c) It decreased the amount of travel on the respective waterways. d) It led to the unequal distribution of water.
Which three major religions have their origins in the Middle East?
a) Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism b) Judaism, Christianity, Islam c) Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism d) Buddhism, Shintoism, Hinduism
What do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have in common?
a) All followers believe in many gods. b) The religions are only practiced in SW Asia. c) The people who practice these religions control all of the world’s oil. d) All followers believe in monotheism (one god).
Shia and Sunni Islam were both founded because of:
a) disputes over who the spiritual leaders should be b) invasions by European crusaders trying to retake the Holy Land c) the quest to control trade routes between Arabia and China d) the failure to win wars against Hindu armies from the East
What is the main reason the Persian Gulf is so important to the countries of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iran?
a) It provides water for recreation. b) It provides a natural border for the countries along its shore. c) It is one of the main ways oil is shipped from these countries. d) Many wars have been waged in the Persian Gulf.
Which statement best describes how the vast supply of oil in SW Asia has affected the history of the region since the 1950s?
a) It has lowered the standard of living in the region. b) It has encouraged the growth of democracy in the region. c) It has slowed down the process of industrialization in the region. d) It has encouraged foreigners to compete for influence in the region.
Natural resources are not evenly distributed among countries. Which of the following correctly shows how SW Asia is an example of uneven distribution?
a) abundance of oil, but a scarcity of water b) abundance of coal, but a scarcity of copper c) abundance of natural gas, but a scarcity of oil d) abundance of water, but a scarcity of phosphates
The major rivers in SW Asia have become political issues because:
a) Deserts prevent the rivers from being large enough to be useful. b) They can be used only for trade and travel but not for drinking water. c) Farmers have not been able to find easy ways to use water for irrigation. d) Everyone needs to be able to use the water, and there is only a limited amount.
How has water pollution affected SW Asia?
a) It has increased the amount of water available for drinking and irrigation. b) It has decreased the amount of water available for drinking and irrigation. c) It has had no effect on the amount of water available for drinking and irrigation. d) It has led to peace between all nations in the region.
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