Southwest Asia Geographical And Historical Understandings Set #1: Question Preview (ID: 11809)

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A major conflict in the Middle East is between Arab states and:
a) Israel
b) Turkey
c) Iran
d) Iraq

Which two countries divided the Middle East into countries after World War I?
a) Britain and France
b) Italy and Portugal
c) France and Germany
d) Britain and Canada

What large empire broke up after World War I?
a) Roman Empire
b) Aztec Empire
c) Ottoman Empire
d) Arabic Empire

What are two major groups of Muslims?
a) Sunnis and Persians
b) Kurds and Jews
c) Arabs and Christians
d) Sunnis and Shiites

Where do almost all Middle Eastern Jews live?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Israel
c) Iran
d) Turkey

What are three prominent religions in the Middle East?
a) Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity
b) Judaism, Islam, Christianity
c) Persian, Islam, Judaism
d) Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism

What are the three major water problems in the Middle East?
a) too much ground water, aquifers, pollution
b) water shortages, unequal distribution, pollution
c) water shortages, flooding, pollution
d) flooding, polliution, dams,

What are latitude and longitude of a point called?
a) degrees
b) seconds
c) minutes
d) coordinates

What narrow waterway is an important shipping channel for oil?
a) Strait of Hormuz
b) Red Sea
c) Gaza Strip
d) Persian Gulf

What two rivers are like twin rivers flowing though Turkey and Iraq?
a) Jordan and Tigris
b) Red and Jordan
c) Tigris and Euphrates
d) Jordan and Euphrates

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