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A United Nations inspection team was in Iraq from 1991-1998 with the purpose of finding and destroying:
a) Oil fields
b) desalination plans
c) weapons of mass destruction
d) helicopters

Which country did Saddam Hussein rule?
a) Afghanistan
b) Kuwait
c) Iraq
d) Israel

When did terrorists attack the World Trade Center in New York City?
a) 1991
b) 2001
c) 1983
d) 2011

What led the U.S. to bomb and invade Afghanistan in 2001?
a) Afghanistan was building nuclear weapons and the U.S. wanted to stop it.
b) The U.S. believed Afghanistan's government (the Taliban) was offering safety to al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden
c) The United Nations asked the U.S. to overthrow the Taliban government
d) Afghanistan invaded Kuwait and threatened the United States' oil supply

What large empire broke up after WW1?
a) Roman Empire
b) Aztec Empire
c) Ottoman Empire
d) Persian Empire

The scattering of Jewish people throughout the world was called:
a) The Holocaust
b) Kristallnacht
c) Apartheid
d) Diaspora

Why did many countries in the United Nations feel it was right to create Israel?
a) There was no one else living in the land.
b) Many felt Jews deserved help because they suffered so much during the Holocaust.
c) Arab countries in the area supported the idea of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
d) All national groups from the former Ottoman Empire were given homelands at that time.

The Ottoman Empire helped to spread which religion?
a) Judaism
b) Christianity
c) Islam
d) Kurdish

What happened after Jewish people declared that Israel was an independent Jewish state in 1948?
a) The United States attacked Iraq and killed Saddam Hussein
b) Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon all attacked the new nation of Israel
c) The Jewish people gave the land back to the Arab Palestinians
d) The land was split into Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

In 1990, the United States entered the Persian Gulf War. The decision by the United States to enter this war was a direct result of Iraq's invasion of what country
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Israel
c) Kuwait
d) Jordan

How did European involvement impact the region after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire
a) Many Europeans went to live in Southwest Asia
b) Countries in Southwest Asia modeled their governments on European governments
c) Political borders were decided by European politicians without consideration of who lived in the region.
d) European presence in SW Asia established a long period of peace and improved relations with non-Muslim nations

Most people in Israel are followers of what religion?
a) Islam
b) Judaism
c) Christianity
d) Hinduism

The mass extermination of the Jews by Hitler's Nazi government during World War 2 is called:
a) Zionism
b) Hajj
c) Torah
d) Holocaust

What Middle Eastern city is considered holy by Christians, Jews, and Muslims?
a) Constantinople
b) Jerusalem
c) Mecca
d) Medina

What term is given for European Jews that believed they could no longer live among non-Jews and must form their own country in their ancestral homeland?
a) Palestinians
b) Nazis
c) Druze
d) Zionists

What 3 major monotheistic religions have their origins in the Middle East and share Jerusalem as a holy site?
a) Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism
b) Judaism, Christianity, Islam
c) Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism
d) Buddhism, Shintoism, Hinduism

After World War 2, Jewish settlers in the Middle East were in frequent conflict with which group?
a) Kurds
b) Hindus
c) Palestinians
d) Zionists

Which best describes the climate of much of Southwest Asia?
a) hot and dry
b) windy and cold
c) tropical and rainy
d) moderate and cool

What is the 120 mile man-made waterway that is used to transport goods from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea?
a) Gaza Strip
b) Suez Canal
c) Persian Gulf
d) Panama Canal

This 25 mile territory has been a source of dispute between Israel and its neighbors for many years:
a) Gaza Strip
b) Suez Canal
c) Persian Gulf
d) Strait of Hormuz

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