Middle East Culture - Ethnic Groups And Religions Question Preview (ID: 32424)

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Which is NOT one of Islam's 5 Pillars?
a) believes Jesus is the Messiah
b) pray 5 times a day, facing Mecca
c) fast during Ramadan
d) holy journey (hajj) to Mecca

What was new about the Jewish faith (Judaism)?
a) belief in life after death
b) they didn't believe in a god
c) worshipped 1 single god
d) sacrificed humans in religious ceremonies

Overall, most Arabs are ________
a) Jews
b) Christians
c) Shia Muslims
d) Sunni Muslims

Most Persians are _________
a) Sunni Muslim
b) Shia Muslim
c) Christians
d) Jews

Which ethnic group wants their own ethnic independence and land?
a) Jews
b) Arabs
c) Persians
d) Kurds

Most ethnic Persians live in _______
a) Iran
b) Iraq
c) Israel
d) Syria

Ethnic groups might share ___________.
a) same god, holy book, prophets
b) holy days, holy cities, same god
c) language, food, music, religion
d) sacred places, holy book, many gods

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all __________.
a) ultratheistic
b) megatheistc
c) monotheistic
d) polytheistic

Which ethnic group dominates areas of Northern Africa?
a) Christian
b) Arab
c) Persians
d) Kurds

Which group wanted a family member of Mohammad to lead after he died?
a) Sunni
b) Shia
c) Jews
d) Kurds

90% of Muslims are which type?
a) Kurd
b) Shia
c) Druze
d) Sunni

Which religion did NOT originate in SW Asia (Middle East)?
a) Buddhism/Buddhists
b) Judaism/Jews
c) Christianity/Christians
d) Islam/Muslims

The Middle Eastern ETHNIC group with the most people is ______.
a) Kurds
b) Persioans
c) Taliban
d) Arabs

A religious group has common ________
a) food and beliefs
b) language and beliefs
c) common religious beliefs and practices
d) race

This country has been in political turmoil due to ethnic and religious differences.
a) Syria
b) Israel
c) Iraq
d) All of the above

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