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History Of Middle East.

Which of these is a belief common to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?
a) They are all centered in Africa
b) They are all monotheistic faiths
c) They all were founded in the same century.
d) They all believe that Jesus Christ was the Messiah

What was the MAIN cause of the first Gulf War (1190-1991)
a) Iraq's army invaded Kuwait.
b) Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.
c) Iraq repeatedly attacked civilian targets within Israel
d) Iraq's testing of a nuclear weapon along the border of Iran

What was Osama bin Laden BEST known for?
a) founding an Islamic extremist terrorist group
b) destroying the oil rigs of Kuwait in the 1990s
c) organizing the Taliban to resist Soviet occupation
d) running the largest dictatorship in the Middle East

What was the primary goal of the United States and its allies in the Persian Gulf War in 1991?
a) Liberate Kuwait from Iraqi forces.
b) Open shipping lanes for oil tankers
c) Disrupt the Al Qaeda terrorist network
d) End the rule of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein

Jesus taught his disciples the primary rules of
a) encouraging gentiles to convert to Christianity
b) convincing the authorities not to persecute Christians
c) establishing a government that would eliminate other religions
d) loving God above all else, and loving other as they loved themselves

What was the primary purpose of the Mandate System following World War I?
a) to create a Jewish state in the Middle East
b) to create an Islamic and Hindu state in southern Asia
c) to help prepare India for eventual independence from British rule
d) to divide former Ottoman and German territories among Allied Powers

Since the creation of Israel in 1948
a) the nations of the Middle East have worked together peacefully
b) there have been ongoing conflicts between Israel and the Arab world
c) the United Nations has acted as the central government in the region
d) Israel has helped the nations in the region form democratic governments

What was the name of the political movement dedicated to establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine?
a) Anti-Semitism
b) Zionism
c) isolationism
d) nationalism

What is the MAIN difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims?
a) The Sunni believe in the idea of Monotheism
b) The Shia pray towards Mecca five times every day.
c) The Shia wanted a family member of Muhammad to succeed him.
d) The sunni fast from sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadan.

The conflict over space between Israel and Palestine is MOSTLY due to
a) trade issues
b) racial issues
c) natural resources
d) religious issues

Following the end of the Mandate System the Middle East
a) returned to colonial rule after World War II
b) Withdrew from the newly-created United Nations
c) fell into violence along political and religious lines
d) saw an end to religious conflict among nations in the region

The split into Sunni and Shia divisions of Islam can be traced to
a) the failure to defeat invading forces from Persia
b) a loss of territory to religious rebels in Arabia
c) a dispute over the succession of Muhammad's wives
d) a dispute over the question of Muhammad's successor.

Which of these is a way in which Christianity is different from Judaism?
a) Christianity is monotheistic
b) Jewish prophets are not in the Bible
c) Jews believe in the Trinity Doctorine
d) Christians believe Jesus to be the Messiah

Father of Judaism; Almost sacrificed his son, Isaac; Led his people into Egypt; Honored in Christianity and Islam; These items are referring to what famous religious figure?
a) Abraham
b) Moses
c) Muhammad
d) Noah

Many people around the world agreed with the formation of the state of Israel because of the events associated with
a) D-Day
b) Pearl Harbor
c) the Holocaust
d) Hiroshima and Nagasaki

What is the term for a group of people who share a common language, culture, or history?
a) gender group
b) ethnic group
c) racial group
d) national group

Indonesia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey. What cultural characteristic do these countries have in common?
a) all share a common history
b) all have democratic governments
c) all are located n desert regions
d) all are majority Islamic countries

The main source of conflict in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians involves
a) slavery
b) religion
c) communism
d) oil rights

The primary cause of the first Gulf War (1990-1991) was
a) The Iraqi army's sudden invasion of Kuwait
b) Iraqi possession of weapons of mass destruction
c) repeated attacks by the Iraqi navy on civilian targets within Israel.
d) Iraq's testing of a nuclear device as part of a test of its weapons program

Which group is generally held responsible for the terror attacks of September 11, 2001?
a) Al-Qaeda
b) Hezbolla
c) PLO
d) Taliban

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