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4 - Middle East

Middle East 7th grade

What country is the Rub al Khali desert located in Saudi Arabia
The Tigris & Euphrates Rivers mainly flow through this country Iraq
This group tend to have a lower literacy: men or women women
People here like to live by water
The Mediterranean and Red Seas are linked by this man-made canal Suez
The largest supplies of oil in the Middle East are found along countries that border this body of water Persian Gulf
The majority of the land in the Middle East is used for nomadic herding
The major religion here Islam
Most of the people here speak this language Arabic
Government based on religion is called a theocracy
Muslims make a holy trip to this special city Mecca
When a country bases its laws on the religion of Islam, that country is called an Islamic republic
Most governments are called a theocracy because they are based on religion
Violence against an innocent person in order to achieve a goal is called terrorism
Over half of the world's oil passes through this narrow strait Hormuz
taking the salt out of sea water is called desalination
The land and climate here is best described as dry
A bucket system used by poor farmers to water their crops shadoof
An underground source of water (Iraq has a good supply) aquifer
TRUE or FALSE: Boys and girls are separated a lot in these countries and even have their parents arrange marriages TRUE
TRUE or FALSE: People in these countries enjoy the same kind of rights we do in the U.S. FALSE
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