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SS7G8 Review

A review of standard SS7G8 Middle Eastern Culture

What is the largest ethnic group in the Middle East? Arabs
What are some characteristics of a religious group? belief in a god or gods; holy rituals; sacred texts; designated places of worship;
What are some characteristics of an ethnic group? culture, language, location, traditions, type of dress, types of foods, celebrations, common history, common ancestry
What is the largest ethnic group in modern-day Iran? Persians
Which ethnic group lives in the mountains of modern-day Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq? Kurds
Which ethnic group(s) practice Islam? Kurds, Persians, Arabs (all three of them)
Which ethnic group speaks Farsi? Persians
Which ethnic group is believed to be descended from Abraham? Arabs
Which ethnic group is mostly Shia Muslim? Persians
Which ethnic group desires to have its own country because of the people's shared culture? Kurds
Which sect of Islam has the most followers in the Middle East? Sunni Muslims
Which sect of Islam believes that anybody can be in control of the ummah as long as they keep the community together? Sunni Muslims
Which ethnic group is mostly Sunni Muslim? Kurds
Which sect of Islam believes the leader of the Muslim community should be a direct descendant of Muhammad? Shia Muslims
Which Middle-Eastern country is predominantly Shia Muslim (almost 90%)? Iran
If a person is literate, it means they are able to... read and write
What generalization can be made about the relationship between national wealth and literacy rates? Literacy is usually higher in wealthier countries.
Are the three main religions of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) polytheistic or monotheistic? monotheistic
Monotheism is the belief in... one god
What is the Jewish place of worship? synagogue
What is the Christian place of worship? church
What is the Islamic place of worship? mosque
What is the Islamic holy book? Qu'ran (Koran)
What is the Christian holy book? Bible
What is the Jewish holy book? Torah
The leader of the Jewish religious community is known as a... rabbi
Leaders in the Christian community are known as... pastors or reverends
Leaders in the Muslim community are known as... caliph (or Imam)
Passover is a holiday celebrated by which religion? Judaism
Easter and Christmas are holidays mainly celebrated by which religion? Christianity
Identify the Five Pillars of Islam (list as many as you can). 1. A pilgrimage to Mecca; 2. Alms-giving (charity); 3. Praying 5 times a day facing Mecca; 4. Fasting during Ramadan; 5. Declaration of faith
Which religion has the largest number of followers world-wide? Christianity
Which ethnic group speaks Kurdish? Kurds
Which ethnic group descended from Indo-Europeans? Persians
Who is considered the founder of the Jewish faith? Abraham
Who is the prophet for the Christian faith? Jesus
Who is the prophet for Islam? Muhammad
What is the name given to the Islamic god? Allah
Christianity is divided into many sects. True or False. True
Islam's two main sects are Sunni and Shia. True or False. True.



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