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SW Asia Geo Brogdon

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Majority of people in SW Asia are what ethnic group? Arab
The climate of SW Asia has led much of the region to experience a scarcity of what? rainfall
Much of the world's oil supply is shipped through the narrow waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula called the Strait of Hormuz
What is the 120 mile man made waterway that is used to transport goods from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea? Suez Canal
The oldest religion in SW Asia is what? Judaism
What best describes the climate of much of SW Asia? Hot and dry
The two rivers that flow through Turkey and Iraq are called Euphrates and __________. Tigris
What river is the key water source for Israel, Lebanon, and Syria? Jordan
Disputes over water and _______ are problematic for many SW Asia countries. Oil
What ethnic group lives in the mountains of Turkey and Iraq? Kurds
What non-renewable natural resource has contributed to the growth of the Middle East? Oil
Because of its harsh climate, which country has to rely on desalination plants to provide most of its citizen's drinking water? Saudi Arabia
What country's water treatment plants have been damaged by decades of war? Iraq
The three major religions of the Middle East are Judaism, Christianity, and ____________. Islam
Where do most Middle Eastern Jews live? Israel
Who is the common figure between the origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? Abraham
What religion are most Arabs? Islam
Today, most Iranians speak Farsi and belong to this ethnic group. Persians
The process of removing salt from salt water in order o make it suitable for farming and drinking is known as ______. desalination
The two main divisions of the Muslims are the Sunni and the _______. Shia
What issue led to the split between the Sunni and the Shia Muslims? Choosing a ___________ for Muhammad Successor
What country has fought military battles over water rights to the Jordan River? Israel
The 3 major water problems in SW Asia are pollution, water shortages, and unequal _______________. Distribution
Because mountains block winds coming from the oceans, much of the interior of SW Asia is desert
The Strait of Hormuz connects the Persian Gulf to the _______ Sea. Arabian
This 25-mile territory has been a source of dispute between Israel and its neighbors for many years. Gaza Strip
Pollution from oil spills on the Black Sea contaminate this country's water supply. Turkey
Created by: mikabrogdon



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