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SW Asia Geography

1. Which best describes the climate of much of Southwest Asia? hot and dry
2. The climate of Southwest Asia has led much of the region to experience a scarcity of _____________. rainfall
3. What is the 120-mile man-made waterway that is used to transport goods from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea? Suez Canal
4. This 25-mile territory has been a source of dispute between Israel and its neighbors for many years: Gaza Strip
5. Much of the world’s oil supply is shipped through the narrow waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula called the __________________. Strait of Hormuz
6. Which river is the key water source for Israel, Lebanon, and Syria? Jordan River
7. The Strait of Hormuz connects which bodies of water? Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea
8. Because mountains block winds coming from the oceans, much of the interior of Southwest Asia is: Desert
9. Why is the Suez Canal so important to international shipping? It makes it possible to get from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea without sailing around Africa.
Which rivers flow through Turkey and Iraq? Tigris and Euphrates
Disputes over what two natural resources are problematic for many Southwest Asian countries? oil and water
What are three major water problems in Southwest Asia? Water shortages, unequal distribution, pollution
Created by: clott
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