Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


S Arabia, Turkey, Israel Test

What type of government does Turkey have? Presidential democracy
What is the name of Turkey's legislative branch? Grand National Assembly
What are the two important rivers that flow through Turkey? Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
How has Turkey’s location impacted trade? It has been at a crossroads for trade routes and therefore trade has been extremely important throughout its history
How has dam building created problems between Turkey and neighboring countries? Dams decrease the amount of water flowing downstream to other countries limiting their water supply.
Which empire controlled much of the Middle East from the 1300’s until the early 1900’s? Ottoman Empire
Which describes a separation of religion and government? secular
What is a large lake created by a dam used for hydroelectric power reservoir
Which title means “Father of the Turks”? Ataturk
Turkey’s currency is the ___________________. Turkish Lira
In the production of which products does Saudi Arabia specialize? oil and gas
Which two bodies of water border Saudi Arabia? Red Sea and Persian Gulf
What are two sources of water in Saudi Arabia? oases and wadis
What is the official religion of Saudi Arabia? Sunni Islam
How did Saudi Arabia respond when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990? Saudi Arabia welcomed refugees and supported Kuwait
What type of government does Saudi Arabia have? Absolute monarchy
What is the purpose of the Basic law of Government? To set up how the next king is chosen in Saudi Arabia
What is Sharia Law? law based on Islam and the Quran/Koran
What is the largest country on the Arabian Peninsula? Saudi Arabia
What is the most significant geographical region of Saudi Arabia? Rub al Khali (desert)
Which Saudi Arabian city is the most important in Islam? Mecca
What has been the focus of the al Saud Royal family over the past decades? modernization
Which term BEST describes the Saudi Arabian government? autocracy
What is another term for Islamic Law? Sharia Law
The official language of Saudi Arabia is ______________. Arabic
What is the relationship like between Israelis and Arabs today? The two groups are still in disagreement about the existence of the government of Israel and the land it controls.
What event increased international support for a modern state of Israel in 1948? The Holocaust
What was a major goal for Zionists? a self-ruling Jewish homeland
What was a result of the 1948 war between Israel and the Arabs living in and around Palestine? Israel won the war and gained additional territory.
What is anti-Semitism? Hatred and discrimination of Jews.
What is the best description for the government of Israel? Parliamentary democracy
In a Parliamentary Democracy like Israel, what person or group of people have the most power? The voters/citizens
Which major body of water does Israel border? The Mediterranean Sea
How is Israel's economy impacted by an an increase in the price of oil? Israel's economy is hurt by an increase in the price of oil because they have to import oil.
What is the main religion practices in Israel? Judaism
What is the Law of Return? A law that states that anyone that is Jewish can become a citizen.
What is the Knesset? Israel's parliament
What is a sector of the Israeli economy that is world famous? Technology-based industries
Who is the head of government in Israel? Prime Minister
Israel's currency is the _____________________. Shekel
What is the official language of Saudi Arabia? Arabic
What is Islamic law? Sharia
What describes the condition of the relationship between Arabs and Israelis in Israel? Conflict
How are members of Turkey's Constitutional Court chosen? 3 appointed by the Grand National Assembly and 12 appointed by the president
How is the president of Turkey chosen? By popular vote
Who is the head of government in Turkey? The president
What term is used to describe the scattering of Jews throughout the world upon being forced out of their lands? Diaspora
Who is the current king of Saudi Arabia who took the place of his half-brother in 2015 and has focused on terrorism and fighting unrest for most of his reign? Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
Who is the current president of Turkey? Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Who is the current president of Israel? Isaac Herzog
Which countries in the Middle East have a Parliamentary Democracy? Israel
Which type of citizen participation term BEST describes the Saudi Arabian government? Autocracy
How would you describe the personal freedoms of citizens in Israel? They are almost the same as the United States’s personal freedoms.
How is Turkey different than other countries of the Middle East? Their government is secular.
How would you describe the personal freedoms of citizens in Saudi Arabia? Restrictions on the activities of women in all parts of Saudi Arabia.
How would you describe the personal freedoms of citizens in Turkey? Citizens have some rights but not total freedom of speech. It's a crime to insult the Turkish nation or president.
Created by: darcymcfarlane
Popular Geography sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards