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SS - Oct 6 Test

SW Asia/Middle East Religon & Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Group Group of people who share a culture (beliefs and a history)
Religious Group Group of people who share the same beliefs in a God or Gods
Name Middle east ethnic groups Arab, Kurd, Persian
Name Arab countries Jordan, Syria, Saudi arabia, Lebanon, all other countries in southwest Asia
What religion do most Arab countries practice Islam
Name important facts about the Arab ethnic group 1. they are Sunni Muslims 2. most speak Arabic 3. small numbers practice Christianty 4. Largest ethnic group
What is the largest ethnic group in Southwest Asia Arab
Name Kurd countries Mountains of Syria, Turkey, Iran, Iraq
What religion do most Kurd countries practice Islam
Name important facts about the Kurd ethnic group 1. they are Sunni Muslims 2. most speak Kurdish 3. share many aspects of their culture with Iran 4. Hope to have their own country which has caused conflict
Name the 3 major monotheistic religions of the Middle East Christianity,Judaism,and Islam
What are the follers of the major religions called? Christians,Jews, and Muslims
List major religions in chronological order from oldest to youngest Judaism, Christianty, Islam
What are the 3 Sects of Judaism 1. Orthodox (strictist) 2. Conservative 3. Reformed
What is the sacred text or book for Christianity? The Bible
What is the sacred text or book for Judaism? The Tenakh
What is the sacred text or book for Islam? The Korah
Name Persian countries Iran
What religion do Persian countries practice Islam (2 different groups ?)
Name important facts about the Persian ethnic group 1. they are Shia Muslims 2. they speak Persian or Farsi 3. Persians make up 1/2 of Irans population 4. Named after Irans formaer name of Persia 5. known for their art, architecture and rugs
Which religion has the most follwers/believers Christianty with nearly 2 billion
Which religion has the second most follwers/believers Islam with nearly 1 billion
What is the holiest day for Jews Yom Kippur (25 hours of fasting and praying, they pray for their bad acts)
The Christian Bible has twp parts. What are they? 1. Old Testament 2. New Testament
What 2 ways do Christians believe a person can achieve salvation? 1. Baptism 2. Communion
What are the 3 Sects of Christianity? 1. Roman Catholic 2. Orthodox 3. Protestant
The Judaism Holy book (Tenakh) is written in what language? Hebrew
The Judaism day of rest (Friday) is called what? Sabbath
Created by: Avery Lamb



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