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47209 - Unit 7

Unit 7 vocab.

Goland Heights (Jordan River) A hilly plateau over-looking the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee.
Wadi (Dry) Riverbeds that remain dry except during the rainy seasons.
Tigris Supported several ancient river valley civilizations.
Euphrates Supported several ancient river valley civilizations.
Jordan River River that provides one of the most precious resources, water.
Dead Sea A landlocked salt lake.
Rub al-Khali The most famous desert - "place where no one comes out"
Oasis An area in a desert where vegetation is found because water is available.
Salt Flat Wind evaporates the moisture in the soil, and chemical salts remain.
Drip Irrigation This is the practice of using small pipes that slowley drip water just above ground to conserve water used for crops.
Desalinization The removal of salt from ocean water.
Fossil Water Water pumped from underground aquifers.
Crude Oil Petroleum that has not been processed.
Refinery Used to convert Crude Oil into useful products.
Mecca The holiest city of Islam.
Islam A monotheistic religion based on the teachings of It's founder, the prophet Mohammad.
Muhammad The founder of Islam.
Mosque A place of worship.
Theocratic A government in which religious leaders control the government.
OPEC An organization to help members control worldwide oil prices.
OPEC stands for what? Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
The Dead Sea is the <______> point on earth. Lowest.
The Rub al-Khali is know as <"_____ _____ __ ___ _____ out."> "Place where no one comes out."
<_________ -> Crude Oil -> ________ -> useful products.> Petroleum -> Crude Oil -> Refinery -> useful products
Western Wall A portion of the holiest site in Jerusalem the Second Temple.
Dome of the Rock A shrine in in Jerusalem.
Zionism A movement created to create and support a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
PLO An organization formed to regain the land for Palestine Arabs.
What does PLO stand for? Palestine Liberation Organization.
Kurds An ethnic group in Southwestern Asia.
Mesopotamia is known as <"the land _______ the ______."> "The land between the rivers."
Babylonia, Assyria, and Chaldea are located in <___________>. Mesopotamia.
What are the two main branches of Muslims? Sunni, and Shi'ite.
What did the Taliban do to the Muslims? Imposed strict rules on Muslims behavior.
Guest Workers Largely unskilled laborers.
Stateless Nation A nation of people without a land to legally occupy.
Palestinians A group of people who have been displaced in the region.
Gaza Strip A territory along the Mediterranean Sea just northeast of the Sinai Peninsula.
Strategic Commodity A resource so important that nations will go to war to ensure It's steady supply.
Human Resources The skills and talents of people.
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