Informative Quiz On Southwest Asia

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Informative Quiz On Southwest Asia

Asia is considered the most populated continents in the planet. Southwest Asia is essentially a hot region that is scarce of water therefore, not much agricultural activities take place within the region as in other planets. Take up this informative quiz on southwest area and see just how much you know about the area. All the best and keep a look out for more quizzes on this area.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What city most likely experiences the most conflict over religion?
    • A. 

      Jerusalem

    • B. 

      Mecca

    • C. 

      Medina

    • D. 

      Nazareth

  • 2. 
    Which of the following countries is NOT on the Arabian Peninsula?
    • A. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • B. 

      Yemen

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Kuwait

  • 3. 
    What nation has the world's largest oil preserves?
    • A. 

      Venezuela

    • B. 

      Iraq

    • C. 

      Kuwait

    • D. 

      Saudi Arabia

  • 4. 
    Which of the following were the early inhabitants of Saudi Arabia?
    • A. 

      Bedouin nomads

    • B. 

      Berber nomads

    • C. 

      Mongol nomads

    • D. 

      Turk nomads

  • 5. 
    The early Muslim empire founded in Turkey in the 1300s was the
    • A. 

      Arab

    • B. 

      Berber

    • C. 

      Ottoman

    • D. 

      Turkish

  • 6. 
    The ethnic group without a country whose homelands lie in the countries of Iraq, Turkey, Iran is the:
    • A. 

      Arabs

    • B. 

      Bedouins

    • C. 

      Kurds

    • D. 

      Slavs

  • 7. 
    A theocracy is a government run by
    • A. 

      A dictator

    • B. 

      A religious leader

    • C. 

      A king

    • D. 

      The people

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes the geography of Saudi Arabia?
    • A. 

      High mountain area year round snow

    • B. 

      Lush forests with lakes and rivers

    • C. 

      Some desert, but many rich oasis

    • D. 

      Dry desert lands with no permanent rivers

  • 9. 
    Which of the following explains how the Arabian peninsula became predominantly Muslin?
    • A. 

      The Prophet Muhammad spread Islam, and then the Muslim Ottoman empire took control

    • B. 

      The Bedouin nomads spread the Islamic faith throughout the peninsula

    • C. 

      OPEC passed laws requiring all people to convert to Islam

    • D. 

      The Shah of Arabia converted to Islam and required all of his subjects to do the same

  • 10. 
    What does the acronym OPEC stand for?
    • A. 

      Old People Eating Crocodiles

    • B. 

      Oil and Petroleum Exists in Countries

    • C. 

      Oil Producing Exporting Confederation

    • D. 

      Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

  • 11. 
    How does OPEC control oil and gas prices world wide?
    • A. 

      By buying up all the oil from competing companies

    • B. 

      By controlling the amount of oil that is produced

    • C. 

      By bombing the oil wells of competing companies

    • D. 

      By refusing to trade with western countries

  • 12. 
    The region of Mesopotamia, between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, is now part of which modern country?
    • A. 

      Iraq

    • B. 

      Iran

    • C. 

      Persia

    • D. 

      Saudi Arabia

  • 13. 
    The ancestors of the modern day country of Iran were part of which great empire?
    • A. 

      Sumeria

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia

    • C. 

      Persia

    • D. 

      Ancient Rome

  • 14. 
    Iran's government after the shah was overthrown in 1979 is now ruled by a religious leader who enforces strict Muslim religious laws.  This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Theocracy

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

    • D. 

      Monarchy

  • 15. 
    One lasting effect of the revolution of 1979 in Iran is
    • A. 

      Lack of trained workers due to so many fleeing the country

    • B. 

      Lack of oil reserves due to oil wells going dry

    • C. 

      Lack of Muslim people who wish to follow the Islamic law

    • D. 

      Lack of trade with any other country in the world

  • 16. 
    Some lasting effects of the Persian empire in Iran are
    • A. 

      Fabulously decorated mosques and clothing styles

    • B. 

      Nomadic herding lifestyle and living in tents

    • C. 

      Beautiful woven rugs and onion-shaped domes on buildings

    • D. 

      Colorful wall paintings and ornate sculptures

  • 17. 
    The Graph above states that the US gets 57% of its oil from 4 countries.  What are the four countries?
    • A. 

      Angola, Canada, Kuwait, and Iraz

    • B. 

      Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria

    • C. 

      Nigeria, Canada, Angola, Venezuela

    • D. 

      Nigeria, Venezuela, Mexico, Saudi Arabia

  • 18. 
    Study this cartoon for a moment, then choose the answer that best describes the message the creator is trying to send.
    • A. 

      Money spent on Mid-East oil supports dictatorships and international terrorism

    • B. 

      The Us is treating Saudi Arabia unfairly by sneaking oil out of their country

    • C. 

      Militant Muslims do not profit from the Middle East oil trade

    • D. 

      The United States and Saudi Arabia should end any restrictions on oil trading