Middle East Culture & Geography Test

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  • 1. 
    Which river do Syria, Israel, and Jordan share?
    • A. 

      Euphrates

    • B. 

      Jordan

    • C. 

      Nile

    • D. 

      Tigris

  • 2. 
    How has the building of dams created problems for countries sharing rivers in Southwest Asia?
    • A. 

      Dams are too expensive to be practical.

    • B. 

      Dams limit the water available to countries further downstream.

    • C. 

      Few countries have the technology needed to be able to build dams.

    • D. 

      Countries in Southwest Asia are not allowed to build dams along shared rivers.

  • 3. 
    What is one problem chemical fertilizers cause for farmers?
    • A. 

      Chemical fertilizers make farm animals sick.

    • B. 

      Chemicals have led to the build-up of salt levels in the soil.

    • C. 

      Fertilizers are too expensive for anyone in Southwest Asia to use.

    • D. 

      Few countries in Southwest Asia have factories to make fertilizers.

  • 4. 
     How has the use of chemical fertilizers affected water supplies in many countries in Southwest Asia?
    • A. 

      Use of chemical fertilizers means crops must be watered constantly.

    • B. 

      Enormous amounts of water must be used to produce chemical fertilizers.

    • C. 

      Water supplies have been contaminated by the chemicals through runoff from the fields.

    • D. 

      Chemical fertilizers have had very little effect on local water supplies in Southwest Asia.

  • 5. 
    Why aren’t desalination and drip irrigation used more in Southwest Asia?
    • A. 

      Most countries do not know about these technologies.

    • B. 

      Drip irrigation is not very effective in a hot, dry climate.

    • C. 

      Few countries in Southwest Asia have access to seawater.

    • D. 

      These technologies are very expensive for the countries to use.

  • 6. 
     What are the two most valuable natural resources in Southwest Asia?
    • A. 

      Water and cotton.

    • B. 

      Phosphates and oil.

    • C. 

      Oil and natural gas.

    • D. 

      Sulfur and natural gas.

  • 7. 
    How much of the world’s oil supply is found in Southwest Asia?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 8. 
    How has the discovery of oil in some Southwest Asian countries affected the economic development of this area?
    • A. 

      Those with oil need less water than the other countries around them.

    • B. 

      Having oil has made very little difference in the economy in this region.

    • C. 

      The discovery of oil has meant that no other industries have developed in the region.

    • D. 

      Those countries with oil reserves are much richer than those countries that have not found oil in their territory.

  • 9. 
    Which countries are the most oil-rich in the Southwestern Asian region?
    • A. 

      Iran, Iraq, Jordan, and Israel.

    • B. 

      Iraq, Kuwait, Israel, and Lebanon.

    • C. 

      Jordan, Israel, Syria, and Lebanon.

    • D. 

      Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

  • 10. 
    Why does the organization of OPEC play a powerful role in the world economy today?
    • A. 

      OPEC controls the oil in the world market.

    • B. 

      This organization is a part of the United Nations.

    • C. 

      OPEC builds dams along rivers shared by several countries.

    • D. 

      OPEC membership includes many oil companies owned by firms in the United States.

  • 11. 
    Many of the largest cities in Southwest Asia are located on or near?
    • A. 

      Deserts.

    • B. 

      Major Rivers.

    • C. 

      Large grasslands.

    • D. 

      Mountain ranges.

  • 12. 
    The “Bedouins” are Southwest Asians who have traditionally lived in and around?
    • A. 

      Oil fields.

    • B. 

      Urban areas.

    • C. 

      Major deserts.

    • D. 

      Large river systems.

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