Middle East Test (Review)

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Middle East Quizzes & Trivia

These are questions OFF OF MR. DAVID'S BATTLESHIP REVIEW GAME! (BUT NOT THE SAME QUESTION TYPE) 1-18 AND MULIPLE CHOICE 19-33 ARE FILL IN THE BLANK/ OPEN ENDED RESPONSE MAKE SURE YOU CAPITALIZE WORDS THAT NEED TO BE CAPITALIZED AND DON'T CAPITALIZE WORDS THAT DON'T NEED TO BE CAPITALIZED.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who, for nearly 40 years, exchanged inexpensive oil to the United States for money to buy weapons instead of helping the people of his country? 
    • A. 

      Osama Bin-Laden

    • B. 

      Yasser Arafat

    • C. 

      Ayatollah Khomeini

    • D. 

      Shah of Iran

  • 2. 
    Who was the religious and political leader of Iran who instigated Iranian nationalists to capture th United Sates emnassy in Tehran and hold 70 Americans hostage for 444 days? 
    • A. 

      Yasser Arafat

    • B. 

      Ayatollah Khomeini

    • C. 

      Saddam Hussein

    • D. 

      The Shah of Iran

  • 3. 
    When Pakistan began its industrial growth, it based its industry on raw materials such as 
    • A. 

      Agricultural products

    • B. 

      Hydroelectric power

    • C. 

      Petroleum

    • D. 

      Wood

  • 4. 
    Who were the resistance fighters of Afghanistan?
    • A. 

      Mujahidin

    • B. 

      Jihad

    • C. 

      Hajj

    • D. 

      Al Qaeda

  • 5. 
    What is a major source of conflict for the people of the Middle East?
    • A. 

      Its relations with the United States

    • B. 

      The presence of the Dali Lama

    • C. 

      The fact that it has no official language

    • D. 

      Religious differences between its people

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the government that aided Bin-Laden 
    • A. 

      Taliban

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Viet Cong

    • D. 

      Khmer Rouge

  • 7. 
    Why is the Jordan River important to both Israel and its Arab neighbors?
    • A. 

      They use the river for trade

    • B. 

      They want to build large cities along the river banks

    • C. 

      They use the river water for irrigation

    • D. 

      They have built many factories along the riverbanks

  • 8. 
    What country is not considered to be a part of the Middle East?
    • A. 

      Syria

    • B. 

      Iraq

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Pakistan

  • 9. 
    The two main rivers of the Middle East are the?
    • A. 

      Indus and Euphrates

    • B. 

      Nile and Tigris

    • C. 

      Tigris and Euphrates

    • D. 

      Nile and Amazon

  • 10. 
    What was not a reason the Soviets invade Afghanistan? 
    • A. 

      To protect their interests in Afghanistan from western nations

    • B. 

      To spread Islam

    • C. 

      To spread communism

    • D. 

      To help a communist government stay in power

  • 11. 
    The main reason that India and Pakistan are fighting over Kashmir, is because Kashmir has 
    • A. 

      A great theme park/ tourist attraction

    • B. 

      The Indus river and it is a source of fresh water

    • C. 

      A holy site for muslims and Hindus

    • D. 

      An oil rich region

  • 12. 
    What was a major reasons why Jimmy Carter was not re-elected President in 1980?
    • A. 

      The Iranian Hostage Crisis

    • B. 

      The attack on the U.S.S. Cole

    • C. 

      The Iran-Iraq war

    • D. 

      The multiple food shortages in the U.S.

  • 13. 
    What was the Iran-Iraq war fought over?
    • A. 

      Border and oil disputes

    • B. 

      Money and territory disputes

    • C. 

      Religion and money disputes

    • D. 

      Religion and border disputes

  • 14. 
    Which landform makes up the southern two-thirds of Israel?
    • A. 

      The Dead Sea

    • B. 

      The Negev Desert

    • C. 

      The Sea of Galilee

    • D. 

      The Jordan River

  • 15. 
    During what conflict does Osama Bin-Laden become a major player in world events?
    • A. 

      The Iran-Iraq War

    • B. 

      The First Gulf war

    • C. 

      The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

    • D. 

      The Iranian Hostage Crisis

  • 16. 
    What was the main reason the U.S. gets involved in the Iran-Iraq war?
    • A. 

      Because both countries were blowing up oil

    • B. 

      Because Iran was our ally

    • C. 

      Because of the Iranian Hostage Crisis

    • D. 

      Because Christians were dying

  • 17. 
    Which was not a cause for the second Gulf War?
    • A. 

      Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction

    • B. 

      Cooperation for the Iraqi government with U.N. weapons inspectors

    • C. 

      Iraq's support of terrorism

    • D. 

      To remove Saddam Hussein from power

  • 18. 
    What ethnic group has been without a home country for many years and were almost exterminated by the ethnic cleansing of Saddam Hussein?
  • 19. 
    What is the capital of Afghanistan? 
  • 20. 
    What does "al Qaeda" mean?
  • 21. 
    What is the capital of Pakistan? 
  • 22. 
    What is the capital of Iraq?
  • 23. 
    What is the main type of soil in the Middle East? 
  • 24. 
    What country does Iraq invade in the first Gulf War?
  • 25. 
    After World War II, the nation state of ____________ was created and recognized by the United States. 
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