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Modified version of End of Unit Test on Middle East for students with IEP/504 testing modifications


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     what city in Israel most likely experiences the most conflict over religion because it is holy to three religions?

    • A.

      Jerusalem

    • B.

      Mecca

    • C.

      Nazareth

    Correct Answer
    A. Jerusalem
    Explanation
    Jerusalem is the correct answer because it is considered holy by three major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This city is home to significant religious sites such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock. The overlapping claims and religious tensions make Jerusalem a focal point for conflicts and disputes related to religion.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following countries is on the Arabian Peninsula?

    • A.

      Sudan

    • B.

      Saudi Arabia

    • C.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    B. Saudi Arabia
    Explanation
    Saudi Arabia is the correct answer because it is located on the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabian Peninsula is a landmass in Western Asia, bordered by the Red Sea to the west, the Persian Gulf to the northeast, and the Arabian Sea to the south. Saudi Arabia is the largest country on the Arabian Peninsula and is known for its vast deserts, including the Rub' al Khali, or Empty Quarter.

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  • 3. 

    What nation has the world's largest oil preserves?

    • A.

      Venezuela

    • B.

      Iraq

    • C.

      Saudi Arabia

    Correct Answer
    C. Saudi Arabia
    Explanation
    Saudi Arabia is the correct answer because it has the world's largest oil reserves. The country is known for its vast oil fields and is a major player in the global oil industry. Saudi Arabia's oil reserves are estimated to be around 266 billion barrels, making it the country with the largest proven oil reserves in the world. The country's oil reserves have played a significant role in its economy and have made it one of the top oil producers and exporters globally.

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  • 4. 

    Which early Muslim empire was founded in Turkey in the 1300s which ruled much of the Middle East until it was on the losing side in WWI? 

    • A.

      Ottoman Empire

    • B.

      Berber Empire

    • C.

      Roman Empire

    Correct Answer
    A. Ottoman Empire
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire was founded in Turkey in the 1300s and it ruled much of the Middle East until it was on the losing side in WWI.

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  • 5. 

    Which group of people came back to Palestine and in the early 1900's and started the country of Israel?

    • A.

      Arabs

    • B.

      Bedouins

    • C.

      Jews

    Correct Answer
    C. Jews
    Explanation
    In the early 1900s, a group of Jews returned to Palestine and founded the country of Israel. This group of people, known as Jews, sought to establish a homeland for themselves in the land that they considered to be historically and religiously significant. Their return to Palestine and the subsequent establishment of Israel had a significant impact on the region's history and continues to be a source of conflict and controversy to this day.

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  • 6. 

    A theocracy is a government run by

    • A.

      A dictator

    • B.

      A religious leader

    • C.

      The people

    Correct Answer
    B. A religious leader
    Explanation
    A theocracy is a form of government where religious leaders hold the ultimate authority and govern in accordance with religious principles. In this system, the religious leader or leaders have the power to make decisions and enforce laws based on their religious beliefs. They may also have control over various aspects of society, including education, legal systems, and social norms. This differs from a dictatorship where a single individual holds absolute power, and from a government by the people where power is vested in the general population through voting and representation.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following best describes the land of the Arabian Peninsula and much of the Middle East?

    • A.

      High mountain area year round snow

    • B.

      Dry desert lands with no permanent rivers

    • C.

      Lush forests with lakes and rivers

    Correct Answer
    B. Dry desert lands with no permanent rivers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dry desert lands with no permanent rivers." This description accurately reflects the geographical characteristics of the Arabian Peninsula and much of the Middle East. These regions are predominantly arid, characterized by vast stretches of desert and a scarcity of permanent rivers.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following explains how the Muslim religion began and spread throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa?

    • A.

      The Prophet Muhammad spread Islam, it spread along trade routes, 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The Prophet Muhammad spread Islam, it spread along trade routes, and then the Muslim Ottoman empire took control
    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that the Muslim religion began and spread throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa through a series of events. Firstly, the Prophet Muhammad played a crucial role in spreading Islam. Then, the religion further spread along trade routes, which facilitated its dissemination to different regions. Finally, the Muslim Ottoman empire emerged and gained control, further contributing to the spread of Islam in the mentioned areas.

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  • 9. 

    OPEC can best be desribed as

    • A.

      A title for a king of Iran or Persia

    • B.

      The current capital city of Iraq

    • C.

      An organization of nations that coordinate policies on selling petroleum

    Correct Answer
    C. An organization of nations that coordinate policies on selling petroleum
    Explanation
    OPEC, or the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, is an international organization consisting of 13 member countries that coordinate and regulate policies related to the production and sale of petroleum. These countries work together to stabilize oil prices and ensure a steady supply of oil to the global market. Therefore, the correct answer is "an organization of nations that coordinate policies on selling petroleum."

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  • 10. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. By controlling the amount of oil that is produced
    Explanation
    OPEC controls oil and gas prices worldwide by controlling the amount of oil that is produced. OPEC, which stands for Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is a group of oil-producing nations. By collectively deciding on production levels, they can influence the global supply of oil and gas. When OPEC reduces production, the supply of oil decreases, leading to higher prices. Conversely, when they increase production, the supply increases, leading to lower prices. This control over production allows OPEC to have a significant impact on oil and gas prices globally.

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  • 11. 

    The majority religion and the main language in the Middle East are...

    • A.

      Judaism and Hebrew

    • B.

      Christianity and Arabic

    • C.

      Islam and Arabic

    Correct Answer
    C. Islam and Arabic
    Explanation
    Islam is the majority religion in the Middle East, with a significant portion of the population following this faith. Arabic is the main language spoken in the region, serving as the language of communication, education, and government. The influence of Islam can be seen in various aspects of Middle Eastern culture, including art, architecture, and social customs. Arabic, being the language of the Quran, holds a significant religious and cultural importance in the Islamic world.

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  • 12. 

    A rare and valuable resource that causes many conflicts in the Middle East region is

    • A.

      Coal

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Soil

    Correct Answer
    B. Water
    Explanation
    Water is a rare and valuable resource that causes many conflicts in the Middle East region. This is because the region is predominantly arid, with limited freshwater resources. The demand for water is high due to population growth, urbanization, and agricultural needs. Additionally, several countries in the region rely on shared water sources, such as rivers and underground aquifers, leading to disputes over water rights and allocation. These conflicts often result in tensions and even violence between nations, making water a highly contentious and sought-after resource in the Middle East.

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  • 13. 

    Saudi Arabia and many other Middle Eastern nations have economies that are largely dependent on...

    • A.

      Ancient trade routes

    • B.

      Tourism

    • C.

      Petroleum/oil

    Correct Answer
    C. Petroleum/oil
    Explanation
    Saudi Arabia and many other Middle Eastern nations have economies that are largely dependent on petroleum/oil. This is because these countries possess significant reserves of oil and have established themselves as major players in the global oil market. The revenue generated from oil exports contributes significantly to their GDP and government budgets. These nations have invested heavily in oil exploration, production, and refining infrastructure, making petroleum their primary source of income and economic growth.

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  • 14. 

    All of the following are true about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict EXCEPT which one?

    • A.

      The Palestinians have won most battles in the conflict

    • B.

      They fight over land and religion

    • C.

      They have been in conflict since the birth of Israel in 1947

    Correct Answer
    A. The Palestinians have won most battles in the conflict
    Explanation
    The given statement "the Palestinians have won most battles in the conflict" is not true. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is characterized by ongoing violence and disputes over land and religion. It has been a long-standing conflict since the establishment of Israel in 1947. However, the statement suggesting that the Palestinians have won most battles is incorrect as the conflict has been marked by a series of conflicts and no side can claim a clear victory.

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  • 15. 

    One thing that Israel and Palestine have in common is

    • A.

      They both claim their ancestors lived on the same land

    • B.

      They share the same religious beliefs and practices

    • C.

      They all speak a common language

    Correct Answer
    A. They both claim their ancestors lived on the same land
    Explanation
    Both Israel and Palestine claim that their ancestors lived on the same land. This historical claim is a significant factor in the ongoing conflict between the two regions. Both sides assert their right to the land based on their ancestral connection, which contributes to the complexity and intensity of the dispute. The belief in ancestral heritage and the attachment to the land play a crucial role in shaping the narratives and motivations of both Israelis and Palestinians in their struggle for territorial sovereignty.

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  • 16. 

    Why is Iran's government considered a theocracy?

    • A.

      It has no constitution

    • B.

      It is run by religious leaders

    • C.

      It is run by a dictator

    Correct Answer
    B. It is run by religious leaders
    Explanation
    The reason Iran's government is considered a theocracy is because it is run by religious leaders. In a theocracy, religious leaders hold significant power and influence over the government and its policies. In Iran, the Supreme Leader, who is a religious figure, holds the highest authority and has the final say in major decisions. The government's laws and policies are heavily influenced by religious principles and interpretations. This religious influence and control over the government is what distinguishes Iran as a theocracy.

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  • 17. 

    What is anti-semitism?

    • A.

      A group of people who believe that whites are a superior race

    • B.

      Hatred of Jewish people

    • C.

      Followers of Judaism

    Correct Answer
    B. Hatred of Jewish people
    Explanation
    Anti-Semitism refers to the hatred, prejudice, or discrimination against Jewish people based on their religion, ethnicity, or cultural background. It involves negative stereotypes, hostility, and mistreatment towards Jews solely because of their Jewish identity. This term does not pertain to a belief in racial superiority or the followers of Judaism, but specifically addresses the unjust animosity directed towards Jewish individuals and communities throughout history.

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  • 18. 

    What is Zionism?

    • A.

      A movement to establish a Jewish homeland

    • B.

      A movement to establish a Palestinian homeland

    • C.

      A time when Jewish people were exiled from their homeland and spread around the world

    Correct Answer
    A. A movement to establish a Jewish homeland
    Explanation
    Zionism refers to the movement aimed at establishing a homeland for Jewish people. It emerged in the late 19th century as a response to growing anti-Semitism and the desire for self-determination among Jewish communities. The goal of Zionism was to create a Jewish state in Palestine, which eventually led to the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948. The movement sought to address the historical and ongoing displacement of Jewish people from their homeland and provide a place where they could live freely and independently.

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  • 19. 

    What are Palestinians?

    • A.

      A group of Arabic-speaking Muslims living in the contested regions of Israel

    • B.

      A movement to establish a Palestinian homeland

    • C.

      A movement to establish an Israeli homeland

    Correct Answer
    A. A group of Arabic-speaking Muslims living in the contested regions of Israel
    Explanation
    The Palestinians are a group of Arabic-speaking Muslims living in the contested regions of Israel. This refers to the Palestinian people who reside in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, which are areas that have been a subject of dispute between Israel and Palestine. The Palestinians have a distinct cultural and national identity and have been involved in a long-standing conflict with Israel over their right to self-determination and the establishment of a Palestinian homeland.

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  • 20. 

    Which countries have the largest oil reserves in the region?

    • A.

      Iraq

    • B.

      Iran

    • C.

      Saudi Arabia

    Correct Answer
    C. Saudi Arabia
    Explanation
    Saudi Arabia has the largest oil reserves in the region because it is known to have the largest proven oil reserves in the world. The country has vast oil fields and has been a major player in the global oil market for many years. Saudi Arabia's oil reserves are estimated to be around 266 billion barrels, making it the largest holder of oil reserves in the world.

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  • 21. 

    Use this graph to answer the next 2 questions In which country is oil income the largest percentage of gross domestic product (GDP)?

    • A.

      Bahrain

    • B.

      Kuwait

    • C.

      Qatar

    Correct Answer
    A. Bahrain
    Explanation
    Bahrain has the largest percentage of oil income in its gross domestic product (GDP) compared to Kuwait and Qatar. This means that a significant portion of Bahrain's GDP is derived from the revenue generated by the oil industry.

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  • 22. 

    In which country is oil income the smallest percentage of GDP?

    • A.

      Saudi Arabia

    • B.

      Bahrain

    • C.

      United Arab Emirates

    Correct Answer
    C. United Arab Emirates
    Explanation
    The correct answer is United Arab Emirates. This country has the smallest percentage of oil income compared to its GDP. This means that the oil industry contributes less to the overall economy of the United Arab Emirates compared to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

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  • 23. 

    Which country is projected to have the largest supply of water in 2050?

    • A.

      Saudi Arabia

    • B.

      Israel

    • C.

      Kuwait

    Correct Answer
    B. Israel
    Explanation
    Israel is projected to have the largest supply of water in 2050. This is because Israel has implemented innovative water management techniques, such as desalination and wastewater recycling, to address its water scarcity issues. These measures have allowed Israel to increase its water supply and become a global leader in water conservation and technology. As a result, Israel is expected to have a sufficient water supply in the future, surpassing other countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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  • 24. 

    Which country is projected to have the LEAST water supply by the year 2050?

    • A.

      Saudia Arabia

    • B.

      Israel

    • C.

      Kuwait

    Correct Answer
    C. Kuwait
    Explanation
    Kuwait is projected to have the least water supply by the year 2050. This could be due to several factors such as a rapidly growing population, increased water consumption, and limited water resources in the country. Kuwait is located in a desert region with very limited freshwater sources, relying heavily on desalination and water importation. Additionally, climate change and rising temperatures can further exacerbate water scarcity issues in the country. Therefore, Kuwait is expected to face significant challenges in meeting its water demands in the future.

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  • 25. 

    According to the literacy data in this chart, which of the Middle Eastern countries has the most amount of people who can read?

    • A.

      Qatar

    • B.

      Jordan

    • C.

      Libya

    Correct Answer
    B. Jordan
    Explanation
    According to the literacy data in the chart, Jordan has the most amount of people who can read among the Middle Eastern countries mentioned.

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  • 26. 

    Name the only three Middle Eastern countries that have democratic governments

    • A.

      Syria, Lebanon, Israel

    • B.

      Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia

    • C.

      Israel, Iraq, Turkey

    Correct Answer
    C. Israel, Iraq, Turkey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Israel, Iraq, Turkey. These three countries have democratic governments in the Middle East. Israel is a parliamentary democracy, Iraq is a federal parliamentary republic, and Turkey is a parliamentary republic. They have established democratic systems that allow for free and fair elections, representation of the people, and protection of individual rights and freedoms.

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  • 27. 

    Which Middle Eastern country has the highest HDI (Human Development Index) ranking in the region and does not depend on oil for a strong economy?

    • A.

      Jordan

    • B.

      Qatar

    • C.

      Israel

    Correct Answer
    C. Israel
    Explanation
    Israel has the highest HDI ranking in the Middle Eastern region and does not depend on oil for a strong economy. This can be attributed to Israel's diverse and advanced economy, which is driven by sectors such as technology, innovation, agriculture, and tourism. Israel has a strong focus on education, research, and development, which has contributed to its high HDI ranking. Additionally, Israel has made significant advancements in areas such as healthcare, infrastructure, and standard of living, further boosting its human development.

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  • 28. 

    What is the reason the Israelis give for building the West Bank Barrier?

    • A.

      To prevent Israeli civilian deaths due to suicide bomb attacks by Palestinian extremists

    • B.

      To create a clear political boundary between Israeli and Palestinian territories

    • C.

      To prevent Palestinians from reaching the Muslim places of worship in Jerusalem

    Correct Answer
    A. To prevent Israeli civilian deaths due to suicide bomb attacks by Palestinian extremists
    Explanation
    The reason the Israelis give for building the West Bank Barrier is to prevent Israeli civilian deaths due to suicide bomb attacks by Palestinian extremists. The barrier serves as a security measure to protect Israeli citizens from the threat of terrorism and to create a physical barrier between Palestinian territories and Israeli communities. By restricting the movement of individuals and goods, the barrier aims to prevent potential attackers from infiltrating Israeli territory and carrying out terrorist acts.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following best describes why the Israelis (Jews) claim the land that is now Israel?

    • A.

      The Palestinians defeated Israel and drove them from the land in 1948 war and they wish to reclaim it

    • B.

      The Jews had lived on the land for hundreds of years prior to the UN proclamation making the land the country of Israel in 1947

    • C.

      Their ancestors first lived on the land in Bible times, were forced out against their will, and wre mistreated everywhere else in the world, especially in the Holocaust

    Correct Answer
    C. Their ancestors first lived on the land in Bible times, were forced out against their will, and wre mistreated everywhere else in the world, especially in the Holocaust
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that the Israelis (Jews) claim the land that is now Israel because their ancestors first lived on the land in Bible times, were forced out against their will, and were mistreated everywhere else in the world, especially in the Holocaust. This historical background and the persecution experienced by Jews in other parts of the world contribute to their desire to reclaim the land and establish a homeland.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following best sums up the reason that Palestinians claim the land that is now Israel?

    • A.

      Their ancestors lived there since the 13th century when the Ottoman Empire ruled the region; therefore they had lived there for centuries before the UN proclamation.

    • B.

      They had been promised the land by Muhammed in 300 BC

    • C.

      They are the victims of constant terrorist attacks and suicide bombings by the Israelis

    Correct Answer
    A. Their ancestors lived there since the 13th century when the Ottoman Empire ruled the region; therefore they had lived there for centuries before the UN proclamation.
    Explanation
    The reason that Palestinians claim the land that is now Israel is because their ancestors lived there since the 13th century when the Ottoman Empire ruled the region. This means that they had lived there for centuries before the UN proclamation.

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