North Africa, Southwest Asia & Central Asia

16 Questions | Total Attempts: 30

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  • 1. 
    Mesopotamia was located on the area of fertile soil left by river floods called a(n) ________________
    • A. 

      Aquifer

    • B. 

      Oasis

    • C. 

      Alluvial plain

    • D. 

      Wadi

  • 2. 
    Oil is comon in this region because the land is made up of __________________, or layers of materials hardened by the intense weight or more materials piled above.
    • A. 

      Wadi

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rock

    • C. 

      Silt

    • D. 

      Steppes

  • 3. 
    In this region of little rain, dry riverbeds called ________________________ fill with water when it rains
    • A. 

      Wadis

    • B. 

      Ergs

    • C. 

      Silt

    • D. 

      Steppes

  • 4. 
    Bordering this region's deserts are dry, treeless, grassy plains called ________________
    • A. 

      Wadis

    • B. 

      Oasis

    • C. 

      Ergs

    • D. 

      Steppes

  • 5. 
    The Aral Sea has been drying up over the past several years because
    • A. 

      The area has had an extended drought

    • B. 

      Irrigation projects took too much water from the rivers that feed the sea

    • C. 

      People in cities use too much water

    • D. 

      Earthquakes damaged the sea floor allowing the water to leak out

  • 6. 
    Two important waterways in the region include the Suez Canal and the Daranelles. What is the main difference between the Suez Canal and the Darnelles Strait?
    • A. 

      Ships can pass through the Dardenelles but not the Suez

    • B. 

      The Darnelles is human-made while the Suez is natural

    • C. 

      The Suez is human-made while The Dardenelles is natural

    • D. 

      Ships can pass through the Suez but not the Dardenelles

  • 7. 
    The world's largest desert, the Sahara, is located in _______________________
    • A. 

      Central Asia

    • B. 

      Southwest Asia

    • C. 

      Both Central & Southwest Asia

    • D. 

      North Africa

  • 8. 
    One of the most likely reasons for conflict in this region is competition over _____________
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Trade routes

    • D. 

      Farming techniques

  • 9. 
    Morroco and Khazakhstan have rich deposits of ____________________, which are mineral salts used to make fertilizer
    • A. 

      Sedimentary rock

    • B. 

      Silt

    • C. 

      Phosphates

    • D. 

      Refineries

  • 10. 
    In the Caspian Sea, _____________________, which is illegal fishing or hunting has decreased the number of Sturgeon.
    • A. 

      Phosphates

    • B. 

      Silt

    • C. 

      Poaching

    • D. 

      Nomads

  • 11. 
    Small particles of rich soil is called phosphates
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Refineries are a method in which land is left unplanted every few years so that it can store moisture
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    About 20 percent of the desert is covered by large areas of soft sand which is called _______________
    • A. 

      Ergs

    • B. 

      Wadis

    • C. 

      Steppes

    • D. 

      Aquifers

  • 14. 
    Some countries, such as Libya, now draw water from ___________________, or underground rock layers through which water flows
    • A. 

      Desalinization

    • B. 

      Aquifer

    • C. 

      Oasis

    • D. 

      Wadis

  • 15. 
    The Sahara contains ____________________  where land is fertile as a result of water from a spring or well
    • A. 

      Wadis

    • B. 

      Oasis

    • C. 

      Steppes

    • D. 

      Ergs

  • 16. 
    ANother approach to managing water is _________________, or a process that treats seawater to remove salts and minerals and makes the wtaer drinkable
    • A. 

      Desalinization

    • B. 

      Aquifers

    • C. 

      Rationing

    • D. 

      Steppes