World Geography Sw Asia Unit 7: Chapter 21

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World Geography Sw Asia Unit 7: Chapter 21 - Quiz


Quiz on southwest Asia-Grade 9


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Southwest Asia connects 3 continents which are

    • A.

      Antartica, europe, africa

    • B.

      Europe, asia, africa

    • C.

      Southwest asia, asia, africa

    Correct Answer
    B. Europe, asia, africa
    Explanation
    Southwest Asia connects the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. This is because Southwest Asia is geographically located between Europe to the northwest, Asia to the northeast, and Africa to the southwest.

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  • 2. 

    The capital of afghanistan is

    • A.

      Kabul

    • B.

      Muscat

    • C.

      Damascus

    Correct Answer
    A. Kabul
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kabul. Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan. It is the largest city in Afghanistan and serves as the political, cultural, and economic center of the country.

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  • 3. 

    The golan heights is an important landmark in southwest asia because

    • A.

      Israel and Syria have decided that the land belongs to Israel

    • B.

      Israel and Syria have been able to successfully split the region to make peace

    • C.

      Israel and Syria have been waging war over it since 1967

    Correct Answer
    C. Israel and Syria have been waging war over it since 1967
    Explanation
    Israel and Syria have been waging war over the Golan Heights since 1967. This conflict has made the Golan Heights an important landmark in Southwest Asia. The disputed territory has been a major source of tension between the two countries, with both sides claiming ownership. The ongoing conflict has had significant geopolitical implications and has had a lasting impact on the region.

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  • 4. 

    The most valuable resources in SWest Asia are ______ and __________.

    Correct Answer
    Oil and water
    Water and Oil
    oil and water
    water and oil
    Explanation
    The correct answer is oil and water. This is because oil and water are both essential and highly valuable resources in Southwest Asia. Oil is a major export for many countries in the region, providing significant economic benefits. Water is also a crucial resource, as the region faces water scarcity and relies on water sources for agriculture, industry, and daily use. Both oil and water play vital roles in the economy and sustainability of Southwest Asia.

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  • 5. 

    The Anatolian Peninsula is occupied by the country of __________

    Correct Answer
    Turkey
    turkey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Turkey. The Anatolian Peninsula is predominantly occupied by the country of Turkey.

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  • 6. 

    The Persian Gulf is also called the ____________ ________.

    Correct Answer
    Arabian Gulf
    arabian gulf
    Arabian gulf
    Explanation
    The Persian Gulf is commonly referred to as the Arabian Gulf.

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  • 7. 

    The Arabian Peninsula is primarily this landform..

    • A.

      Plateau

    • B.

      Plain

    • C.

      Desert

    Correct Answer
    B. Plain
    Explanation
    The Arabian Peninsula is primarily a plain. A plain is a flat or gently rolling landform with few or no hills or mountains. The Arabian Peninsula is characterized by vast stretches of flat, arid land, with little vegetation and few natural features. This makes it a prime example of a plain. The region is known for its extensive deserts, such as the Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter), which is the largest continuous sand desert in the world. However, deserts are not considered a landform, but rather a type of ecosystem that can exist within different landforms, including plains. Therefore, the correct answer is plain.

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  • 8. 

    Wadis are .......

    • A.

      Riverbeds that are dry except during the rainy season

    • B.

      Riverbeds that are filled with water flowing from the Tigris river

    • C.

      Riverbeds that are dry because of the desert like conditions of Arabian peninsula

    Correct Answer
    A. Riverbeds that are dry except during the rainy season
    Explanation
    Wadis are riverbeds that are dry except during the rainy season. This means that they only have water flowing through them when it rains, and the rest of the time they remain dry. This is a common characteristic of wadis, especially in arid regions like the Arabian peninsula where the desert-like conditions contribute to the absence of water in the riverbeds for most of the year.

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  • 9. 

    How are the plateaus of Iran and Anatolia different?

  • 10. 

    The most important mountain range is Iran is _______ mountains

    Correct Answer
    Zagros
    zagros
    Explanation
    The correct answer for the most important mountain range in Iran is the Zagros mountains.

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  • 11. 

    The dead sea is between which 2 countries?

    • A.

      Saudi Arabia and Egypt

    • B.

      Egypt and jordan

    • C.

      Lebanon and Jordan

    Correct Answer
    B. Egypt and jordan
    Explanation
    The Dead Sea is located between Egypt and Jordan. This geographical feature is a saltwater lake bordered by both countries.

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  • 12. 

    The ______ and ______ rivers supported ancient river valley civilizations

    Correct Answer
    Tigris and Euphrates
    Euphrates and Tigris
    Tigris, Euphrates
    Euphrates, Tigris
    Explanation
    The Tigris and Euphrates rivers supported ancient river valley civilizations. These civilizations, such as the Sumerians and Babylonians, relied on the fertile land and water provided by these rivers for agriculture, transportation, and trade. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers were essential to the development and prosperity of these ancient civilizations, providing them with the resources necessary for their survival and growth.

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  • 13. 

    This river serves as a natural boundary between Israel and Jordan

    • A.

      Euphrates River

    • B.

      Tigris River

    • C.

      Jordan River

    Correct Answer
    C. Jordan River
    Explanation
    The Jordan River serves as a natural boundary between Israel and Jordan. It flows through the Jordan Rift Valley and is an important water source for both countries. The river plays a significant role in the region's history and culture, with several biblical events taking place along its banks. The Jordan River is also a popular site for religious pilgrimages and tourism, attracting visitors from around the world.

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  • 14. 

    The worlds greatest deposits of oil are found here

    • A.

      Strait of Hormuz

    • B.

      Persian Gulf

    • C.

      Arabian Sea

    Correct Answer
    B. Persian Gulf
    Explanation
    The Persian Gulf is known to have the world's greatest deposits of oil. This region is a major hub for oil production and exports, with countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates having significant oil reserves in the Persian Gulf. The presence of large oil reserves in this area has made it a strategically important region for global energy markets. The Strait of Hormuz, which is located in the Persian Gulf, is also a crucial chokepoint for oil transportation, further highlighting the significance of the Persian Gulf in the oil industry.

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  • 15. 

    Rub-Al-Khali

    • A.

      It is a region landlocked between Syria and Jordan

    • B.

      It is the language of the locals in Kuwait

    • C.

      Is the most famous desert in SW asia

    Correct Answer
    C. Is the most famous desert in SW asia
    Explanation
    The Rub-Al-Khali is the most famous desert in Southwest Asia. It is known for its immense size and extreme aridity, covering parts of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. The desert is characterized by vast stretches of sand dunes, salt flats, and gravel plains, with very little vegetation or water sources. It is considered one of the harshest and most inhospitable deserts in the world, with temperatures reaching extreme highs and very little rainfall. The Rub-Al-Khali is a significant natural landmark and a popular destination for desert explorers and adventure seekers.

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  • 16. 

    Salt Flats are caused in Iran because

    • A.

      Zagros mountains that prevent rains from coming into the region

    • B.

      Extreme moisture that creates salt particles in the soil

    • C.

      Desert like climate

    Correct Answer
    A. Zagros mountains that prevent rains from coming into the region
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Zagros mountains that prevent rains from coming into the region. The Zagros mountains act as a barrier, blocking the rain clouds from reaching the area where the salt flats are located. As a result, there is a lack of precipitation in the region, leading to the formation of salt flats. Without the mountains obstructing the rain, the area would receive more rainfall, and the salt flats would not exist.

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  • 17. 

    Why is the interior of Turkey semi Arid?

  • 18. 

    There are 2 types of deserts in southwest asia

    • A.

      Salty and hot

    • B.

      Sandy and dry

    • C.

      Sandy and salty

    Correct Answer
    C. Sandy and salty
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sandy and salty" because it states that there are two types of deserts in Southwest Asia, and these deserts are characterized by being sandy and salty. This implies that the desert regions in Southwest Asia have sandy terrain and are also known for their high salt content.

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  • 19. 

    The 2 important rivers in Turkey are ___________ and ________________.

    Correct Answer
    Tigris and Euphrates
    Euphrates and Tigris
    Euphrates, Tigris
    Tigris, Euphrates
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tigris and Euphrates. These two rivers are indeed the most important rivers in Turkey. The Tigris River flows southeastward through eastern Turkey, while the Euphrates River flows through the central and southeastern parts of the country. These rivers have played a significant role in the history, culture, and economy of Turkey, providing water for irrigation, transportation, and hydroelectric power generation.

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  • 20. 

    Desalinization is essentially.............

    • A.

      Removal of salt from the water

    • B.

      Removal of waste from the water

    • C.

      Removal of bacteria from the water

    Correct Answer
    A. Removal of salt from the water
    Explanation
    Desalinization refers to the process of removing salt from water. This process is commonly used in areas where freshwater resources are scarce or contaminated with high levels of salt. By removing the salt, the water becomes suitable for various purposes such as drinking, irrigation, and industrial use. Desalinization can be achieved through different methods, including reverse osmosis, distillation, and electrodialysis. These methods effectively separate the salt from the water, resulting in freshwater that can be safely utilized.

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  • 21. 

    Water pumped from underground aquifers is called _________ water

    Correct Answer
    fossil
    Fossil
    Explanation
    Water pumped from underground aquifers is called fossil water. The term "fossil" refers to something that is ancient or preserved from a past time. In this context, "fossil water" refers to water that has been trapped underground for thousands or even millions of years. It is often non-renewable and takes a long time to replenish.

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  • 22. 

    Oil is found in _________ in this region rather than in the soil

    Correct Answer
    rocks
    Rocks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is rocks. Oil is found in rocks in this region rather than in the soil. This suggests that the oil deposits in the region are located within the geological formations of rocks, rather than being present in the soil itself. The presence of oil in rocks is a common occurrence in many oil-rich regions around the world.

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  • 23. 

    Petroleum that has not been processed is called _______ _______.

    Correct Answer
    Crude Oil
    crude oil
    Crude oil
    crude Oil
    Explanation
    Crude oil refers to petroleum that has not undergone any processing or refining. It is the raw form of petroleum that is extracted from the ground and contains a mixture of hydrocarbons and impurities. The term "crude oil" can be written in different capitalization styles, but it always refers to the same substance.

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  • 24. 

    Where might you find a refinery?

    • A.

      Near the coast

    • B.

      In the interiors

    • C.

      Near the lakes

    Correct Answer
    A. Near the coast
    Explanation
    A refinery is a facility where crude oil is processed into various petroleum products. It requires a constant supply of crude oil, which is usually transported through ships or pipelines. Being near the coast allows easy access to oil tankers and reduces transportation costs. Additionally, refineries near the coast can also export their products more efficiently. Therefore, it is logical to find a refinery near the coast rather than in the interiors or near lakes.

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