Test On Middle East

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End of Unit Test on Middle East; focus on Israel and Palestine


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the map, what city most likely experiences the most conflict over religion?
    • A. 

      Jerusalem

    • B. 

      Mecca

    • C. 

      Medina

    • D. 

      Nazareth

  • 2. 
    Which of the following countries is NOT on the Arabian Peninsula?
    • A. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • B. 

      Yemen

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Kuwait

  • 3. 
    What nation has the world's largest oil preserves?
    • A. 

      Venezuela

    • B. 

      Iraq

    • C. 

      Kuwait

    • D. 

      Saudi Arabia

  • 4. 
    Which of the following were the early inhabitants of Saudi Arabia?
    • A. 

      Bedouin nomads

    • B. 

      Berber nomads

    • C. 

      Mongol nomads

    • D. 

      Turk nomads

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was the early Muslim empire that was founded in Turkey in the 1300s which ruled much of the Middle East until it was on the losing side in WWI? 
    • A. 

      Arab

    • B. 

      Berber

    • C. 

      Ottoman

    • D. 

      Turkish

  • 6. 
    Which group of people were exiled from their homeland in ancient times until after WWII,  when the UN founded the current nation of Israel for their homeland?
    • A. 

      Arabs

    • B. 

      Bedouins

    • C. 

      Jews/Israelis

    • D. 

      Slavs

  • 7. 
    A theocracy is a government run by
    • A. 

      A dictator

    • B. 

      A religious leader

    • C. 

      A king

    • D. 

      The people

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes the geography of the Arabian Peninsula and much of the Middle East?
    • A. 

      High mountain area year round snow

    • B. 

      Lush forests with lakes and rivers

    • C. 

      Some desert, but many rich oasis

    • D. 

      Dry desert lands with no permanent rivers

  • 9. 
    Which of the following explains how the Muslim religion originated 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

    • D. 

      The Shah of Arabia converted to Islam and required all of his subjects to do the same

  • 10. 
    OPEC can best be described as
    • A. 

      The nomadic herding people of Southwest Asia

    • B. 

      A title for a king of Iran or Persia

    • C. 

      The current capital city of Iraq

    • D. 

      An organization of nations that coordinate policies on selling petroleum

  • 11. 
    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

    • D. 

      By refusing to trade with western countries

  • 12. 
    The majority religion and the main language in the Middle East are...
    • A. 

      Judaism and Hebrew

    • B. 

      Christianity and Arabic

    • C. 

      Islam and Hebrew

    • D. 

      Islam and Arabic

  • 13. 
    A scarce resource that has caused many conflicts in the Middle East region is
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Timber

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Soil

  • 14. 
    Iran's government after the Shah was overthrown in 1979 is now ruled by a religious leader who enforces strict Muslim religious laws.  This is an example of which type of government?
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Theocracy

    • C. 

      Oligarchy

    • D. 

      Monarchy

  • 15. 
    The earliest civilizations of south west Asia developed in which location?
    • A. 

      Along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

    • B. 

      In the mountainous northern region

    • C. 

      In the desert regions

    • D. 

      On the highest plateaus

  • 16. 
    Saudi Arabia and many other Middle Eastern nations have economies that are largely dependent on...
    • A. 

      Ancient trade routes

    • B. 

      Heavy industry

    • C. 

      Tourism

    • D. 

      Petroleum/oil

  • 17. 
    All of the following are true about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict EXCEPT which one?
    • A. 

      The Palestinians have dominated the conflict

    • B. 

      They fight over land and religion

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      The Israelis have much higher economic development than the Palestinians

  • 18. 
    One similarity between Israel and Palestine is
    • A. 

      They both claim their ancestors lived on the same land

    • B. 

      They share the same religious beliefs and practices

    • C. 

      They are from the same ethic backgrounds

    • D. 

      They all speak a common language

  • 19. 
    How is Saudi Arabia different from both Iran and Iraq?
    • A. 

      It is a Muslim country

    • B. 

      It is an Arab country

    • C. 

      It is a monarchy

    • D. 

      It is in Southwest Asia

  • 20. 
    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

    • D. 

      It is a developing country

  • 21. 
    Which statement is true about Iraq?
    • A. 

      They currently has a monarchy

    • B. 

      Iraqis follow Judaism

    • C. 

      They have a developing democracy

    • D. 

      Baghdad is home to three major monotheistic religions

  • 22. 
    The majority of the people in Israel are _________________ and speak ____________________.
    • A. 

      Muslim and Hebrew

    • B. 

      Muslim and Arabic

    • C. 

      Jewish and Arabic

    • D. 

      Jewish and Hebrew

  • 23. 
    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

    • D. 

      A group of Arab speaking Muslims

  • 24. 
    What is Zionism?
    • A. 

      A movement to establish a Jewish homeland

    • B. 

      A movement to establish a Palestinian homeland

    • C. 

      A group of Arabic-speaking Muslims

    • D. 

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

  • 25. 
    Which best describes the time period known as the Diaspora in Jewish history?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      A movement to establish a Palestinian homeland

    • D. 

      A movement to establish an Israeli homeland

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