World Geography Sw Asia Unit 7: Chapter 22 Section 1

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  • 1. 

    ____________ is the monotheistic religion based on the teachings of its founder- the Prophet Muhammad.

    • A.

      Christianity

    • B.

      Judaism

    • C.

      Arabic

    • D.

      Islam

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Islam
    Explanation
    Islam is the correct answer because it is a monotheistic religion that is based on the teachings of its founder, the Prophet Muhammad. Islam teaches that there is only one God, Allah, and that Muhammad is his final prophet. The followers of Islam, known as Muslims, believe in the teachings of the Quran, which is considered to be the holy book of Islam. Islam originated in the 7th century in the Arabian Peninsula and has since spread to become one of the largest religions in the world.

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  • 2. 

    The governments of lands controlled by Muslims was _____________.

    • A.

      Aristocratic

    • B.

      Democratic

    • C.

      Theocratic

    Correct Answer
    C. Theocratic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is theocratic. The question is asking about the type of government that was present in lands controlled by Muslims. A theocratic government is one in which religious leaders hold the ultimate authority and religious law is the basis for governance. This type of government is commonly associated with Islamic countries, where religious leaders often play a significant role in shaping and enforcing laws and policies.

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  • 3. 

    Islam: place of worship

    • A.

      Mosque

    • B.

      Church

    • C.

      Mass

    Correct Answer
    A. Mosque
    Explanation
    The correct answer is mosque because a mosque is a place of worship in Islam. It is a sacred space where Muslims gather to pray, engage in religious activities, and seek spiritual guidance. Unlike churches, which are places of worship in Christianity, and mass, which refers to a religious ceremony, a mosque specifically refers to a Muslim place of worship.

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  • 4. 

    ___________ leader created Saudi Arabia in honor of the Saud family.

    Correct Answer
    Abdul al-Aziz
    Explanation
    Abdul al-Aziz is the leader who created Saudi Arabia in honor of the Saud family. He is also known as Ibn Saud and was the founder and first king of Saudi Arabia. He united various tribes and regions of the Arabian Peninsula under his leadership and established the modern state of Saudi Arabia in 1932. By naming the country after the Saud family, he emphasized their importance and solidified their rule over the newly formed nation.

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  • 5. 

    The principal resource in the economy of the Arabian Peninsula is ________

    • A.

      Natural gas

    • B.

      Uranium

    • C.

      Enriched uranium

    • D.

      Nuclear energy

    • E.

      Oil

    Correct Answer
    E. Oil
    Explanation
    The principal resource in the economy of the Arabian Peninsula is oil. Oil is a crucial natural resource in this region, as it is abundant and plays a significant role in the economic development of countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. The discovery and extraction of oil have led to substantial economic growth, investment, and infrastructure development in the Arabian Peninsula. The oil industry has created job opportunities, generated revenue through exports, and fueled the growth of various sectors such as manufacturing, construction, and finance.

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  • 6. 

    In ________, a group of oil producing nations established the OPEC.

    • A.

      1923

    • B.

      1955

    • C.

      1963

    • D.

      1960

    • E.

      1949

    Correct Answer
    D. 1960
    Explanation
    In 1960, a group of oil producing nations established the OPEC. The OPEC, also known as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, was created to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its member countries. It aimed to ensure the stabilization of oil markets and secure fair prices for both producers and consumers. The establishment of OPEC in 1960 marked a significant milestone in the global oil industry, as it gave oil-producing nations a platform to collaborate and exert influence in the market.

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  • 7. 

    OPEC stands for...

    Correct Answer
    Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
    Explanation
    OPEC stands for Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. It is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 13 oil-producing nations. These countries collaborate to coordinate and unify their petroleum policies, ensuring stable oil prices and a steady income for member countries. OPEC plays a significant role in the global oil market, regulating production levels and influencing oil prices.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these countries is NOT part of the OPEC?

    • A.

      Finland

    • B.

      Saudi Arabia

    • C.

      Kuwait

    • D.

      Qatar

    • E.

      UAE

    Correct Answer
    A. Finland
    Explanation
    Finland is not part of the OPEC because it is not an oil-producing country. OPEC, which stands for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, is a group of nations that collaborate to coordinate and regulate oil production and pricing. Finland, being known for its technological advancements and forest industry, does not have significant oil reserves or production capabilities, thus making it ineligible for OPEC membership.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is true about the members of the OPEC?CHECK ALL THAT APPLY

    • A.

      Qatar, Kuwait, Indonesia

    • B.

      Qatar, Finland, Norway

    • C.

      Saudi Arabia, Sweden, UAE

    • D.

      Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Libya

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Qatar, Kuwait, Indonesia
    D. Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Libya
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Qatar, Kuwait, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Libya. These countries are all members of the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), which is an intergovernmental organization that aims to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its member countries. The OPEC member countries work together to stabilize oil markets and ensure a steady income for their economies through the regulation of oil production and prices.

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  • 10. 

    _______, which used to be the mainstay of life in the Arabian Peninsula, are longer used extensively as they once were.

    Correct Answer(s)
    camels
    camel
    Explanation
    Camels, which used to be the mainstay of life in the Arabian Peninsula, are no longer used extensively as they once were. This implies that both the plural form "camels" and the singular form "camel" can be used to complete the sentence correctly. The sentence suggests that camels were previously a crucial part of life in the Arabian Peninsula but are now not used as much as they were before.

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  • 11. 

    In 1960, the Arabian Peninsula was 25% urbanized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that in 1960, a quarter of the Arabian Peninsula's population lived in urban areas. This indicates that there was significant urban development and growth happening during that time.

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  • 12. 

    In the 1990s, the urbanization rate in Arabia climbed to 85%

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    58%

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  • 13. 

    Many ___________ stay at home to manage household affairs.

    • A.

      Women

    • B.

      Men

    • C.

      Elderly

    Correct Answer
    A. Women
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "women" because traditionally, women have been assigned the role of managing household affairs. This includes tasks such as cooking, cleaning, taking care of children, and other domestic responsibilities. While men and elderly individuals can also contribute to these tasks, the question specifically asks for the group that "stay at home" to manage household affairs, and historically, women have been more likely to fulfill this role.

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