World Geography Sw Asia Unit 7: Chapter 22 Section 3

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World Geography Sw Asia Unit 7:  Chapter 22 Section 3 - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    The Kurds are a stateless nation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "The Kurds are a stateless nation" is true. The Kurds are an ethnic group primarily inhabiting a region known as Kurdistan, which spans parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria. Despite their distinct cultural and linguistic identity, the Kurds have not been able to establish an independent nation-state. They have faced challenges and conflicts with the governments of the countries they reside in, leading to their statelessness.

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  • 2. 

    Iraq is arabic in life. true or false

    Correct Answer
    true
    Explanation
    Iraq is indeed an Arabic-speaking country. Arabic is the official language of Iraq, and it is widely spoken by the majority of the population. The Arabic language has a significant cultural and historical influence in Iraq, as it is deeply rooted in the country's traditions, literature, and daily life. Therefore, the statement "Iraq is Arabic in life" is true.

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  • 3. 

    Summer, Babylonia, Assyria and Chaldea built empires in __________.

    Correct Answer
    Mesopotamia
    Explanation
    Summer, Babylonia, Assyria, and Chaldea all built empires in Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia was a region located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, known as the "cradle of civilization." These ancient civilizations flourished in Mesopotamia due to its fertile land, which allowed for successful agriculture, trade, and the development of complex societies. The empires of Summer, Babylonia, Assyria, and Chaldea all played significant roles in shaping the history and culture of Mesopotamia.

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  • 4. 

    The __________ brought innovations such as the use of iron weapons.

    Correct Answer
    Hittites
    Explanation
    The Hittites were a civilization that emerged in ancient Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) around the 18th century BCE. They were known for their advancements in ironworking and their use of iron weapons, which gave them a significant military advantage over other civilizations of their time. The Hittites played a crucial role in the spread of iron technology throughout the ancient world, contributing to the development of warfare and influencing subsequent civilizations.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is an ethnic group in this region?

    • A.

      Turks

    • B.

      Kurds

    • C.

      Persians

    • D.

      Assyrians

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options listed (Turks, Kurds, Persians, and Assyrians) are ethnic groups in the region. This means that each of these groups has its own distinct culture, language, and historical background, contributing to the diversity of the region. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above."

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  • 6. 

    After the death of the prophet __________, Muslims divided into 2 main branches.

    Correct Answer
    Muhammad
    Explanation
    After the death of the prophet Muhammad, Muslims divided into 2 main branches. This is because Muhammad was the founder and central figure of Islam, and his death created a power vacuum in the Muslim community. The division occurred between the Sunni and Shia branches, who had different beliefs regarding the rightful successor to Muhammad's leadership. The Sunni branch believed that leadership should be based on consensus, while the Shia branch believed that leadership should be hereditary and passed down through Muhammad's family. This division continues to shape the Muslim world to this day.

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  • 7. 

    Sunnis make up 83% percent of Muslim population. true or false?

    Correct Answer
    true
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Sunnis do make up a significant majority of the Muslim population, with approximately 83% adhering to this branch of Islam. Sunnism is the largest sect within Islam and is followed by Muslims in various countries around the world, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, and Indonesia.

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  • 8. 

    ______ has the largest population of refugees of any nation in the world.

    Correct Answer
    Iran
    Explanation
    Iran has the largest population of refugees of any nation in the world. This is because Iran shares borders with several countries that have experienced conflicts and political instability, such as Afghanistan and Iraq. As a result, many people from these countries have sought refuge in Iran. Additionally, Iran has a relatively stable economy and infrastructure compared to its neighboring countries, making it an attractive destination for those fleeing violence and persecution.

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  • 9. 

    When was the Persian Gulf War?

    • A.

      1989-1990

    • B.

      1990-1991

    • C.

      1991-1992

    • D.

      1992-1993

    • E.

      1993-1994

    Correct Answer
    B. 1990-1991
    Explanation
    The Persian Gulf War took place from 1990 to 1991. This conflict arose when Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein, invaded Kuwait in August 1990. The international community, led by the United States, formed a coalition to oppose Iraq's aggression and launched Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. The war ended in February 1991 with the liberation of Kuwait. The given answer, 1990-1991, correctly indicates the time frame during which the Persian Gulf War occurred.

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  • 10. 

    ______ invaded Kuwait, starting the Persian Gulf War.

    • A.

      Iran

    • B.

      Afghanistan

    • C.

      Lebanon

    • D.

      Iraq

    Correct Answer
    D. Iraq
    Explanation
    Iraq invaded Kuwait, starting the Persian Gulf War.

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  • 11. 

    Turkey wants to join the EU, but is unable too.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Turkey's desire to join the EU is well-known, but it has faced numerous obstacles that have prevented its accession. One major issue is the lack of progress in meeting the EU's membership criteria, particularly in areas such as human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. Additionally, there are concerns among some EU member states about Turkey's size, population, and cultural differences. These factors have contributed to Turkey's inability to join the EU thus far.

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  • 12. 

    _________ is one of the poorest nations on Earth.

    Correct Answer
    Afghanistan
    Explanation
    Afghanistan is considered one of the poorest nations on Earth due to various factors. It has been plagued by decades of conflict, including the Soviet invasion in the 1980s and subsequent civil wars. These conflicts have severely damaged the country's infrastructure, economy, and social fabric. Afghanistan also faces challenges such as widespread poverty, high unemployment rates, limited access to education and healthcare, and a weak governance system. These factors contribute to the country's overall low economic development and make it one of the poorest nations globally.

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  • 13. 

    ________ lacks sufficient transportation systems to get products to a market.

    Correct Answer
    Afghanistan
    Explanation
    Afghanistan lacks sufficient transportation systems to get products to a market. This means that the country does not have efficient and well-developed infrastructure for transporting goods from producers to consumers. This can hinder economic growth and development as it becomes difficult for businesses to distribute their products and reach customers in a timely and cost-effective manner. Without adequate transportation systems, Afghanistan may face challenges in expanding its trade and attracting investments.

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  • 14. 

    Iraq had fought a ____ year war with Iran.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      9

    • E.

      10

    Correct Answer
    E. 10
    Explanation
    Iraq had fought a 10-year war with Iran.

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