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                                     Middle East Test Review

Ch 7 Sec 2 – The Geography

      Vocabulary: oasis, petroleum, nonrenewable resource, standard of living
      What bodies of water border the Arabian Peninsula?
      List the geographic features found in this region.
      What type of climate does the region have?
      What is the most important natural resource to this region?
      List facts about the Dead Sea.

Ch 10 Sec 2 – Cultures and History

      Vocabulary: monotheism, muezzin, Holocaust
      This region is birthplace to what three religions?
      What basic belief do these three religions share?
      What is the largest ethnic group in the Middle East (SW Asia)?
      What the most commonly spoken language in the Middle East?

Ch 13 Sec 4 – Saudi Arabia

      Vocabulary: Islam, Koran
      What is the majority religion in Saudi Arabia?
      What is the most important natural resource found in this region?
      Explain how oil can be good and bad for the Saudi Arabians.
      How is Saudi Arabia involved in the global economy (exporting oil)?

   Arab-Israeli Conflict

      Vocabulary: Palestine, Palestinians, Israel, Israelis, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jerusalem,
       refugees, Palestinian Liberation Organization, Hamas, United Nations
      What is the conflict about, specifically the major issues?
      Give a timeline of events.
      What is the U.S’s involvement in this conflict?
      You should know the different locations and who controls them.
      You should know that this is a current issue and what the current status is.
      Information on the conflict can be found in Ch 10 Sec 2 and on several handouts/notes.
Persian Gulf War

      Vocabulary: Saddam Hussein, President George H. W. Bush
      Also known as Operation Desert Storm.
      What year did this begin?
      What sparked this war to begin?
      What leaders and countries were involved?
      What was the outcome?
      Information on the war can be found in Ch 10 Sec 2 and on several notes/handouts.

War in Iraq

      Vocabulary: Saddam Hussein, President George W. Bush, Weapons of Mass Destruction,
       Sunni, Shia
      Also known as Operation Iraqi Freedom.
      When did the war start?
      What leaders and countries were involved?
      What is the current status?
      Who is involved in the fighting?
      Information on the war can be found in Ch 10 Sec 2 and on several notes/handouts.

				
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