Middle East Common Assessment

Geography
Two thirds of the land in the Middle East and North Africa is made up of ________?
dry, hot desert
Because most of the people live near water, is the population evenly or unevenly distributed ?
unevenly
What religions began in the Middle East?
Judaism, Islam & Christianity
What event motivated the Jews to immigrate to Palestine?
WWII
What event left the Palestinians without a homeland?
Arab-Israeli War of 1948
What religion are most of the people in Israel?
Jewish
What is the most important natural resource in Southwest Asia?
oil
A synagogue is a place of worship for which religion?
Judaism
What religion has the Koran as it’s holy book?
Islam
What is the oldest religion that began in the middle east?
Judaism
Who is the founder of Islam?
Muhammed
Which religion(s) has Jerusalem as their holy city?
Judaism, Islam & Christianity
__________is a method of bringing water to dry land.
irrigation
Which writing system was developed by the Sumerians?
Cuneiform
Which civilization was known for sailing and trading?
Phoenicians
Which civilization invented the wheel?
Sumerians
Which civilization was known for 360 in a circle?
Babylonians
Which civilization was known for iron weapons and fierce armies?
Assyrians
Which civilization founded the Jewish religion?
Hewbrews

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