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Which country’s water treatment plants have been damaged by decades of war?
Which of the following is the main determination of where people live in the Middle East?
location of oil
location of cities
location of water
location of fertile soil
Explain why the population of the Sahara is low.
Too much oil
Too much water
Limited access to oil
Limited access to water
Why aren’t desalinization and drip irrigation used more in Southwest Asia?
Most countries do not know about these technologies
Few countries in Southwest Asia have access to seawater
Drip irrigation is not very effective in a hot, dry climate
These technologies are very expensive for the countries to use
What is true of a ‘theocracy’?
Government sees God as the supreme leader
Government allows people to choose their leaders
Only religious leaders are allowed to vote
Government with a king as the leader
What are three main oil-producing Middle Eastern countries?
Iran, Iraq, Turkey
Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia
Because of its harsh climate, which country has to rely on desalination plants to provide most of its citizens’ drinking water?
What is the number one way that citizens participate in the government?
Promoting a candidate
Attending political party meetings
Who is the most powerful official and the final say in all matters in Iran?
Head of Parliament
What are three major water problems in Southwest Asia?
Water shortages, unequal distribution, pollution
Flooding, pollution, dams
Too much ground water, aquifers, pollution
Water shortages, flooding, pollution
What is Shariah law?
Laws based on the teachings of the Quran
Laws calling for a separation of church and state
Laws made by the king alone
Laws that allow women to vote
The Israeli parliament is called the:
House of Representatives
In a parliamentary democracy, _______________ must decide whom to elect as prime minister.
The majority party in Parliament
The minority party in Parliament
Turkey’s building a dam on the Euphrates to protect and ensure their water supply had what effect on the neighboring country of Iraq?
led to an increase in oil export
led to the unequal distribution of water
decreased available shipping routes from the Persian Gulf
decreased the amount of travel on the respective waterways
Which Southwest Asian country permits only men to vote in elections?
What non-renewable natural resource has contributed to the growth of the Middle East?
What is a weakness of a confederation?
It is very expensive.
The central government only has as much power as the local governments are willing to give.
It does not share power with its members.
It is often too large to rule effectively.
An absolute monarchy is an example of a _______________.
Disputes over what two natural resources are problematic for many Southwest Asian countries?
Oil and Water
Water and Diamonds
Diamonds and Natural Gas
Oil and Diamonds
Pollution from oil spills on the Black Sea contaminate this country’s water supply:
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