North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography
North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography

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A question pack focusing on Iran, Israel, Egypt and beyond.

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North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q4

Why is it that women in Central Africa do not always have the opportunity to earn an education or obtain the training required for employment opportunities?

A

Because of cultural circumstances

B

Because of tradition

C

Because women must care for large families

D

All of the above

E

None of the above

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q5

Language is one aspect of culture that indicates a colonial relationship. Due to colonialism, what is the official language of most of West Africa?

A

French

B

German

C

English

D

Arabic

E

Both A and C

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q3

Women's rights and opportunities in Arab countries are generally related to family size. When family size ______________, women's rights and opportunities usually ______________.

A

increases, decrease

B

decreases, increase

C

stays the same, increase

D

decreases, stay the same

E

stays the same, stay the same

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q1

Historically, the ethnicity of North Africa was predominately ______________ with the nomadic ______________ and other local groups interspersed.

A

Berber, Tuareg

B

Tuareg, Berber

C

Hindu, Tuareg

D

Christian, Berber

E

Tuareg, Christian

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q2

Lebanon has a unique parliamentary democratic system devised to relieve some of the tension between the various cultural-political factions. In fact, a number of positions in government are reserved for specific religious parties. What religious party is reserved for the prime minister position?

A

Orthodox Christian

B

Sunni Muslim

C

Shia Muslim

D

Maronite Catholic Christian

E

None of the above

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q6

The African Transition Zone creates the southern boundary for North Africa. This zone serves as the transition between what two climate zones?

A

Arid Type B and Tropical Type A

B

Mediterranean Type C and Tropical Type A

C

Arid Type B and Mediterranean Type C

D

Tropical Type A and Microthermal Type D

E

Mediterranean Type C and Microthermal Type D

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q7

The government of Syria is difficult to define. Technically, it was established in 1946 as a Parliamentary Republic. In contrast, what is the type of government in Jordan?

A

Constitutional monarchy

B

Dictatorship

C

Democracy

D

Absolute monarchy

E

Elective monarchy

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q8

The main rivers of Uzbekistan have been diverted for irrigation and are often depleted before reaching which body of water?

A

Caspian Sea_a

B

Aydat Lake

C

Aral Sea

D

Black Sea

E

Caspian Sea_b

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q9

What are the two main subtypes of expansion diffusion?

A

Spatial diffusion and relocation diffusion

B

Relocation diffusion and contagious diffusion

C

Contagious diffusion and spatial diffusion

D

Hierarchical diffusion and contagious diffusion

E

Spatial diffusion and hierarchical diffusion

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q10

What climate type dominates the Arabian Peninsula?

A

Type A climate (tropical)

B

Type B climate (dry/desert)

C

Type C climate (moderate/temperate)

D

Type D climate (cold winters)

E

Type E climate (tundra/polar)

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q11

What is a common trait that each of the countries in North Africa have in common?

A

Climate

B

Religion

C

Natural resources

D

All of the above

E

A and B only

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q13

What territory did Israel take control over as a result of the 1967 war between Arab armies and Israel?

A

The Gaza Strip

B

The Sinai Peninsula

C

The West Bank

D

The Golan Heights

E

All of the above

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q14

What were the general reasons for the massive wave of protests and demonstrations by citizens of the North Africa and Southwest Asia realm beginning in 2011 (known as the Arab Spring of 2011)?

A

Poor living conditions and high unemployment

B

Government corruption and the lack of democratic reforms

C

Lack of shared oil revenue and too many regulations on small businesses

D

Both A and B

E

Both B and C

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q15

Which of the following accurately identifies one of the five pillars of Islam?

A

Express the basic creed

B

Perform the prayers

C

Pay alms or give to charity

D

Fast

E

All of the above

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q16

Which of the following ethnic groups follows the Sunni division and dominates northern Iraq?

A

Kurdish

B

Turkish

C

Arab

D

Persian

E

Muslim

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q17

Which of the following is a region extending from Morocco to Libya that is distinguished by the main ranges of the Atlas Mountains?

A

Sahara Desert

B

The Middle East

C

The Levant

D

The Maghreb

E

The African Transition Zone

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q18

Which of the following is the cultural hearth located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and why did it develop where it did?

A

The cultural hearth located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers is Mesopotamia; it developed there because of the climate, soils, and availability of fresh water provided the ingredients for the growth of a human civilization.

B

The cultural hearth located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers is the Ganges River Valley; it developed there because the cities in the region formed around long established tribal communities, therefore becoming the center-point of human civilization.

C

The cultural hearth located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers is the Wei-Huang River Valley; it developed there, because this was the strongest trade port in the world.

D

Both A and B

E

Both A and C

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q19

Which of the following rivers provides fresh water to Syria?

A

Tigris River

B

Euphrates River

C

Nile River

D

Ganges River

E

Indus River

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q20

Which of the following statements about Iran's physical geography and natural resources is true?

A

Iran's landscape can be described as mountainous.

B

Iran's physical geography is characterized by deserts.

C

Iran has an abundant oil supply.

D

Iran has an abundant natural gas supply.

E

All of the above

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q21

Which of the following statements that identifies what organization designated a Jewish state from the lands of Palestine as well as when this occurred is true?

A

In 1950, the United Nations accepted a proposal to create a Jewish state out of land in Palestine.

B

In 1945, Palestine accepted a proposal to create a Jewish state out of the land in Palestine.

C

In 1945, the United Nations accepted a proposal to create a Jewish state out of land in Palestine.

D

In 1940, Israel accepted a proposal to create a Jewish state out of the land in Palestine.

E

In 1950, both Palestine and Israel accepted a proposal to create a Jewish state out of the land in Palestine.

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q22

Which of the following was an excuse that Saddam Hussein used to invade Kuwait in 2003?

A

Kuwait was the nineteenth province of Iraq.

B

Kuwait used slant oil wells along the Iraqi border.

C

Kuwait had stolen the crown jewels of Iraq.

D

Saddam Hussein felt threatened by the Kuwaiti army.

E

Both A and B

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q23

Who does Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all acknowledge as a founding patriarch of their religions?

A

Adam Smith

B

Christ

C

Moses

D

Abraham

E

Muhammad

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q24

Why has Turkey not been accepted as a member of the European Union (EU)?

A

Controversial human rights record

B

Conflicts with the Kurds

C

Disagreements with Greece over Cyprus

D

Low economic indicators

E

All of the above

North Africa & Southwest Asian Geography Q25

What are the main economic sources for countries of the Arabian Peninsula?

A

Manufacturing

B

Tourism

C

Natural resources

D

Agricultural

E

Renewable energy (such as solar)

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