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You live in Israel and want to travel to Afghanistan. In which direction do you go?
Question 1 Explanation:
Afghanistan is the eastern-most country in Southwest Asia.
You live in Israel and want to travel to Algeria, in which direction do you go?
Question 2 Explanation:
Israel is in Southwest Asia, and Algeria is in Africa.
You live in Israel and want to travel to Yemen, in which direction do you go?
Question 3 Explanation:
Yemen is south of Israel and immediately south of Saudi Arabia.
Which of the following countries does not border the Mediterranean Sea?
Question 4 Explanation:
Saudi Arabia is south and east of the Mediterranean.
Which of the following countries does not border the Persian Gulf?
Question 5 Explanation:
Afghanistan is north and east of the Persian Gulf.
Saudi Arabia is part of
An arid archipelago
An arid peninsula
A tropical peninsula
A tropical archipelago
Question 6 Explanation:
Saudi Arabia is arid (dry) and mostly desert. It is the main part of the Arabian peninsula, which is a body of land surrounded by water on three sides. It is not an archipelago, which is a collection of islands.
Which of the following modern-day countries is part of what once was the Fertile Crescent?
Question 7 Explanation:
The Fertile Crescent was mostly in Mesopotamia, which is present-day Iraq.
Which of the following rivers is not located in North Africa or Southwest Asia?
Question 8 Explanation:
The Tigris and Euphrates are the two rivers in what was the Fertile Crescent. The Nile is in Egypt. The Indus is in India, which is in South Asia, not Southwest Asia.
What was typically the first public service provided in ancient city-states?
Question 9 Explanation:
Defensive walls kept invaders out.
All of the following religions originated in Southwest Asia except
Question 10 Explanation:
Hinduism began in India, which is in South Asia, not Southwest Asia.
What kind of food is not typically consumed in North Africa or Southwest Asia?
Question 11 Explanation:
Jews and Muslims do not eat pork.
In which of the following countries would you be unlikely to hear Arabic spoken?
Question 12 Explanation:
Afghanistan is a multilingual country. Very little Arabic is spoken because Afghans are not Arabs.
The Aswan High Dam
Allows for irrigation
Generates hydroelectric power
Controls the flooding of the Nile
All of above
Question 13 Explanation:
The Aswan High Dam is in Egypt and controls the flow of the Nile.
Temporary laborers who migrate to work in another country to fill labor needs and shortages are
Question 14 Explanation:
Guest workers travel to other countries to work. The Bedouin and Tuareg are nomadic ethnic groups.
Where are the Bosporus Straight, the Grand Bazar, and the Hagia Sophia?
All of the above
Question 15 Explanation:
All three are in Istanbul, Turkey, which used to be called Constantinople.
Which of the following is currently is a democratic-republic?
All of the above
Question 16 Explanation:
Iraq has been a republic since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Therefore, the answer is (D). They are all republics.
Which of the following is a monarchy?
Question 17 Explanation:
The sultan is a monarch.
Which of the following is theocracy?
Question 18 Explanation:
Iran has a government that strictly follows Sharia (Islamic) law.
Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates are well-known for their exportation of
Question 19 Explanation:
All three states adjoin Saudi Arabia. While they are replete with fish, sand, and electronics, they export oil.
Which of the following countries is considered both European and Asian?
Question 20 Explanation:
A small section of Turkey is in southeastern Europe. The city of Istanbul straddles both Europe and Asia.
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