Southwest Asia Study Guide

Who is the Founder of Islam?
Muhammad
Who is the Founder of Christianity?
Jesus
Who is the Founder of Judiasm?
Abraham
Desalinization
the removal of salt (especially from sea water)
How has the discovery of oil impacted southwest asia?
It makes the region more important to the world.
Name important rivers in Southwest Asia
Tigri and Euphrates
What bodies of water are around Turkey?
Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea
What is a climograph?
a plot of the temperature and precipitation in a particular region
Holy sites to the Jewish religion
The Western Wall
What is OPEC
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
What is a Theocracy?
A government controlled by religous leaders
What is a Democracy?
a form of government in which citizens govern themselves
What is a monarchy?
A monarchy is a governing system ruled by a king or queen
What are the Islamic holy cities?
Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem
What does Monotheism mean?
belief in one god
All thre religions believe they are descendants of…
Abraham
What is the main religion in Israel?
Judiasm
What caused the Israeli/Palestinian conflict?
Land
What are the main religions in Southwest Asia?
Judiasm, Christianity, Islam
What are some strategic waterways in Southwest Asia?
Suez Canal ,Bosporus Straits, Tigris, Euphrates