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Middle East Unit 1 Review. 5. 9. 1. 6. 7. 8. 3. 2. 4. 2. 5. 4. 3. 6. 1. 4. 7. 2. 1. 9. 3. 5. 6. 8. 5. 4. 1. 6. 2. 3. What issues are causing water shortages in the Middle East?. Drought Overconsumption Unequal Distribution Dams on the river.

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Middle East Unit 1 Review


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What issues are causing water shortages in the Middle East?


  • Drought

  • Overconsumption

  • Unequal Distribution

  • Dams on the river


What steps have countries taken to ensure they have enough fresh water?


  • Using Aquifers

  • Built Dams

  • Desalination


What are some of the causes of water pollution in the ME?


  • Oil Spills

  • Factory waste

  • Open or damaged sewage system

  • Fertilizer and Chemical runoff


Why do people live closer to rivers or the coast and not the middle of the desert?


  • Access to Water and transportation


What is the overall climate and geography of the ME?


  • Hot Dry Climate

  • Deserts and Mountains


What is the difference between a religious group and an ethnic group?


  • Religious group is based on choice

  • Ethnic group you are born into and have no choice


What are the 3 main ethnic groups in the ME?


  • Arabs

  • Kurds

  • Persians


What are some of the characteristics of the Arab ethnic group?


  • Largest ethnic group in the Middle East.

  • They speak Arabic and most practice Islam

  • Almost all Arabs are Sunni.


What are some of the characteristics of the Persian ethnic group?


  • Make up half of Iran’s population

  • Almost all Persians are Muslims (Shia)

  • The Persian language (Farsi) is one of the world's oldest languages still in use today


What are some of the characteristics of the Kurd ethnic group?


  • Most Kurds are Muslim (Sunni)

  • They live mostly in the mountains of these countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey

  • They have never had their own country, but speak their own language (Kurdish) and have their own culture


What are the 3 main religions of the ME?


  • Judaism

  • Christianity

  • Islam


List 5 facts about Christians from your notes.


  • Founder: Jesus Christ

  • Largest Religion

  • Believe Jesus was Son of God

  • Holy Day: Sunday

  • Holy Book: Bible

  • Started 33C.E.


List 5 facts about Muslims from you notes.


  • Founder: Muhammad

  • 2nd Largest religion

  • Started in Saudi Arabia

  • Began in 622 CE

  • Holy Day: Friday

  • Holy Book: Quran


List 5 facts about Jews from your notes.


  • 12th Largest

  • Founder: Abraham/ Moses

  • Holy Day: Saturday

  • Holy Book: Torah

  • Began in 2100 BCE


How are the 3 religions the same?


  • Started in Middle East

  • Believe in One God (Monotheism)

  • Believe Jesus was real person

  • Consider Jerusalem a holy city


How are the 3 religions different?


  • Started at different times

  • Different Holy Days

  • Different Founders

  • Followers are called different names


What caused the split between Shia and Sunni Muslims?


  • After death of Muhammad they disagreed who should be the leader


What is the main difference between the Sunni and Shia Muslims?


  • Sunni believe that the best qualified should be leader

  • Shia believe that the leader should be a descendent of Muhammad


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