Monday, May 16, 2011

Review Questions/Homework

The review questions from class are below. Tonight, you must choose 5 of these that you did not complete in class (or from the Extra Credit post below) to complete. Do the questions in your notebook. You can certainly choose to do more than 5 if you want. Number each question, and title the page "Quarter 4 Exam Review."

Have your notebook on your desk and open to this assignment at the start of tomorrow's class. It is worth 10 points.
  1. Where are the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers located? Why are they important?
  2. What are the two most important resources in the Middle East? Which one is most important? Explain your response.
  3. Examine the map on p. 492. What type of climate dominates the Middle East? Now examine the text on pp. 491-492. How might this climate and the land that goes with it affect life for people in the region?
  4. Based on the map on p. 492, where would you expect most people in the region to live? Explain your response.
  5. Examine the information on p. 496. Why are both modern and ancient techniques used to gather water in the Middle East?
  6. What does “desalinization” mean? Why is it important in the Middle East? Why would we not use a similar process here in Chicago?
  7. Examine the map at the bottom of p. 498. Where can most oil be found in the Middle East?
  8. What are some of the risks of transporting oil?
  9. What is Islam? How is it similar to Christianity? Different? (pp. 503-504)
  10. What are the 5 pillars of Islam? Describe each.
  11. What does it mean to have a “theocratic” government? Do we have a theocratic government in the U.S.? Explain.
  12. Look at pp. 506-507. How do the requirements of their religion affect Muslims on a daily basis?
  13. Examine the box on p. 513. What is a “refugee camp”? Why do so many Palestinians live in these?
  14. What are the two branches of Islam?
  15. Who is the president of Libya?
  16. Who was the president of Egypt?
  17. What is the capital of Egypt? Libya?
  18. Who was the leader of the Al Qaeda terrorist group?
  19. Why is the United States currently fighting in Afghanistan?
  20. What does NATO stand for? UN?
  21. What is the capital of China?
  22. What is the capital of Japan?
  23. Which mountains can be found southwest of China?
  24. What desert can be found north of China?
  25. Name the three most important rivers in China, from north to south.
  26. Name and describe each of the three major religions found in East Asia.
  27. What religion is practiced by the Israelis? By the Palestinians?

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