Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Israel: 12 questions based on the textbook's Ch 23

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World Geo / Ch 23: Creating the Modern Middle East

1. The time of the Prophet Muhammad? a) 300 BC b) AD 300 c) 600 d) 1000.
2. Conquered by jihad and controlled by the Islamic Empire:
a) Iraq b) India c) France d) Greece.
3. People who broke up the Islamic Empire after somw 200 years:
a) Kurds b) Arabians c) Jews d) Turks.
4. The Ottoman Empire can be described as a) Christian & European b) Islamic & Persian c) Islamic & Turkish.
5. Why did the European nations desire control of the Mid Eastern nations (late 1800's, early 1900's), according to your textbook?
a) racism b) markets c) strategy d) ancient rivalry.
6. In WWI the Ottoman Turks were allied with
a) Germany b) France c) Britain d) Egypt.
7. “Over the centuries most Jews settled in other places.” That was the Jewish a) immigration b) diaspora c) holocaust d) Zionism.
8. Long term Jewish persecution in European nations prompted a back-to-Palestine movement called
a) self-determination b) oppression c) capitalism d) Zionism.
9. A movement of Jews away from Europe and back to Palestine began a) in the late 1800’s b) following the loss of 6 million Jews in the Nazi holocaust.
10. The proposal to divide Palestine into a Jewish half and Arab half was opposed by the Arabs in the 1940's. Their opposition was based on a) number of Arabs in Palestine (some 70%) vs the number of Jews (about 30%) b) emotional response to the incursion of Jews
c) ancient claims to the land based upon centuries of occupation.
11. “The UN voted to approve the partition of Palestine.” The word partition must mean to a) divide b) create walls c) form new wings and corridors d) build a foundation.
12. Since 1948 these people were “left with no country at all.” They are the a) Palestinians b) Jews c) Arabians d) Turks.

1. 600 AD
2. Iraq (Mesopotamia)
3. Turks
4. Islamic / Turkish
5. markets for their manufactured goods
6. Deutschland, or Germany
7. diaspora, or dispersal
8. Zionism (Zion being the ancient temple)
9. late 1800’s
10. proportion of Arabs to Jews, which at that time was majority Arab; today it’s about 85% Jewish
11. to divide
12. Palestinians; most of them live as refugees in neighboring nations.

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