Thursday, December 10, 2009
Lawrence of Arabia: after Aqaba / quiz 2
c) Aqaba d) Cairo.
D 2. The Arabian desert is home to a group of nomadic tribes known as the a) Howeitat b) Hazimi c) Muslims d) Bedouins.
C 3. Centuries of water and wind erosion has created a peculiar landscape in the Arabian desert. Human settlements cluster around the shelter of a a) aquifer
b) oasis c) wadi d) qu'ran.
B 4. In 1915 the top British priority in the Mid East was protection of a waterway important to their shipping and movement of warships. It connects the Mediterranean and the Red Sea: a) Arabian Sea b) Suez Canal c) Panama Canal d) Gulf of Aqaba.
B 5. What 4 nations has Lawrence visited thus far in the movie? a) England, Egypt, Syria, Israel b) England, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan c) England, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel.
B 6. Which nation's symbol is the reed and clay tablet, representing cuneiform writing?
a) Jordan b) Iraq c) Iran d) Syria.
A 7. Nations associated with the origins of coffee: a) Ethiopia, Yemen b) Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia c) Ethiopia, Djibouti d) Ethiopia, Mocha.
A 8. The basic robe worn daily by men in much of SW Asia is called a __ .
a) gellabiya b) sari c) ghutriya d) longi.
B 9. Muslim men are limited to 4 wives under a marriage system that we term
a) monogamy b) polygamy c) exogamy d) multigamy.
F 10. The Burj Dubai, called the tallest structure ever built, lies in a new and luxurious real estate development beside the Arabian Sea. T / F
D 11. The struggle for control of the city of Jerusalem is principally a conflict between the a) Jews and Zionists b) Arabs and Palestinians c) Jews and Turks d) Palestinians and Jews.
A 12. A monument in Jerusalem that is holy to both the Arabs and Jews: a) Dome of the Rock b) Church of the Holy Sepulchre c) Wailing Wall d) Via Dolorosa.
B 13. Until the end of the WWI era the region of Arabia remained under the control of the a) British b) Turks c) Germans d) Bedouins.