Answer: The process of taking salt out of salt water.
Much of the Middle East are deserts. How has this impacted the use of water? A.Irrigation is essential for growing crops B.In the Middle East, oil is traded for water. C.Water is plentiful in the Middle East. D.All water is piped in from the Arabian Sea.
Answer: A. Irrigation is essential for growing crops
Where is the Suez Canal Located? A.Algeria B.Sudan C.Egypt D.Libya
How have the major rivers of SW Asia become a part of political conflict? A.Many rivers dry up during the hot summers. B.The rivers have nothing to do with the political conflict. C.Most countries do not allow water to be taken out of rivers for irrigation. D.Several countries have built dams along their portion of the river, cutting off water to those living downstream.
Answer: D. Several countries have built dams along their portion of the river, cutting off water to those living downstream.
The Bedouins are SW Asians who have traditionally lived in and around A.Oil fields B.Deserts C.River systems D.Urban cities
What is one problem chemical fertilizers cause for farmers? A.Fertilizers are too expensive for anyone in SW Asia to use. B.Few countries in SW Asia have factories to make fertilizers. C.Chemicals have led to the build up of salt levels in the soil. D.Chemical fertilizers make farm animals sick.
Answer: C. Chemicals have led to the build up of salt levels in the soil.
Why aren’t desalination and drip irrigation used more in SW Asia? A.These technologies are very expensive for the countries to use. B.Most countries do not know about these technologies. C.Few countries in SW Asia have access to seawater. D.Drip irrigation is not very effective in a hot, dry climate.
Answer: A. These technologies are very expensive for the countries to use.
How has the building of dams created problems for countries sharing rivers in SW Asia? A.Few countries have the technology needed to be able to build dams. B.Countries in SW Asia are not allowed to build dams along shared rivers. C.Dams limit the water available to countries further downstream. D.Dams are too expensive to build to be practical.
Answer: C. Dams limit the water available to countries further downstream.
How has the use of chemical fertilizers affected water supplies in many countries in SW Asia. A.Use of chemical fertilizers means crops must be watered constantly. B.Chemical fertilizers have had very little effect on local water supplies in SW Asia. C.Enormous amounts of water must be used to produce chemical fertilizers. D.Water supplies have been contaminated by the chemicals through runoffs from the fields.
Answer: D. Water supplies have been contaminated by the chemicals through runoffs from the fields.