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1 A person who had to leave their home as a result of war is known as what? Refugee

2 What was the Holocaust? The murder of millions of European Jews during World War II

3 ? The Ottoman empire was very powerful during? 1500s-1600s

4 What is Zionism? The belief that Jews deserved to return to a homeland in Zion where they had lived in Biblical times

5 What is the most dominant ethnic group in Southwest Asia (Middle East)? Arabs

6 The city once called Constantinople is now called? Istanbul

7 What is the name of the agency that created the State of Israel as a homeland for the Jews? The United Nations

8 What is the PLO? Palestinian Liberation Organization

9 How did Palestinians feel about the new state of Israel? They rejected it as unfair to them

10 When the Ottoman Empire ended, Who drew up the Boundaries for the new country’s created ? European Politicians Britain & France

11 When were the Countries of Jordan and Iraq created? World War I

12 Any Jewish settlements in the West Bank is considered what by the Palestinians? An invasion of their land

13 In which country are the Gaza Strip and the West Bank located? Israel

14 What has happened to many of the Palestinians refugees since 1948 ? Many still live in refugee camps

15 Who ruled Palestine before Israel gained it’s Independence? United Kingdom (Great Britain)

16 What does “Sultan” mean? It is the ruler of a Muslim state.

17 When Israel was established, who was forced to relocate? The Palestinian Arabs

18 U.S. troops are still fighting in which Middle Eastern Country? Afghanistan

19 When did Operation Desert Storm begin? After Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait

20 Why did the U.S. get involved in the first gulf War? Because Iraq invaded kuwait

21 Who is responsible for the 9-11 attacks? Osama Bin Ladin

22 Iraq’s second largest ethnic group is? Kurds

23 The result of the Iran – Iraq war was? Ended in a tie

24 What is the U.S. main interest in Southwest Asia? Oil

25 Who are the Taliban? A group of Radical Muslims

26 The U.S. went to war in 2003 against Iraq because? The United States government believed the Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, to be developing weapons of mass destruction

27 What is the term for hatred of Jews? Antisemitism

28 This is the official language of the Jewish people? Hebrew

29 Zionism can best be described as? Jewish nationalism

30 The West Bank is between what two country’s? Israel and Jordan

31 Why did the UN intervene in the dispute between Iraq and Kuwait in 1990 ? Because the economies of many countries depend on oil, and Iraq’s actions threatened that supply.

32 What was the result of the six day war? Israel doubled in size

33 Jerusalem is sacred to which people Muslims and Jews

34 When did Israel gain control of the Sinai peninsula? After the six day war with the Arabs

35 In the beginning of the Ottoman Empire, what was stance on religious practices? tolerance

36 What year was Israel created? 1948

37 During the six day war Israel gained all of the following territories except which one listed: The West Bank, Jerusalem, Sinai Peninsula, or Cairo ? Cairo

38 What was the Camp David Accord? Talks that led to an agreement between Israel and Egypt

39 What country took over the area of Mesopotamia during WWI? Great Britian

40 What ethnic group’s predominant language is Arabic, and the majority follows the teachings of Islam? Arabs

41 The Israelis were caught by surprise during which war? Yom Kippur War

42 Diaspora is known as? The spreading of the Jewish culture

43 What term is defined by the unlawful or threatened use of force or violence against individuals or property to intimidate governments or societies, often to achieve political, religious, or ideological goals? objectives." Terrorism

44 What is the second largest sect of Islam? Shiite (Shia) Muslim

45 Which religion do most people in Southwest Asia practice Islam

46 What modern day country is the home to those who call themselves the Persians? Iran

47 What ethnic group is found in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria? Kurds

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