Social Studies Test Thurs

  1. Protests and demonstration that have swept across North America and the Middle East and have given people hope for new freedoms and a better life are often referred to as
    Arab Spring
  2. What do the letters OPEC stand for?
    Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  3. Who are the members of OPEC?  (4)
    • 1.  Iran
    • 2.  Iraq
    • 3.  Saudi Arabia
    • 4. Kuwait
  4. What does the OPEC do?
    Decides the price and how much oil production for each country
  5. In 1979, Egypt became the first Arab nation to?
    build a dam
  6. What is the name of the alliance that both the United States and Turkey are part of?
  7. In 1990, which country did Iraq invade?
  8. Who is the wealthy Saudi Arabian leader who used his great personal fortune to facilitate terrorist attacks against America?
    Osama Bin Laden
  9. What happened after the terrorist attacks led by Osama Bin Laden?
    American and British forces invaded Afghanistan and Iraq and took control of the countries.
  10. What is the name of the region in the Middle East between the Meditarranian Sea and the Jordan River?
  11. What nation was founded in 1948 by Jews seeking a homeland?
  12. What is terrorism?
    The use of violence and fear to make a government meet a groups demands.
  13. Why do so many Arab Muslims hate the United States?
    Because the United States supported Israel.
  14. ESSAY:  How did the Arab Spring happen, what caused it, and what was the result?
    Arab Spring happened because people were having demonstrations and protests against corrupt government and poor living conditions.  The result was that people found hope for new freedoms and a better life.   
Card Set
Social Studies Test Thurs
Egypt and Arabs