Type
Crossword
Description

In 2001, after the destruction of the World Trade Center, the US began a military operation in ___________, trying to identify the people responsible of the attack. AFGHANISTAN
Intelligent Sources identified what organization as the organization that carried out the 9/11 attacks? AL-QAEDA
Hostility to or prejudice against Jews. ANTI-SEMITISM
By the 1800's the Ottoman Empire came close to __________ several times. BANKRUPTCY
What was the capital of the Ottoman Empire? CONSTANTINOPLE
The organized and planned killing of over 6 million Jews by the Nazis in WW1. HOLOCAUST
One of the goals of al-Qaeda was to bring an end to western _________ to SW Asia. INFLUENCE
In 1990, what country invaded Kuwait to control Kuwait's large oil supply? IRAQ
What religion did the Ottoman Empire want to spread? ISLAM
What country was created on Palestine land as a homeland for Jews? ISRAEL
A special group of soldiers loyal to the Sultan. JANISSARIES
What is the United States' main economic interest in SW Asia? OIL
Who led al-Qaeda? OSAMA BIN LADEN
Many male slaves from the Ottoman Empire became ______. SOLDIERS
What is the title of the leader of the Ottoman Empire? SULTAN
American forces spent almost ___ years in Iraq trying to stop the fighting between different religious an ethnic groups competing for power. TEN
What modern day country took the place of the Ottoman Empire after it had fallen apart? TURKEY
In October of 2001, what country launched a series of attacks to capture bin Laden and destroy al-Qaeda UNITEDSTATES
The Israeli West bank ____ is a separation barrier in the West Bank. WALL
The belief that Jews should return to their original homeland in Israel. ZIONISM

SW Asia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What was the largest empire in SW Asia? Ottoman Empire
What is the belief in one God? Monothiesm
The main relgion of SW Asia is _______. Islam
What is the "holy city"? Jerusalem
Country made for the Jews. Israel
The country that is left of the Ottoman Empire. Turkey
City Muslims visit during Hajj. Mecca
Holy book of Islam. Quran
The torah is which religion's holy book? Judiasm
SW Asia has a ____ and dry climate. Hot
About _____% of Muslims in the word are Shia. Fifteen
Who is the founder of Islam? Muhammad
The version of Islam that believes that a decendent from Muhammad should lead the religion. Shia
Most muslims are _______. Sunni
Converting salty water to fresh water for drinking and farming. Desalination
______ is the capital of Saudi Arabia. Riyahd
The river that flows through Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris in the Shatt al-Arab, which empties into the Persian Gulf. Euphrates
The river flows south from the mountains of southeastern Turkey through Iraq and empties itself into the Persian Gulf. Tigris
The terrorist group that caused 9/11. Al-Qaeda
The place of worship for Muslims. Mosque

The Middle East Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Sunni
Shia
Jewish
Anti-semtism
Tailban
Dead Sea
Pakistan
Israel
Red Sea
Persian gulf
Turkey
Afghanistan
Al-qeuda
Chirstain
Hussein
Iran
Iraq
Iraq invasion
Islam
Muslim
Oil
Oil reserves
Osama bin-Latin
Ottoman Empire
Saudi Arabia

Southwest Asia Unit 2 Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Kuwait
Genocide
Farsi
Israel
Culture
Religious Groups
Ethnic groups
Shias
Sunni
Bible
Torah
Koran
Quran
Muhammad
Adolf Hitler
Osama bin laden
Saddam Hussein
Suez Canal
Gaza Strip
Strait of hormuz
Persian Gulf
Saudi Arabia
Iran
Iraq
oligarchy
Queen
King
Dictatorship
Parliamentary Democracy
Unitary
Federal
Democracy
Autcracy
Theocracy
Holocaust
Antisemitism
Monotheistic
Turkey
Afghanistan
Arabs
Kurds
Persians
Christianity
Islam
Judaism

U.S. Presence in the Middle East Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Who was the founder of Al Qaeda? Osama Bin Laden
Terrorist group responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center Al Qaeda
The dictator of Iraq who invaded Kuwait in 1990 Saddam Hussein
A group of strict Muslims who took control of Afghanistan's government in 1996 Taliban
to set free Liberate
Once of the targets on the 9/11 attacks World Trade Center
The military mission to liberate Kuwait from Iraq in 1991 Desert Storm
U.S. led invasion in 2003 to stop Iraq from developing nuclear weapons Iraqi Freedom
An end to trade between two countries Embargo
To leave a place Withdraw
The country invaded by Iraq over the issue of oil Kuwait
A ruler who has complete power Dictator

History of SW asia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Al-Queda was founded by________ Osama Bin Laden
Modern day__________ is were the Ottoman Empire Started Turkey
The jews claim that isreal is ________ land Holy
Am important figure of the Ottoman Empire was________ the Magnificent Suleiman
Kuwait was a member of the _________ U.N
It took _____ years to find Osama Bin Laden Nine
What year did the U.S invade Iraq? 2003
Kuwait belonged to the U.N a ______________ world organization
The Ottoman's rose to power after the destruction of the ______ empire Abbasid
_______ or the Ottoman's emperors Sultans
The fall of the Ottoman's created places such as ________ Palestine
Jews during WWII suffered from the____ which supported that the Jews needed A land to call their own nazis
______ broke out in 1948 beetween the Jews and Palastinians war
The Taliban were thought to be______ Al-Queda Aiding
The movement of Jews back to Isreal was known as ________ Zionism
___________ is the hatred against Jews Anti Semitism
Palastinians felt that their ______ had beeen taken land
President_______ was the first US president to recognize Isreal Truman
Isreal is an________ state independent
Great Britan had ________ over Palastine control

Southwest Asian History Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Constantinople, now Istanbul, was he capital of the _____________ empire. Ottoman
Ottoman rulers were called _________. Sultans
A special group of soldiers who were loyal to the Sultan Janissaries
Many male slaves became _______________. Soldiers
By the 1800's the Ottoman Empire had grown weak. It fought ______ constantly to hold onto it's empire. wars
What did Christians/Europeans call Suleiman I? The Magnificent
From 1520-1566 _____________ ruled the Ottoman Empire Suleiman I
Te Ottoman Empire controlled what is now Turkey, parts of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and _________ ____________ Southeast Europe
The Ottoman Empire had trouble competing in trade with ____________________ Europe. Industrialized
The Janissaries refused to learn modern ways of ______________ and so they became weak. fighting
The event let by Hitler that killed 6 million jews was the ____________________ Holocaust
The group of people led by Hitler that killed 6 million jews Nazis
The man that took responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. Bin Laden
The country that is helping the Israelis fight the Palestinians US
The Palestinians are ________. Arabs
The country that the Jews and Palestinians are fighting over Israel
The ___________ declared war on the Jews to try and win Israel back, but lost most the land in the war. Palestinians
The Iraqi government was led by __________ Suddam Hussein
The Iraqi government tried to take over ____________ to have access to a seaport. Kuwait
The US sided with Kuwait when Iraq invaded because Kuwait was part of what organization? UN

Countries of Asia Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Jordan
Indonesia
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Syria
North Korea
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Philippines
Vietnam
Maldives
Iran
Kuwait
Iraq
Taiwan
Pakistan
Mongolia
Russia
India
Thailand
South Korea
Israel
Japan
China

The Challenge of Terrorism Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What people try to intimidate states and do not believe that their goals will be won by organizing or negotiating? Terrorists
Their goal is to unite Northern Ireland, which is now governed by Great Britain, with the Irish. IRA
In the late 1800s where did radical reformers bomb trains or assassinate officials to fight the czar's repression? Russia
The movement for a conservative Islamic society was first seen in Iran under... Ayatollah Khomeini
What groups carried out terrorists attacks since WWII against the Western countries? Middle Eastern groups
In what nations did the women's roles debates by Muslims led to an expansion of women's rights and freedoms Turkey and iran
What Act allowed secret searches to avoid tipping off terrorism suspects? Patriot
Who supported Afghanistan against the Soviet Union due to fear of the Soviet Union spreading? United States
Who used wealth to support Afghan resistance? Osama Bin Laden
What Muslim fundamentalist group took control of Afghanistan when Osama bin Laden began using it to train al-Qaeda recruits? Taliban
Who fought the Taliban for years, led the ground attack and helped force the Taliban out of the capital? Northern Alliance
What was one of the most destructive acts of terrorism in American history? 911 attacks
In what kind of terrorism do terrorists work for one nation to undermine the government of another... state sponsored

History Of The Middle East Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The religion of Jews Judaism
The religoius faith of muslims Islam
a republic in SW Asia, on the Mediterranean: formed as a Jewish state Israel
the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. Christianity
a republic in SW Asia, N of Saudi Arabia and W of Iran, centering in the Tigris-Euphrates basin of Mesopotamia Iraq
a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia Saudi
a peninsula in SW Asia, including Saudi Arabia, Yemen Arab Republic, People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Arabia
a republic in central Asia, NW of India and E of Iran Afghanistan
an arm of the Indian Ocean, extending NW between Africa and Arabia: connected to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal Red Sea
a river in SW Asia, flowing SE from SE Turkey through Iraq, joining the Euphrates to form the Shatt-al-Arab Tigris River
a river in SW Asia, flowing from E Turkey through Syria and Iraq, joining the Tigris to form the Shatt-al-Arab near the Persian Gulf Euphrates River
an arm of the Arabian Sea, between SW Iran and Arabia Persian Gulf
a river in SW Asia, flowing from S Lebanon through the Sea of Galilee, then S between Israel and Jordan through W Jordan into the Dead Sea. Jordan River
Strait of, a strait between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Strait Of Hormuz
Gross domestic product (GDP) is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period GDP

THE HISTORY OF SOUTHWEST ASIA!! By: Nandhini Nadarajan Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What large empire broke up after World War 1? Ottoman Empire
In what year was Israel created 1948
Istanbul used to be called_______________ before it was renamed Istanbul Costantinople
1948 war where the Arab neighboring countries attacked Israel the day after the new nation was created because they did not want the new Jewish nation to exist. Arab Israeli War
Leader of al-Queda; helped with 9/11 attacks Osama Bin Laden
President and brutal dictator of Iraq from 1979-2003 Saddam Hussien
Created the State of Israel on May 14, 1948 United Nations
To divide up a piece of land into separate portions representing different ethnic or religious groups. Partitioning
A country placed under the control of another power by international agreement, typically given independence by a certain date. Mandate
Acts of violence designed to promote a specific ideology or agenda by creating panic among an enemy population Terrorism
hatred of Jews anti semitism
The planned killing of over 6 million Jews holocaust
Created in 1948 by UN for Jews Israel
The Persian Guf war was also known as _____________ Operation Desert Storm
Who helped al-Queda help hide in their mountain regions Taliban
After the 9/11 attacks, who did the US go to war with? Afghanistan
What operation happened in 2003 when the US led an invasion against Iraq? Operation ___________________ Iraqi Freedom
What nation started the Persian Gulf War? Iraq
The Ottoman Empire began in 1299 in _________ Turkey
The Ottoman's ruler was called a _____. Sultan