Type
Word Search
Description

Camels
car business
desalinated water
falconry
islam
kingdom of saudi arabia
largest oil resource
monarchy
needs
new leader
oil
petroleum
Riyal
spiders
thawb
wants

Southwest Asia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the largest river Euphrates river
The majority of Saudi Arabia is covered in whst landform Deserts
Non renewable natural resource has contributed to the growth of the Middle East Oil
Which religion do most southwest Asia practice Islam
Who makes up the largest ethnic group in turkey Kurds
What is the oldest religion of the Middle East Judaism
Which war was caused over oil Persian gulf
What form of government does Saudi Arabia have Monarchy
What form of government does Iraq have Theocracy
A major environmental issue facing the countries of the Middle East is the pollution of Water sources
The Torah which contains the mosaic law is most often used in Judaism

Southwest Asia and North Africa Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

People who move from place to place without a permanent home Nomads
Desert that stretches across north africa Sahara desert
When people in an area move into cities and those cities grow larger Urbanization
A system of writing using pictures and other symbols Hieroglyphics
Worlds 2nd largest river in the world Nile river
Worshiping only one god Monotheism
Violence against innocent civilians to create fear for political reasons Terrorism
The royal family controls everything in the country/no voting Absolute monarchy
Holy book of Christianity Bible
The holy book of Islam Quran
Holy book of Judaism Torah
Islamic houses of worship Mosques
Capital of Egypt Cairo
Sea located above africa Mediterranean Sea
The removal of salt from seawater Desalination
A messenger of god Prophet
How many cultural hearths are in the world? Seven
Country with the largest oil reserves in the world Saudi Arabia
What water mass separates Africa from Asia? Suez Canal
A place in a desert where water can be found Oasis
Region In between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers Mesopotamia
A leader who has complete control over a country Dictator
Beliefs about what is right and wrong Ethics
A leader chosen by god Messiah
Very good region for growing crops Fertile Crescent

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

Middle East Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Religious leaders hold the power IRAN
One of the world's most important source of oil IRAQ
The birthplace of several different religious ISREAL
Most Turkish people live here TURKEY
Has been in war for years AFGHANISTAN
Is the home to the religion of Islam SAUDI ARABIA
Independent small country, Borders Egypt and Israel GAZA STRIP
Northern part of Indian Ocean bounded by by Pakistan and Iran ARABIAN SEA
Connects Red Sea to Mediterranean Sea SUEZ CANAL
Lies between Strait of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean PERSIAN GULF
Flows through northeast Iran and the southwest to the Arabian Peninsula TIGRIS RIVER
Flow through Jordan JORDAN RIVER
One of the most historically important rivers in western Asia EUPHRATES RIVER
Between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf STRAIT OF HORMUZ
method in which water is supplied to plants at regular intervals for agriculture IRRIGATION
Water that is contamination WATER POLLUTION
The unbalanced division of anything UNEQUAL DISTRIBUTION
An ethnic group that the native language is a variety of Arabic ARAB
A ethnic group that was with the Ottoman Empire KURD
Believes the new leader should be in the prophets Muhammad's bloodline SUNNI
Believed in the teachings of Muhammad ISLAM
Newest Religion JUDAISM
World's largest religion CHRISTIANITY
A variety. State of being diverse. DIVERSITY
Believed the new leader should be of the head of state SHIA MUSLIM
a community who share a common cultural background ETHNIC GROUP
A set of individuals whose identity as such is distinctive in common doctrines, practicers or rituals RELIGIOUS GROUP

Chapter 25 Test Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a sultan placed on the Ottoman throne and ruled like an authoritarian and suspended the constitution; he was in constant fear of assassination Abdülhamid II
British adventurer popularly known as "Lawrence of Arabia" T. E. Lawrence
Father of Turks Atatürk
the capital and largest city of Iran Tehran
Persian army officer who seized power in 1925 Reza Shah Pahlavi
a theocratic islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia Iran
reform leader in the early 1920s and united Northern Arabian Peninsula. He created Saudi Arabia in 1932. Ibn Sa'ūd
an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia Saudi Arabia
an ancient country is southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Palestine
a republic in eastern Africa Kenya
believed that African Americans should strive for full rights immediatly;founded the NAACP W.E.B. Du Bois
Many poor urban blacks turned to him. He was head of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and he urged black economic cooperation and founded a chain of UNIA grocery stores and other business Marcus Garvey
Vietnamese communist statesman who fought the Japanese in World War II and the French until 1954 and South vietnam until 1975 (1890-1969) Ho Chi Minh
a region in northeastern China Manchuria
the largest city of China Shanghai
also called the Yangtze River; stretches 3,400 miles Chang Jiang
military leader that took over Guomindang when Sun Yat-sen died Chiang Kai-shek
Nationalists massacre Communists in China Shanghai Massacre
a city in eastern China on the Yangtze River Nanjing
Chinese communist leader (1893-1976) Mao Zedong

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

Saudi Arabia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the founder and major prophet of Islam Muhammad
monotheistic religion based on the teachings of the Quran Islam
a believer in the religion of Islam who accepts Allah as the only god Muslim
natural fuel formed from the remains of living organisms fossils fuels
central religious text of Islam Quran
chief Muslim civil and religious leader Caliph
Muslim place of worship mosque
use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political arms terrorism
head covering worn by Muslim women in public hijab
political party founded in Syria by Michel Aflaq Baath party
viscous liquid derived from petroleum oil
capital of Saudi Arabia Mecca
one of the two main branches of Islam, commonly described as orthodox Sunni
an adherent of the Shia branch of Islam Shi'ite
arabic word for God Allah
war or struggle against disbelievers of Islam jihad
person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of God prophet
belief that there is only one God monotheism
fertile spot in a desert where water is found oasis
ninth month of the Muslim year during which strict fasting occurs from sunrise to sunset ramadon
building in the courtyard of The Great Mosque in Mecca Ka'bah
nomadic Arab of the desert Bedouin
Islamic fundamentalist political movement Taliban
materials of substances that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain natural resources
state of armed conflict between different nations or states war

Southwest Asia Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Blocks of rock and soil. Plates
Nonrenewable resource formed over millions of years. Fossil Fuels
Removal of salt from seawater. Desalination
Most of the population in cities. Urbanized
More than half. Majority
A culture that has written language in which people have different jobs. Civilization
Worshiping more than one god. Monotheism
The holy book of Islam. Quaran
Muslim political and religious leader. Caliph
Islamic houses of worship. Mosques
A group with less than half of the population. Minority
A leader who seizes power undemocratically and has complete control of a country. Dictator
The belief that holy books should be taken literally. Fundamentalism
An a arabic word that means "struggle" Jihad
The use of violence against innocent civilians to create fear. Terrorism
The willingness to take risks of starting a business. Entrepreneurship
An agreement. Consensus
A group of hired government officials. Bureaucracy
A sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean. Mediterranean Sea
A sea bordering Israel. Dead Sea
Longest river in Western Asia. Euphrates River
Eastern member of the Euphrates. Tigris River
Was a campaign of violent resistance against Israel. Intifada
A government controlled by one person who has not won an election. Autocracy
The raising of plants and animals. Agriculture

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

Africa Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

this kingdom stretched from the Atlantic to Lake Chad songhai
large body of water that seperates Europe from Africa mediterranan
according to the ancient Greeks this word meant not cold aphrike
these animals are known as the ships of the desert camels
largest desert located in Africa sahara
country between Egypt and Algeria libya
kingdom had over 200,000 soldiers ghana
island nation on the east coast of Africa madagascar
2nd largest continent africa
another name for grasslands savannah
worth it's weight in gold salt
means hello in swahili jamba
religion in african kingdom of Axum christianity
city in Mali that was the center of learning timbukutu
powerful ruler of Mali mansa musa
city that Mansa Musa travelled to for his hajj Mecca
kingdom of Songhai extended from the Atlantic to lake Chad
Songhi trading center that was located on the Niger river Gao
ocean on the east coast of Africa Indian
African kingdoms became wealthy because of trade