10/26/11 Africa notes

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10/26/11 Africa notes
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2011-10-31 15:24:07
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notes on Africa and the Middle East from 10/26/11
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  1. What is the official name for the Middle East?
    Southwest Asia
  2. Who gave the Middle East its name?
    Europe
  3. What country is actually part of the middle east but doesn't seem like it?
    Turkey
  4. Southwest Asia ends before what country?
    Egypt
  5. What is the climate like in the Middle East?
    dry and hot
  6. Gallons of ____ are more expensive than gallons of oil in the Middle East
    water
  7. What factor could turn the Middle East around like it did in Israel?
    immigration
  8. How much of US oil comes from Saudi Arabia?
    25%
  9. how much of US oil comes from outside the US?
    50%
  10. How much of Europe's oil comes from the Middle East?
    80%
  11. the Middle East has some of the oldest and greatest what?
    civilizations
  12. What are the different ideas of where civilization began?
    • Mesopotamia, betweent the Tigris and Euphrates
    • Egyptian Nile Delta
    • Chinese Yhang Zhon River Valley
    • Indian Indus River Valley
  13. What was the first known Middle Eastern writing?
    Sumerian cuneform
  14. What is another name for the Neo-Babylonians?
    Chaldeans
  15. What was the first emperor of the Babylonians equivalent to?
    The first emperor of the Middle East
  16. What were the Babylonians skilled in?
    • math
    • astronomy
    • astrology
  17. What what the Assyrian capital?
    Ninevah
  18. Where did Iraq and Syria start?
    Chaldeans>Neo-Babylonians>Nebuchadnezzar
  19. What was Babylon famous for?
    hanging gardens of Babylon
  20. What people did Turkey start with?
    Hittites
  21. What were the Hittites skilled in?
    • Iron-making
    • chariots in warfare
    • the iron axle

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