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Arabian Peninsula
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20 questions
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A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides

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Peninsula

Dune

Shamal

Simoom

Q.

Extremely dry

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Arid

Humid

Levant

Hamas

Q.

A mound or ridge of sand formed by the wind

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Dune

Hajj

Monsoon

Simoom

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A seasonal wind that brings heavy rains in the summer, and dry air inland in the winter

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Monsoon

Simoom

Shamal

Oases

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A hot, dry, suffocating wind that blows during summer in the Arabian Peninsula; this term translates to "poison" in Arabic

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Simoom

Monsoon

Dune

Shamal

Q.

A northwesterly wind in the Persian Gulf area which carry millions of tons of sand and silt into the Rub' al-Khali

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Shamal

Simoom

Monsoon

Moshav

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A territory ruled by an Arab tribal leader

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Sheikdom

Arabian Shield

Kibbutz

Rift Valley

Q.

A branch of Islam that regards the first four successors of Muhammad as his rightful successors (85% of the Muslim population)

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Sunni

Shia

Ibadism

Shari'ah

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A branch of Islam that regards Muhammad's son-in-law Ali and the imams as his rightful successors (15% of the Muslim population)

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Shia

Sunni

Ibadism

Shari'ah

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A conservative form of Islam distinct from Sunni and Shia sects; prominent in Oman

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Ibadism

Sharia

Hajj

Torah

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Islamic law derived from the Koran and the teachings of Muhammad

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Sharia

Hamas

Hajj

Mosque

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In Islam, the yearly pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca) that Muslims take at least once in a lifetime

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Hajj

Moshav

Shamal

Sunni

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Government policy as it is influenced by physical, human, and economic geography

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Geopolitics

Stateless Nation

Diaspora

Desertification

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The removal of salt from seawater or brackish groundwater to make it usable for drinking and farming

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Desalination

Desertification

Overgrazing

Domestication

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This landform runs along the coast of the Red Sea and is composed of hard, ancient rocks covered with extinct volcanoes

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Arabian Shield

Rub al-Khali

Ahaggar

Arabian Desert

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Part of the Arabian Desert, this is largest uninterrupted area of sand in the world; also known as the "Empty Quarter"

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Rub al-Khali

Arabian Shield

West Bank

Levant

Q.

Green areas fed by underground water sources that are found in deserts

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Oases

Monsoon

Dune

Shamal

Q.

"City of the Prophet" or "The Enlightened City"; this holy city is the location of the prophet Muhammad's tomb

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Medina

Mecca

Riyadh

Jerusalem

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The holiest city in Islam, and the birth place of the prophet Muhammad. Millions of Muslims make a pilgrimage to this city every year

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Mecca

Medina

Jerusalem

Riyadh

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The capital of Saudi Arabia and largest city on the Arabian Peninsula. It is the center of oil refining in the region and home to the royal palace of the King

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Riyadh

Jerusalem

Mecca

Medina

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