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Map of Central Asia
By MapmanTM

Test your map-reading skills. Use the pop-up map to find the answers to the questions below.

  1. According to the United States Geologic Survey, the U.S. consumes 26 percent of the world's oil every day—more than any other country. Because much of our oil comes from the Persian Gulf area, the Middle East remains strategically important to our political leaders. Which one of the following countries is not located on the Persian Gulf?
    1. Kuwait
    2. Iran
    3. Iraq
    4. Yemen
  2. Which South Asian nation, a former colony of the United Kingdom, has an estimated 35 million (est. 1994) English speakers—ranking third in the world, behind the U.S. and U.K.?
    1. India
    2. Australia
    3. Nepal
    4. Bhutan
  3. According to the map, the Middle East spans Asia, Europe, and Africa. However, only two of its countries are located on more than one continent. Which two nations share this geographic distinction?
    1. Egypt and Iran
    2. Egypt and Oman
    3. Egypt and Turkey
    4. Egypt and Yemen
  4. Almost 2,400 years ago, Alexander of Macedon not only fought in this Central Asian country but also founded the city of Kandahar. Since ancient times, countless generals, guerrillas, and political goliaths have also waged war in this landlocked nation. What is the name of the country?
    1. Turkmenistan
    2. Afghanistan
    3. Kazakhstan
    4. Kyrgyzstan
  5. In 25 b.c., the Romans called this area Arabia Felix, or Happy Arabia, because it supplied ample resources and a pleasant climate, as well as providing key routes in the lucrative spice trade. Today, we know it as Yemen, and it is a part of which peninsula?
    1. Arabian Peninsula
    2. Iberian Peninsula
    3. Sinai Peninsula
    4. subcontinent

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