North Africa, Central and Southwest Asia Test

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Al-Qaeda

terrorist group in Afghanistan

Alluvial plain

an area of fertile soil left by river floods

Aquifers

underground layers of rock in which water flows

Arabic

Main language (used to read the Quran)

Bazaars

a traditional marketplace

Bedoins

desert nomads who raise livestock

Bible

holy book of Christianity

Caliphs

leaders who rule the Muslim community

Calligraphy

the art of beautiful writing, for decoration

Casbah

older sections of a city with narrow streets and bazaars

Cash Crop

a farm product grown for sale as an export

City-State

city and the land around it that formed its own government

Civil war

a conflict within a country between two different groups

Clan

a group of families related by blood or marriage

Constitutional monarchy

a king or queen is head of state although elected officials control the government

Covenant

an agreement

Cuneiform

an early form of Sumerian writing

Desalinization

a process that treats seawater to remove salts and minerals to make water drinkable

Dietary Laws

laws that state which foods people of a certain religion can and cannot eat and how they should be prepared and handled

Dry farming

land that is left unplanted every few years to store moisture