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Mena Vocabulary GEN

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Mena Vocabulary GEN

  1. 1. 1. The complete body of Jewish teaching, thought and literature.
  2. 2. Torah
  3. 3. 2. The removal of salt from seawater for drinking or watering crops.
  4. 4. desalination
  5. 5. 3. A pyramid shaped clay structure that served as a foundation for a temple in Mesopotamia.
  6. 6. ziggurat
  7. 7. 4. Monotheistic religion that believes Mohammed was a prophet.
  8. 8. Islam
  9. 9. 5. To supply land with water via ditches, pipes or canals.
  10. 10. irrigation
  11. 11. 6. An Islamic house of worship
  12. 12. Mosque
  13. 13. 7. A chemical product made from petroleum or natural gas.
  14. 14. petrochemical
  15. 15. 8. The holy book of Christianity
  16. 16. Bible
  17. 17. 9. Created to control flooding on the Nile River
  18. 18. Aswan High Dam
  19. 19. 10. Person who calls Muslims to pray 5 times a day.
  20. 20. Muezzin
  21. 21. 11. Muslims are obligated to make this trip to Mecca at least once in their lives.
  22. 22. hajj
  23. 23. 12. Person thought to be a messenger of God
  24. 24. prophet
  25. 25. 13. The belief in one God
  26. 26. Monotheism
  27. 27. 14. Babylonian king that created the first set of written laws.
  28. 28. Hammurabi
  29. 29. 15. A region in Southwest Asia; site of the world’s first civilizations.
  30. 30. The Fertile Crescent
  31. 31. 16. Religion based on the teachings of Jesus.
  32. 32. Christianity
  33. 33. 17. Egyptian writing system using pictures and symbols to represent words or sounds.
  34. 34. Hieroglyphics
  35. 35. 18. The 9th month in the Islamic calendar in which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
  36. 36. Ramadan
  37. 37. 19. An early form of paper made from a reed-like plant found in the Nile River delta.
  38. 38. papyrus
  39. 39. 20. An early form of writing that uses wedges and lines pressed into clay tablets.
  40. 40. cuneiform
  41. 41. 21. Use of violence for political purposes.
  42. 42. terrorism
  43. 43. 22. In the Old Stone Age, those went in search of food.
  44. 44. hunter-gatherers
  45. 45. 23. A religion whose prophets are Abraham and Moses
  46. 46. Judaism
  47. 47. 24. Group of countries that control the price and production of the majority of the world’s oil
  48. 48. O.P.E.C. <ul><li>The O rganization of </li></ul><ul><li>P etroleum </li></ul><ul><li>E xporting </li></ul><ul><li>C ountries </li></ul>
  49. 49. 25. The sacred text of Islam
  50. 50. Qur’an (Koran)

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