Guide to geography challenge 2



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GUIDE TO GEOGRAPHY CHALLENGE 2

Read the question on your Geography Challenge card. Use a complete sentence to answer the question. Label the map as directed.



  1. Which seas and oceans do you see on the map?

The map shows the Indian Ocean and the Red, Arabian, Mediterranean, Black, Caspian, Aral, and South China Seas.

  1. What cities were important to trade on the Arabian peninsula?

Aden, Makkah, Jeddah, Jerusalem, Damascus, Aleppo, Baghdad, and Basra were all important trading cities on the Arabian Peninsula.

  1. What continents surround the Arabian Peninsula?

Asia, Europe, and Africa surround the Arabian Peninsula.

  1. In what city was Muhammad born? Add a symbol to your map to show Muhammad’s birthplace. Label your symbol. Muhammad was born in Makkah.

Muhammad was born in Makkah.

  1. How did Arab traders from Makkah (Mecca) and Baghdad reach China?

Arab traders from Makkah and Baghdad reached China by land and sea.

  1. What body of water did Arab traders cross to reach Europe?

Arab traders crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.

  1. What is the approximate distance along trade routes between Venice, Italy, and Guangzhou, China?

The distance from Venice to Guangzhou is more than 8,000 miles, or 13,000 kilometers.

  1. How many trade routes meet in Makkah (Mecca)?

Four trade routes meet in Makkah.


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