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Question 1: To the north of Saudi Arabia lies the country of
(a) Qatar.

(b) Yemen.
(c) Iraq.
(d) Oman.

Correct Answer is Option C
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia lies at the furthermost part of southwestern Asia. It is bordered by the Arabian Gulf, United Arab Emirates and Qatar in the east; Red Sea in the west; Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan in the north; Yemen and Oman in the south.


Question 2: Much of the water is obtained
(a) from oases.

(b) by desalinating sea water.
(c) from wadis.
(d) from wells.

Correct Answer is Option B
Saudi Arabia leads the world in the volume of desalinated water it produces, and now operates 31 desalination plants. Desalinated water, as distinct from naturally occurring fresh water, makes up 50% of water consumed in Saudi Arabia. The remaining 50% is pulled from groundwater.


Question 3: Saudi Arabia earns a lot of money by exporting
(a) dates.

(b) sand.
(c) camels.
(d) petroleum.

Correct Answer is Option D
Saudi oil reserves are the second largest in the world, and Saudi Arabia is the world's leading oil exporter and second largest producer of Petroleum. Saudi Arabia earns a lot of money by exporting petroleum.


Question 4: The capital of the country is
(a) Jeddah.

(b) Mecca.
(c) Riyadh.
(d) An Nafud.

Correct Answer is Option C
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Arabian Peninsula. It occupies an area about the size of the United States east of the Mississippi River. Saudi Arabia's population is 27 million, including 8.4 million foreign residents, and its capital city is Riyadh.


Question 5: is a seaport that lies along the Red Sea.
(a) Jeddah

(b) Mecca
(c) Medina
(d) Riyadh

Correct Answer is Option A
Jeddah is a seaport that lies along the Red sea.


Circle the odd one in each. Give reasons for your answer.

Question 6:
Worksheet Solution: The Land of Sand: Saudi Arabia - Notes | Study Social Studies for Class 5 - Class 5

  1. Arabian peninsula - because all others are deserts.
  2. Afghanistan - Not a neighbouring country of Saudi Arabia.
  3. Qatar - All the other are important cities while qatar is a country.
  4. Polar bear - lives in cold areas
  5. Coconut palm - all the others are found in deserts.


Answer these questions.

Question 7: Where is Saudi Arabia located? List the countries that surround it.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia lies at the furthermost part of southwestern Asia. It is bordered by the Arabian Gulf, United Arab Emirates and Qatar in the east; Red Sea in the west; Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan in the north; Yemen and Oman in the south.

Question 8: What type of climate does Saudi Arabia have?

Saudi Arabia has a desert climate characterized by extreme heat during the day, an abrupt drop in temperature at night, and very low annual rainfall.

Question 9: Describe the life of the Bedouins.

Bedouins are the Arabs and desert nomads who hail from and continue to live primarily in the Arabian peninsula and the Middle East and North Africa.

Question 10: Why is there a shortage of water in the country?

Water supply and sanitation in Saudi Arabia is characterized by challenges and achievements. One of the main challenges is water scarcity. In order to overcome water scarcity, substantial investments have been undertaken in seawater desalination, water distribution, sewerage and wastewater treatment.

Question 11: In what way has the discovery of petroleum helped the people of the country?

Saud Arabia is the world's largest exporter of petroleum since they have about 18% of the world's petroleum. They are able to export and sell the petroleum to other countries and make profit.


Think and answer.

Question 12:
Men in Saudi Arabia mostly wear white clothes and keep their heads and necks covered. Why?

People in Saudi Arabia keep their heads covered due to cultural reasons but it also helps them to save from the direct heat of the sun which may be harmful as the weather is quite hot in Saudi Arabia. They usually wear white clothes as it keeps them cool.

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