“ The Arab Spring at One” Question Set.

The Arab Spring is one of the most significant global issues to emerge during the past few years. I want you to read this article to understand the complicated process.  This question set is different.  To answer the questions you will have to find information throughout the article.

1. The Arab Spring began in Tunisia, then spread to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and, now, appears to be happening in Syria.  Although these countries are grouped under the same title, “Arab Spring”, very different uprisings occurred in each of them.

Identify the specific factors, groups and grievances that led to the uprisings in each of these countries.

Tunisia

 

Egypt

 

Bahrain

 

Yemen

 

Libya

 

Syria

 

2. What has resulted in the one year since the uprisings in each of these countries?

Tunisia

 

Egypt

 

Bahrain

 

Yemen

 

Libya

 

Syria

 

The author uses several terms throughout to explain the Arab Spring. What do each of the terms below mean with regard to the Arab Spring? You might need your textbook or Wikipedia to understand some of the terms.

3. Pan-Arab

4. sectarianism

5. Sunni Arabs

6. autocrats

7. Hezbollah

8. Shiites

9. despots

10. oil

11. Alawite

12. birthrates and population growth

13. Islamist party

14. secular

15. Hamas

16. Jihadists

17. Iran

18. Arab League

19. Copts

20. Muslim Brotherhood

21. Tahrir Square

22. Awakenings

23. Ottoman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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