Twilight in the Desert Short Essay - Answer Key

Matthew Simmons
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1. What does Simmons claim is happening to Saudi Arabia's oil supplies?

Simmons claims that Saudi Arabian oil supplies are running out, and no one is prepared to deal with the impact.

2. Why does the author believe that Saudi Arabian oil production data has been hidden for over 20 years?

The author believes that Saudi Arabian oil production data has been hidden for over 20 years in an attempt to hide the fact that Saudi Arabia's most important oil fields are declining.

3. What does King Faisal do for Saudi Arabia, thanks in large part to the newfound wealth from oil production?

King Faisal, in large part due to the newfound wealth from oil production, leads Saudi Arabia through tremendous growth and development including advances in education and the education of women.

4. What are some of the challenges the Saudi government faces due to their population explosion?

Some of the challenges the Saudi government faces due to their population explosion are: the need to modernize the oil industry and diversify the economy, providing social services, handling debt, reducing unemployment, growing the economy, and developing new industries.

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