world geography finals

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Which country is not locatd along the northeastern borderof iran?

Iraq

Which mountain range is located along the northeastern border of iran?

Kopet-Dag

Which bodies of water lie to the south of the Arabian Peninsula?

Arabian sea and gulf of aden

What is the name of the desert described as the
EMpty quarter?

Rub'al-khali

What factor prevents all the countries in the persian gulf from producing desalinized water

Expensive to produce large scale

What is the name of the region that nclides land from the persoan gulf through the tigris abd euphrates rivers?

fertile cresen

which ethnic group has never had their own country?

kurds

In which countru areshia imams particularly important and influential?

iran

What is islams holiest city?

Mecca

What country has the largest oil prduction?

Saudi Arabia

What are pigs generally not raised in the Persian Gulf and interior?

Muslim are forbidden to eat pork

Which is the following factors generallydoes not affect the regions politics?

Democratic RUle

What does OPEC stanf for?

Organtizatoin of Petroleum Exporting Countires

Which country is ruled by an ayatollah?

Iran

What two mountian suste,s run acrossAnatolia?

The POntic and the Taurus mountains

Whcih of the following rivers flows into the Dead sea?

Jordan

What minreal is used to make fertalizer?

Potash

What two deserts are found in the Eastern Mediterranean?

Syrian and Negev

What happened to palestin after ww1?

it became a brtish mandate

What threee strips of land are issues in the Arab- Israel conflict?

THe GAza Strip , the west bank, and the Golan heights

What are the four quarter of jerusalem?

Armenian, muslim, jewish, ad christian

whcih of the following issuses is not a promlem in syria?

low birtrate

THe united states gives foreign aid to isreal and?

jordan

what is iraels leading expot?

polished diamonds

which country in th eastern mediterranean had te most diverskfies econmomy?

isreal

theocracy

government based on religious laws

Riyadh

capital city of saudi arabia

Dynasty

a line of hereditary rulers

bedouins

a group of nomadic herders who live in southwest asia

tehran

capital of iran

Mandates

teritories placed under another country's control

secular

nonreligious

damascus

capital of syria and one of the oldest dcities in the world

bosporus

a narrow body of water thatlies between europe and asia

kurds

the largest ethnic minority in turkey

what andform acts as a natural barrier between north africa and the rest of africa

sahara

which type of landform is not found int he sahara?

fellahin

what body of water does the nile river empty?

mediterranean sea

irrigated farmlands along the nile river and the nile delta produce larse ammouts ofwhich crop?

cotton

Desret nomads called ______ still live along th sinai peninsula in egypt.

bedouins

which civilizatoin develped a system of writing using hieroglyphs?

egyptians

what group took control of north africa after the roman empire crumnled?

vandals

two major rivers of west and central africa are...

the niger and congo rivers

which of the following animals is not found in the tropical rain forest?

giraffe

which of the fllowing factors has contributed to the desertificatoin of the sahel?

growing population

why did the europeans originally explore the coast of west africa?

they were looking for wate route to asia

what city was an important centerof trade in the mali empire?

Tombouctou

which of the following was not part of africas triple heritage?

judaism

what city in west and central africa has the largest populatin?

lagos, nigeria

which of the following is not true about west and central africas dual economy?

all agricultural goods are produced for domestic use

which early culture built pyramids?

kush

when was christianity introduced into ethiopia?

more than 1,500 years ago

giraffes, lions, and wildabeast are all immune to

diseases carried by tsetse fly

swahili contains many vocabualry words from what language?

arabic

the Kikuyu nd Hutu are both from which linguistic group?

Bantu speakers

what is the underlying cause of many of east africas current challenges?

overpopulation

in wich country did the Hutu people practice genocide against the Tutsi?

Rwanda

what skill did the early Bantu settlers bring to southern africa?

how to make iron tools

why did the dutch originall want to settle in southern africa?

they wanted to farm

whate was a casue of the Boer War?

desire to control the regions mineral wealth

which of he following is not major river in southern africa?

congo river

what mountain range is located in south africa?

Drakensburg Mountains

The Thar Deser lies in both india and ______.

Pakistan

what is the Kanchenjunga?

India's highst point

WHere does the Ganges river begin?

in the Himalayas

what language is spoken by the largest number of indian ppl?

Hindi

which religion is defined by a strict moral code based on preserving life?

Jainism

India is not the worlds leading producer of which crop?

rice

what is indias leading export?

Textiles

May of indias current problems are related to ______.

rapid poplation growth

Which of the following is no a major religion in the indian perimeter?

christianity

which country in the indian perimeter was the last to achieve independence?

Bangladesh

which country has limited tourism in order to preserve the environment?

Bhutan

which of the following factors has contributed to the slow economic development in the indian perimeter?

a lack of natural resource

which two countrie od the indian perimeter are landlocked?

Nepal and Bhutan

in which country is the Hindu Kush mountain range located?

Pakistan

What geographic feature seperates Sri Lanka from India?

The Palk Strait

What is the capital of Pakistan?

Islamabad

Sepoys

indian troops under British command

Deccan Pateau

one of indias major landforms

cottage industires

small scale industires run out of the home

Sanskrit

a language from which modern day Hindi is derived

Jute

plant fiber used to make burlap and rope

Pantheon

all the gods of a religion

Indus Valley

Pakistan's main farming region

Graphit

a form of carbon used in pencil lead

Storm Surges

large waves of ocean water that wave ashore like a very high tide

Protectorate

a country that allows another stronger country to provide protection

which of the following is not major crop of china?

corn

which of the following is not a major environmental issue facing china today?

desertification

which mountain range is not located in the northern part of china?

Greater Khingan Range

Where is Taiwan located relative to china?

southeast

what region is called china's rice bowl?

southern china

what city is a mojr seaport and international trade ceter in china?

Shanghai

Which of the following is no a central element of Confusianism?

respect for nature

Japan and Russia diagree over ownership of which islands?

Kuril Islands

Earthquakes near Japan often cause -_____-.

tsunamis

which body of water does not border the korean peninsula?

Sea of Okhotsk

on whih of the followng countrie was not at some point occupied by japan?

Mongolia

wha event helped open japan to foregn influences and trade in the mid 1800's?

american Comodore Mathew Perry sailed into Tokyo Bay

what were daimyo?

Wealthy landlords

what is the capital of north korea?

P'yongyang

which of the folliwing is not a way by which rivers have influesd the region?

determind most of the national boundaries

which country is home to the Khmer?

Cambodia

Which ocuntry had been most influenced by the chinese?

Veitnam

whcih two countires have communist governents?

Veitnam and Laos

what is the captal of Cambodia?

Phnom Penh

which of the following is not a major challenge in mainkand Southwest Asia?

long-term drought

the first malay ppl from asia migrated to the region ______.

about 2,000 B.C.

when do mosttyphoons strike the region?

between August and October

which country had been called the Tiger of the Pacific?

malaysia

which indonesian island has about 13 active voncanoes?

Java

which of the following is not an endempic species of island southeast asia?

Javan Lemur

what is one benefit tha the regions volcanoes have provided?

rich soil

in australia the summer in _______.
THe winter is in _______.

Summer= January
Winter= July

which of the follwowing natural hazards is not common to ew zealand?

droughts

whcih of the follwing does not describe the first european settlers of new zealand?

they were prisoners

where in australia is the Great Artesian Basin found?

the central lowlands

what is new zealands main resource ?

good farming

where did the Maori originate?

Pacifc Islands

Which climate is not cound in Australia?

highlands

which of the following does not describe Australia?

driest continent

what i the capita of new zealand?

welington

why have coral reefs been called the rain forests of the ocean?

that have enormous biological diversity

which region of the pacific islands includes Easter Island?

Polynesia

what causes ocean trenches?

subduction

which country has more then 700 different languages?

Papua New Guinea

which of the following is not a major root crop of the region?

Plantains

whihc of the folowing is not a major tree crop of the region?

Pears

how was political status determinded on Tonga and Tahiti?

it was kept withine certain families

which of the following is a major export for the region?

copra

what is the capital of french polynesia?

papeete

why has emigration increased in this region?

increase populatoin have strained resources

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