Chapter 15: Human Geogrpahy: Economic Geography

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Questions 742-840

What was completed in 1914 and created a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?

Panama Canal

Spain, Italy, and what other country lead the world in olive production?

Greece

What term is used to describe factories in northern Mexico that assemble products for American and Japanese companies?

Maquiladoras

What type of crops are luxuries grown solely for profit, like tobacco in the United Stated?

Cash crops

What country is well known for its export of hand-woven, woolen blankets called Afghans?

Afghanistan

NAFTA was a free trade agreement created in 1994 among which three countries?

United States, Canada, and Mexico

Half the world's emeralds come from a mine in Muzo in what South American country?

Colombia

What Caribbean country relied on the Soviet Union for foreign aid until the USSR's collapse but continues to suffer economically due to an embargo by the United States?

Cuba

A new bridge crosses the Koge Bay to connect Copenhagen with Malmo, thus linking Denmark to which other country?

Sweden

Which small, European country exports printed religious material and imports almost all of its necessities?

Vatican City

What railway corridor opened in 1994 to connect Folkstone, England to Sangatte, France?

Channel Tunnel

Although 40 percent of Egypt's workforce is engaged in agriculture, food must be imported because of the extensive farming of what cash crop?

Cotton

Odessa was important as the USSR's warm-water port on which sea?

Black Sea

What Southeast Asian city-state is considered one of the Four Tigers because of its strength in trade and industry?

Singapore

Which West African country, with Conakry as its capital city, is the world's second-leading producer of bauxite?

Guinea

Which country controls the Suez Canal?

Egypt

Which South American country lost its Pacific Ocean corridor in a war with Chile in 1884?

Bolivia

The Philippines is the world's leading producer of copra, which is used to make what cooking oil?

coconut oil

In which country is the Witwatersrand, an extensive gold mine, located?

South Africa

What Caribbean island country has been called "Spice Island" because it leads the world in nutmeg production?

Grenada

What sweet crop is extensively grown on Mauritius?

Sugarcane

What natural resource plays a major role in Oklahoma's economy?

Petroleum

Which product dominates Iceland's exports?

fish

Which West African country, located between Senegal and Guinea, exports cashews as its primary product?

Guinea-Bissau

The Bab el Mandeb, which connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, is off the west coast of which country?

Yemen

Which peninsular European country has its industrial region in the north and its agricultural region in the south?

Italy

The headquarters of the European Union is located in which capital city?

Brussels

What does GNP stand for?

Gross national product

Due to its open registry policy, which African country has the largest merchant fleet in the world?

Liberia

What monetary unit of Panama is named after the explorer who established the first European settlement in the country?

Balboa

The New York Stock Exchange is located along which well-known street?

Wall Street

Which European country, located east of Germany, is the world's leading producer of rye?

Poland

Which former Portuguese colony is the world's leading producer of citrus fruit?

Brazil

Which Roman Catholic European country is one of the world's leading apple exporters?

France

Which South American country is the world's leading producer of unrefined copper?

Chile

Which Asian country's sultan is considered one of the wealthiest men on Earth due to the country's extensive oil and gas production?

Brunei

Which river valley is home to "Cyperus papyrus", a plant soaked and dried to make paper that was commonly used by several ancient civilizations?

Nile

Yaren is the capital city of which Pacific island country that relies on phosphate mining for its economy?

Nauru

Which country, known as Siam until 1939, was the only southeast Asian country never colonized by a European country?

Thailand

Which country has the world's largest democracy and is the world's largest producer of tea and sugarcane?

India

Name Hawaii's two most important crops.

Pineapple and sugarcane

Which tiny Mediterranean country is known for its casinos, car races, and beaches?

Monaco

Shocked by Western advances in the 1850s, which country finally opened its doors to western trade after the Meiji Restoration during the nineteenth century?

Japan

Which African country's Copperbelt is centered along its primary urban area of Kitwe?

Zambia

The Strait of Hormuz is the exit of which body of water that is important to the world's supply of oil?

Persian Gulf

Along with Japan, the United States, and France, what other country is among the top four of the world's largest economies?

Germany

The Owen Falls Dam, just north of Lake Victoria and east of Kampala, produces electricity for which African country?

Uganda

Haneda, one of the world's busiest airports, is located near what Asian capital city?

Tokyo

What does IMF stand for?

International Monetary Fund

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