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The upstream country that could control the flow of the Nile River into Egypt is:

Sudan

The Aswan High Dam is located on the:

Nile River

Which area was least influenced by the spread of Islam?
Yemen
Bosnia
China
Northern Nigeria
Turkestan

China

The dominant form of Islam in Saudia Arabia is:

Wahhabism

Which of the following countries is not a major oil producer?
Kuwait
Azerbaijan
Iraq
Iran
Turkey

Turkey

The empire that ruled over much of Southwest Asia prior to World War I was the:

Ottoman

Which of the following is not included in the North Africa/Southwest Asia realm?

Pakistan

Hydraulic civilization theory holds that

cities able to control irrigated farming over large hinterlands hold power over other cities

Shi'ite Muslims constitute the great majority of the population of

Iran

Which of the following is not an Old World culture hearth?

the Mecca area of the Arabian Peninsula

North Africa/Southwest Asia are referred to as the following EXCEPT?

The Far East

____ is the name for the land between the rivers.

Mesopotamia

About 85 percent of Muslims consider themselves:

Sunni

The North Africa/Southwest Asia realm contains about _____ percent of the world's oil reserves.

77%

The empire that ruled over much of Southwest Asia prior to World War I was the:

Ottoman

What is the difference between expansion diffusion and relocation diffusion?

In the case of expansion diffusion, a phenomenon originates in an area, remains strong there, and spreads outward; in relocation diffusion, the phenomenon is carried by migrants to a distant location and diffuses from there.

Darfur Province, the recent scene of a massive ethnic cleansing, is located in the central-west of:

Sudan

The North Africa/Southwest Asia realm contains about ____ percent of the world's oil reserves.

77%

Which of the following is false concerning the western Interior of China?

much of this area exhibits a highland (H) climate

Which of the following countries is not a major oil producer?

Turkey

The city of ____ is located at the confluence of the White Nile and Blue Nile, and serves as the capital of ____.

Khartoum/Sudan

Which of the following is not located in the vicinity of the Nile Delta?

Aswan High Dam

The North African exclaves of Cauta and Melilila are associated with which country?

Morocco

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

Egypt's largest city, Cairo, is located on the shore of Lake Nasser in Upper Egypt

The dominant form of Islam in Saudi Arabia is:

Wahhabism

Shi'ite Muslims constitute the great majority of the population of:

Iran

North Africa/Southwest Asia is referred to the following except:

The Far East

Australia's plants and animals are closely related to those of Africa.

False

The dominant form of Islam in Saudi Arabia is:

Wahhabism

Which of the following is false concerning the western interior of China?

much of the area is a flat plain

Japan's economic growth was well underway by the:

Mid-1970's

The Huang He:

almost encircles the Ordos Desert

Which of the following statements about the physical environment of the Austral Realm is false?

New Zealand has earthquakes and volcanoes, Australia has only volcanoes

Which of the following is not included in the North Africa/Southwest Asia realm?

Pakistan

Hydraulic civilization theory holds that:

cities able to control irrigated farming over large hinterlands hold power over other cities

Which of the following is not an Old World culture hearth?

The Mecca area of the Arabian Peninsula

About 85 percent of Muslims consider themselves:

Sunni

Australia's aboriginal population totals about 450,000.

true

____is the name of the land between the rivers.

Mesopotamia

The Han Dynasty

was a pivotal and formative period in Chinese history, when the Chinese sphere of influence was enlarged, land reform occurred, and external trade commenced.

Which of the following is one of the worlds' most heavily populated agricultural areas:

The North China Plain

Which country-river association is incorrect?

Laos-Liao

High-island cultures are associated with fertile soils and faming economies.

true

The upstream country that could control the flow of the Nile River into Egypt is:

Sudan

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

Egypt's largest city, Cairo, is located on the shore of Lake Nasser in Upper Egypt

The city of ___ is located at the confluence of the White Nile and Blue Nile, and serves as the capital of _____.

Khartourm/Sudan

The Aswan High Dam is located in the:

Nile River

Countries have always claimed at least 12 miles of offshore water as part of their territorial sea.

false

Mao Zedong's proclamation creating the communist People's Republic of China was announced in:

1949

Egypt's peasant farmers are known as the:

fellaheen

Which area was least influenced by the spread of Islam?

China

The following are the busiest container ports in Asia except:

Buter

Powdery wind-blown soil formed from pulverization by glaciers is called:

loess

Which of the following statements is false?

The major river valleys of mainland Southeast Asia are sparsely populated.

Wallace's Line refers to:

the line separating Australian animal species from non-Australian species

Most of the core area of Australia is located in the:

southeast

The leader who took over China following the struggle after Mao's death was:

Deng Xiaoping

The country of the "people of Han" is:

China

The North China Plain is dominated by the:

lower Huang He

Which of the following is not located in Northeast China?

the ancient city of Xian

China's larges city is:

Shanghai

Half of Southeast Asia's population lives in which two countries?

Indonesia and the Phillipines

Agriculture in Southeast Asia is limited by:

generally infertile tropical soils

Which of the following mother country-colony associations is incorrect?

Netherlands-Brunei

Before the European invasion, Australia and New Zealand would have been included in the Pacific World.

True

Which of the following regions is often called "Manchuria" by uniformed foreigners?

Northeast China

Southeast Asian physiography is dominated by:

high relief

Large-scale population clusters in Southeast Asia exist in all but which of the following areas?

interior highland regions

In 1965, ___ broke away from Malaysia and became a separate political entity in Southeast Asia.

Singapore

Southeast Asia, compared to the South Asia realm, is:

less densely populated

The largest Muslim country in the world in terms of population is:

Indonesia

Which of the following countries was once part of British India?

Myanmar (Burma)

A country in Southeast Asia that remained, for the most part, an independent state throughout the colonial era was:

Thailand

Which of the following was not part of French Indochina?

Siam

The vast interior rural area of Australia is known as the:

Outback

The environmental crisis that most severely threatens economic activity in the Murray-Darling river basin is:

drought

Which of the following islands was not colonized by the Dutch?

Luzon

Which of the following statements about the physical environment of the Austral Realm is false?

New Zealand has earthquakes and volcanoes, Australia only has volcanoes.

Which of the following statements is false?

most Australians live in rural areas

The agricultural activity most closely associated with Australia's moistest environment is:

dairying

The historic 1840 agreement between the Maori and Europeans in New Zealand is known as the Treaty of :

Waitangi

____ held onto eastern Timor well after the Dutch left the East Indies.

Portugal

In Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia, most of the people are adherents of:

Buddhism

Which of the following is true?

While much of interior Australia is desert, most of interior New Zealand is mountainous.

Biogeography is divided into the fields of climatology and geomorphology.

false

New Zealand's largest ethnic minority group, whose roots are Polynesian, is known as the:

Maori

Native Australians are known as:

Aborigines

The governmental structure of Australia is that of a:

federal state

The animals found in Australia who carry their young in pouches are collectively known as:

marsupials

____ is the study of fauna in spatial perspective.

Zoogeography

Which of the following is not one of Australia's major problems?

land border disputes

Which of the following cities is located near the Australian capital of Canberra?

Melbourne

The Australian capital city is:

Canberra

In territorial size, the largest country in Melanesia is:

Paupau New Guinea

The island across the Bass Strait off the southeastern coast of Australia is called:

Tasmania

For many years, Australia had an immigration policy that :

allowed only white people to enter the country

About ___ percent of Australians live in cities or towns.

85%

Today, fully one-fourth of Australia's population is foreign born.

true

When a body of water is less than 24 nautical miles wide, the boundary between the states on each shore is drawn along the:

median line

Prior to independence, New Guinea was administered by:

Australia

Bougainville was made part of Papua New Guinea because:

of the much-needed revenues its copper mines would bring to PNG

Which of the following is located in Melanesia?

Vanuatu

More than 85 percent of Australians live in cities and towns.

true

A territorial sea is:

an adjacent area of the ocean where all of the rights of a coastal state prevail

The UNCLOS allows states to claim all resources within a(n) _____ that extends up to 200 nautical miles from their coasts.

Exclusive Economic Zone

The island of New Guinea is included in the Pacific region known as :

Melanesia

The largest cluster of population in Melanesia is found in:

Papua New Guinea

Which country temporarily withdrew from UNCLOS as an indirect result of the independence of East Timor?

Australia

The people of New Guinea are:

Papuans

Which of the following is false about Fiji?

Large numbers of Australians have retired to the islands

The dominant economic activity associated with high-island cultures is:

agriculture

Papau New Guinea has faced an insurgency movement in:

Bougainville

Which of the following countries has made no claim to territory in Antarctica?

the United States

The Pacific region called ____ takes its name from the word for many, and is contained within a huge triangle whose corners are New Zealand, Easter Island, and the Hawaiian Islands.

Polynesia

An international agreement allows exclusive 200- nautical mile- (320 kilometer) fishing zones for coastal states.

True

Exclusive Economic Zones are always less extensive than territorial seas.

false

Which of the following is located in Micronesia?

Marshall Islands

The better-watered volcanic islands, where the economy is based upon agriculture, are known as:

high islands

Regionally, the Hawaiian Islands are part of :

Polynesia

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