World Geography Exam (Chapters 12-17)

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Paris

City of light

Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig Van Beetoven

Famous German Composers

Victor Hugo

Famous French Writer

Hopak

Ukranian dance featuring acrobatic leaps

Budapest

The "Paris of eastern Europe"

Ural Mountain

Dividing line between Europe and Asia

St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum

Originally built to hold the art collection of czars

Kalinigrad

Port that is separated from the rest of Russia

Venice

Built on a group of more than 100 islands

Theocracy

Government controlled by religious leaders

Diaspora

The scattering of Jews to countries in many parts of the world

Polytheism

Belief in many gods and goddesses

Zuggerat

Large, steplike tower

Muhammad

Great prophet of Islam

Aquifer

Underground rock layers that store large amounts of water

Casablanca

Morocco's largest city and port

Tinpoli

The capital of Libya

Tunis

North Africa's smallest country

Cairo

Capital of Egypt

Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales

What are the four regions of the United Kingdom?

Artists

Claud Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renois were famous ____.

France and Spain

What two countries are separated by the Pyrenees?

Iceland

Which country is a land of hot springs and geysers?

Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemberg

What are the Benelux countries?

Venice

What city in Italy has no cars, but instead relies on boats for transportation on its many canals?

Albania

Where is Mother Teresa from?

The Aral Sea

Irrigation in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan is causing which body of water to rapidly dry up?

Babushka

In the Russian household, the person who takes care of the cooking, cleaning, and child care is often the ____.

Grandmother

What does Babushka mean?

Caspian Sea

What is the world's largest inland body

Babylon

Hammurabi was the greatest kind of ____.

Babalonians

We borrowed our 60-minute hour from a number system developed by the ____.

Epic of Gilgamesh

The world's first known story is ____.

Egyptian Civilization

What was the "gift of the Nile"?

Arabian Desert

What is another name of the Eastern Desert?

Desert

The word Sahara means ____.

Shops and Bazaars

In Algiers, the casbahs are known for their ____.

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