Chapter 1 Practice Quiz GEO-1103-001DC
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Which of the following cities is located in Italy's and Europe's core area?
The major river in western Germany, which enters the North Sea through the Netherlands and which passes through the Ruhr is the:
The Northern European country that has benefited the most from North Sea oil is:
The capital and primate city of Greece is:
The population of Northern Ireland:
is politically dominated by Protestants
Bulgarians have felt close to the Russian population because:
the Russians were responsible for driving the Turks from this area
_________ has gradually lost adherents since secularization gathered momentum in the late 1960s, especially in western Europe.
Slovakia contains a large _______ minority.
The Autonomous Community located in northeastern Spain just south of the Pyrenees Mountains that is centered on industrialized Barcelona is known as:
The conurbation centered by London lies within which of the following regions?
The term Balkanization refers to:
the division and fragmentation of the southern portion of Eastern Europe
Italy's economic core, no longer focused on Rome, is located today in:
the Po River Valley
An unusual aspect of Albania is:
its large Muslim population
The Western European state that is not a member of the European Union is:
occurred in 1990
Only the southern portion of which of the following islands was recently granted admission to the EU?
Spain and the United Kingdom are in dispute over which piece of territory:
__________ forces are divisive to a nation.
A country's leading urban center that is disproportionately large and exceptionally expressive of national feelings, such as Paris is to France, is known as the country's:
The leading manufacturing/industrial complex in Poland is located in:
The country located directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from southernmost Spain is:
Eastern Europe is a zone of politico-geographical splintering and fracturing known as a (an):
The Mediterranean island contested by both Greece and Turkey is:
The largest ethnic minority in Ukraine are the:
The North European Lowland:
is the most densely populated of Europe's landscape regions
The Russian exclave located between Lithuania and Poland is called:
___________ has more in common with Finland than its other neighboring states and is therefore included as part of Northern Europe
Von Thünen in his "Isolated State" argued that five rings of human activity would develop around the central town or city. The first (or nearest) of these is:
a zone of intensive farming and dairying
Significant oil and natural gas supplies have been found beneath the:
The administrative headquarters of the European Union is located in:
The Industrial Revolution in Europe:
initially was focused in England, where machinery was invented and the use of steam to power engines emerged
The international community recognizes which government on Cyprus?
The Iberian Peninsula is isolated from the rest of Europe by which mountain range?
Which of the following cities is located in the Randstad conurbation?
The vegetation on a higher-latitude treeless plain (mostly mosses, lichens, and sparse grasses) is known as:
This former Soviet Socialist Republic contains the oil city of Baki (Baku) and its people have ethnic affinities with Iran.
The movement of the headquarters of the Russian Empire to St. Petersburg allowed that city to become a(n):
The coniferous forest vegetation on the equatorward side of the tundra is known as:
The term ________ is used to describe an inland climate that is remote from the moderating influences of large water bodies.
The industrial area just to the east of the Kuzbas is centered near:
__________ was responsible for consolidating Russia's gains in the early 1700s and in making a European-style state out of the loosely knit country.
Peter the Great
Which of the following cities was known as the Soviet Detroit?
Which of the following statements is false?
The Soviet economy was a tremendous success story; the USSR would still exist it were not for overriding ethnic differences.
Which of the following cities is the leading oil center in Azerbaijan?
The Soviet Union consisted of _____________ Soviet Socialist Republics
The mountain chain in west-central Russia that is sometimes regarded as the "boundary" between Europe and Asia is known as the:
Russia's railroad network radiates outward from Moscow, thereby providing the city with a high degree of:
Persistently frozen ground is known as:
Which three manufacturing regions form the anchors of the Russian Core Area?
Central Industrial, Volga, Ural
The __________ form(s) the eastern limit of the Russian Core:
Japanese investment in Russia's Far East has been held up by a longstanding dispute over:
four tiny Kurile Islands
was named Leningrad during Soviet times
Which of the following is true?
Climate refers to long term average conditions
A country's core area:
displays all of the characteristics listed above
This Caspian Sea-facing Russian Republic contains 30 distinct nationalities, is located next to the Chechen Republic, and is dominated by agriculture and oil:
Most of the population of Russia is found in the:
western part of the country
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