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World Regional Geography Final

Geography 105
STUDY
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Which of the following is associated with the concept of continental drift?
Gondwana
Which of the following statements is false?

A. The majority of Africa's population is engaged in agriculture for their livelihoods.
B. Most of Africa's political boundaries were drawn at the beginning of the colonial period with little regard for the continent's patterns of human occupancy.
C. The African continent contains about half of the world's refugee population.
D. Due to Africa's difficult agricultural environment, numerous environmental hazards, diseases and periodic food shortages, the continent's population growth rate is below the worldwide average.
E. Africa today contains no colonial countries.
D. Due to Africa's difficult agricultural environment, numerous environmental hazards, diseases and periodic food shortages, the continent's populations growth rate is below the worldwide average.
The major difference between an endemic and a pandemic disease is that..
a pandemic disease moves through the population of a large area of the world, whereas an endemic disease is simply present, affect the lives of millions of people in a negative way.
Land tenure refers to
the way people own, occupy and use land
Which of the following states was not a colony of France prior to its independence?
Nigeria
Which of the following countries was not a British colony prior to its independence?
Ethiopia
One of the last countries to give up its African colonies was
Portugal
A great river in southern Africa is the
Zambezi
An interesting aspect of Madagascar is that
the population is of Malay-Polynesian origin
People of Dutch ancestry in South Africa are call
Afikaners
The Boer war is associated with
South Africa
The natural environment of Botswana is dominated by
chronic water shortages
Which of the following countries is not located in East Africa?
Nigeria
The ethnic group exerting the most control in Kenya is the ...
Kikuyu
Which of the following countries borders Lake Victoria?
Uganda
The country in which Idi Amin ruled is
Uganda
In Rwanada and Burundi...
The basis fir the conflict is not ethnicity, but status in society
Which of the following countries is not located in Equatorial Africa?
Mauritania
Which country has no dominate ethnic groups?
The Congo
The country in Equatorial Africa with significant oil supplies and an upper and middle income economy is
Gabon
Which of the following countries is located in the Bulge of Africa?
Liberia
Which two colonial powers were principally involved in West Africa?
Britain and France
The first West African state to gain its independence, formerly called the Gold Coast, is..
Ghana
Which of the following countries was established by former American slaves?
Liberia
The newest independent country in northern Africa is
Eritrea
Which of the following countries is in the horn of Africa?
Ethiopia
T/F
The Kalahari Desert is found in the central part of the congo
false
T/F
African sleeping sickness is transmitted by the tsetse fly
true
T/F
Most African families still depend on subsistence agriculture
true
T/F
British colonial rude was marked by the application of the principle of indirect rule
true
T/F
The term "veld" refers to the forested area of northern South Africa
false
T/F
Under the terms of the separate development program, South Africa's land was divided equally between the majority Africans and the minorities white
fasle
T/F
the country of Lesotho is completely encircled by south africa
true
T/F
Equatorial Africa is the most developed region of the continent
false
T/F
Eritrea is a region located in Sudan that has been fighting a war of independence since 1956.
false
Matching
The Congo
Belgium
Matching
Senegal
France
Matching
Angola
Portugal
Matching
Nigeria
England
Matching
Ethiopia
Italy
Which of the following is not included in North Africa/Southwest Asia?
Pakistan
The three largest countries in population size in North Africa/Southwest Asia are:
Egypt, Iran, and Turkey
Shi'ite Muslims constitute the great majority of the population of
Iran
85% of Muslims are
Sunni
The dominate form of Islam in Saudi Arabia is
Azeris
The Empire that ruled over much of Southwest Asia prior to World War I was:
Ottoman
Which of the following countries has few, if any, oil reserves?
Turkey
The North Africa/Southwest Asia realm contains about ___% of the world's oil reserves?
77%
The city of ______ is located at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile serves as the capital of _____.
Khartoum/Sudan
The Aswan High Dam is located on the
Nile River
Egypt's peasant farmers are known as
fellaheen
Which of the following oil producers does not border the Persian Gulf?
Libya
The major mountain range in North Africa is the
Atlas Mountains
Which of the following flows through Iraq?
Euphrates
Which country fought a bitter war of liberation against the French?
Algeria
The Shi'ites in Iraq
had their religious freedom restricted by the Hussien regime
In Iraq, the Shi'ite population is concentrated in
the south
The Syrians have lost which piece of the territory to the Israelis?
Golan
Jordan has absorbed large numbers of
Palestinians
The modern state of Israel was created in
1948
Israel regards which city as its capital?
Jerusalem
Which of the following countries does not share a common border with Israel?
Iran
Saudi Arabia:
annual rainfall is almost everywhere under 10 inches
Which of the following countries has cooperated with the US efforts in Iraq and is located on a peninsula in the Persian Gulf?
Qatar
The most important ethnic group in Afghanistan is the
Pushtuns (Pathans)
Iran differs from most of the North Africa/Southwest Asia realm in that
It is dominantly Shi'ite
The body of water destroyed by Soviet irrigation schemes is the
Aral Sea
T/F
The Islamic faith has more than 1 billion followers worldwide
true
T/F
Mesopotamia, that ancient culture hearth and crossroads, was the "land between the rivers," between Arabia
false
T/F
The wealth from oil income has been distributed evenly among different regions of Saudi Arabia.
false
T/F
Iraq fought against Iran in the 1980s and Kuwait in the 1990s
true
T/F
The Golan Heights, Baghdad, and the upper Euphrates Valley are all located in Syria
false
T/F
Jordan lost its West Bank in the 1967 war with Israel
false
T/F
Syria has taken no role in the problems of Lebanon
false
T/F
The ancient name of Iran was Persia, whose pre-1979 monarchy was more than 2,500 years old.
true
Matching:
Christian-Muslim turmoil
Lebanon
Matching:
Horn if Africa
Somalia
Matching:
North Africa Country
Tunisia
Matching:
Oil Exports
Saudi Arabia
Matching:
Stronghold of Kurds
Iraq
The ____ Revolution of the 1960's introduced "miracle" varieties of wheat and rice that significantly increased productivity of these crops.
Green
T/F
South Asia contains more than 20% of the world's population, but 2/3's of its poorest inhabitants.
true
Matching:
Forces that tend to hold a state together
centripetal
Matching:
Forces that pull a state apart
centrifugal
The Berlin Conference:
in 1884 divided up most of Africa among the colonial powers
Which of the following is NOT one of the legacies of European colonization in Africa?
A. positioning of national boundaries
B. the development of transport patterns
C. the location of capitals
D. the development of the urban system
E. the development of democracies in most African states
E. the development of democracies in most African states
Almost all African countries are:
plural societies
The system of racial separation in the Republic of South Africa was known as:
Apartheid
The country in Equatorial Africa with significant oil supplies and an upper middle income economy is:
Gabon
This African country is a former French colony, built a Roman Catholic basilica to rival St. Peter's in Rome, and has recently seen a slowing of the economy:
Ivory Coast
Which of the following is not included in North Africa/Southwest Asia?
A. Pakistan B. Iran C. Iraq
D. Israel E. Turkey
A. Pakistan
The land between the rivers:
Mesopotamia
The western North African countries of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco are called:
the Maghreb
The major mountain range in North Africa is the:
Atlas Mountains
A minority group in Northern Iraq that has expressed its desire for an independent state is:
Kurds
In 1947, the UN had assigned Jerusalem to be:
an international city
The largest oil reserves in the Middle East are in:
Saudi Arabia
Iran fought a major war during the 1980s with:
Iraq