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Which word best describes
Central Asia's physical
geography? coastal, fertile, landlocked, arable
What physical features have
contributed to the isolation
of the Central Asia region?
What is the relationship
between climate and
vegetation in Central Asia?
A harsh, dry climate makes
it hard for plants to grow.
What best explains why
vegetation does not grow in
the region's mountain peaks?
It is too cold, dry, and
What is the reason the Aral
Sea is shrinking?
What is preventing Central
Asia from exporting oil?
It needs to build
pipelines through rugged
Which country shares a large
border with Russia?
What are some key natural
resources in Central Asia?
water, oil and gas, other
Who were the last major
group to rule Central Asia?
Which situation in Central
Asia shows Arab influence?
Islam is the main religion.
moveable home used by
On what crop does Central
Asia's economy rely?
What is one major
environmental problem in
Central Asia today?
overuse of chemicals for
In which countries are more than three languages spoken?
Uzbekistan and Afghanistan
Central Asia's rugged terrain and _______________ location present challenges to the region.
Most of the regions Christians belong to the ___________ church.
Russian Orthodox church
The Central Asian republics became independent countries when the _________ collapsed.
Muslims, __________ and Soviets all conquered Central Asia had a major influence on the region
Central Asia faces issues and challenges in the areas of environment, economy and ___________.
One of the most fertile areas in Central Asia is the _______
Central Asia's main natural resources.
Water, seafood, and oil
The Silk Road was an important travel route between Europe and _____________.
Land that is _________________ is suitable for growing crops.
capital of Afghanistan
high mountains in which large glaciers are
radical Muslim group that ruled Afghanistan
desert in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
type of power Central Asia's rivers provide
farming that relies on rainfall
method of supplying water for crops
country in which the president holds all
power and was voted to serve for life
country in which nomadic traditions are
richest country in Central Asia