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The downtown of an American city, which is usually characterized by a square-grid layout, is called the:
Central business district
Which country is not located within one of the world's three largest population clusters:
The gradual reduction of regional contrasts resulting from increasing cultural, economic, political and other types of exchanges is known as:
This population cluster lies centered on China and includes the Pacific-facing Asian coastal zone from the Korean Peninsula to Vietnam.
_________ has gradually lost adherents since secularization gathered momentum in the late 1960s, especially in western Europe.
Although the Po Plain has great agricultural advantages, what marks this lowland today is the greatest development of manufacturing in Mediterranean Europe.
The major river in western Germany, which enters the North Sea through the Netherlands and which passes through the Ruhr is the:
_______ has been pulling through the global recession better than any other country in the realm.
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:
__________ 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
Russia's core area:
incorporates the Central Industrial Region, at the heart of which lies the city of Moscow
The mountain chain in west-central Russia that is sometimes regarded as the "boundary" between Europe and Asia is known as the:
The major mountain range located in the land corridor between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea is the:
Technological breakthroughs now allow for the major exploitation of which of the following Albertan resources?
The transformation of raw materials into finished products is associated with the ____________ sector of a nation's economy.
Which of the following countries is located within the culture hearth known as Mesoamerica?
To which country did Panama belong before its 1903 United States-supported revolution achieved independence?
Central America, as defined by geographers, is:
a region within Middle America lying between Mexico and Colombia
While other Central American countries were called banana republics, this country was a coffee republic:
A maquiladora is:
a foreign-owned factory in northern and southern Mexico and Central America that assembles duty-free goods
The disamenity sector of the Latin American city model includes:
slum areas known as barrios or favelas
Brazil attained independence from Portugal about 100 years after the rest of South America gained its independence from Spain.
In the Latin American city model, the elite residential sector contains the:
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