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The upstream country that could control the flow of the Nile River into Egypt is:
Sudan
The Aswan High Dam is located on the:
Nile River
Which area was least influenced by the spread of Islam?
Yemen
Bosnia
China
Northern Nigeria
Turkestan
China
The dominant form of Islam in Saudia Arabia is:
Wahhabism
Which of the following countries is not a major oil producer?
Kuwait
Azerbaijan
Iraq
Iran
Turkey
Turkey
The empire that ruled over much of Southwest Asia prior to World War I was the:
Ottoman
Which of the following is not included in the North Africa/Southwest Asia realm?
Pakistan
Hydraulic civilization theory holds that
cities able to control irrigated farming over large hinterlands hold power over other cities
Shi'ite Muslims constitute the great majority of the population of
Iran
Which of the following is not an Old World culture hearth?
the Mecca area of the Arabian Peninsula
North Africa/Southwest Asia are referred to as the following EXCEPT?
The Far East
____ is the name for the land between the rivers.
Mesopotamia
About 85 percent of Muslims consider themselves:
Sunni
The North Africa/Southwest Asia realm contains about _____ percent of the world's oil reserves.
77%
The empire that ruled over much of Southwest Asia prior to World War I was the:
Ottoman
What is the difference between expansion diffusion and relocation diffusion?
In the case of expansion diffusion, a phenomenon originates in an area, remains strong there, and spreads outward; in relocation diffusion, the phenomenon is carried by migrants to a distant location and diffuses from there.
Darfur Province, the recent scene of a massive ethnic cleansing, is located in the central-west of:
Sudan
The North Africa/Southwest Asia realm contains about ____ percent of the world's oil reserves.
77%
Which of the following is false concerning the western Interior of China?
much of this area exhibits a highland (H) climate
Which of the following countries is not a major oil producer?
Turkey
The city of ____ is located at the confluence of the White Nile and Blue Nile, and serves as the capital of ____.
Khartoum/Sudan
Which of the following is not located in the vicinity of the Nile Delta?
Aswan High Dam
The North African exclaves of Cauta and Melilila are associated with which country?
Morocco
Which of the following statements is incorrect?
Egypt's largest city, Cairo, is located on the shore of Lake Nasser in Upper Egypt
The dominant form of Islam in Saudi Arabia is:
Wahhabism
Shi'ite Muslims constitute the great majority of the population of:
Iran
North Africa/Southwest Asia is referred to the following except:
The Far East
Australia's plants and animals are closely related to those of Africa.
False
The dominant form of Islam in Saudi Arabia is:
Wahhabism
Which of the following is false concerning the western interior of China?
much of the area is a flat plain
Japan's economic growth was well underway by the:
Mid-1970's
The Huang He:
almost encircles the Ordos Desert
Which of the following statements about the physical environment of the Austral Realm is false?
New Zealand has earthquakes and volcanoes, Australia has only volcanoes
Which of the following is not included in the North Africa/Southwest Asia realm?
Pakistan
Hydraulic civilization theory holds that:
cities able to control irrigated farming over large hinterlands hold power over other cities
Which of the following is not an Old World culture hearth?
The Mecca area of the Arabian Peninsula
About 85 percent of Muslims consider themselves:
Sunni
Australia's aboriginal population totals about 450,000.
true
____is the name of the land between the rivers.
Mesopotamia
The Han Dynasty
was a pivotal and formative period in Chinese history, when the Chinese sphere of influence was enlarged, land reform occurred, and external trade commenced.
Which of the following is one of the worlds' most heavily populated agricultural areas:
The North China Plain
Which country-river association is incorrect?
Laos-Liao
High-island cultures are associated with fertile soils and faming economies.
true
The upstream country that could control the flow of the Nile River into Egypt is:
Sudan
Which of the following statements is incorrect?
Egypt's largest city, Cairo, is located on the shore of Lake Nasser in Upper Egypt
The city of ___ is located at the confluence of the White Nile and Blue Nile, and serves as the capital of _____.
Khartourm/Sudan
The Aswan High Dam is located in the:
Nile River
Countries have always claimed at least 12 miles of offshore water as part of their territorial sea.
false
Mao Zedong's proclamation creating the communist People's Republic of China was announced in:
1949
Egypt's peasant farmers are known as the:
fellaheen
Which area was least influenced by the spread of Islam?
China
The following are the busiest container ports in Asia except:
Buter
Powdery wind-blown soil formed from pulverization by glaciers is called:
loess
Which of the following statements is false?
The major river valleys of mainland Southeast Asia are sparsely populated.
Wallace's Line refers to:
the line separating Australian animal species from non-Australian species
Most of the core area of Australia is located in the:
southeast
The leader who took over China following the struggle after Mao's death was:
Deng Xiaoping
The country of the "people of Han" is:
China
The North China Plain is dominated by the:
lower Huang He
Which of the following is not located in Northeast China?
the ancient city of Xian
China's larges city is:
Shanghai
Half of Southeast Asia's population lives in which two countries?
Indonesia and the Phillipines
Agriculture in Southeast Asia is limited by:
generally infertile tropical soils
Which of the following mother country-colony associations is incorrect?
Netherlands-Brunei
Before the European invasion, Australia and New Zealand would have been included in the Pacific World.
True
Which of the following regions is often called "Manchuria" by uniformed foreigners?
Northeast China
Southeast Asian physiography is dominated by:
high relief
Large-scale population clusters in Southeast Asia exist in all but which of the following areas?
interior highland regions
In 1965, ___ broke away from Malaysia and became a separate political entity in Southeast Asia.
Singapore
Southeast Asia, compared to the South Asia realm, is:
less densely populated
The largest Muslim country in the world in terms of population is:
Indonesia
Which of the following countries was once part of British India?
Myanmar (Burma)
A country in Southeast Asia that remained, for the most part, an independent state throughout the colonial era was:
Thailand
Which of the following was not part of French Indochina?
Siam
The vast interior rural area of Australia is known as the:
Outback
The environmental crisis that most severely threatens economic activity in the Murray-Darling river basin is:
drought
Which of the following islands was not colonized by the Dutch?
Luzon
Which of the following statements about the physical environment of the Austral Realm is false?
New Zealand has earthquakes and volcanoes, Australia only has volcanoes.
Which of the following statements is false?
most Australians live in rural areas
The agricultural activity most closely associated with Australia's moistest environment is:
dairying
The historic 1840 agreement between the Maori and Europeans in New Zealand is known as the Treaty of :
Waitangi
____ held onto eastern Timor well after the Dutch left the East Indies.
Portugal
In Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia, most of the people are adherents of:
Buddhism
Which of the following is true?
While much of interior Australia is desert, most of interior New Zealand is mountainous.
Biogeography is divided into the fields of climatology and geomorphology.
false
New Zealand's largest ethnic minority group, whose roots are Polynesian, is known as the:
Maori
Native Australians are known as:
Aborigines
The governmental structure of Australia is that of a:
federal state
The animals found in Australia who carry their young in pouches are collectively known as:
marsupials
____ is the study of fauna in spatial perspective.
Zoogeography
Which of the following is not one of Australia's major problems?
land border disputes
Which of the following cities is located near the Australian capital of Canberra?
Melbourne
The Australian capital city is:
Canberra
In territorial size, the largest country in Melanesia is:
Paupau New Guinea
The island across the Bass Strait off the southeastern coast of Australia is called:
Tasmania
For many years, Australia had an immigration policy that :
allowed only white people to enter the country
About ___ percent of Australians live in cities or towns.
85%
Today, fully one-fourth of Australia's population is foreign born.
true
When a body of water is less than 24 nautical miles wide, the boundary between the states on each shore is drawn along the:
median line
Prior to independence, New Guinea was administered by:
Australia
Bougainville was made part of Papua New Guinea because:
of the much-needed revenues its copper mines would bring to PNG
Which of the following is located in Melanesia?
Vanuatu
More than 85 percent of Australians live in cities and towns.
true
A territorial sea is:
an adjacent area of the ocean where all of the rights of a coastal state prevail
The UNCLOS allows states to claim all resources within a(n) _____ that extends up to 200 nautical miles from their coasts.
Exclusive Economic Zone
The island of New Guinea is included in the Pacific region known as :
Melanesia
The largest cluster of population in Melanesia is found in:
Papua New Guinea
Which country temporarily withdrew from UNCLOS as an indirect result of the independence of East Timor?
Australia
The people of New Guinea are:
Papuans
Which of the following is false about Fiji?
Large numbers of Australians have retired to the islands
The dominant economic activity associated with high-island cultures is:
agriculture
Papau New Guinea has faced an insurgency movement in:
Bougainville
Which of the following countries has made no claim to territory in Antarctica?
the United States
The Pacific region called ____ takes its name from the word for many, and is contained within a huge triangle whose corners are New Zealand, Easter Island, and the Hawaiian Islands.
Polynesia
An international agreement allows exclusive 200- nautical mile- (320 kilometer) fishing zones for coastal states.
True
Exclusive Economic Zones are always less extensive than territorial seas.
false
Which of the following is located in Micronesia?
Marshall Islands
The better-watered volcanic islands, where the economy is based upon agriculture, are known as:
high islands
Regionally, the Hawaiian Islands are part of :
Polynesia