World Geography Final Review
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Any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable
Idea or belief many people have about a thing or group that is based on how they look on the outside
Study of the origin, development and varieties of human beings and their societies.
belief in only one god
Define Ethnic Religion
Religions that appeal primarily to one group of people living in one place
What are some universalizing religions? Cultural religions? Traditional religions?
Which religion follows the teachings of Muhammad?
Which religion follows the teachings of siddharta Gautama, the "enlightened one"?
Which religion uses the Koran? Torah? Bible?
Islam, Jewish, christian
Which religion follows the teachings of Jesus?
Which religion teaches the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and the 5 precepts?
Which religion was the first major monotheistic religion?
Which region was created in reaction against the caste system in India?
Which religion utilized the 5 pillars?
What are three main monotheistic religions which originated in the Middle East?
Judaism, Christianity, islam
Priest rules government
What are the characteristics of a traditional economy?
Based on agriculture
What is an animist?
Large land mass such as India
Define DMZ/ Demilitarized Zone
Done which military forces or operations or installations are prohibited
Define Domino Theory
If one keg nation in a religion fell to control of communities, others will follow like dominoes.
Ancient Indic language, language of Hinduism
Define Responsibility system
System in China where families make decisions about agriculture productions rather than the government.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Family or rulers who rule over a country for a long period of time.
What religion is practiced by the majority of India?
What ideas did Gandhi promote?
He emphasized Hindu beliefs such as duty, kindness, self discipline and non-violence.
What religion is practiced by the most people in Bangladesh and Pakistan?
What are the major impacts of the Meiji Restoration in Japan?
Enormous changes in japan's political and social structure.
How does the Three Gorges Dam benefit China?
Flood control, power generation and tourism
Which Leader incorporated the Great Leap Forward and the cultural revolution?
What parallel was Korea divided at after WW 2?
What countries are considered the Asian Tigers?
Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan
What is terrace farming and what is it's use?
Farming along mountains: decrease erosion, and support crops that require erosion
What is the main reason that France and Japan took control on indochina?
To prevent the Republic of China from importing arms and fuel.
Forces that bring people back together.
Define Stateless Ethnic Group
Nation that does not posses it's own state and is not the majority population in any nation.
What is the European Union?
Foreign security and justice policies.
What year was NATO established?
Why do countries cooperate?
It's very beneficial for trade and protection, and exchange of ideas
Define stateless nation
Minority that does not posses is own state and is not the majority population in any nation state, classified as fourth world country.
Examples of Stateless nations
Why was the United Nations created originally?
To promote international cooperation and achieve peace and security
Boone characterized by coniferous forests, mostly pines, spruces, and larch's, worlds largest biome besides the ocean.
Long narrow winding inlet between sleep slopes
Part of city where poor people live
Agreement or treaty between two or more nations to cooperate
Which countries are on the Scandinavian Peninsula?
Denmark Norway, Sweden, Finland, iceland
What happened to the Aral Sea? What are the causes? Who is responsible?
The water is decreasing in amount
What is happening to the population of Europe?
What challenges will European countries face as a result of these population issues?
How many countries are members of the European Union?
What does the iron curtain trail represent?
Division of east and west european countries
What kind of government does the United Kingdom have?
Examples of european enclaves
San Marino, Lesotho, Vatican
What is a primary city?
Largest city in its region or country
How has he North Atlantic Drift affected climate in parts of Europe?
Winters became less cold
What do the Ural Mountains separate?
Europe and Asia
What are some European Microstates?
San Marino and Tuvalu
What do the Pyrenees separate?
France and Spain
Define exotic rivers
It maintains itself by other bodies of water or mountain runoffs/ starts in one climate and ends in another
Meaning between two rivers is between Tigris and Euphrates
Male prayer and leader is mosque.
System of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century
Broad flat area of desert covered with wind swept sand
Opposite of sacred, declining influence of religion
Arab of any of the nomadic tribes of the Arabian, Syrian, Nubian or Saharan deserts.
What year was Israel formed? What countries were divided to form it?
What important resource is lacking in the Middle East? -they have some but not a lot
What are the two main divisions of Islam?
Which major religions originated in the Middle East?
Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Which city is considered the Holy city for Judaism Christianity and Islam?
Why was the West Bank wall built in Israel?
A security barrier against terrorist and possible an apartheid/ racial segregation
Holy land of Israel
What is the largest ethnic group in the Middle East without a homeland?
Cereal grain that grows tall like corn
Official language of Tanzania, used in Eastern Africa.
Discrimination against non European groups in the republic of South Africa
Define rift/ valley
Gap or space made by splitting
Define Berlin Conferene
Regulated European trade in Africa during new imperialism, decided borders of African countries
What is an important impact of the Bantu Migrations?
Bantus brought new plants, animals, and technology
White water rapid
What is the highest point in Africa?
What are some impacts of colonization in Africa by Europeans?
Educations for Africans with new technological advancements on agriculture
What part of Africa has the highest incidents of AIDS?
What are the impacts of desertification in Africa?
Causes of overgrazing and clearing of land
Why did Europeans colonize africa?
What strategic point in Egypt was vital for the British and the French?
What are some contributions of the Ghana, Axum, Kush, and Mali civilizations?
Development of economy system along with government system
Where is Egypt's population concentrated? Why?
Along waterways like the Nile River
What events led to the Rwandan genocide?
President killed in plane shooting.
Define African Diaspora
Dispersal of Africa from distinct traditional community
What are the advantages of the construction of the Aswan High Dam?
Ability to grow crops year round along with fertile soil.
What are the disadvantages of the construction of the Aswan High Dam?
Health concerns and Nike Delta Erosion
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