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GEOG 1001 - Module 2 Exam
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What term below means a chain of islands?
Which countries tested nuclear weapons in the island region of Oceania from the 1940's until the Cold War?
France, United States
A narrow circular sandy island with a barrier reef and a shallow lagoon is called a(n) ________.
Most new immigrants to North America actually consume fewer public services than they pay for through taxes.
Which statement describes the climate changes typically associated with an El Niño event in the western Pacific (Oceania)?
Ocean temperatures cool down, which results in less cloud cover and rain.
Which of the following U.S. cities is located closest to an active volcano?
The passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has had which of the following effects?
reduction and removal of tariffs between Mexico, the United States, and Canada
Settlers to New Zealand from what world region are responsible for nearly all of the introduced species of mammals, fish, and fowl in that country?
According to the text, which of the following is mentioned as a characteristic of most new immigrants to the United States?
They are unemployed for several months after arrival.
The nation of Kiribati is made up of how many islands?
According to the textbook, approximately __ percent of U.S. children live in poverty.
Native people (called "people of the first Nations" in modern times) in Canada primarily live on reservations in what territory or province?
Prior to 2009, the U.S.-Mexico border had about 10 times more border guards than the U.S.-Canada border.
Which of the following cities are located in Canada?
The North American Free Trade Agreement:
includes only the United States, Canada, and Mexico
Which of the following patterns of movement has not been common for North Americans?
from the United States to Latin America
Which island was created when the drifting continent of Australia collided with the Eurasian Plate?
Which of the following statements depict problems which have occurred in Oceania since the mining industry by foreign investors was developed?
All of the above
Which of the following impact the climate variability found in North America?
landforms on the continent which influence the movement of air masses
Which of the following would not contribute to deforestation?
The Antarctic Treaty provided territorial claims to which of the following countries?
Australia, France, the United Kingdom, Chile, New Zealand, Norway
Which of the following is not an example of the impact of globalization on culture in the United States?
Which of the following organizations associated with globalization serves as an international governmental/diplomatic structure?
Which subregion of the Pacific realm contains medium sized islands, people with relatively lighter-colored skin tones, and historically contained class-based societies where violent warfare was common (Hint: includes islands of Hawaii and Tahiti)?
In addition to irrigation, farmers on the Great Plains have turned to using fossil water from the Ogallala, the largest of what type of feature in the region?
What is another name for the core (often skyscrapers) at the center of the concentric zone model of urban development?
central business district
San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver are all ________________.
port cities engaged in trade around the Pacific Rim
Which of the following features on the North American physical landscape is the work of glaciers that once covered large parts of the continent as recently as 10,000 years ago?
Native Americans chose to migrate from Georgia to Oklahoma, because they thought it would be a more prosperous place to establish a reservation.
Which of the following is true of coal mining in the United States?
Coal mining tailings can pollute waterways and threaten communities that depend on well water.
Which of the following states border the Mississippi River in North America?
Which of the following states are located in the Southwest United States? *
Select all that apply
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
What term is used to describe plant and animal species that exist in a particular place and nowhere else, such as many of the flora and fauna in Oceania?
Which of the following is associated with the concept of continental drift?
The country whose indigenous population was devastated by environmental pollution wrought by the Ok Tedi Mine is:
Papau New Guinea
In the United States, women are better represented in the federal government than in Canada.
Which North American mountain range extends from Georgia to Maine?
Australia experienced a revolution against British rule at the same time as the American Revolution.
Puerto Rico and Hawaii are both island territories of the United States located in the Pacific Ocean
Urban centers are located in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
When the soil erodes into the Mississippi Delta region causing the silt to push the Delta down into the Gulf of Mexico, this is called:
The Law of the Sea allowed pirates to conduct legal search and seizure operations during the age of exploration to the New World.
Which of the following mountain chains is the oldest, and hence the most eroded?
Europeans were the first people group in North America.
Mendota, a town in California's Central Valley, is known for which of the following industries?
China's economy has outgrown that of the United States in terms of its purchasing power.
During WWII, the United States established military bases on what island system in order to have power in the Pacific?
The DeSoto expeditions began in the geographic area now known as:
The trend of movement of people southward in the United States is called ________.
Brownfields have been attractive to developers because they are easy to convert to high-density housing.
New Zealand, Tahiti, and the Hawaiian Islands are all examples of atolls.
What led to the ecological disaster of the 1930s in the Great Plains region?
A drought combined with dust storms that blew away the topsoil.
Which water body is surrounded by a geologically-active Ring of Fire:
What was established by the 1985 Treaty of Rarotonga?
South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone
By reversing the flow of the Chicago River, the city of Chicago is now sending its wastewater to which water body?
Gulf of Mexico
What do Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia all have in common?
They are common names for island groupings in Oceania and are based on ancient cultural or ethnic links.
Which of the following states border the Gulf of Mexico?
The French-speaking province of Canada that has repeatedly hinted at seceding from Canada is:
The Great Lakes are depressions left by glacial scouring.
The Southwest is a tri-cultural region comprised of:
Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos
What process resulted in the formation of the North American central lowland that lies in between the two major mountain ranges of the continent?
Material that erodes from the Rocky Mountains has been deposited by wind, rain, and rivers.
Coal mining takes place in the North American region of the Pacific Northwest.
New developments in the polar regions are MOST likely to include:
open pit copper mines and windmill farms.
A unique form of rural settlement developed in French Canada is called:
Roman Catholicism dominates in which of the following areas of the United States in North America?
the Southwestern region
Warming at the poles could bring industrial development such as mining for oil and natural gas.
Approximately 67 percent of African American children in North America are born into a single-parent family.
In general, which statement describes a recent trend in the lives of the women of Australia and New Zealand?
Access to jobs has improved
A low, flat transition zone between land and sea, characterized by swamps, lagoons, and sandbars, is called a
The Pacific Way is a political and cultural philosophy that was articulated as a formal concept in Fiji around 1970.
Montreal and the lower course of the St. Lawrence Seaway are located in the Canadian province of __________.
Which of the following statements best summarizes the story of how humans first came into North America?
Small bands of hunters came from eastern northeastern Asia by crossing the Bering land bridge.
Canada and the United States were once the same country, but divided into two countries after the Civil War.
Which of the following states touch one of the Great Lakes?
Which of the following are phases in globalization of Oceania?
began from a predominantly European focus
to the currently emerging linkage with Asia for economic trade in recent years
The Great Lakes of North America are located in between the states of Utah and Nevada.
The first colonies in the Southwest were founded and inhabited by people from which country?
The Amish of North America are an example of what type of culture?
The largest river in North America is __________.
The introduction of which of the following allowed Native Americans to begin building cities by freeing up community members to engage in activities other than hunting and gathering?
By the mid-nineteenth century, North America's economy was based on which industry?
Coal mining waste called ________ is pushed into surrounding valleys during mountaintop removal.
Which of the following statements is incorrect about the Dust Bowl?
The Dust Bowl happened at the same time as WWII.
Even if ships were able to navigate through Antarctica during the summer months due to glacial melting, it would still be faster and more fuel efficient for Atlantic to Pacific Ocean shipping lanes to pass through the Panama Canal.
The Marshall Islands located near Australia were once a territory of the United States.
After World War II, suburban growth accelerated greatly in North America as a result of ____________.
The North American birth rate started declining in the early 1800s, rose again following World War II, then began declining again in the 1960s.
The North American region with the greatest disparity in income between rich and poor is:
The Rocky Mountains were created by the collision of the North American Plate with the:
Immigrants in North America are most likely to compete for jobs with ____________________.
least skilled, least educated workers
The largest concentration of Canadians is located in what part of Canada?
along the US border in Southeast corner of Canada
What is Wallace's Line?
a line separating Australian faunal species from Asian species
The United States and Canada have governments that are representative democracies.
The majority of Australia's population lives in which region?
Both Australia and New Zealand were penal colonies of Great Britain.
Which of the following environmental disasters occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010?
Deepwater Horizon spill
Which agricultural crop established the connection between Pacific Islanders and native populations in South America?
The Great Barrier Reef is located just off the northeast coast of which country?
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