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Geography Test #1
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The Pleistocene Time Period began approximately 2.1 million years ago and ended approximately 11,000 years ago.
The latest Pleistocene Time Period greatly benefited this species that afterwards came to dominate the world.
A world with one government, one currency, and free trade is the stated goal of which of the following:
New World Order of the Globalists
Except for limited exceptions, countries with higher incomes are found in which hemisphere?
Which of the following is the most important "Cultural Hearth" because of its domestication of plants and animals?
He developed the theory that when food supplies run short nature will balance the population through disease and starvation.
Approximately 60% of the world's people live in this geographic cluster.
China, India, Southeast Asia
This imaginary line of 0 degrees latitude separates the northern and southern hemispheres.
This Greek Scholar of the 3rd Century B.C. measured the angle of the sun's rays in wells in Egypt and correctly predicted the circumstance of the Earth to within 2% of its actual 24,000 miles.
Longitude separates the Earth into 360 degrees with a beginning of 0 degrees here:
Greenwich Meridian in England
Which country produces the largest percentage of the World's Greenhouse Gases?
What is the geographic phenomenon that moves the continents across the molten interior core of the Earth?
According to theories where did Man (Homo Sapiens) originate?
Approximately how many years has Homo Sapiens (man) been on the Earth?
Approximately when did the last ice age end in North America?
11,000 years ago
Between 1945 and the Present the world has been governed by a protocol established at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire . Which of the following did it not establish?
A system of tariffs would be established to assure free trade
The Conference at Bretton Woods in 1945 essentially established the protocol of the Allies to stem the tide of Communism.
According to "America's Source of Immigration from 1850 to Today" which large population group was precluded from immigrating to America for a long period of time?
The United States owes its productive soils to this event that collected quality Canadian topsoil and deposited it in the Corn Belt of America.
Which river forms a significant portion of the southern border to the United States?
The circular and spoke road patterns into and around North American cities and the "dream of Suburban Living" were the results of this invention and mass production.
Identify the primary area of the United States that is losing industrial/manufacturing jobs, primarily because of the now cancelled NAFTA.
Northeast Corridor from New England to Chicago
The United States has an abundance of Oil and Natural Gas and is now energy independent.
The Eastern Half of the United States can quickly fluctuate between hot and cold because of a high-altitude stream of fast moving air known as the:
After migrating to America, European immigrants historically located in like clusters, but then began to mix with and intermarry with other nationalities. What is the name associated with this phenomenon?
Melting Pot of America
Quebec is unique as a Canadian Province in that its primary language is:
Which of the following zones in North America is the primary location of Scandinavians?
Upper Midwest ( Primarily Minnesota and Wisconsin)
There is a high correlation between past settlement patterns of America and the geography of the Civil War.
As America developed west of the Appalachian Mountains this invention significantly aided in that development because it provided the mechanism to bring people and supplies to the area and provide an outlet for agricultural products being produced.
Which Federal Act had the most impact on the eventual fate of the Native Americans living in the West?
In the late 1800s war between the Americans and the Native Americans in the Western portion of the United States, a strategy to remove this animal was pivotal to that effort,
In the mid 1800s what federal Act significantly increased the number of Americans moving to the area between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains?
Frederick Jackson Turner was known for the Turner Doctrine that established this concept that became a model cry for the young country
America has become self-sufficient in energy within the last 5 years primarily because of this process.
Fracking of Oil Shale
Because of American energy independence we no longer are dependent upon Middle East oil and and can to begin to disassociate from the social/political strife in that area.
The Pope split the New World between Spain and Portugal by the Treaty of Tordesillas.
Spain is the primary colonizer of Latin America.
Which of the following did not provide labor to Spanish Plantations?
Volunteers and low wage workers from Asia
Which of the following was perhaps the most important aid to the Spanish in conquering Latin America?
Germs causing Diseases and Viruses
Who was the primary colonizer of Brazil?
The Mayans occupied the high Andes Mountains of South America.
The Greater Antilles would include Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Jamaica.
In touring Latin America one would find a sharp divide between the Very Rich and the Very poor.
This country contains the largest rain forest of the World.
Due to rapid urbanization and poverty, many children are left homeless to live in the streets and dumps of many Latin American cities.,
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