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World Regional Geography Final Study Guide
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Which of the following is the largest map scale?
What country is leading East Africa in the renewable energy industry with plans for solar panels for individual households on the basis of a $30 down payment and $15 monthly payment plans? The package includes a 4W panel, 3 lights, and a mobile phone charging station.
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, there are no fully democratic countries on the African continent
The traditional storyteller, history keeper, cultural guru of Western African is known as a _______.
Who was the leader of Zimbabwe from 1980-2017 that was publicly overthrown by a government coup after committing human rights violations and driving the economy into a downward spiral among other things?
All the following are characteristics of a stage 4 country in the Demographic Transition Model except:
All of the following are the most powerful cities in the Sub Saharan region except:
Pretoria, South Africa
What is the leading cause of early death in Sub-Saharan Africa?
What is the significance of the number 400 in reference to the Keeling Curve?
It's the benchmark amount of CO2 in the atmosphere measured in ppm that was permanently passed in 2014
All of the following are reasons for birthrate decline in stage 3 of the Demographic Transition Model except:
The devolution of national collective bargaining to localized forms of negotiations and the rescaling of economic interventions downwards to the urban scale and upward to multinational corporations are facets of _________.
Name the three types of plate tectonic boundaries, their direction of motion, and an example of each
Divergent plates are when two plates are ripping or pulling apart from each other, this creates a ridge running along the boundary line.
Convergent plates are when two plates collide with one another, this creates things such as volcanic arches and mountain chains.
Transform plates are when two plates slide or grind past one another, this creates a release of pressure causing natural disasters such as earth quakes and sometimes tsunamis.
The phase that jumpstarted rapid globalization that began with the invention of the steam engine around 1750 is known as the _______________.
An 'extractive' economic sector is also known as a _________ sector.
What is the purpose of the 'Great Green Wall'?
The purpose of the Great Green Wall was to control the expansion of the Sahara desert by planting a barrier of trees running along the southern edge. This would in hopes stop the spread of desertification.
The meeting in 1885 between 14 European powers to carve up the African continent for European economic gain is known as the _____________________.
Who is the only human to have been to both the deepest point on Earth's surface and to space?
Lines of latitude are ____________. Lines of longitude are _____________.
____________ is the process by which fringe areas are reclaimed by arid environments and what little vegetation or moisture existed is unable to survive due to drought, deforestation, unsustainable agriculture etc.
The continents are primarily made of basalt while the oceans are primarily made of granite? T/F
Why do we use the phrase 'climate change' instead of 'global warming' now?
Climate change recognizes that not all regions will experience the same change in weather. "Global Warming," states that every single location around the world is heating up.
The _______ at which changes are occurring in the Earth's climate is what has scientists most concerned in terms of climate change.
The Fukushima nuclear disaster was a direct result of what?
The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami
The summer monsoon brings rain to the mainland and northern slopes of the islands in South and Southeast Asia. T/F
What is the term for the generation of Chinese men that are known as 'left over men' due to a sex imbalance resulting from the One Child Policy?
Who is the found of the Marefat School in Kabul?
What empire is considered the Golden Age of India?
hat is "The Little Red Dot"?
Saudi Aramco is an example of economic practice widely seen across the Middle East?
Afghanistan potentially sits on top of one of the world largest reserves of what metal that is critical to battery operation?
List the 5 Pillars of Islam
belief, prayer, charity, fasting, pilgrimage
Which Middle Eastern country will perform same sex marriages?
List 6 differences (3 each) and 3 similarities between Hinduism and Buddhism.
They are similar in the fact that they agree on, karma, dharma, and reincarnation, but differ because Buddhism rejects priests, Buddha is relationship through meditation, and Hindi has very formal rituals.
What ended the Opium Wars of 1839-1842?
The ________________ system resulted after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire when Arab held provinces were divided up and administered by European powers that were meant to prepare the region for future independence.
Where has the so called 'largest beach cleanup project' been undertaken?
In 5 sentences of less explain the significance of the Great Man-Made River Project and why it was necessary.
The Great Man-Made River Project was the largest engineering project ever. It was necessary because Libya had such poor water quality that they had no choice but to build underground pipes and dams in order to bring some sanitation to the region.
Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are all ___________ .
94% of the Chinese population lives East of what?
What country did the Davao Death Squad situation occur in?
In 5 sentences of less explain the significance of the Great Leap Forward.
The Great Leap forward was an undertaking in China led by the communist party. It was a 5 year plan that was designed to bring all agriculture to one, meaning no rural farming and all collective farming, and rural industrialization was a product as well. Mass deaths consumed the area and numbers of starvation and famine were through the roof.
What is the lowest level of the Indian caste system?
In one sentence define 'Dowry Death'.
The Dowry Death is essentially suicide or murder by the husband or in-laws.
What livestock outnumbers people in New Zealand 6:1
The type of rocks exposed in the Appalachian Mountains now are referred to as what?
Wheres does the majority of the United States' fossil fuel supply come from?
Coral are plants T/F
Tok Pisin is
the Lingua Franca across Papua New Guinea.
The purpose of the Jamestown colony was religious freedom.
All of the following were articles in the Treaty of Waitangi except _____________.
Maori retained sovereignty of the southern island
The Hawaiian islands are an example of what tectonic activity?
________islands are coral atolls surrounding remnant volcanoes.
Sao Paulo and Mexico City are both characterized as what?
Briefly explain the significance of the Dreamtime and Corroborree
Dreamtime is referring to aboriginal Australian ancestors, and corroborree is when they would meet and perform certain ritualistic dances and things.
You can see the "Dinosaur layer" at the grand canyon.
___________________ describes the ethical situation occurring outside of Exclusive Economic Zones in Oceania where there is no incentive to preserve fishing grounds so large corporations have destroyed many of the marine environments utilized by smaller cultures.
Tragedy of the Commons
The United States is a direct democracy. T/F
What is the correct geographical order of Latin America's Classical societies from North to South?
Aztec, Mayan, Inca
n 1823 what established no European influence in South America?
List 3 characteristics of the Amazon Rainforest. 2 points each. Animal/plant species only counts as one.
High rain fall, diverse plant and animal species, and high average temperatures.
Which is the movement with roots in the 1950s that artists such as Frida Khalo took part in in an attempt to define a Mexican artistic identity by reviving indigenous and ancient traditions?
Who is not one of the United States' top 3 trade partners?
all the above
Who was the military leader that ordered the Bravo nuclear test in spite of winds being unfavorable and potentially being detrimental to inhabited islands?
General Pearcy Clarkson
The United States contributes roughly ____ of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.
What is the major ice sheet currently experiencing major calving resulting in icebergs the size of cities and states?
What is Australia's largest export sector?
Mining and mineral products
All of the following were/are major figure in the emergence of drug cartels except ______.
All of the following are characteristics of the Mississippi Drainage Basin except ________.
it is the 4th longest river in the world
What was the federal policy in Australia that existed until 1973 to limit immigration from non European nations, particularly Southeast Asia and China?
White Australia Policy
In traditional Latin American culture, the ideal woman is known as what?
Which of the following is not one of the major island groups in the Pacific?
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