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GEOG101 Week 4 Midterm Exam (APUS)

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GEOG101 Week 4 Midterm Exam (APUS)

According to Japanese economist Ohmae, a regional state is: A.a province about to secede from a country
B.a natural economic zone
C.one of the Four Canadas

D.a grouping of provinces or states E.soley a Japanese phenomena

Question 2 of 80

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This small country gains much of its importance because of its location on the Bab el Mandeb Strait leading into the Red Sea

A.Mauritania B.Mali C.Niger D.Nigeria E.Djibouti

Question 3 of 80

The country of Guyana:
A.was formerly a British colony before independence in 1966 B.is also called Suriname
C.contains a population that is three-quarters European
D.is the smallest of the four Guianas in population size
E.still belongs to France

Question 4 of 80

The Brazilian subregion with the most diversity in its European population is the: A.South

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B.Northeast
C.state of Sao Paulo

D.Interior E.Amazonian North

Question 5 of 80

The capital of the Chechen Republic is: A.Chechenia

B.Moscow C.Tbilisi D.Groznyy E.Yerevan

Question 6 of 80

Rubber production has had the greatest impact on which Brazilian subregion? A.South

B.Northeast
C.state of Sao Paulo D.Interior
E.North

Question 7 of 80

A growth pole is:

A.an established manufacturing center that dominates a substantial region

B.any large city in a national core area

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C.a location where a set of industries, given a start, will grow, setting off ripples of development in a surrounding area

D.a location, now in decline, that served as a focal point for a developing region in the past E.an agricultural region where annual yields increase annually

Question 8 of 80

The Panama Canal was opened in ________. A.1872

B.1903

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C.1914 D.1934

E.1959

Question 9 of 80

Which of the following cities is located in Italy's core area? A.Milan

B.Rome C.Barcelona D.Naples E.Catalonia

Question 10 of 80

In South America, the richest 20% of the population control _____ of the wealth. A.2%

B.70% C.90% D.1% E.95%

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Question 11 of 80

A.irredentist region B.hinterland C.shatter belt D.Balkan E.heartland region

Question 12 of 80

Which of the following is a natural gas producing state? A.Maine

B.Vermont C.Iowa D.Texas

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E.E. none of the above

Question 13 of 80

The country in Equatorial Africa with significant oil supplies and an upper middle income economy is: A.Congo

B.Cameroon
C.Central African Republic D.Gabon
E.Equatorial Guinea

Question 14 of 80

The archipelago to the north of Cuba that is a leading tourist destination is: A.Bermuda

B.Bahamas C.Turks D.Jamaica
E. Grenadines

Question 15 of 80

Bulgarians have felt close to the Russian population because:
A.the Russians are a fellow Serbian population
B.the capital Sofia is close to the Russian city of Kiev
C.the Russians were responsible for driving the Turks from the area
D.the Russians were responsible for freeing Bulgaria from the control of the Hungarians E.none of the above

Question 16 of 80

The two major language groups in Canada are: A.English and Spanish
B.English and French
C.English and Canadian

D.Canadian and French
E.only English is spoken widely in Canada

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Question 17 of 80

The term that is used to indicate decreasing levels of spatial interactions with increasing distances is: A.distance delay

B.state's rights C.diversity theory D.oblast E.distance decay

Question 18 of 80

The leading manufacturing/industrial complex in Poland is located in: A.Gdansk

B.Warsaw C.Slovenia D.Silesia E.Ukraine

Question 19 of 80

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The Autonomous Community in eastern Spain just south of the Pyrenees Mountains centered on industrialized Barcelona is known as:

A.Silesia B.Galicia C.Catalonia D.Lombardy E.Portugal

Question 20 of 80

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Which of the following countries is the home of the Shona and Ndebele tribes and has suffered from a poorly conceived transfer of agricultural lands?

A.Botswana B.Cameroon C.Zimbabwe D.Zambia E.Mozambique

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Question 21 of 80

The Caribbean Coast of Central America is: A.part of the Rimland
B.part of the Heartland
C.an area settled by the Dutch

D.an area settled by the Portuguese E.none of the above

Question 22 of 80

The island contested between Greece and Turkey is: A.Cyprus

B.Crete C.Malta D.Sicily E.Macedonia

Question 23 of 80

Slovakia has a large _______ minority. A.Czech

B.Hungarian C.Serbian D.Moldovan E.Jewish

Question 24 of 80

The North Slope of Alaska contains large fields of: A.cold weather crops
B.tar sands
C.diamonds

D.hydroelectric power E.oil

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Question 25 of 80

A market that is set up only on certain days of the week is known as a ____ market. A.Bantustan

B.condominium C.trader
D.periodic E.sequent occupant

Question 26 of 80

Canada's large cluster of Francophones in New Brunswick are known as: A.Acadians

B.Ontarioans C.French D.Brunswickers E.none of the above

Question 27 of 80

Central America, as defined by geographers, is:
A.a region within Middle America between Mexico and Colombia
B.a region that incorporates all the lands and islands between the U. S. and South America C. the regional term for the Greater Antilles, "that is, the Caribbean's larger islands"
D.the heartland or central zone of Middle America (its technical name is Mestizoamerica) E.the region covered by Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize

Question 28 of 80

The territory in dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia is: A.Georgia

B.Abkhazian C.Nakhichevan D.Nagorno-Karabakh E.South Ossetia

Question 29 of 80

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Italy's economic core, no longer focused on Rome, is located today in: A.Romania

B.Po River Valley
C.the Indus River Valley D.Greece
E.the Alpine chain

Question 30 of 80

The final stage in the evolution of an insurgent state, according to McColl, is the stage of: A.equilibrium

B.contention C.counteroffensive D.subsequence E.disintegration

Question 31 of 80

_______ dominates Western Europe demographically and economically. A.France

B.Belgium C.Austria D.Germany E.Switzerland

Question 32 of 80

Which of the following countries is not in The African Transition Zone? A.Mauritania

B.Mali C.Niger D.Nigeria E.Egypt

Question 33 of 80

Which of the following associations is incorrect?

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A.Niger River, Bulge of Africa B.Congo River, The Congo

C.Zambezi River, Angola D.Nile River, Sudan E.Orange River, Kenya

Question 34 of 80

Which city is not located within the American Manufacturing Belt (the Continental Core)? A.Atlanta

B.New York C.Detroit D.Pittsburgh E.Philadelphia

Question 35 of 80

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

A.A. Haiti's population is predominantly black with a small mulatto minority.

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B.B. In the second half of the nineteenth century approximately 100,000 Chinese emigrated to Cuba as indentured servants.

C.C. Trinidad has a large East Indian minority and Hindi remains a commonly spoken language. D.D. Cuba's population has a black majority.
E.E. Haiti is on the island of Hispanola.

Question 36 of 80

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The term _________ refers to a huge state farm and literally means "a grain and meat factory" in which agricultural efficiency through mechanization and minimum labor requirements should be at its peak.

A.kuzbas B.sovkhoz C.gorod D.Ural E.kolkhoz

Question 37 of 80

Northern New England is tied culturally and economically to:

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A.Quebec

B.Atlantic Canada
C.British Columbia
D.Prince Edward Island E.Newfoundland and Labrador

Question 38 of 80

Spain and the United Kingdom are in dispute over which piece of territory: A.Basque

B.Portugal C.Ceuta D.Malta E.Gibraltar

Question 39 of 80

Civil war in which of the following led to the change in the government of The Congo? A.The Congo

B.Cameroon
C.Central African Republic D.Rwanda
E.Equatorial Guinea

Question 40 of 80

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Which republic has Serb, Croat and Muslim populations that were finally brought together in 1995 at a US-run peace conference?

A.Bosnia B.Serbia C.Croatia D.Kosovo E.Slovenia

Question 41 of 80

The North American region which is the largest and the least densely settled is the:

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A.Northern Frontier B.Continental Interior

C.Maritime Northeast D.Southwest E.Pacific Hinge

Question 42 of 80

Which of the following is landlocked? A.Bolivia

B.Ecuador C.Guiana D.Peru E.Chile

Question 43 of 80

Brazil's Northeast:
A.was Brazil's source area: its early plantation economy developed here first
B. today still produces the country's coffee crop
C.is the site of Brazil's most spectacular recent surge of economic development D.contains the largest number of German settlers in the country
E.remains mainly Indian country: most of the Amazonian Indians have resettled here

Question 44 of 80

Which of the following is not one of the four Motors of Europe? A.Tirane (Albania)
B.Milan
C.Stuttgart

D.Barcelona E.Lyon

Question 45 of 80

Which of the following cities is an oil center in the Azerbaijan? A.Moscow

B.White Russia

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C.Baki (Baku) D.Leningrad

E.Bucharest

Question 46 of 80

Which of the following jobs belongs to the tertiary sector of the American economy? A.computer systems specialist
B.miner
C.auto assembly line welder

D.office receptionist E.farmer

Question 47 of 80

Which of the following statements is false? A.Germany is larger territorially than France. B.Germany has a better river system than France. C.Germany is more industrialized than France. D.Germany is more urbanized than France. E.France has better harbors than does Germany.

Question 48 of 80

The major difference between an endemic and a pandemic disease is that:

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A.an endemic disease moves swiftly through the population of a local area, whereas a pandemic disease is simply present, affecting the lives of millions of people in a negative way

B.a pandemic disease moves swiftly only through the population of a local area, whereas a endemic disease is simply present, affecting the lives of millions of people in a negative way

C.a pandemic disease spreads worldwide, whereas an endemic disease is simply present, affecting the lives of millions of people in a negative way

D.there is no difference between an endemic and a pandemic disease E.none of the above

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Question 49 of 80

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The Peru (Humboldt) Current is:

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B.a drying wind that blows off the Andes and creates desert-like conditions along the Peruvian coastal plain C.a rising air movement that brings the hot and humid conditions of the tierra fria to the uppermost Andean

basins

D.a new high voltage electrical network that transmits Amazon-oil-generated power by pipeline to the cities across the Andes

E.the name of Bolivar's revolutionary movement of the 1960s

Question 50 of 80

The most significant ethnic minority in Ukraine is: A.Bulgarians

B.Moldovans C.Crimeans D.Russians
E. None of the above

Question 51 of 80

The now-independent political entity that was administered by South African until 1990 is: A.Namibia

B.Botswana C.Western Rhodesia D.Bophuthatswana E.Lesotho

Question 52 of 80

Which of the following is one of the world's most productive technopoles? A.Phoenix and Tucson
B.Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio
C.El Paso

D.Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach E.Charlotte, Atlanta, and Charleston

Question 53 of 80

The North American region which has undergone the most change in recent years is: A.the Southeast

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B. the Continental Core C.Agricultural Heartland

D.New England/Atlantic Provinces E.French Canada

Question 54 of 80

Which of the following is not an important manufacturing region of the Soviet Union? A.Volga Region

B.Urals Region
C.Kuzbas Region
D.Central Industrial Region
E.the Muslim region of central Asia

Question 55 of 80

The rings of slums surrounding South America's large cities are known as: A.mestizos

B.favelas or barrios C.tierra templada
D. altiplanos
E.the spines of the city

Question 56 of 80

The rebellion in Chiapas was designed to occur at the same time as: A.the launching of NAFTA
B.Christmas
C.the presidential election in Mexico

D.other Mexican states were seceding from the country E.none of the above

Question 57 of 80

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Which former Soviet Republic, with its capital at Mensk, is also called White Russia, and is still strongly linked to Moscow?

A.Belarus B.Lithuania

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C.Georgia

D.Estonia E.Ukraine

Question 58 of 80

Which two colonial powers were principally involved in West Africa? A.Britain and France
B.Portugal and France
C.Italy and Britain

D.U.S. and France E.Algeria and Sudan

Question 59 of 80

These two cities act as Russian ports facing the Barents Sea in the north. A.Kiev and Odessa
B.Murmansk and Vladivostok
C.Tyva Republic and Yakutia

D.Arkhangelsk and Odessa E.Murmansk and Arkhangelsk

Question 60 of 80

The Kuzbas region:
A.lead city is Novosibirsk
B.is also called the Kuznetsk Basin
C.has developed in part because of the central planning activities of the former Soviet Union D.contains both iron and coal deposits
E.all of the above

Question 61 of 80

The Transcaucasian area includes all of the following except: A.Georgia

B.Armenia C.Azerbaijan

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D.Nagorno-Karabakh E.Kyrghyzstan

Question 62 of 80

The country in Equatorial Africa that had a border dispute with Nigeria over an oil-rich area is: A.Congo

B.Cameroon
C.Central African Republic D.Gabon
E.Congo

Question 63 of 80

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The Central American country where English is spoken, but where Spanish will eventually become the predominant language is:

A.Cuba B.Guatemala C.Costa Rica D.Mexico E.Belize

Question 64 of 80

A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land bodies is known as a(n): A.spine

B.isthmus C.Oriente D.rimland E.peninsula

Question 65 of 80

Identify the incorrect association.
A.Jamaica: British dependency
B.Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao: Netherlands dependencies C.Martinique: French departement
D.Cayman Islands: United States possessions

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E.Cuba: Spanish

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Question 66 of 80

A.taiga
B. Ural C.permafrost D.tundra E.Kola

Question 67 of 80

Which country is considered the Cornerstone of West Aftica? A.Nigeria

B.Ethiopia C.Zimbabwe D.The Congo E.Kenya

Question 68 of 80

An industrial area east of the Kuzbas region is centered around: A.Kiev

B.Uzbekistan C.Lake Baikal D.Odessa E.Siberia

Question 69 of 80

Which of the following countries was not a British colony prior to its independence? A.Botswana

B.Zambia C.Kenya D.Ethiopia E.Malawi

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Question 70 of 80

At time of the Russian revolution of 1917:
A.the czars defeated the communists
B.the Bolsheviks defeated the Leninists
C.ethnic Russians were only about 50% of the population of the empire D.the whites defeated the reds

E.the capitalists defeated the communists

Question 71 of 80

The Western European state that is not a member of the European Union is: A.Austria

B.England C.Spain D.Switzerland E.Belgium

Question 72 of 80

Quebec has:
A.a declining birth rate.
B.encouraged immigrants to move to Quebec. C.significant hydroelectric power.
D.a population that has rapidly urbanized. E.all of the above are true.

Question 73 of 80

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Which of the following US states has most of its territory located in the Intermontane Basin and Plateau physiographic province?

A.Wisconsin B.Texas C.Pennsylvania D.Nevada E.New York

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Question 74 of 80

The ethnic group exerting the most control in Kenya is the: A.Kikuyu

B.Swahili C.Tutsi D.Bantu E.Hutu

Question 75 of 80

The Polonoroeste Plan has called for settlement near the border with: A.Venezuela

B.Chile C.Bolivia D.Mexico E.Sao Paulo

Question 76 of 80

The Soviet Union consisted of _____________ Soviet Socialist Republics. A.120

B.1 C.15 D.3 E.2

Question 77 of 80

The __________ form(s) the eastern limit of the Russian Core: A.Volga-Dan Canal
B.large petroleum reserves
C.Volga River

D.Ural Mountains
E.distance from European conflicts

Question 78 of 80

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This former Soviet Republic contains the oil city of Baki (Baku) and its people have ethnic affinities with Iran. Recently, the Armenian population of this area became refugees.

A.Azerbaijan B.Moldavia C.Georgia D.Estonia E.Turkmenistan

Question 79 of 80

From the end of World War II until the 1990s, Eastern Europe was dominated by the: A.Ottomans

B.Hapsburgs C.Lithuanians D.Soviet Union E.Poles

Question 80 of 80

An industry identified in your textbook as one with mixed blessing for Middle America is: A.agriculture

B.industry C.banking D.tourism E.diamond cutting

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