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Regional Geography

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THE 2 MAJOR LANGUAGE GROUPS IN CANADA ARE; ENGLISH & FRENCH
THE PHYSIOGRAPHIC REGION CALLED THE CANADIAN SHIELD IS: THE GEOLOGIC CORE OF NORTH AMERICA
THE GREAT LAKES MAIN OUTLET TO THE SEA IS THE, ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
THE PEOPLE CALLED NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S. ARE CALLED ___ IN CANADA. FIRST NATIONS
THE CORE AREA OF THE UNITED STATESIS KNOWN AS THE: AMERICAN MANUFACTURING BELT
IN 1900, THE GEOGRAPHIC FORM OF THE AMERICAN CITY WAS MOST STRONGLY SHAPED BY: THE ELECTRIC STREETCAR
WHAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A SECONDARY ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN NORTH AMERICA? BEER BREWING
WHAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A TERTIARY SECTOR OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IN NORTH AMERICA? COMPUTER SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
THE TRANSFORMATION OF RAW MATERIALS INTO FINISHED PRODUCTS IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ___ SECTOR OF A NATION'S ECONOMY. SECONDARY
MONTREAL AND THE LOWER COURSE OF THE ST.LAWRENCE SEAWAY ARE LOCATED IN THE CANADIAN PROVINCE OF ___. QUEBEC
THE CAPITAL OF CANADA IS: OTTAWA
THE INHABITABLE ZONE OF PERMANENT SETTLEMENT OF A COUNTRY IS KNOWN AS ITS: ECUMENE
THE 2 EUROPEAN POWERS THAT FOUGHT OVER CONTROL OF THE AREA THAT BECAME CANADA WERE THE: FRENCH & BRITISH
A REGIONAL STATE IS: A NATURAL ECONOMIC ZONE
THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT: INCLUDES THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND MEXICO
DEFINE; THE NORTH AMERICAN CORE ENCOMPASSES A GREAT RECTANGLE FROM BOSTON TO WASHINGTON TO ST. LOUIS TO MILWAUKEE AND INCLUDES SOUHERNMOST ONTARIO,
CANADIAN'S LARGE CLUSTER OF FRANCOPHONES IN NEW BRUNSWICK ARE KNOWN AS: ACADIANS
WHICH STATE IS LOCATED IN THE U.S. WHEAT BELT? KANSAS
THE REGION WITH THE GREATES DISPARITY IN INCOME BETWEEB RICH AND POOR IS: THE SOUTH
THE SOUTHWEST IS TRICULTURAL REGION COMPRISED OF: NATIVE AMERICANS, HISPANICS, AND ANGLOS
WHAT IS ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST PRODUCTIVE POST-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES? DALLAS-FORTH WORTH, HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO
THE FASTEST GROWING METROPOLITAN AREA IN THE U.S. IS: LAS VEGAS
THE NORTH AMERICAN REGION WHICH IS THE LARGEST AND THE LEAST DENSELY SETTLED IS THE : NORTHERN FRONTIER
THE NORTH AMERICAN REGION IN WHICH FIRST NATIONS HAS THE GREATEST INTEREST IS: NORTHERN FRONTIER
MUCH OF THE GROWTH IN THE PACIFIC HINGE OCCURED: AFTER WWII
THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THE GROWTH OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST HAS BEEN: CHEAP HYDOELECTRIC POWER
MORE THAN __ PERCENT OF NORTH AMERICANS LIVE IN URBAN AREAS. 75%
TRUE OR FALSE:LIKE THE U.S., CANADA IS A FEDERAL STATE. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:THE RAIN SHADOW EFFECT HAS ITS GREATEST INFLUENCE ON THE CLIMATE OF SAN DIEGO. FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE:A TECHNOPOLE IS AN URBAN AREA THAT EMPHASIZES TRADITIONAL INDUSTRY. FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE:NEW ENGLAND FEELS A GREAT CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC AFFINITY WITH THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES OF CANADA. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN THE NEW ENGLAND IS HIGHER THAN IN THE SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:THE POPULATION OF THE CORRIDOR IS A TECHNOPOLE IN THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH AREA. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:THE POPULATION OF THE CONTINENTAL INTERIOR HAS INCREASING NUMBER OF ELDERLY PERSONS. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:THE NORTHERN FRONTIER IS THE LARGEST REGION IN NORTH AMERICA. TRUE
A NARROW STRIP OF LAND CONNECTING 2 LARGER LAND BODIES IS KNOWN AS A(N): ISTHMUS
AS A GROUP, THE ISLAND CUBA, HISPANIOLA, JAMAICA, AND PUERTO RICO ARE KNOWN AS: THE GREATER ANTILLES
WHAT CONTRY IS LOCATED IN THE CULTURE HEART KNOWN AS MESOAMERICA? GUATEMALA
MESTIZOS ARE PERSONS WHO ARE OF MIXED___ HERITAGE. EUROPEAN AND AMERIDIAN
THE CURRENT POPULATION OF MEXICO NOW EXCEEDS ___ MILLION. 100
TRANSCULTURATION IS MOST CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SHAPING OF CULTURAL TRAITS IN: MEXICO
A MAQUILADORA IS: A FOREIGN OWNED FACTORY IN NORTHERN MEXICO THAT ASSEMBLES DUTY-FREE GOODS.
CENTRAL AMERICA, AS DEFINED BY GEOGRAPHERS, IS: A REGION WITHIN MIDDLE AMERICA BETWEEN MEXICO AND COLOMBIA.
WHICH COUNTRY DOES NOT HAVE A COMMON BORDER WITH GUATEMALA? NICARAGUA
WHAT CONTRY WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS BRITISH HONDURAS? BELIZE
CENTRAL AMERICAS POOREST COUNTRY IS; NICARAGUA
THE PANAMAL CANAL WAS OPENED IN; 1914
A PERSON OF MIXED WHITE-BLACK ANCESTRY IS A: MULATTO
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE CARIBBEAN POPULATION LIVES IN CITIES: 67% OR 2/3
WHICH ISLAND IS ASSOCIATED WITH FIDEL CASTRO? CUBA
WHICH ISLAND IS THE CARIBBEAN'S LEADING BAUXITE PRODUCER? JAMAICA
AN ISLAND WITH LARGE PERCENTAGE OF SOUTH ASIAN POPULATION IS: TRINIDAD
TRUE OR FALSE:MEXICO, NICARAGUA, AND PANAMA ARE ALL LOCATED WITHIN THE LAND BRIDGE PORTION OF THE MIDDLE AMERICAN REALM. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:DURING THEIR PERIOD OF COLONIAL DOMINATION, THE SPANISH FORCED MUCH OF MEXICO'S AMERIDIAN POPULATION TO RELOCATE TO URBAN SETTLEMENTS. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE: THE HACIENDA OF THE MAINLAND IS ESSENTIALLY SIMILAR TO THE PLANTATION OF THE RIMLAND. FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE:EXCEPT FOR FRENCH GUIANA, THERE IS NO REMAINING EUROPEAN DEPENDENCY IN THE CARIBBEAN. FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE:THE YUCATAN PENINSULA PROTRUDES INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE:CENTRAL AMERICA'S POPULATION EXHIBITS HIGHER DENSITIES IN ITS PACIFIC COAST LANDS ALONG ITS CARIBBEAN SHORE. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:EL SALVADORS POPULATION IS OVERWHELMINGLY LOCATED IN THE TIERRA CALIENTE ZONE. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:COSTA RICA IS LATIN AMERICAS OLDEST DEMOCRACY. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:DUE TO AN AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND PANAMA IN 1977, THERE IS NO AMERICAN PRESENCE IN THE CANAL ZONE. FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE:SINCE 1950, OVER 80% OF CENTRAL AMERICAS FORESTS HAVE BEEN DECIMATED. TRUE
IN SOUTH AMERICA, THE RICHEST 20% OF THE POPULATION CONTROL ___ OF THE WEALTH. 70%
AN ATLIPLANO IS: A PLAIN HIGH IN THE ANDES
ALMOST ___ PERCENT OF SOUTH AMERICANS LIVE IN URBAN AREAS. 80
In the Latin American city model, the elite residen­tial sector contains the: COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL SPINE
The disamenity sector of the economy includes: POOR AREAS KNOWN AS BARRIOS OR FAVELAS
The rings of slums surrounding South America’s large cities are known as: FAVELAS
The informal sector of the economy includes: SELLERS OF HOMEMADE GOODS
Colombia’s coffee growing areas are most often associated with the: TIERRA TEMPLADA CLIMATE ZONE
Venezuela and Colombia as compared with the Guianas have: BEEN MORE SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE PLANTATION ECONOMY
The South American country that contains the northern end of the Andes is: VENEZUELA
The major river of Venezuela’s iron-rich eastern region is the: ORINCO
The country of Guyana: WAS FOREMELY A BRITISH COLONY BEFORE INDEPENDENCE IN 1966
Unlike Peru’s coast, Ecuador’s coast is: FERTILE TROPICAL PLAINS
Which of the following is landlocked? PARAGUAY
Argentina’s major city is: BUENOS AIRES
The capital of Brazil is: BASILIA
Fazendas are: COFFEE PLANTATIONS
A growth pole is: A LOCATION WHERE A SET OF INDUSTRIES, GIVEN A START, WILL GROW, SETTING OFF RIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT IN A SURROUNDING AREA
TRUE OR FALSE:The slums and poverty-stricken neighborhoods of the Latin American city occupy the outer urban ring as well as certain sectors leading toward the city center TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:Guyana and Suriname have substantial Asian Indian population sectors. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:Ecuador is the poorest country in South America. FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE:Paraguay is South America’s only landlocked country. FALSE
THE SOVIET UNION CONSIST OF ___ SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS. 15
THE FORMER SOVIET UNION LASTED ABOUT ___ YEARS. 70
MOST OF THE POPULATION OF RUSSIA IS FOUND IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY
THE TERM ___ IS USED TO DESCRIBE AN INLAND CLIMATE THAT IS REMOTE FROM THE MODERATING INFLUENCES OF LARGE WATER BODIES. CONTINENTALITY
THE MOUNTAIN CHAIN IN WEST CENTRAL RUSSIA THAT IS OFTEN REGARDED AS THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN EUROPE AND ASIA IS CALLED THE: URAL MOUNTAINS
A MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COLONIAL EMPIRE OF RUSSIA, ON THE ONE HAND, AND THE BRITAIN AND FRANCE ON THE OTHER IS THAT: RUSSIA'S EMPIRE IS TERRITORALLY CONTIGUOUS
THE TERM ___ REFERS TO A HUGE STATE FARM AND LETERALLY MEANS "A GRAIN AND MEAT FACTORY" IN WHICH AGRICULTURAL EFFICIENCY THROUGHT MECHANIZATION AND MINIMUM LABOR REQUIREMENTS SHOULD BE AT ITS PEAK. SOVKHOZ
UNDER PUTIN, THE RUSSIAN REPUBLICS HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED INTO SEVEN: FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS
THE POPULATION OF RUSSIA IS: SHRINKING BY ABOUT 1 MILLION PER YEAR
THE CORE AREA OF THE SOVIET UNION INCORPORATES THE CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL REGION, AT THE HEART OF WHICH LIES THE CITY OF MOSCOW.
A MOUNTAIN RANGE LOCATED BETWEEN THE BLACK SEA, AND CASPIAN SEA IS THE: CAUCASUS
WHAT PEOPLE LOOK OVER ACROSS THEIR BORDER TO IRAN BECAUSE THEY SHARE A COMMON SHIITE MUSLUM FAITH? AZERIS
THE RUSSIAN PORT OF ___ IS KEPT OPEN BY WARM WATER FROM THE NORTH ATLANTIC MURMANSK
AFTER THE DOWNFALL OF THE SOVIET UNION, AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO REPLACE THE SOVIET STATE WITH: THE COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES.
THE VEGETATION ON A TREELESS PLAIN(MOSTLY MOSSES, LICHENS, AND GRASSES) IS KNOWN AS; TUNDRA
FROZEN GROUND IS KNOWN AS PRMAFROST
___WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSOLIDATING RUSSIAN'S GAINS IN THE EARLY 1700'S AND IN MAKING A EUROPEAN-STYLE STATE OUT OF THE LOOSELY KNIT COUNTRY. PETER THE GREAT
CZARINA CATHERINE THE GREAT TERRITORIAL ACQUISITION THRUST WAS AIMED AT: THE WARM-WATER BLACK SEA
IN RUSSIA REVOLUTION OF 1917 WAS WHEN THE BOLSHEVIKS DEFEATED THE MENSHEVIKS
THIS RUSSIAN REPUBLIC FOUGHT A WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE FROM MOSCOW DURING HE 1990S. NO FINAL SETTLEMENT OF THE INDEPENDECE ISSUE IS IN SIGHT. CHECHEN REPUBLIC
THE FORMER SOVIET REPUBLIC ON THE BLACK SEA CONTAINING THE BIRTHPLACE OF STALIN IS: GEORGIA
ARMENIA IS IN CONFLICT WITH WHICH OTHER FORMER SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC? AZERBAIJAN
JAPANESE INVESTMENT IN RUSSIA'S FAR EAST HAS BEEN HELD UP BY A DISPUTE OVER: KURILE ISLANDS
TRUE OR FALSE: LENIN LED THE FORMER SOVIET UNION DURING WWII. FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE:THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THE SOVIET UNION'S INHABITANTS ARE CONCENTRATED TO THE EAST OF THE URAL MOUNTAINS. FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE: SINCE THE FALL OF THE OLD COMMUNIST REGIME, MOSCOW AND THE GOVERNMENT IN IT HAVE BECOME TO BE MORE AND MORE RESPECTED BY PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY? FALSE
MOSCOW LIES AT THE HEART OF THE CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL REGION. TRUE
FOLLOWING THE FALLOF KIEV TO THE TATARS, THE PRINCIPALITY OF LENINGRAD BECAME THE CENTER OF RUSSIAN POWER. FALSE
THE GEOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE UNDER WHICH PARTICULAR PEOPLE AND PARTICULAR PLACES CONCENTRATE ON THE PRODUCTION OF PARTICULAR GOOD IS KNOWN AS: LOCAL FUNCTIONAL SPECILIZATION
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN EUROPE: INITIALLY WAS FOCUSED IN ENGLAND, WHERE MACHINERY WAS INVENTED AND THE USE OF STEAM TO DRIVE ENGINES EMERGED.
eUROPEAN'S POLITICAL REVOLUTION : BEGAN IN 1789 WITH THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
WHICH IS THE STRONGEST EXAMPLE OF EUROPEAN NATION-STATE? POLAND
EUROPE: WHAT STATE IS UNILINGUAL IN THAT IT POSSESSES A SINGLE LANGUAGE SPOKEN THROUGHTOUT ITS TERRITORY. AUSTRIA
___ FORCES ARE DIVISIVE TO A NATION CENTRIFUGAL
A COUNTRY'S LEADING URBAN CENTER THAT IS DISPROPORTIONATELY LARGE AND EXCEPTIONALLY EXPRESSIVE OF NATIONAL FEELING, SUCH AS PARIS IS TO FRANCE, IS KNOWN AS THE COUNTRY'S: PRIMATE CITY
THE PROCESS WHEREBY REGIONS WITHIN A STATE DEMAND AND GAIN POLITICAL STRENGTH AND GROWING AUTONOMY IS KNOWN AS: DEVOLUTION
ONLY THE SOUTHER SECTION OF THE FOLLOWING ISLAND WAS RECENTLY GRANTED ADMISSION TO THE E.U. IRELAND
___ DOMINATES WESTERN EUROPE DEMOGRAPHICALLY AND ECONOMICALLY. GERMANY
MOST FOREIGN WORKERS IN GERMANY ARE OF ___ ORIGIN. TURKISH
WHICH GROUP HAS FORMED A GROWING PRESENCE IN MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES? MUSLIM
GERMAN REUNIFICATION: OCCURED IN THE 1990'S, AND LED TO A CONTRY WITH 16 LANDERS, IT ALSO LED TO SOME PROBLEMS AS SOME WESTERNERS HAVE RESENTED ADDITIONAL TAXES TO HELP THE EAST.AND HAS YET TO BRING THE STANDARD LIVING IN THE EAST TO THE LEVELS IN THE WEST.
THE ONLY EUROPEAN COUNTRY WITH COASTLINES ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, AND THE NORTH SEA IS: FRANCE
THE WESTERN EUROPEAN STATE THAT IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IS: SWITZERLAND
SIGNIFICANT OIL AND NATURAL GAS SUPPLIES HAVE BEEN FOUND BENEATH THE: NORTH SEA
THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IS ISOLATED FROM THE REST OF EUROPE BY WHICH MOUNTAIN CHAIN? PYRENES
NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN ITALY ARE DIVIDED BY THE ANCONA LINE
THE RUHR INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IS LINKED VIA THE RHINE RIVER TO: ROTTERDAM
SPAIN AND THE UNITED KINGDOM ARE IN DISPUTE OVER WHICH PIECE OF TERRITORY: GIBRALTAR
THE LEADING MANUFACTURING.INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IN POLAND IS LOCATED IN: SILESIA
WHEN A STATE SEEKS TO ACQUIRE THE ETHNICALLY SIMILAR PEOPLE AND TERRITORY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ITS BOUNDARY BY APPEALING TO A CONCENTRATED GROUP, THIS ACTION IS TERMED: IRREDENTISM
WHICH REPUBLIC HAS SERB, CROAT AND MUSLIM POPULATIONS THAT WERE FINALLY BROUGHT TOGTHER IN 1995 AT A US-RUN PEACE CONFERENCE? BOSNIA
THE MEDITERRANEAN EUROPEAN COUNTRY WITH THE LOWEST PERCENTAGE LIVING IN URBAN AREAS IS: PORTUGAL 59%
THE NORTHERN EUROPEAN COUNTRY THAT HAS BENEFITED THE MOST FROM NORTH SA OIL IS: NORWAY
THE MAJOR RIVER IN GERMANY, WHICH ENTERS THE NORTH SEA THOUGH THE NETHERLANDS AND WHICH PASSES THROUGH THE RUHR IS THE: RHINE RIVR
THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION IS: BRUSSELS
THE POPULATION OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND: IS DOMINATED BY PROTESTANTS
BULGARIANS HAVE FELT CLOSE TO THE RUSSIAN POPULATION BECAUSE: THE RUSSIANS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR DRIVING THE TURKS FROM TH AREA
THE ISLAND CONTESTED BETWEEN GREECE AND TURKEY IS: CYPRUS
THE DANUBE RIVER EMPTIES INTO THE: BLACK SEA
THE LARGEST ETHNIC MINORITY IN UKRAINE IS : RUSSIANS
AN UNUSUAL ASPECT OF ALBANIA IS: ITS LARGE MUSLIM POPULATION
TRUE OR FALSE:ALTHOUGH THE PO VALLEY HAS GREAT AGRICULTURAL ADVANTEGES, WHAT MARKS THE REGION TODAY IS THE GREATEST DEVELOPMENT OF MANUFACTURING IN MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:THE UNITED KINGDOM CONSIST OF ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:TRANSFERABILITY IS AN INTERCTION CONCEPT RELATED TO THE COSTS OF OVERCOMING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO PLACES. TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE:BRITAIN'S MIDLAND'S, GERMANY'S RUHR, AND POLAND'S SILENSIA ALL POSSESSED MAJOR COAL DEPOSITS THAT HELPED LAUNCH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS. TRUE