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

Question 1 (Worth 1 points)

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

distance delay
state’s rights
diversity theory
oblast
distance decay
Question 2 (Worth 1 points)

Central America, as defined by geographers, is:

a region within Middle America between Mexico and Colombia
a region that incorporates all the lands and islands between the U. S. and South America
the regional term for the Greater Antilles, “that is, the Caribbean’s larger islands”
the heartland or central zone of Middle America (its technical name is Mestizoamerica)
the region covered by Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize
Question 3 (Worth 1 points)

The rebellion in Chiapas was designed to occur at the same time as:

the launching of NAFTA
B. Christmas

the presidential election in Mexico
other Mexican states were seceding from the country
none of the above
Question 4 (Worth 1 points)

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

Austria
England
Spain
Switzerland
Belgium

Question 5 (Worth 1 points)

The leading manufacturing/industrial complex in Poland is located in:

Gdansk
Warsaw
Slovenia
Silesia
E. The Ukraine

Question 6 (Worth 1 points)

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

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
a pandemic disease moves swiftly 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
a pandemic disease moves through the population of a large area of the world, 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

none of the above
Question 7 (Worth 1 points)

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

Bantustan
condominium
trader
periodic
sequent occupant

Question 8 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following is landlocked?

Paraguay
Ecuador
Guiana
Peru
Chile
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Question 9 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following is not a state created by the devolution of former Yugoslavia?

Bosnia
Macedonia
Croatia
Slovakia
Serbia-Montenegro
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Question 10 (Worth 1 points)

Italy’s economic core, no longer focused on Rome, is located today in:

Romania
Po River Valley
the Indus River Valley
Greece
the Alpine chain
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Question 11 (Worth 1 points)

Before independence, the modern state of The Congo was a colony of:

France
Germany
Britain
Belgium
South Africa
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Question 12 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following statements is false?

Germany is larger territorially than France
Germany has a better river system than France.
Germany is more industrialized than France.
Germany is more urbanized than France.
France has better harbors than does Germany.
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Question 13 (Worth 1 points)

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

Venezuela
Chile
Bolivia
Mexico
Sao Paulo
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Question 14 (Worth 1 points)

These two cities act as Russian ports facing the Barents Sea in the north.

Kiev and Odessa
Murmansk and Vladivostok
Tyva Republic and Yakutia
Arkhangelsk and Odessa
Murmansk and Arkhangelsk
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Question 15 (Worth 1 points)

The Kuzbas region:

lead city is Novosibirsk
is also called the Kuznetsk Basin
has developed in part because of the central planning activities of the former Soviet Union
contains both iron and coal deposits
all of the above
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Question 16 (Worth 1 points)

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

Moscow
White Russia
Baki (Baku)
Leningrad
Bucharest
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Question 17 (Worth 1 points)

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

2%
70%
90%
1%
95%
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Question 18 (Worth 1 points)

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

Congo
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Gabon
Equatorial Guinea
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Question 19 (Worth 1 points)

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

South
Northeast
state of Sao Paulo
Interior
Amazonian North
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Question 20 (Worth 1 points)

The __________ form(s) the eastern limit of the Russian Core:

Volga-Dan Canal
large petroleum reserves
Volga River
Ural Mountains
distance from European conflicts
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Question 21 (Worth 1 points)

In which of the following countries did the Communist Chinese build the Tan-Zam Railway?

Sudan
Tanzania
Malawi
The Congo
Ethiopia
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Question 22 (Worth 1 points)

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

Northern Frontier
Continental Interior
Maritime Northeast
Southwest
Pacific Hinge
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Question 23 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following is one of the world’s most productive post-industrial complexes?

Phoenix and Tucson
Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio
El Paso
Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach
Charlotte, Atlanta, and Charleston
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Question 24 (Worth 1 points)

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

Ottomans
Hapsburgs
Lithuanians
Soviet Union
Poles
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Question 25 (Worth 1 points)

The island contested between Greece and Turkey is:

Cyprus
Crete
Malta
Sicily
Macedonia
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Question 26 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following is the smallest Central American country in terms of population?

Honduras
Jamaica
Belize
Nicaragua
Guyana
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Question 27 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following is a natural gas producing state?

Maine
New York
Ohio
Texas
none of the above
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Question 28 (Worth 1 points)

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

The Congo
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Rwanda
Equatorial Guinea
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Question 29 (Worth 1 points)

The vegetation of coniferous forest at the southern end of the treeless plains is known as:

taiga
Ural
permafrost
tundra
Kola
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Question 30 (Worth 1 points)

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

Mauritania
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Egypt
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Question 31 (Worth 1 points)

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

the South
the Continental Core
Agricultural Heartland
New England/Atlantic Provinces
French Canada
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Question 32 (Worth 1 points)

A growth pole is:

an established manufacturing center that dominates a substantial region
any large city in a national core area
a location where a set of industries, given a start, will grow, setting off ripples of development in a surrounding area
a location, now in decline, that served as a focal point for a developing region in the
past
an agricultural region where annual yields increase annually
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Question 33 (Worth 1 points)

The territory in dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia is:

Georgia
Abkhazian
Nakhichevan
Nagorno-Karabakh
South Ossetia
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Question 34 (Worth 1 points)

Slovakia has a large _______ minority.

Czech
Hungarian
Serbian
Moldovan
Jewish
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Question 35 (Worth 1 points)

The Caribbean Coast of Middle America is:

part of the Rimland
part of the Heartland
an area settled by the Dutch
an area settled by the Portuguese
none of the above
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Question 36 (Worth 1 points)

The ethnic group exerting the most control in Kenya is the:

Kikuyu
Swahili
Tutsi
Bantu
Hutu
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Question 37 (Worth 1 points)

Quebec has:

a declining birth rate.
offered incentives for French speakers from elsewhere to move to Quebec.
significant hydroelectric power.
a population that has rapidly urbanized.
all of the above are true.
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Question 38 (Worth 1 points)

In which country did a major slave rebellion take place?

Mexico
Jamaica
Haiti
Ocho Rios
Cuba
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Question 39 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following is not one of the four Motors of Europe?

Tirane (Albania)
Milan
Stuttgart
Barcelona
Lyon
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Question 40 (Worth 1 points)

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

spine
isthmus
Oriente
rimland
peninsula
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Question 41 (Worth 1 points)

As a result of U.S. interest in a Panama Canal during the early 20th century:

Panama became a territorially coherent state
a treaty was drawn granting the U. S. permanent sovereignty over the Canal Zone
Panama became independent from Colombia
a Panamanian revolt was subdued by U. S. intervention
a French company finally completed the canal in 1918
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Question 42 (Worth 1 points)

The capital of the Chechen Republic is:

Chechenia
Moscow
Tbilisi
Groznyy
This is a correct answer
Yerevan
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Question 43 (Worth 1 points)

The geopolitical theory that indicates that the rimland is the key to control of the world was forwarded by:

Marx
Mackinder
Spykman
This is a correct answer

Lenin
Gorbachev
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Question 44 (Worth 1 points)

Identify the incorrect association.

Jamaica: British dependency
Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao: Netherlands dependencies
Martinique: French département
Cayman Islands: United States possessions
This is a correct answer

Cuba: Spanish
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Question 45 (Worth 1 points)

_________ is the city with the most Asians in North America.

Denver
Vancouver
This is a correct answer
Seattle
San Diego
Chicago
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Question 46 (Worth 1 points)

The Peru (Humboldt) Current is:

a cool offshore ocean current conducive to commercial fishing that flows parallel to the
Peruvian coastline
This is a correct answer

a drying wind that blows off the Andes and creates desert-like conditions along the Peruvian coastal plain
a rising air movement that brings the hot and humid conditions of the tierra fría to the uppermost Andean basins
a new high voltage electrical network that transmits Amazon-oil-generated power by pipeline to the cities across the Andes
the name of Bolivár’s revolutionary movement of the 1960s
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Question 47 (Worth 1 points)

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

Belarus
This is a correct answer
Lithuania
Georgia
Estonia
Ukraine
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Question 48 (Worth 1 points)

The Transcaucasian area includes all of the following except:

Georgia
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Nagorno-Karabakh
Kirghizstan
This is a correct answer

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Question 49 (Worth 1 points)

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.

kuzbas
sovkhoz
This is a correct answer
gorod
Ural
kolkhoz
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Question 50 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following cities is located in Italy’s core area?

Milan-Turin-Genoa
This is a correct answer
Rome
Barcelona
Naples
Catalonia
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Question 51 (Worth 1 points)

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

Cuba
Guatemala
Costa Rica
Mexico
Belize
This is a correct answer
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Question 52 (Worth 1 points)

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

South
Northeast
state of Sao Paulo
Interior
North
This is a correct answer

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Question 53 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following jobs belongs to the tertiary sector of the American economy?

computer systems specialist
chief executive of a multinational corporation
auto assembly line welder
office receptionist
This is a correct answer
farmer
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Question 54 (Worth 1 points)

The rings of slums surrounding South America’s large cities are known as:

mestizos
favelas
This is a correct answer
tierra templada
altiplanos
the spines of the city
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Question 55 (Worth 1 points)

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.

Azerbaijan
This is a correct answer
Moldavia
Georgia
Estonia
Turkmenistan
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Question 56 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

Haiti’s population is predominantly black with a small mulatto minority.
In the second half of the nineteenth century approximately 100,000 Chinese emigrated to Cuba as indentured servants.
Trinidad has a large East Indian minority and Hindi remains a commonly spoken language.
Cuba’s population has a black majority.
This is a correct answer

Haiti is on the island of Hispanola.
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Question 57 (Worth 1 points)

An interesting aspect of Madagascar is that:

the Great Rift Valley predominates in the central part of the country
the population is of Malay-Polynesian origin
This is a correct answer
it produces exceptional quantities of corn
the island is controlled by the South Africans who have extended apartheid to the
island
most of the population is descendant of Ethiopians
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Question 58 (Worth 1 points)

The now-independent political entity that was called South West Africa is today renamed:

Namibia
This is a correct answer
Botswana
Western Rhodesia
Bophuthatswana
Lesotho
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Question 59 (Worth 1 points)

Japanese investment in Russia’s Far East has been held up by a dispute over:

the Amur River
Kurile Islands
This is a correct answer
Manchuria
Sakhalin Island
Vladivostok
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Question 60 (Worth 1 points)

The two major language groups in Canada are:

English and Spanish
English and French
This is a correct answer
English and Canadian
Canadian and French
only English is spoken widely in Canada
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Question 61 (Worth 1 points)

The North Slope of Alaska contains large fields of:

cold weather crops
tar sands
diamonds
hydroelectric power
coal
This is a correct answer

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Question 62 (Worth 1 points)

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

Botswana
Zambia
Kenya
Ethiopia
This is a correct answer
Malawi
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Question 63 (Worth 1 points)

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

Mauritania
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Djibouti
This is a correct answer

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Question 64 (Worth 1 points)

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

Congo
Cameroon
This is a correct answer
Central African Republic
Gabon
Equatorial Guinea
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Question 65 (Worth 1 points)

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

Wisconsin
Texas
Pennsylvania
Nevada
This is a correct answer
New York
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Question 66 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following is not an important manufacturing region of the Soviet Union?

Volga Region
Urals Region
Donbas Region
Central Industrial Region
the Muslim region of central Asia
This is a correct answer

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Question 67 (Worth 1 points)

Your textbook identifies Eastern Europe as a zone of politico-geographical splintering and fracturing, called a:

Irredentist region
hinterland
shatter belt
This is a correct answer

Balkan
heartland region
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Question 68 (Worth 1 points)

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:

irradiation
irrational
interference
irredentism
This is a correct answer
irresponsible
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Question 69 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following associations is incorrect?

Niger River, Bulge of Africa
Congo River, The Congo
Zambezi River, Angola
Nile River, Sudan
Orange River, Kenya
This is a correct answer

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Question 70 (Worth 1 points)

_______ dominates Western Europe demographically and economically.

France
Belgium
Austria
Germany
This is a correct answer
Switzerland
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Question 71 (Worth 1 points)

Central America’s poorest country is:

Cuba
Guatemala
Mexico
Honduras
Nicaragua
This is a correct answer

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Question 72 (Worth 1 points)

The three-pronged foundation of the Southwest is:

sail-wagon, horsecar-walking, steel-rail
coal, natural gas, oil
urban, rural, and suburban settlement
electricity, water, and the automobile
This is a correct answer

none of the above
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Question 73 (Worth 1 points)

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

Silesia
Galicia
Catalonia
This is a correct answer

Lombardy
Portugal
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Question 74 (Worth 1 points)

The Soviet Union consisted of _____________ Soviet Socialist Republics.

120
1
15
This is a correct answer

3
2
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Question 75 (Worth 1 points)

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

agriculture
industry
banking
tourism
This is a correct answer
diamond cutting
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Question 76 (Worth 1 points)

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

Bosnia
This is a correct answer
Serbia
Croatia
Kosovo
Slovenia
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Question 77 (Worth 1 points)

The Panama Canal was opened in ________.

1872
1903
1914
This is a correct answer

1934
1959
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Question 78 (Worth 1 points)

In 1982, Argentina fought a war with Britain over the:

Tierra del Fuego
Falkland Islands
This is a correct answer
South Georgia Islands
British withdrawal of trade concessions
Antarctica
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Question 79 (Worth 1 points)

Canada’s large cluster of Francophones in New Brunswick are known as:

Acadians
Ontarioans
French
Brunswickers
none of the above
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Question 80 (Worth 1 points)

Which country has no dominant ethnic groups?

Nigeria
Ethiopia
Zimbabwe
The Cong
Kenya
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Question 81 (Worth 1 points)

Which city contains the United States’ largest cluster of Asian ethnics?

Los Angeles
Miami
New York
Montreal
Pittsburgh
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Question 82 (Worth 1 points)

The largest ethnic minority in Ukraine is:

Bulgarians
Moldovans
Crimeans
Russian
None of the above
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Question 83 (Worth 1 points)

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

Bermuda
Bahamas
Turks
Jamaica
Grenidines
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Question 84 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following countries is the home of the Shona and Ndebele tribes where many whites have remained even after the white minority government was replaced?

Botswana
Cameroon
Zimbabw
Zambia
Mozambique
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Question 85 (Worth 1 points)

Which South American “culture sphere” resembles the Middle American “Rimland?”

The European-Commercial region
The Tropical-Plantation spher
The Indo-Subsistence region
The Mestizo-Transitional region
The “Undifferentiated” area
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Question 86 (Worth 1 points)

Which of the following Soviet programs was most successful?

Virgin and Idle Lands Project
Sovkhoz farms
Kolkhoz farms
Ethnic acculturation
Industrialization
This is a correct answer

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Question 87 (Worth 1 points)

The country of Guyana:

was formerly a British colony before independence in 1966
is also called Suriname
contains a population that is three-quarters European
is the smallest of the four Guianas in population size
still belongs to France
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Question 88 (Worth 1 points)

This Russian republic contains 30 distinct nationalities, is located near the Chechen Republic, and is dominated by agriculture and oil:

Chechen Republic
Mari Republic
North Ossetian Republic
Dagestan Republic
Mordovian Republic
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Question 89 (Worth 1 points)

Brazil’s Northeast:

was Brazil’s source area: its early plantation economy developed here first
This is a correct answer

today still produces the country’s coffee crop
is the site of Brazil’s most spectacular recent surge of economic development
contains the largest number of German settlers in the country
remains mainly Indian country: most of the Amazonian Indians have resettled here
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Question 90 (Worth 1 points)

An industrial area east of the Kuzbas is centered around:

Kiev
Uzbekistan
Lake Bayka
Odessa
Siberia
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Question 91 (Worth 1 points)

Which two colonial powers were principally involved in West Africa?

Britain and France
Portugal and France
Italy and Britain
U.S. and France
Algeria and Sudan
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Question 92 (Worth 1 points)

Bulgarians have felt close to the Russian population because:

the Russians are a fellow Serbian population
the capital Sofia is close to the Russian city of Kiev
the Russians were responsible for driving the Turks from the area
This is a correct answer

the Russians were responsible for freeing Bulgaria from the control of the Hungarians
none of the above
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Question 93 (Worth 1 points)

In the Russian revolution of 1917:

the czars defeated the communists
the Bolsheviks defeated the Leninists
the Bolsheviks defeated the Menshevik
the whites defeated the reds
the capitalists defeated the communists
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Question 94 (Worth 1 points)

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

Basque
Portugal
Ceuta
Malta
Gibraltar
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Question 95 (Worth 1 points)

The name Peron is associated with which country?

Venezuela
Argentina
Chile
Tierra del Fuego
Entre Rios
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Question 96 (Worth 1 points)

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

equilibrium
contention
counteroffensiv
subsequence
disintegration
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Question 97 (Worth 1 points)

According to Japanese economist Ohmae, a regional state is:

a province about to secede from a country
a natural economic zone
one of the Four Canadas
a grouping of provinces or states
soley a Japanese phenomena
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Question 98 (Worth 1 points)

Northern New England is tied culturally and economically to:

Quebec
Atlantic Canada
This is a correct answer
British Columbia
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
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Question 99 (Worth 1 points)

The majority of Russia falls within the humid cold climate region. In the Köppen-Geiger classification scheme, this is signified by the letter:

A
B
C
D
E
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Question 100 (Worth 1 points)

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

Atlanta
This is a correct answer
New York
Detroit
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
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