Geography 200- Exam 2

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  1. A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land bodies is know an a(n):
    isthmus
  2. Which of the following countries is location in the culture hearth known as Mesoamerica?
    A. Panama
    B. Puerto Rico
    C. Peru
    D. United States
    E. Guatemala
    E. Guatemala
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
    A. The Mayan civilization arose in the highland areas of Mexico
    B. The ceremonial center of the Aztec civilization, named Tenochtilan, was located in the valley of Mexico.
    C. The Aztec cilivization was founded on the higher plateaus of present-day Mexico.
    d Tenochtilan probably had over one-hundred thousand inhabitants at its peak.
    e. The Aztecs were conquered by the Spanish.
    A. The Mayan civilization arose in the highlands of Mexico (arose in the lowland tropics)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Which of the following is not a Middle Americcan Amerindian group?
    A. Mayans
    B. Toltecs
    C. Incas
    D. Aztecs
    C. Incas
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. Who conquered the Mayans?
    Pizarro
  6. Who conquered the Aztecs?
    Hernan Cortez
  7. The coming of the Spanish led to all but which of the following?
    A. major losses in the Amerindian population
    B. loss of Portugese provinces in Middle America
    C. cooperation between the Spanish and some of the peoples subjugated by the Aztecs
    D. deforestation
    e. All of the above resulted from Spanish rule
    C. loss of Portugese provinces in Middle America
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Which Amerindian group is most associated with the Caribbean island?
    Arawaks
  9. Differences between Mainland and Rimland.
    • Mainland: vast estates, early remotemness, haciendas, Euro-Amerindian culture, local self- sufficiency
    • Rimland: small farms, early accessibility, plantations, Euro-African influence, commercial activity
  10. Which of the following associations is incorrect?
    A. Haiti and Santo Domingo
    B. Nicaragua and Managua
    C. Jamaica and Kingston
    D. Cuba and Havana
    E. Puerto Rico and San Juan
    A. Haiti and Santo Domingo
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. What is the largest Caribbean country in both area and population?
    Cuba
  12. How much land of Middle America does Mexico account for?
    70%
  13. The island containing Haiti and Dominican Republic is known as:
    A. Hispaniola
    B. Panama
    C. Antilles
    D. Trinidad
    E. Cuba
    A. Hispaniola
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. A group of islands is known as..
    Archipelago
  15. What island is the Caribbean's leading oil producer?
    Trinidad
  16. Mestizo= ?
    White and Amerindian ancestry
  17. Mulatto= ?
    White-black ancestry
  18. The new supranational group in the Caribbean is known as...
    ACS
  19. The Assocation of Caribbean States developed as a result of:
    a. the formation of NAFTA
    b. Cuba's commitment to reform
    c. efforts by CARICOM
    d. the U.S. invasion of Haiti
    e. all of the above
    e.
  20. Ejidos= ?
    land in Mexico which is communally owned
  21. Most Mexicans today are:
    A. mulatto
    B. Europeans
    C. mestizos
    D. ejidos
    E. Amerindians
    C. mestizos
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. Discoveries of this commodity have changed Mexico's economic outlook significantly...
    oil
  23. Which Mexican city is the center of its leading petroleum- producing region?
    Villahermosa
  24. Lowest to highest elevations.. Altitudinal climatic zones..
    Tierra caliente, tierra templada, tierra fria, puna
  25. What altitudinal climatic zone do most people live in?
    Tierra templada
  26. Central America's oldest democratic republic...
    Costa Rica
  27. Which of the following countries does not contain a significant part of the Andes?
    A. Paraguay
    B. Peru
    C. Argentina
    D. Colombia
    E. Venezuela
    A. Paraguay
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. Relgion most closely associated with South America= ?
    Roman Catholicism
  29. The antiplano is...?
    a plain high in the Andes
  30. The language of the Inca state?
    Quecha
  31. What was the original center of the Incan Empire?
    Cuzco
  32. Lima became the capital of the viceroyalty of:
    Peru
  33. Brazil contains about ____ percent of the population and area of South America.
    50%
  34. About ___ percent of South Americans live in urban areas.
    75%
  35. South America's largest city in population size is:
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
  36. What are the 3 megacities of South America?
    Sao Paulo, Brazil; Beunos Aires, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Argentina
  37. The rings of slums surrounding South America's large cities are known as:
    favelas
  38. The fast growing sector of the Brazillian economy is:
    commercial agriculture
  39. Volta Redonda is most closely indentified with Brazil's:
    iron and steel manufacturing activities
  40. The dominant economic activity in Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo Lowland is:
    oil production
  41. The areas of flat plains in Venezuela are known as:
    llanos
  42. Colombia is the world's second largest exporter of:
    coffee
  43. South America's densest railroad network is found in:
    Argentina
  44. Which of the following regions is not located in Argentina:
    A. Pampas
    B. Chaco
    C. Patagonia
    D. Maracaibo Lowland
    d. Buenos Aires
    D. Maracaibo Lowland (in Venezuela)
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  45. Who conquered the Incas?
    Pizarro
  46. Which is the least developed country in the Southern Cone?
    A. Guiana
    B. Peru
    C. Paraguay
    D. Chile
    E. Ecuador
    C. Paraguay
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  47. The desert in North of Child is the:
    Atacama
  48. Most of North Africa/ Southwest Asia lies in which climate region?
    B
  49. Which of the following does not lie in the Fertile Cresent?
    A. Syria
    B. Iraq
    C. Ancient Babylon
    D. Oman
    E. Lebanon
    D. Oman
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  50. Shi'ite Muslims were followers of:
    Ali (Muhammad's cousin)
  51. Which of the following are currently officially Islamic republics?
    a. Sudan
    b. Pakistan
    c. Iran
    d. A and C above
    e. all of the above
    e.
  52. Which of the following areas has few, if any, oil reserves?
    A. Iran
    B. Kuwait
    C. Azerbaijan
    D. Iraq
    E. Turkey
    E. Turkey
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  53. The North Africa/ South Asia realm contains about ____ percent of the world's oil reserves.
    65%
  54. What are the countries of Maghreb?
    Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia
  55. The major mountain range in North Africa is the:
    A. Alps
    B. Algerian
    C. Hejaz Highlands
    D. Zagros
    E. Atlas Mountains
    E. Atlas
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  56. Which of the following countries is not in the The African Transition Zone?
    A. Egypt
    B. Mali
    C. Niger
    D. Mauritania
    E. Nigeria
    A. Egypt
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  57. Which country is not in the Horn of Africa?
    A. Chad
    B. Addis Ababa
    C. Eritrea
    D. Ethiopia
    E. Somalia
    A. Chad
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  58. Iran differs from ost of the North American/ Southwest Asian realm in that:
    it is dominately Shi'ite
  59. An irrigation system used to bring water from the Elburz Mts to Tehran is:
    Qanats
  60. What are the 5 republics of Turkestan?
    Kazahstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kirghizstan, Tajikistan
  61. The Qoraqaloghiston (Karakalpak) are is located in:
    Uzbekistan
  62. Where is the site of the Garaum (Kara Kum) Canal?
    Turkmenistan
  63. The republic which fought a civil war to avoid an Islamic fundamentalist government is:
    Tajikistan
  64. Where is the Orange River located?
    South Africa, Namibia
  65. The major reason that Africa contains no continental-scale moutain range is that:
    Africa was once the center of the landmass from which all other continents broke off, with Laurasia in the north and Gondwana in the south
  66. The Zaire River basin supports what type of vegetation?
    tropical rainforest
  67. The worst of the endemic African diseases is:
    Malaria
  68. The vector for yellow fever is the:
    mosquito
  69. The vector for river blindness is the:
    worm
  70. Before independence, the modern state of Zaire was a colony of:
    Belgium
  71. One of the last countries to give up its African colonies was:
    Portugal
  72. The most populous country in Africa, which also has significant oil supplies is:
    Nigeria
  73. Two countries that were originally part of the German East Afria, but which were given to the Belgians after WWI are:
    Rwanda and Burundi
  74. Africa's richest region in terms of minerals is:
    Southern Africa
  75. The great river in Souther Africa is the:
    Zambezi
  76. The Copperbelt, Great Dyke, and Witwatersrand are:
    mineralized belts and mining centers for Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa respectively
  77. The mineral found at the confluence of the Orange and Vaal River that changed the economic geography of South Africa was:
    diamonds
  78. What was unique about the Mayas?
    They were the only culture hearth that arose in the lowland tropics
  79. Where was the Aztec cilivization headquarter?
    Tenochtitlan
  80. Maquiladoras=?
    foregin owned factories
  81. What countries make up the Middle East?
    Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel
  82. The Spanish conquest stressed the "3 G's"... What are these?
    Gold, God, and Glory
  83. What 3 islands make up the Greater Antilles?
    Cuba, Hispaniola, and Jamaica
  84. What is NAFTA?
    North American Free Trade Agreement
  85. What countries are in the "Southern Cone?"
    Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
  86. What is the vector of sleeping sickness?
    Tsetse fly
  87. What countries are in the Arabian Peninsula?
    Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman

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