social studies final exam study notes
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social studies final exam study notes
7th grade final exam
what is the most important river in india?
The Huang He river is named for:
its muddy yellow silt
What river runs through China, Thailand, Laos, and Veitnam?
What is asias largest desert?
What is the worlds highest mountain region?
Why is the Ganges river polluted?
untreated sewage pours into it
A major environmental problem in China and India is:
This seasonal wind can bring heavy rainfall that leads to flooding:
About 90% of chinas population lives in this part of the country:
the most crowded urban area in the world is:
many people in southeast asia are farmers living near:
These are very congested in cities in india and china:
This religion originated in india and follows the teachings of one man:
This religion is unique to japan:
about 80% of indias people follow this religion:
This religion is based on the teachings of muhammad:
this philosophy is the foundation of modern Chinese culture:
what type of government does india have?
what type of government does china have?
What type of government does Japan have?
what country has a command economy?
which countries economic reforms have led to excellent growth?
Which country has few natural resources but a strong economy?
this practice encourages trade between countries:
the U.S. added a tax onto steel imports. This is an example of a:
Converting currencys from one country into that of another country is called:
GDP stands for:
Gross Domestic Product
schools in india teach this language to students:
this factor influences economic growth by creating new buisnesses:
half of this countries land is arable, which is a tremendous natural resource:
india broke free from this countrys rule in 1947:
who urged nonviolent protests to gain indias independence?
who created a guerrilla army to fight the French for Vietnams independence?
Ho Chi Minh
Who established the communist peoples republic of china in 1949?
the U.S. helped rebuild the country and its economy after WW2:
this program was designed to make farming more productive in china by creating collective farms:
Great Leap Forward
this program was designed to stop opposition to the chinese communist party:
the U.S. interferied in korea and veitnam to stop the spread of:
today this place has a communist north and republic south:
chinese protesters were killed here in 1989:
what desert covers most of northern africa?
what is africas transition zone between desert and rainforest?
what african landform has rolling grassland and scattered trees?
located in africa, what is the longest lake in the world?
what desert is located in southern africa?
located in africa, what is the worlds longest river?
what mountain range is located in northern africa?
what is the largest lake in africa?
which african river near the equator is located in the tropical rainforest?
which river is the principle river in western africa?
what is a result of desertifaction?
soil loses its ability to hold water, nutrients washes away
what is desertification?
spread of desert area
what is a cause of desertification?
desert spreading, slash and burn
most of africas population:
lives near rivers, lake, or coastline
the 2 main religious groups in africa are:
muslim and christain
an example of an ethnic group is:
arab and ashanti (answers may vary)
most african languages can be traced to:
bantu of long ago
high literacy rate usually leads to:
high standard of living
the literacy rate in africa is:
40% or higher for men than women (low for women)
this type of goverment is a loose alliance:
one leader holds complete power in this government.
control rests with a small group in this government
the legistature holds the power in this system.
Kenya's government is a:
which country has a dictator?
an example is a:
starting a new business (computer repair)
who gets better access to school in africa?
what has led to famine in africa?
repeated drought, AIDS, infertile soil
this economic system is based on supply and demand.
what country has the strongest economy in africa?
this trade barrier is a tax placed on imported goods.
an example of a capital investment is :
build a factory
the european division of africa caused:
tribal conflicts, civil was, desire for independence
a strong belief in ones country is:
in 1963, kenya acheived independence from:
more than 250 ethnic groups make up this country:
apartheid seperated blacks and whites in:
who was imprisoned for resisting apartheid?
the goal of the pan-african movement was to:
unite africans to solve africas problems
this country has lots of oil, but its people are very poor
What rivers flow like twin rivers through turkey and Iraq?
Tigris and Euphrates
What narrow waterway is an important shipping channel for oil?
Straight of HormuzHormuz
What are the latitude and longitude of a point called?
What are 3 major water problems in the middle east?
Water shortages, unequal distributions, pollution
What are 3 main oil- producing middle eastern countries?
Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia
Over the last 50 years, residents have been leaving the nomadic life to live here:
Efficient rapid transit systems would help solve these transportation problems:
Crowded roads and air pollution
What are groups indentified on the basis of religion, race, or national origin?
What ethnic groups lives in the mountains of turkey and Iraq?
What group is both an ethnic group and religious group?
What are 3 prominent religions in the Middle East?
Judaism, Islam, Christianity
Where do almost Ll middle eastern jews live?
What are 2 major groups off Muslims?
Sunnis and shiites
There is usually a high correlation between the standard of living and:
The literacy rate
The state of isreal was established in:
A government controlled by a religious leader is a:
An example of human rights and personal freedoms would be:
Right to vote and choose employment
What 2 challenges does israel face in building it's economy?
National security and immigration
The government controlled everything in a _______ economy.
What type of economy does Israel have:
This is a tax on imported goods:
This is restriction on the amount of a good that can vibe imported:
This forbids trade with another country:
What organization was formed in 1960 by 5 oil-rich countries?
The type of money used by a country is called:
When a company educates and trains its people, it is:
Investing in human capital
When a country invests in transportation systems and power plants, it is:
Investment in capital
A country with crumbling bridges and damaged roads is demonstrating:
Lack of capital investment
This person has an idea for a good or service and takes the risk to produce it:
What large empire broke up after WWI?
Which 2 countries divided the Middle East into countries after WWI?
Britain and France
A major conflict in the Middle East is between Arab states and:
During WWII, 6 million Jews were killed in what is called the:
The movement to unite displaced Jews and settle them in Palestine was called?
Who wanted to rid the world of "it's Jewish problem"?
Prejudice against jews is known as: I
Which country did saddan hussein rule?
Iraq invaded kuwait and international forces joined to help Kuwait in this war:
Persian gulf war
When did terrorists attack the World Trade Center in NYC?
What country did U.S forces enter to look for terrorist leader Osama bin laden?