Russia Chapter 3
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Russia Chapter 3
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Russia Chapter 3 Quiz
This is the best description of the longitudinal range of the Russian Federation.
11 time zones
The Russian Plain extends from __________ in the west to the Ural Mountains in the east.
Which river flows through western Siberia?
Why are the sedimentary formations of Central Asia economically important?
petroleum deposits found there
This is the best description for the climates in most of the Russian Federation.
Which Central Asian republic cannot be characterized as desert and semi-desert?
Which vegetation type found in the Russian Federation represents a cold -resistant, coniferousforest?
This is a low-growing, cold-resistant vegetation type found in the Siberian Plain.
This vegetation type of drought-resistant grasses also refers to a very dry climate,characteristic of southern Russia, Ukraine, and northern Central Asia.
The most fertile soils would be found under which natural form of vegetation in the RussianFederation?
This is the best description for most of Russia, including Siberia.
Which gives the correct location of the Kamchatka peninsula?
extreme northeast, near Alaska
This is the most likely place in the Russian Federation to observe active volcanoes.
What is permafrost?
permanently frozen subsurface material
What is chernozem?
particularly fertile soils of the steppes
What country or region has experienced the greatest environmental impact from the nuclearreactor accident at Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986.
Lithuania, Belarus, southern Latvia, and western Ukraine became part of the Russian Empireduring this personʹs reign.
Catherine the Great
Which one of the following countries was once part of the Russian Empire?
This was the origin of the modern state of Russia in the Middle Ages.
the small principality of Muscovy
Who was the first leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics?
What was the foundation of Stalinʹs industrialization drive?
collectivization of agriculture
Stalinʹs major goal for the Communist Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) wasfor Eastern European countries to __________.
become economically self sufficient
On what were the fifteen republics of the Soviet Union based?
predominant ethnicity within that territory
Who changed Stalinʹs original plan of CMEA?
This is the best description of the mikrorayon concept in the Soviet Union.
urban communities of 8000 to 12000 people
The Soviet system excelled in several forms of industrial technology, but did not adequatelydevelop this technology.
computer-based information handling
What were krays in the Soviet system?
Which of the following was NOT a founding member of the Commonwealth of IndependentStates?
The term ʺSlavicʺ denotes both ethnicity and __________.
a language group
What is the significance of the region of Nagorno-Karabakh?
it is disputed between Armenia and Azerbaijan
For the Russian people, the ʺnear abroadʺ signifies:
the non-Russian territories of the former Soviet Union
Moscow and Petersburg are best characterized as:
The European north of Russia, Siberia, and the Russian Far East are best characterized as:
resource-poor peripheral regions
Chelyabinsk, Samara, Saratov, and Voronezh are best characterized as:
high-tech manufacturing regions
All of these are regions of armed territorial conflict, except: Siberia, Ingushetia, Nagorno-Karabak, Tajikistan
The original resource base of the Urals region was:
iron ore and coal
The city of Karabash in the Urals region has suffered for decades from the pollution caused by:
Most of the industrialization of Siberia has occurred in:
What is the sukhovey?
a hot, drying wind characteristic of Central Asian deserts
Ethnic Russians are most closely related to:
The most important crop grown under irrigation in Central Asia is: