Russia Chapter 3

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Russia Chapter 3
2011-02-04 20:11:20
Human Geography Russia

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