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Homework Help: world geography

Posted by chris on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:21pm.

1. In a/an _______ economy, the production of a wide range of manufactured products becomes more
economically important than primary production and a service sector begins to develop.
A. diversified
B. developing
C. production
D. international
2. In reference to civil conflict in Sri Lanka, the expression "Tamil Eelam" translates as Tamil
A. Tigers.
B. People.
C. Independence.
D. Homeland.
3. Monotheism, a religious doctrine that recognizes a single supreme god, first arose in Southwest Asia
around _________ BC.
A. 230
B. 2500
C. 1000
D. 600
4. Among regional languages, _______ combines Hindi with Arabic script and is the official language of
_______.
A. Punjabi; Afghanistan
B. Sinhalese; Sri Lanka
C. Bengali; Bangladesh
D. Urdu; Pakistan
5. Which of the following was the main purpose behind the formation of the Arab League in 1945?
A. To unite Arab opposition to the founding of Israel
B. To unite all Arab countries under a single Pan-Arab state
C. To create a Pan-Arab economic bloc to counter Western hegemony
D. To establish a homeland for the Palestinians
6. In the 1960s and 1970s under President Gamel Abdul Nasser, Egypt was a/an _______ state that
developed more rapidly than the rest of North Africa.
A. socialist
B. democratic
C. autocratic
D. capitalist
7. Mohandas Gandhi adopted his creed of nonviolence and respect for life from the religious doctrines of
A. Islam.
B. Sikhism.
C. Buddhism.
D. Jainism.
8. About what percentage of the Indian population lives in the lower and middle Ganges river basin?
A. 40%
B. 70%
C. 60%
D. 50%
9. Which of the following statements about Nepal is true?
A. Up until 2006, Maoist guerillas caused major disruptions in urban areas.
B. The country's official policy emphasizes "gross national happiness."
C. It became a democracy in the 1980s.
D. It's a Muslim country that has fostered good relations with the British.
10. Among the most populous of South Asian cities, Karachi is located in _______ and Dhaka is located in
_______.
A. Pakistan; Bangladesh
B. India; Pakistan
C. Bangladesh; Pakistan
D. Bangladesh; India
11. The entire region of Northern Africa and Southwest Asia is dominated by
A. climates in which rainfall is either abundant or all but entirely absent.
B. steppe climates.
C. climates in which the evaporation exceeds precipitation.
D. desert climates.
12. With regard to the Indo-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir, which of the following statements is most
accurate?
A. After a 1948 ceasefire ended a Pakistani invasion of 1947, Pakistan returned captured Kashmiri territory to India.
B. The British sold the rulership of Kashmir to a Muslim prince.
C. At independence in 1947, the Kashmiris voted to be part of Pakistan.
D. The Simla Agreement of 1972 established the current line of control between Pakistan and India.
13. The center of the largest film industry in the world, "Bollywood," and Dharavi, the largest slum in
India, are both located in
A. Mumbai.
B. Chennai.
C. Delhi.
D. Kolkata.
14. In 1997, the year the Kyoto Protocol was endorsed by more than 120 countries, the top carbon dioxide
emitters included Persian Gulf states such as Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Among the top 10
emitters, which country ranked seventh?
A. United States
B. Bahrain
C. Kuwait
D. Saudi Arabia
15. Among Hindus, members of the lowest caste are commonly referred to by the term dalit, which means
A. "segregated."
B. "oppressed."
C. "disadvantaged."
D. "despised."
16. What was Mustafa Ataturk's contribution to modern Turkey?
A. He established a democratic, parliamentary government.
B. He breathed new vitality into Turkish culture through religious reforms.
C. He was instrumental in policy changes that gave Turkey membership in NATO.
D. He began the process of turning Turkey into a modernized, secular state.
17. The last great empire centered in Southwest Asia was the _______ Empire.
A. Roman
B. Mongol
C. Byzantine
D. Ottoman
18. In modern India, the "Garden City" of _________ is known as India's "Silicon Valley."
A. Kolkata
B. Mumbai
C. New Delhi
D. Bengaluru
19. In India, the government favors the building of dams in order to
A. reduce dependency on irrigation.
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