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1. Countries with a low standard of living, little industrial output, and a low Gross Domestic Product are referred to as
A) command economies.
B) developed countries.
C) developing countries.****
D) plantation economies.

2. It is difficult to grow crops in much of inland Africa MAINLY because of the region's lack of
A) soil. ****
B) sun.
C) land.
D) water.

3. How did 18th- and 19th-Century European imperialism help to cause nationalism in Asian and African countries?
A) It promoted free trade among the imperial colonies.
B) It established Christianity as the common religion.
C) It caused intense patriotic feelings toward the imperial country.
D) It inadvertently united people there to oppose foreign domination. ****

4. Tariffs, quotas, and subsidies are examples
A) free trade.
B) trade barriers.***
C) trade incentives.
D) restrictive licenses.

5. Which of these is a correct description of one of the ways in which a command economy differs from a market economy?
A) Market economies discourage free enterprise.
B) In a market economy, the government sets prices.
C) Command economies tend to have a higher per capita GDP.
D) In a command economy, individuals have less economic freedom.****

6.The MOST LIKELY incentive for entrepreneurs to start a new business is
A) to make a profit. *****
B) to discover a new patent.
C) to risk financial failure.
D) to create a new social benefit.

7.Population Density in Selected Middle Eastern Countries

Country Total Area (sq. miles) Population
Density
Saudi Arabia 830,000 30.9
Egypt 386,662 203.5
Iraq 169,235 181.6
Kuwait 6,880 433.9
Lebanon 4,036 1,046.7

8.Why might these larger countries have such a low population density?
A) Much of their land lacks access to enough water. *****
B) Areas of the country have not yet been explored.
C) Many of those countries are still ravaged by civil war.
D) They have no valuable natural resources for their economy.

9.In South Africa, the President is elected by members of the National Assembly who are elected by the citizens. This means that South Africa has WHICH type of government?
A) unitary system
B) direct democracy
C) confederal system
D) parliamentary democracy*****

10.This refers to a country's access to goods and services that help make up a vibrant and active economy.
A) life expectancy
B) standard of living
C) voluntary exchange
D) international trade*****

11.From 1948 to 1994, South Africa existed under a system of apartheid. Under this system, white South Africans- about 18% of the population- controlled all of the instruments of government: the Parliament, the Executive Branch, and the courts. Black and non-white South Africans had few legal rights and could not vote in elections. Voting was limited to white South African citizens.
This passage is describing what type of government?
A) autocratic
B) democratic
C) dictatorship
D) oligarchic***

12. The conflict that resulted in the creation of South Sudan in 2011 was mainly involving
A) economic differences.
B) religious differences.
C) anti-Apartheid rebels. ****
D) Palestinian and Israeli forces.

13.How is Pan-Africanism related to Africa in the 1960s?
A) It was no longer necessary following World War II.
B) It accidentally caused the beginning of imperialism.
C) It led to the end of the apartheid system in South Africa.
D) It helped to unify Africans against their colonial situation.*****

14. As one of the factors of production/productive resources, capital can be defined as
A) the goods and services a business produces.
B) the supply of labor needed to produce goods.
C) the people that purchase goods and services.
D) the equipment and factories needed to produce goods.****

15.If OPEC decided to cut oil production for the coming year, what would be the MOST LIKELY effect?
A) prices would not change
B) oil prices would probably rise***
C) oil prices would probably decline
D) the price for substitute products would decline

16. Which of these international trade concepts results in specialization and trade increases in total world output?
A) absolute advantage
B) balance of payments
C) comparative advantage****
D) international tariffs

17. How did 18th- and 19th-Century European imperialism help to cause nationalism in Asian and African countries?
A) It promoted free trade among the imperial colonies.
B) It established Christianity as the common religion.
C) It caused intense patriotic feelings toward the imperial country.
D) It inadvertently united people there to oppose foreign domination.*****

18. Of the following groups, who would be the most impacted by inflation?
A) members of strong labor unions
B) people who do not have any debt
C) employees who have received raises
D) individuals living on fixed incomes*****

19. Which statement BEST describes the effects of drought, desertification, and erosion on the people who live in the Sahel on the edge of the Sahara Desert?
A) These factors have led to warfare between tribes in the region.
B) These factors have caused a great migration of people from the region.
C) These factors have caused the United Nations to declare the region endangered.
D) These factors have led to hunger in the region because of a lack of arable land.***




20. Which region of Africa is characterized by semi-arid, flat grasslands which are home to small villages of subsistence farmers?
A) the Sahel
B) the Sahara
C) the savanna****
D) the Altiplano

21. Which group was formed in 1960 to control the price and amount of oil that would be produced by Middle Eastern nations?
A) NATO
B) OPEC ****
C) SEATO
D) Riyadh Pact


22. Why did European countries establish colonies in Africa during the 19th century?
A) they were rivals during the Cold War
B) they wished to expand their economies
C) the American Revolution made it possible
D) the African kingdoms asked for Europe's help

23. Scarcity of water in the Middle East has played a major role in continuing the conflict between the Arab nations and
A) Egypt.
B) Israel.****
C) Palestine.
D) Syria.

24. Which form of government would have the LEAST amount of citizen participation?
A) a democracy
B) an oligarchy
C) an autocracy *****
D) a confederation

25. Which form of government would have the MOST amount of citizen participation?
A) a democracy
B) an oligarchy
C) an autocracy
D) a confederation****

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  • RE numbered Social Studies-Writeacher -

    I disagree:
    2, 25

    I don't know. check your text:
    5, 10, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20

    Please don't post an entire test again. You should post ONLY those about which you have actual questions -- max of 5 or 6.

  • writeacher -

    it originally had 50 questions I tried to limit it down, I wasn't sure about a lot of them

  • writeacher I need you -

    what about 24 ?

  • RE numbered Social Studies-Writeacher -

    If I didn't list it in either group above, then I believe it's correct.

  • RE numbered Social Studies-Writeacher -

    thank you

  • RE numbered Social Studies-Writeacher -

    2. Water? 25. democracy

  • RE numbered Social Studies-Writeacher -

    25, yes.

    2. Read ...
    https://www.google.com/search?q=hard+to+grow+crops+inland+africa&oq=hard+to+grow+crops+inland+africa&aqs=chrome..69i57.6595j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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    Land

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