World studies

1.
Which covers most of Western and Central Europe?

grasses and low-growing vegetation

deciduous forests***

permafrost

coniferous (evergreen) forests

2.
Which city shares with Moscow the humid continental climate of Europe?

St. Petersburg***

Rome

Irkutsk

Barcelona

3.
Which is the meaning of the term “rain shadow”?

an area in which the vegetation is more healthy because of high rainfall

an area on the side of a mountain nearest the ocean, which receives much rainfall

an area on the dry, sheltered side of a mountain, which receives little rainfall***

the occurrence of rainfall and sunshine in the same area at the same time due to scattered clouds

4.
Which is a major industrial center of Eastern Europe?

Silesi!@#$%^&*

Ukraine

the Balkan Peninsula

the Ruhr

5.
Which are the three great vegetation regions of Russia?

the tundra, the forests, and the grasslands***

the rain forests, the prairies, and the grasslands

the plateaus, the prairies, and the grasslands

the tundra, the prairies, and the grasslands

6.
Areas of Europe that are west of the mountains receive _____.

heavy rainfall***

mostly clouds

no rainfall

little sunlight

7.
How does Siberia’s harsh climate affect life in that region?

It is a major transportation center.

Many people live there.

Few people live there.***

Many major cities are located there.

8.
What is loess?

a machine driven by water to produce power

a type of rich, dust-like soil***

a black earth with clay deposits

a type of fossil fuel

9.
Which partially decayed plant material eventually develops into coal?

cobalt

loess

wood

peat***




10.
Western Europe’s peninsulas and bays have enabled the countries there to become leaders in which area?

manufacturing***

mining

culture

shipping

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