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					The final will be composed from the following questions with the addition of questions from the Nine Nations
of China and the “World War on Female Babies” article.

Which of the following associations is incorrect? A) Niger River—Mali B) Congo River--The Congo
C) Zambezi River—Zambia D) Nile River—Sudan E) Orange River--Nigeria

Which of the following is associated with the concept of continental drift? A) separate development
B) Pangaea C) land alienation D) continentality E) apartheid

The Congo River basin mainly supports what type of vegetation?       A) grassland B) savanna C) tropical
rainforest D) Mediterranean scrub E) coniferous forest

A disease that spreads worldwide is known as a(n):
A) vector B) agent C) pandemic D) endemic E) epidemic

The major difference between an endemic and a pandemic disease is that: A) an endemic disease moves swiftly
through the population of a local area, whereas a pandemic disease is simply present, affecting the lives of
millions of people in a negative way B) a pandemic disease is limited to moving swiftly through the population
of a local area, whereas an endemic disease is simply present, affecting the lives of millions of people in a
negative way C) a pandemic disease moves through the population of a large area of the world, whereas an
endemic disease is simply present, affecting the lives of millions of people in a negative way D) there is no
difference between an endemic and a pandemic disease E) none of the above

Before independence, the modern state of The Congo was a colony of: A) France B) Germany C) Britain
D) Belgium E) South Africa

Which of the following states was not a colony of France prior to its independence? A) Ivory Coast B) Chad
C) Ghana D) Senegal E) Burkina Faso

Which of the following countries was not a British colony prior to its independence?
A) Zimbabwe B) Zambia C) Kenya D) Ethiopia E) Malawi

Which of the following countries is not located in Southern Africa? A) Botswana B) Cameroon C) Zimbabwe
D) Zambia E) Moçambique

The now-independent political entity that once was a German colony named South West Africa is today known
as: A) Namibia B) Botswana C) Western Rhodesia D) Tanganyika E) Togo

Which of the following countries is not located in East Africa?
A) Nigeria B) Kenya C) Uganda D) Tanzania E) Burundi

Which of the following countries borders Lake Victoria? A) Sudan B) Uganda C) Malawi D) The Congo
E) Ethiopia

Two countries which were originally part of German East Africa, but were given to the Belgians after World
War I are: A) Tanzania and Kenya B) Zimbabwe and Zambia C) Zanzibar and Madagascar D) Rwanda and
Burundi E) Congo and The Congo

The country in Equatorial Africa with significant oil supplies and the only coastal capital is:
A) Congo B) Cameroon C) Central African Republic D) Gabon E) Angola
Which two colonial powers dominated West Africa? A) Britain and France B) Portugal and Spain
C) Germany and Britain D) U.S. and France E) Belgium and the Netherlands

Nigeria’s old capital of Lagos was situated within the culture area of the people known as the:
A) Ndebele B) Yoruba C) Boers D) Ibo E) Hausa

The first West African state to gain its independence, formerly called the Gold Coast, is: A) Ghana B) Guinea
C) Sierra Leone D) Gambia E) Benin

Which of the following countries was established by former American slaves? A) Gambia B) Guinea
C) Guinea-Bissau D) Ghana E) Liberia

According to the article passed out in class about FDI in Sub Sahara Africa what is it that “prevents
industrialization and modern infrastructure from taking hold”:         A. climate B. political leadership    C.
foreign powers D. rugged terrain E. lack of resources

According to the article passed out in class about FDI in Sub Sahara Africa what is the reason “the major rivers
are unreliable for commerce”: A. political instability B. drought C. continental escarpment creates rapids
D. lack of diesel parts and fuel transport through the Serengeti Plains E. climate

According to the article passed out in class about FDI in Sub Sahara Africa what sector is the most profitable
for investors? A. Investment in infrastructure for distribution of goods and services B. investment in
infrastructure for extraction of minerals and metals; mine to railroad to port C. investment in offshore
petroleum and natural gas production D. investment in weapons delivery systems E. investment in climate

According to the article passed out in class about FDI in Sub Sahara Africa what country has trained security
forces to protect the offshore oil and natural gas platforms after an incident by rebel forces?               A.
Sudan B. Mali C. Angola D. Nigeria E. Ivory Coast

According to the article passed out in class about FDI in Sub Sahara Africa what former colonial power is
providing the training for security forces? A. France B. UK C. Portugal D. Spain E. USA


True/False   The Kalahari Desert is found in the central part of The Congo.

True/False The supercontinent Pangaea at one time joined together what is now Africa, South America,
Antarctica, Australia, Madagascar, and India.

True/False   Africa’s distributions of climate and vegetation are almost symmetrical about the equator.

True/False   African sleeping sickness is transmitted by the tsetse fly.

True/False The Berlin Conference took place immediately after World War I and was attended by 8 colonial
powers interested in acquiring African spheres of influence.

True/False   Zambia, Sierra Leone, and Malawi were all British colonies.

True/False Although much of Subsaharan Africa still practices tribal religions, Islam penetrated from the
north to confront these faiths as well as Christianity as it advanced southward.
The 1884 conference of all the major colonial powers that essentially drew the modern political map of Africa,
was held in the European city of _________.

Prior to their independence, Moçambique and Angola were both colonies of __________.

Nigeria's dominant export commodity, produced in large quantities, is __________.

The country that is located at the tip of the African Horn is ____________.

True / False Even though FDI in Sub Sahara Africa has doubled between 2002 and 2007, its share of global
FDI has dropped in half.

True / False   North Africa differs form Sub Sahara Africa because of its proximity to Europe.

True / False   North African Islamic nations draw three times as much FDI as the rest of the continent

True / False   By 1965 most of Sub Sahara Africa was independent.

South Asia

The caste system is most associated with which of the following religions:          a) Mauryanism   b) Islam
c) Buddhism d) Hinduism e) Sanskrit

The first true indigenous empire in the South Asian realm was the:           a) Aryan b) Gupta   c) Dravidian
d) Mogul e) Mauryan

Aśoka was a strong believer in: a) Buddhism b) Hinduism c) Islam d) Sikhism e) Indi

The power that massively penetrated India from the west in the tenth century AD was:
a) Buddhism b) Hinduism c) Islam d) Chinese e) Portuguese

In 1947, British India was partitioned into which of the following states? a) the Punjab and Asom b) Ceylon
and Sri Lanka c) Kashmir and Afghanistan d) India and Pakistan e) Bangladesh and East Pakistan

India today is probably in the ______ stage of its demographic transition.
a) first b) second c) third d) fourth e) final

The area of India in which the population exhibits the country’s lowest growth rate is: a) Kashmir b) the
Bombay (Mumbai) urban region c) the central Gangetic Plain d) the States to the northeast of Bangladesh         e)
the southernmost States of the peninsula

Which of the following countries does not share a common border with Pakistan?
a) Iran b) China c) Bangladesh d) Afghanistan e) India

Which of the following associations is incorrect? a) Sri Lanka and Colombo b) Bangladesh and Dhaka
c) Nepal and Kathmandu d) Pakistan and Delhi e) Bhutan and Thimphu

Which of the following is not located in Pakistan? a) Deccan Plateau b) Indus River c) Punjab
d) Islamabad e) Karachi
Which of the following statements is false? a) The official language of Bangladesh is Bengali; the official
language of Pakistan is Urdu. b) The major natural hazard faced by Bangladesh is flooding; the major natural
hazard faced by Pakistan is drought. c) Rice is the major staple grain in Bangladesh; wheat is the major staple
grain in Pakistan. d) Bangladesh and Pakistan possess major mineral resources. e) Bangladesh and Pakistan
were united into a single country between 1947 and 1971.

An area whose control is hotly disputed by India and Pakistan is: a) Punjab b) Jammu and Kashmir
c) Bangladesh d) northern Sri Lanka e) the Tribal Areas

Which of the following areas of India is located in the Brahmaputra Valley? a) Deccan b) Asom c) Punjab
d) Jammu and Kashmir e) Delhi-New Delhi

Which of the following is not a centrifugal force? a) social stratification b) Islamic extremism   c) the caste
system d) the education system e) the Hindutva (Hinduness) movement

India's Sikh population is concentrated in:   a) Punjab b) Asom c) the far south d) the Mumbai area          e)

The priestly caste in India is known as the: a) Hindus b) Brahmans c) Touchables d) Sikhs e) Dalits

The untouchable caste in India is known as the: a) Hindu Kushes b) Harijans c) Brahmans d) Sikhs             e)

The city located closest to the Ganges Delta is: a) Kolkata (Calcutta) b) New Delhi c) Chennai (Madras) d)
Brahmanputra e) Karachi

Which of the following statements about Indian agriculture is false? a) Wheat is grown in areas that are not
moist enough to support rice cultivation b) Wheat is grown in the east while rice dominates in the west.     c)
The Green Revolution led to significant increases in production. d) India contains more than 500,000 villages
that house its farm population e) India’s agricultural population is still larger than its urban population

India’s Rustbelt is located in the hinterland of: a) the upper Ganges Valley b) Kolkata c) Bengaluru
d) Mumbai e) New Delhi

Bangladesh was formerly known as: a) East Pakistan b) East India c) Ceylon d) West Pakistan e) Burma

The two countries of South Asia’s Mountainous North are: a) Sri Lanka and Ceylon b) Pakistan and
Bangladesh c) Nepal and Bhutan d) Asom and Punjab e) Jammu and Kashmir

The small group of islands 400 miles southwest of India are the: a) Tamils b) Sea Lankans c) Dravidians      d)
Maldives e) Colombos

The Buddhist majority population of Sri Lanka is known as the: a) Ceylonese b) Sinhalese c) Tamil Tigers
d) Mauryans e) Eelams

True / False

True / False    Southern India contains the Deccan Plateau.

True / False    The Ganges and Brahmaputra River valleys converge.

True / False    Dravidians are in the majority on the island formerly called Ceylon.
True / False   The caste system has completely disappeared from Indian society.

True / False   Prince Aśoka was the founder of the Buddhist religion in the third century B.C.

True / False   Islam from the beginning was a faith alien to India, and the country has completely resisted its

True / False   Prince Siddhartha is better known as Muhammad in modern Pakistan.

True / False The British East India Company administered India from 1857 until the country became
independent in 1947.

True / False   The Punjab region extends into both Pakistan and India.

True / False   India’s Muslim population now constitutes less than 2% of the country’s population.

True / False   The population of Bangladesh is nearly 50 percent larger than that of Pakistan.

True / False   India today is the world’s second most populous state.

True / False The demographic transition model describes changes in birth rates, death rates, and population
growth over time.

True / False   In the first stage of the demographic transition both birth rates and death rates are high.

True / False   South Asia contains one-third of the world’s population and one-fifth of its poorest inhabitants.

True / False The so-called “untouchables” of the Indian caste system are untouchable because it is believed
that they are directly descended from a Hindu god.

True / False   The west in India is now developing faster than the east.

True / False   Much of Bangladesh’s land lies close to sea level, leaving the country prone to frequent

True / False   Nepal and Bhutan are landlocked countries.

True / False   Ceylon was formerly known as Eelam.

_________ forces bind a state together, unifying and strengthening its foundations.

The former state of East Pakistan, which separated from West Pakistan after a brief war in 1971, is now called

Two former colonial entities that reunited with China during the late 1990s are: A) Vietnam and Tibet
B) Macau and Shenzhen C) Hong Kong and Shenzhen D) Hong Kong and Guangdong E) Macau and Hong

China’s total area is: A) much larger than that of the United States B) slightly larger than that of the United
States C) slightly smaller than that of the United States D) much smaller than that of the United States
The Han Dynasty: A) is the earliest Chinese dynasty about which substantial information is available
B) began and ended before 300 B.C., when China already was a well-organized state C) was a pivotal and
formative period in Chinese history, when the Chinese sphere of influence was enlarged, land reform occurred,
and external trade commenced D) is another name for the regime of Mao Zedong E) led directly to the
takeover of the Manchus in 1644

Mao Zedong’s proclamation creating the communist People’s Republic of China was announced in:
A) 1911 B) 1925 C) 1949 D) 1976 E) 1997

China’s largest city is: A) Beijing   B) Hong Kong C) Guangzhou D) Shenzhen E) Shanghai

9. China’s current population is closest to: A) 400 million B) 800 million C) 1.1 billion D) 1.3 billion
E) 2.1 billion

Which of the following regions is called China’s rust belt? A) Northeast China    B) Taiwan C) North China
Plain D) Xinjiang E) Red Basin of Sichuan

Which of the following is one of the worlds’ most heavily populated agricultural areas: A) the Northeast China
Plain B) the Liao-Songhua Basin C) Xinjiang D) the Jakota Triangle E) the North China Plain

The main river serving the hinterland of Shanghai is the:
A) Xi/Pearl B) Huang He C) Chang-Yangzi D) Amur E) Songhua

The southernmost of China’s three great rivers is the:
A) Huang He B) Chang-Yangzi C) Xi/Pearl D) Liao             E) Amur

Which of the following is the Chinese name for Tibet?    A) Pudong B) Xian C) Xinjiang D) Xizang
E) Hainan

The leader who took over in China following the struggle after Mao's death was: A) Deng Xiaoping B) Kim
Jong Il C) Chien-Ming Wang D) Yao Ming E) Hu Jintao

Which of the following lies just across the old Chinese border from Hong Kong? A) Macau B) Canton
C) Chang-Yangzi Delta D) Pudong E) Shenzhen

The Meiji Restoration: A) marked the demise of the Shogun Dynasty B) marked the beginning of Japan's
modernization and generated its economic and military transformation C) triggered the shift of the country's
capital city to Kyoto D) halted Japan’s explosive population growth and has led to a stable population since
about 1890 E) occurred after the disastrous defeat Japan suffered in World War II

Japan’s population: A) is expected to decline over the next half-century B) is concentrated along the shore of
the Sea of Japan (East Sea) C) exhibits a low rate of literacy D) is concentrated on Hokkaido and Shikoku
E) is reflective of a multicultural society

Japan’s largest and main island, containing the Japanese capital and almost all of its core area is: A) Kyushu
B) Honshu C) Shikoku D) Hokkaido E) Sakhalin

The outcome of the Korean War in the 1950s was: A) defeat of North Korea, which was returned to the control
of Japan B) victory for the South, which soon became communist C) a military stalemate resulting in the
continued division of the country D) a short pause, followed by renewed war that still drags on to this day
E) the unification of the two Koreas
The country of the “people of Han” is: A) Mongolia B) China C) Japan D) Korea E) Tibet

Taiwan was at one time a colony of: A) Russia B) the United States C) Japan D) Australia E) Britain

Taiwan is located off the coast of: A) Russia B) China C) Korea D) Vietnam E) Japan


True/False The culture hearth of Chinese civilization is located in the lower Huang He Valley near the
confluence of the Chang River.

True/False   The Han Dynasty was China's formative period; Chinese still call themselves the “people of Han.”

True/False   China’s One-Child policy was not enforced in urban areas.

True/False   The North China Plain is one of the world’s most densely populated farming areas.

True/False   Xinjiang and Xizang are two of the most densely populated regions of China Proper.

Macao was a former British colony.

True/False   Japan’s four large islands are Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Sakhalin.

True/False In terms of coal, iron ore, and petroleum, Japan is better supplied by domestic resources than the
British Isles.

True/False The economies of North and South Korea are complementary and both states would have much to
gain by reunification.

True/False North Korea has numerous industrial raw materials; the resources of the South are more

True/False   Taiwan ranks ahead of the People’s Republic of China in GNI per capita.

The most important of China's Rivers, at whose mouth lies the seaport of Shanghai, is the__________.

Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan constitute the _______________ Triangle.

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