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World Geography Questions

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									World Geography
SOL Warmup Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of human populations?

A. B. C. D.

Capital resources GDP Male/Female distribution Religion

2. Which of the following factors influences population distribution? A. B. C. D. Conflicts Infant mortality Language Life Expectancy

3. Which of the following is a pull factor of population migration?
A. Conflict B. Land availability C. Limits on personal freedoms D. Natural hazards

4. Which of the following is a push factor of population migration?
A. Arable land B. Cultural traditions C. Environmental degradation D. Political freedom

5. Which of the following factors has the LEAST influence on population growth rates?
A. B. C. D. Climate Education Government policy Role of women in society

6. Which of these best demonstrates the impact of human migration on a region? A. Canada passing laws to protect seals B. Hinduism being the main religion of India C. Hong Kong being reunited with China in 1997 D. Spanish becoming the main language of Latin America

7. What is one provision of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)? A. Blocking the entry of goods from all other countries into member nations B. Mutual military support if member nations are attacked C. Promise by member nations to repay aid money to the United States D. Reduction of tariffs between member nations

8. Spatial divisions are A. areas in outer space controlled by different groups of people on Earth. B. areas of a region separating groups at war with each other. C. regions of the Earth’s surface over which groups of people have established control. D. vegetation and climate zones.

9. All of the following are examples of local spatial divisions EXCEPT A. B. C. D. countries. election districts. neighborhoods. school districts.

10. Which of the following is a major reason why spatial divisions are formed at the local level? A. to administer resources more efficiently B. to conduct war against enemy nations C. to eliminate world hunger D. to locate new sources of oil

11. ___ grew into a city because of its site on a fall line. A. B. C. D. Damascus, SYRIA Hong Kong, CHINA London, ENGLAND Richmond, VA.

12. Which of the following locations is INCORRECTLY compared with the situation that caused it to grow into an important city? A. Capetown, SOUTH AFRICA / resupply station for ships B. Istanbul, TURKEY / command of straits C. Mecca, SAUDI ARABIA / religious pilgrimage D. Sacramento, CA / location on the Silk Road

13. All of the following are indicators of economic development EXCEPT A. B. C. D. educational achievement. GDP per capita. multilingual population. urban/rural ration.

14. All of the following illustrate widespread (worldwide) marketing of products EXCEPT

A. Fuji camera film. B. Nike athletic products. C. Shoney’s restaurants. D. United Colors of Benetton clothing.

15. The European Union is mainly a A. defense alliance. B. economic alliance. C. humanitarian agency. D. peace-keeping organization.

16. Automobile assembly illustrates ___ economic activity. A. B. C. D. nominal primary secondary tertiary

17. ___ is an example of a nation that has become highly industrialized despite having limited resources.
A. B. C. D. Brazil Germany Japan United States

18. Which of the following is an effect of the unequal distribution of resources? A. economic unions breaking up B. fewer and fewer developed nations C. specialization in good and services that a country can market for profit D. spread of religious crusades

19. Which of the following has the most negative affect on a nation’s ability to exchange goods with other nations? A. not being a member of the European Union B. being a landlocked country C. having extensive transportation and communication networks D. being a member of the Islamic World

20. Which of the following is a characteristic of most developing nations? A. B. C. D. a skilled workforce high GDP lack of education low birth rates

21. ___ has limited natural resources, but produces services on a global scale.

A. B. C. D.

Russia Switzerland United Kingdom United States

22. Which of the following is an effect of comparative advantage on international trade? A. increased tertiary economic activities B. less exports C. less need for skilled workers D. specialization and efficient use of resources

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