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					GEOGRAPHY 17000 WRG TEST 3                           NAME _______________________________________               1
Chapter North Africa/Southwest Asia

   1. Which of the following is not included in the North Africa/Southwest Asia realm?         A) Pakistan B)
      Iran C) Iraq D) Tunisia E) Afghanistan

   2. The three largest countries in population size in the North Africa/Southwest Asia realm are: A) Israel,
      Jordan, and Pakistan B) Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran C) Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen D) Egypt,
      Kazakhstan, and Morocco E) Egypt, Iran, and Turkey

   3. What is the difference between expansion diffusion and relocation diffusion? A) In the case of
      expansion diffusion, a phenomenon originates in an area, remains strong there, and spreads outward; in
      relocation diffusion, the phenomenon is carried by migrants to a distant location and diffuses from there.
      B) In the case of relocation diffusion, a phenomenon originates in an area, remains strong there, and
      spreads outward; in expansion diffusion, the phenomenon is carried to a distant location and diffuses
      from there. C) Expansion diffusion involves direct contact; relocation diffusion requires a mobile host
      that transmits the diffused innovations at different locales. D) Expansion diffusion continues endlessly;
      relocation diffusion is a staged process affecting an even larger area in periodic waves. E) Relocation
      diffusion requires an agent such as television; expansion diffusion takes place by direct contact.

   4. Shia Muslims constitute the great majority of the population of: A) Egypt B) Israel C) Saudi Arabia
      D) Turkey E) Iran

   5. Which of the following countries is not a major oil producer?         A) Kuwait B) Azerbaijan C) Iraq
      D) Iran E) Turkey

   6. Which of the following statements is incorrect? A) The overwhelming majority of Egypt‟s people live
      within a dozen miles of the Nile. B) The Blue Nile originates in Ethiopia. C) The largest of all Nile
      River control projects is the Aswan High Dam.    D) Egypt‟s largest city, Cairo, is located on the shore
      of Lake Nasser in Upper Egypt. E) The White Nile originates in East Africa.

   7. In Iraq, the Shia population is concentrated in: A) the northwest B) the capital C) the western border
      area near Jordan D) the southeast E) the Shia Triangle in the center

   8. 31. Iraq's oil cities of Kirkuk and Mosul are located within the area of _____ population. A) Kurdish B)
      Iranian C) Shia D) Kuwaiti E) Sunni

   9. The state of Israel: A) was settled by people fleeing the Zionist policies of Nazi Germany B) was
      created from territory that was formerly administered by the British C) was a part of the Ottoman
      Empire that was ceded to the Israelis in 1923 D) was created out of the country of Palestine that
      previously had no Jewish population E) was founded after World War I

   10. In Saudi Arabia: A) petroleum reserves are concentrated in the west B) annual rainfall is almost
       everywhere under 10 inches C) the Rub al Khali lies in the national core area D) its declining
       population now barely exceeds 10 million E) Shia outnumber Sunni Muslims

   11. Turkey‟s application for membership in the EU will be helped by all but which of the following? A)
       Resolution of the Cyprus situation B) Ceding of Crete to Greece              C) Continuation of a
       secular government D) Improved treatment of the Kurdish minority E) All of the above

   12. A country that can be identified as a classic buffer state is:   A) the West Bank B) Iraq C) Lebanon
       D) Afghanistan E) Egypt
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   13. True/False The spread of Islam provides an example of expansion diffusion.

   14. True/False In all the countries of North Africa/Southwest Asia, 90 percent or more of the people adhere
       to Islam.

   15. True/False Sunnis outnumber Shia in Iraq.

   16. True/False Qanats are underground tunnels that provide irrigation in Iran.

    17. The land between the lower Tigris and Euphrates rivers comprises the world culture hearth known as

   18. Islam‟s holiest city, to which a Muslim must make at least one pilgrimage, is ______.

Chapter Subsaharan Africa

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

   20. 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

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

   22. The last country to give up its African colonies was: A) the United States B) Germany C) France
       D) Belgium E) South Africa

   23. People of Dutch ancestry in South Africa are called: A) Highveld Hollanders B) Afrikaners C) Cape
       Boers D) Great Trekkers E) the Transylvaalia Dutch

   24. 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

   25. 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
   26. 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

   27. The country in Equatorial Africa that had a border dispute with Nigeria over an oil-rich area is: A)
       Congo    B) Cameroon C) Central African Republic D) Gabon E) Chad

   28. 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

   29. 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
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   30. Which of the following countries was established by former American slaves?     A) Gambia B) Guinea
       C) Sierra Leone D) Ghana E) Liberia

   31. Which of the following countries was established for former British slaves?   A) Gambia B) Guinea
       C) Sierra Leone D) Ghana E) Liberia

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

   33. True/False Malaria is transmitted to mosquitoes by a snail in slow moving rivers.

   34. 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.

   35. True/False The Yoruba nation lives in Nigeria and the Zulu in South Africa.

   36. True/False Namibia was once called Southwest Africa and was under South African control before


   37. The edge of the African plateau in Southern Africa, where the feature is especially pronounced, is
       known as the Great __________.

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

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

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

Chapter South Asia

   41. Of India‟s more than 1 billion population, almost _____ million are Muslims. a) 6 b) 28 c) 65 d) 150
       e) 800

   42. The lava covered plateau that extends across most of southern India is known as the: a) Punjab b)
       Maldives c) Sind d) Deccan e) Kashmir

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

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

   45. Telugu, Tamil, Kanarese, and Malayalam are: a) border provinces of India, facing the Bay of Bengal
       b) four major cities in Pakistan, all with over 250,000 inhabitants c) four leading Dravidian languages
       spoken in southern India d) the political divisions of Bangladesh, created after independence in 1963
       e) four sultans under whose consecutive dynasties Islam achieved dominance over the entire South
       Asian realm
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  46. The partitioning of Hindu India from Muslim Pakistan occurred in: a) 1485 b) 1857 c) 1947 d)
      1971 e) the two have never been partitioned

    47. The physiologic density of India is ________ the arithmetic population density. a) greater than b) less
        than c) equal to

    48. The approximate percentage of India‟s population that lives in poverty-stricken rural areas is:    a) 45
        b) 55 c) 70 d) 85 e) 95

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

    50. Which of the following provinces of Pakistan received largest groups of refugees from Afghanistan?
        a) Sind b) Punjab c) North West Frontier d) Khyber e) Baluchistan

    51. Which of the following is false? a) During the Cold War, India tilted toward the Soviet Union, Pakistan
        toward the United States. b) Bangladesh is economically less developed than Pakistan. c) India is a
        democracy, whereas Pakistan has often been ruled by a military dictatorship. d) India's treatment of its
        Muslim minority has occasionally upset Pakistan. e) India and Pakistan recently agreed to partition
        Kashmir between them.

    52. The ___________ Revolution of the 1960s introduced “miracle” varieties of wheat and rice that
        significantly increased the productivity of these crops. a) Communist b) Green c) Cultural d)
        Malthusian e) Bangla

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

   54. True/False The Ghats are the southernmost range of the Himalayas.

    55. True/False The Ganges and Brahmaputra River valleys converge.

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

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

    58. True/False   India today is the world‟s most populous democracy.

    59. True/False   In the second stage of the demographic transition, the population explosion begins.

    60. True/False Gandhi‟s daughter, Indira, served as India's president in the years between her father‟s
        regime and the Muslim revolution led by Nehru that overthrew her government in 1966.

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    61. The cultural focus of Islam in Pakistan today is the city of _____________.

    62. __________ forces bind a state together, unifying and strengthening its foundations.
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Take home test 3 Essay Questions - 15 points

Use the SubSahara handout for export partners and the CIA world Factbook. (9 points)

   1. List the top five countries for exportpartner1 and exportpartner2 countries. For example how many
      SubSaharan countries list Belgium as either its Export partner 1 or Export partner 2. Is Belgium one of
      the top five?
   2. What is the ratio of Export Partners within Africa to Export Partners outside of Africa?
   3. Use the CIA World Fact book webpage and list the official language for each of the following countries.
Country                                      Official Language(s)    Colonizer language        Export partner
1. Nigeria                          English                                 Yes                    No
2. Democratic Republic of the Congo
3. Angola
4. South Africa
5. Zimbabwe
6. Senegal
7. Ethiopia
8. Kenya
9. Ivory Coast
How many of these African countries use the colonizing countries language as its official language? (Yes/No)
For example according to the CIA World Factbook Sudan‟s official languages are Arabic and English, Sudan
was a part of the British empire therefore they have retained the colonizer‟s language as an official language in
their country. Looking again at the export partner list is the colonizer still a major export partner? (Yes/No)

2. Discuss the positives and negatives of the impact of oil concerning income, GDP, and inter-realm migration.
What is the ratio of foreign workers compared to native workers in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,
United Arab Emirates, and Oman. Use correct in-text citation style for your answer. (4 points)

3. Discuss the positive and negative effects of the monsoons on South Asian economies. Use correct in-text
citation style for your answer. (2 points)

If you using the lecture notes your „works cited‟ or bibliography should include: Fernald, Paul (2009), Which
lecture?, Which slides? (yes they all have a number), Class Name, University, Semester. The in-text citation is
(Fernald, Which lecture & slide?)

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