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21) In political geography, the collection of symbols of a state is A) the treasury. B) the government. C) the legislature. D) iconography. 22) An example of a nationality divided among more than one state would be the A) Belgians. B) Kurds. C) Japanese. D) all of the above 23) The most likely cause for a civil war is A) the.
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71) What are common air pollutants? 72) What is photochemical smog? 73) What are the major air pollutants that contribute to acid deposition? 74) What kind of temperature condition can result in air pollution? 75) What is temperature inversion, and how does it affect urban air pollution problems? 76) What is meant by the term.
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61) Countries often devise special development programs for poor regions. 62) The design of a country's transportation network and the regulation of movement across it have little effect on that country's internal geography. 63) There is no relationship between transport systems and economic development. 64) In countries where transportation is slow and difficult,.
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41) Because of non-proliferation treaties, no countries have tried to develop nuclear weapons since the 1970s. 42) Kofi Annan has argued that gross violations of human rights are cause for international intervention in the offending country. 43) The United Nations has repeatedly authorized invasions of individual states on purely humanitarian grounds. 44) The.
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21) OPEC A) is a cartel of oil-producing countries. B) consists of Middle Eastern countries only. C) has been able to take complete control over oil prices. D) is always in total agreement in matters of production and price of oil. 22) Which of the following is NOT true of oil? A) When burned it is.
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51) Charles Darwin extended his theory of evolution to include survival of the fittest among cultures and peoples in a proposition called "social Darwinism." 52) One characteristic of European imperialism was the creation of superimposed boundaries, that is, boundaries drawn without regard for existing political or cultural bounds. 53) One of the.
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21) Laissez-faire capitalism A) maximizes the role of the government in the economy. B) was adopted by the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War. C) emphasized the importance of a minimum of restrictions on economic activity. D) is also known as state-directed capitalism. 22) The system found in some Asian countries where.
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71) Satellite cities or edge cities describe suburbs that have generated their own foci of activity. 72) Most commuting in the United States is from the suburbs into the central city. 73) Commuting costs in America have declined substantially over the last decade. 74) In regard to urban areas, what does the term.
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31) The countries that spend the highest portion of their national income on foreign aid are A) Denmark and Luxembourg. B) the United States and Canada. C) France and Germany. D) Norway and Sweden. 32) The Human Development Index (HDI) includes all the following except A) voting rates. B) education. C) health. D) living standards. 33) The Millennium Development Goals.
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61) The more economically dependent a developing country is on its commodities, the more likely it will have a civil war. 62) The Basque region in Europe lies within the boundaries of Spain. 63) Somalia is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa. 64) The shape of a country may affect.
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81) Match these regions to the percent of the work force engaged in agriculture. ________Anglo-Americaa.3 ________Latin Americab.6 ________Sub-Saharan Africac.40 ________Western Europed.71 82) Give an example of an American service sector job that has relocated overseas. 83) What is foreign direct investment? 84) Explain the function of the World Trade Organization (WTO). .
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11) Which of the following wields the most power in the UN? A) Security Council B) Secretary General C) General Assembly D) International Court of Justice 12) Which of the following countries is not a permanent member of the UN Security Council? A) France B) Britain C) China D) Germany 13) Since the United Nations adopted the Declaration of Human.
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31) In the United States when would you expect the worst pollution problems? A) winter B) spring C) summer D) at night 32) A condition where warmer air lies above cooler air, limiting vertical circulation and trapping pollutants near the surface, is A) photochemical smog. B) temperature inversion. C) source separation. D) photovoltaic cells. 33) The "universal solvent," able to.
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31) Traditional fishing is most likely to occur in A) Oceania. B) South America. C) North America. D) Europe. 32) The most significant depletion of commercial fish has occurred in the A) Indian Ocean. B) Atlantic Ocean. C) Pacific Ocean. D) Gulf of Mexico. 33) Which of the following is true? A) Demersal fish are bottom dwellers. B) Pelagic fish are surface.
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31) ________ is an example of a prorupt state. A) Poland B) Thailand C) Zimbabwe D) Chile E) Japan 32) Norway is a good example of a(n)________ state. A) prorupt B) compact C) perforated D) elongated E) fragmented 33) Geometric boundaries are generally used in A) cities. B) mountains. C) featureless places. D) nowhere. 34) A form of government that accommodates demands of competing nationalities in a.
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31) At the very least, cities depend on their hinterlands for food. 32) Incorporation is the process of defining a city territory and establishing a government. 33) Megalopolis, Greek for "city of millions," is a great conurbation that stretches from Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., along the eastern seaboard of the United.
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41) According to the authors, if natural resources were treated as assets, statistics would demonstrate that protecting the environment is in the country's best interest. 42) Typically, the poor countries in the world today export primarily unprocessed raw materials. 43) Societies with the bulk of their employment in the primary sector are.
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71) Canadian labor unions fought the free trade agreement between the United States and Canada because Canadian social benefits are generally more generous than American social benefits, and they feared a drop to American standards. 72) Some 75 percent of Canadians live within 150 miles of the border with the United.
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1) When several cities grow and merge together into vast urban areas, they are called A) primate cities. B) regions. C) agglomerations. D) conurbations. E) none of the above 2) By 100 C.E., Rome had probably reached a population of A) 50,000. B) 200,000. C) 300,000. D) 450,000. E) 500,000. 3) The first cities appeared in A) China. B) Egypt. C) the Indus Valley. D).
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41) The fundamental form of cooperation between states, in which they formally acknowledge each other's existence, is A) allegiance. B) treaties. C) recognition. D) boundary demarcation. 42) Countries that support most scientific research in Antarctica but do not claim territory there are A) United States and Russia. B) Sweden and Norway. C) United Kingdom and France. D) Australia and.
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21) According to the sector model, low-income housing is located near A) industry and its associated transportation corridors. B) an outer ring surrounding the city. C) nodes near universities and parks. D) renovated inner-city neighborhoods. 22) Government restrictions on the use to which various parcels of land may be put is called A) planning. B) suburbanization. C) zoning. D).
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1) An independent political unit that claims exclusive jurisdiction over a territory and all the people in it is a A) colony. B) nationality. C) satellite. D) state. 2) How old is the idea the the whole world should be divided into countries? A) It dates from the beginning of human history. B) It began when the.
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11) In the seventeenth century, ________ became the first modern urban country, with over one-half of its population living in cities and towns. A) England B) The Netherlands C) Spain D) France E) Greece 12) Self-built houses on the periphery of cities in developing countries are known as A) squatter settlements. B) refugee camps. C) ghettos. D) slums. 13) Backyard shops,.
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51) The relative importance of manufacturing to the United States economy has decreased over the last four decades. 52) According to the authors, men's dress shirt manufacture for the American market has remained in the United States. 53) Although isolated from the rest of the developed world by great distances, Japan makes.
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61) There is no proven relationship between acid rain and the burning of coal for energy production. 62) Nearly half of the United States' forests are classified as virgin. 63) Sustained yield management for forests is more prevalent in developing countries than in developed countries. 64) About half the world's forests are protected.
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41) Quinoa and amaranth are A) African names for millet and sorghum. B) newly developed kinds of fertilizer. C) sources of illegal drugs. D) traditional South American grains, dating back to the Inka, that are now being grown in new places and enjoying renewed popularity. 42) Genetically modified (GM) plants are produced by A) applying pesticides. B).
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51) Rapid urbanization continues today in the relatively developed countries. 52) Cities today offer more opportunities for employment than they did in the past. 53) Cities are not growing fast enough today to supply all of the labor that is needed in them. 54) Underground economies typically make up a greater percentage of.
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11) An example of the new economy is A) farming. B) manufacturing. C) the Internet. D) retailing. 12) The key to national wealth is A) having a lot of natural resources. B) having a large population. C) being a tourist destination. D) adding value to raw materials. 13) The process of economic development means A) encouraging population growth. B) progressively increasing the.
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1) A significant shift in pollution from rich countries to poor countries is occurring because A) heavy industry is declining in rich countries but growing in poor countries. B) populations in poor countries are growing faster than in rich countries. C) both A and B D) neither A nor B 2) Overall, fuel consumption for.
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71) Rich nations have subsidized their own farmers so generously that they can export or dump subsidized food on the poorer countries. 72) In Mexico, American wheat is often less expensive than Mexican wheat. 73) The overall impact of farm subsidies on a worldwide scale is to increase food surpluses in the.
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51) Intensive subsistence agriculture involves large amounts of efforts used to produce the maximum feasible yield from a given piece of land. 52) Most people in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have become commercial farmers. 53) General farming systems include the Corn Belt of the Midwestern United States. 54) Crops grown in the.
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21) Of the following crops, which has both the shortest growing season and the ability to grow farther north than the others? A) maize B) wheat C) rice D) barley 22) A good bottle of wine is most likely to come from A) Kenya. B) Australia. C) China. D) Vietnam. 23) Among areas practicing Mediterranean agriculture, California has less land.
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61) The European Commission has written a Worker's Charter that will establish equivalent worker's rights throughout the community. 62) The European Union has eliminated all immigration and visa requirements. 63) Citizens of the European Union may travel and settle anywhere within the Community. 64) Over the last five years of the 1990s, European.
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11) In most developing countries the largest proportion of energy is supplied through A) coal. B) oil. C) wood. D) solar energy. 12) The world's principal source of commercial energy is A) coal. B) petroleum. C) wind. D) nuclear. E) natural gas. 13) ________ is the world's second largest commercial fuel source. A) Oil B) Uranium C) Natural gas D) Coal E) Running water 14) For electric.
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41) In the economic sense, an externality is an expense passed on to taxpayers by businesses. 42) Coal is an example of a renewable resource. 43) Mineral resources are evenly distributed throughout the world. 44) Aluminum resources are widely distributed throughout the world and most industrial countries have enough to meet their needs. 45).
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1) Anything created through natural processes that people use and value is a A) natural resource. B) human-made resource. C) potential resource. D) renewable resource. 2) A natural resource A) has a use. B) is determined in good part by culture. C) to a large extent is dependent on technology. D) all of the above 3) Which of the following.
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81) The United States was the first country to ratify the 1992 Biodiversity Convention. 82) Use of genetically modified foods would likely increase employment in the agricultural sector. 83) Scientists have not yet succeeded in cloning animals. 84) Historically, until approximately 1950, what had been the most important method of increasing the world's.
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