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  • 1. 
    What part of the Earth is made of a dense ball of metal?
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Inner Core

    • C. 

      Outer Core

    • D. 

      Mantle


  • 2. 
    What are the 4 pieces of evidence for continental drift?
    • A. 

      Jigsaw fit between south america and africa

    • B. 

      Same fossils of plants and animals found on both sides of the atlantic ocean

    • C. 

      Similar mountain rages in the two countries

    • D. 

      Ice sheets were found in places that have hot temperatures

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 3. 
    What is the middle life of the geologic eras?
    • A. 

      Cenozoic

    • B. 

      Mesozoic

    • C. 

      Precambrian

    • D. 

      Paleozoic


  • 4. 
    What are plate tectonics (definition) ?

  • 5. 
    The ________ __________ is the oldest landform region.

  • 6. 
    What landfrom region has the oldest mountains?
    • A. 

      Innuitian Mountains

    • B. 

      Appalaichian Mountains


  • 7. 
    The 4 interior parts of the Earth are the Crust, Mantle, Inner Core, and Outer Core
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    What landform region is ''Canada's Breadbasket'' ?
    • A. 

      Canadian Shield

    • B. 

      Western Cordillera

    • C. 

      Interior Plains

    • D. 

      Appalaichians


  • 9. 
    What are all the geologic eras in order?

  • 10. 
    Ocean Currents:  the temperature of the ocean getting carried by air/wind to land resulting in the land having the same temperature as the ocean
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    This type of precipitation happens mostly in the summer months.
    • A. 

      Relief

    • B. 

      Cyclonic

    • C. 

      Convectional


  • 12. 
    The 4 componens of soil are.......
    • A. 

      Air - plants need air to breath/grow like humans

    • B. 

      Moisture - plants absorb water through their roots

    • C. 

      Minerals - provide nutrients for the plants

    • D. 

      Bacteria and organic materials - food source for the plant (humus)

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 13. 
    What is a convectional energy source?

  • 14. 
    Latiude in LOWERN is the weather depending where you are, the farther you are from the equater, the colder it is.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    What is winds and air masses in LOWERN?
    • A. 

      When air absorbs air moist from the ocean and gets released by rain when the air goes over land

    • B. 

      The land having the same temperature as an ocean near it

    • C. 

      The land has more rain when living near water

    • D. 

      IDK


  • 16. 
    Windward is the ____ side of the mountain

  • 17. 
    A continental climate is when the .......
    • A. 

      Temperature range is large and precipitation is low

    • B. 

      Temperature range is small and precipitation is high


  • 18. 
    When soil is really wet and water is moving down, its called.....
    • A. 

      Leeching

    • B. 

      Calcification


  • 19. 
    What type of trees have needles instead of leaves?
    • A. 

      Coniferous

    • B. 

      Decidious


  • 20. 
    What type of population pyramid represents newly industrializing countries?
    • A. 

      Expanding

    • B. 

      Stationary

    • C. 

      Rapidly Expanding

    • D. 

      Declining


  • 21. 
    Does a pull factor involve.....
    • A. 

      People moving out of a country

    • B. 

      People moving into a country


  • 22. 
    What is the max. points for education?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25


  • 23. 
    Which if the following is not a type of alternative energy source
    • A. 

      Solar wind

    • B. 

      Natural gas

    • C. 

      Biomass energy

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 24. 
    A basic industry is when you sell goods and services to people within the community and your re-using existing money
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 25. 
    The most harmful type of water pollution is......
    • A. 

      Physical

    • B. 

      Biological

    • C. 

      Chemical


  • 26. 
    What type of population pyramid represents newly industrializing countries?
    • A. 

      Expanding

    • B. 

      Stationary

    • C. 

      Rapidly Expanding

    • D. 

      Declining


  • 27. 
    Why does canada help countries in need?
    • A. 

      Morality - its the right thing to do

    • B. 

      Build Business - friendly countries are more likely to do business together

    • C. 

      Build relationships -they might help us back in the future

    • D. 

      Reputation - show the rest of the world what kind of country we are

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 28. 
    What is the max. points for work experience?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      19

    • D. 

      21


  • 29. 
    Skilled workers must score atleast this many points to be accepted into Canada.
    • A. 

      54

    • B. 

      26

    • C. 

      82

    • D. 

      67


  • 30. 
    One of the benefits of the host country in MNCs is that research and development is done in home countries
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 31. 
    What is the max. points for language ability?
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      19

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      15


  • 32. 
    Exploitation of the host country includes creating environmental damages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 33. 
    What type of urban land use serve's the needs of people?
    • A. 

      Residential

    • B. 

      Commercial

    • C. 

      Transportation

    • D. 

      Institutional


  • 34. 
    What type of country has the lowest level of econimic and social growth?
    • A. 

      Developing country

    • B. 

      Developed country

    • C. 

      Newly industrializing country


  • 35. 
    What type of country does Canada represent?
    • A. 

      Developed country

    • B. 

      Newly industrializing country

    • C. 

      Developing country


  • 36. 
    What type of country needs foreign aid?
    • A. 

      Developing country

    • B. 

      Developed country

    • C. 

      Newly industrializing country


  • 37. 
    What type of country has its economy based on agriculture?
    • A. 

      Developed country

    • B. 

      Newly industrializing country

    • C. 

      Developing country


  • 38. 
    A multinational corporation is a company that operates in more than one country and some MNC's have their earnings equal to or greater than the GDPs of some nations
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 39. 
    Formal aid is non-governmental aid sent to countries e.g World Vision
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 40. 
    Tied aid ( aid given to a country only if a large part of it is spent on home country products) only works with formal aid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 41. 
    One of the problems the host country has in MNCs is that profits can get taken out of the host country.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 42. 
    Which plate boundary creates mountains?
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent Collision

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Convergent Subduction


  • 43. 
    What is the name of the scientist that created the theory of ''Pangaea'' ?
    • A. 

      Albert Einstein

    • B. 

      Isaac Newton

    • C. 

      Alfred Wagner

    • D. 

      Charles Darwin


  • 44. 
    This type of precipitation happens mostly in the Praires and Atlantic Canada.
    • A. 

      Relief

    • B. 

      Cyclonic

    • C. 

      Convectional

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 45. 
    The Canadian Shield, Interior Plains, Hudson Bay Arctic Lowlands, Appalaichian Mountains, Innuition Mountains, and the Western Cordillera are ALL of Canadia's Landform Regions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 46. 
    A cohort is....
    • A. 

      People that are too young or too old to support themselves

    • B. 

      A group of people of a certain age

    • C. 

      IDK


  • 47. 
    What is elevation in LOWERN?
    • A. 

      Weather depends where you are, the farther from the equater, the colder it is

    • B. 

      More rain when living near water

    • C. 

      The higher you are, the colder it is

    • D. 

      IDK


  • 48. 
    What geologic era are we in right now?
    • A. 

      Precambrian

    • B. 

      Mesozoic

    • C. 

      Cenozoic

    • D. 

      Paleozoic


  • 49. 
    What is the job of the tertiary industry?
    • A. 

      Extracting raw materials from the ground/water

    • B. 

      The processing of ideas instead of products

    • C. 

      Providing services to others

    • D. 

      Manufacturing products


  • 50. 
    Foreign aid help from one country's government to that of another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 51. 
    Does a push factor.....
    • A. 

      Make people come into a country

    • B. 

      Make people go out of the country

    • C. 

      IDK

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 52. 
    Select ALL the reasons why immigrants might settle in Ontario, British Columbia and/or Alberta.
    • A. 

      Because they want to

    • B. 

      Weather is not too-cold or too-hot

    • C. 

      Jobs/houses are easier to find

    • D. 

      They don't feel like living somewhere else

    • E. 

      They already have relatives living there


  • 53. 
    What are the 4 pieces of evidence for continental drift?
    • A. 

      No one knows

    • B. 

      A jigsaw fit between South America and Africa

    • C. 

      IDK

    • D. 

      Found the same fossils of plant and animals in both continents

    • E. 

      They just happened to drift apart somehow

    • F. 

      Ice sheets covered parts of Southern Africa, India, Austrailia and South America about 250 million years ago

    • G. 

      There are mountains similar in age and structure on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean


  • 54. 
    Africa is a newly-industrializing country.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 55. 
    How much percent does the urban land use RESIDENTIAL take up?
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      53

    • C. 

      45

    • D. 

      40


  • 56. 
    How much percent does the urban land use COMMERCIAL take up?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      15


  • 57. 
    A community center represents this type of urban land use....
    • A. 

      Institutional

    • B. 

      Commercial

    • C. 

      Open Space

    • D. 

      Industrial


  • 58. 
    The rain created when warm air goes up a mountain which creates condensation and comes down by precipitation is called what?
    • A. 

      Relief (LOWERN)

    • B. 

      Convectional (Precipitation)

    • C. 

      Relief (Precipitation)

    • D. 

      Near Water (LOWERN)


  • 59. 
    All the ocean currents that Canada has ( North Pacific, Labrador, Gulf) are all on the EAST COAST and are all WARM CURRENTS.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 60. 
    What  is latitude in LOWERN?
    • A. 

      The temperature of an ocean gets carried by wind/air to land

    • B. 

      The higher you are, the colder it is

    • C. 

      The farther from the Equator you are, the colder it is

    • D. 

      More rain when living near water


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