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1.  All of the following rivers are in Central Asia, except:
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2.  The __________ climate prevails along the Mediterranean Sea coastlands of southern Europe.
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3.  Which of the following is an example of a small-scale map?
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4.  Which of the following does NOT belong to the Germanic language group?
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5.  In 1917, at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, what percentage of Russians lived in small towns and cities?
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6.  The Mediterranean Sea is an almost closed sea with a single narrow connection to the Atlantic Ocean at:
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7.  Major global city-regions include all of the following except ___________
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8.  The three Baltic Republics of the Soviet Union which became independent in 1991 are:
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9.  Rural areas contain most of the populations of materially poorer countries. ___________
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10.  In the materially poor countries of the world, the greatest proportion of the workforce are employed in the primary sector.
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B.
11.  By 2000, Russia produced about ___________ percent of the world's GDP.
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12.  Russia has come under international criticism for its recent military campaigns in __________, a republic that has suffered high death tolls in its quest for independence.
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13.  **** The most populous country to emerge from the former Soviet Union is:
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D.
14.  ___________ is the relative difficulty of moving from one place to another, which increases with miles, cost, or travel time.
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15.  The area along the Czech, Poland, and German borders referred to as the Black Triangle is known for:
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16.  Sustainable human development ___________
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17.  The ____________, a river used heavily for transportation, is the world's busiest waterway.
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18.  The increasing level of interconnections among people and places throughout the world is referred to as:
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19.  Wealth, education, and perceived birthright are common bases for ___________ distinctions.
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20.  Living standards in Northern European countries are lower than those in other subregions of the continent. __________
21.  ___________ of a place is its position north or south of the equator, measured in degrees.
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22.  __________, the largest city in northern Italy, is a major center of financial and other services as well as producer of a diverse group of manufactured goods.
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23.  About 20 percent of the world's ___________ industry output occurs along the Rhine river.
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24.  Globalization may best be described as ___________
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25.  Fjords, which are common along the coast of Norway, formed where ____________
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26.  Which of the following statements about Western Europe is incorrect?
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27.  Armenia, the smallest country within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), is only the size of what two states combined?
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28.  A nation is ___________
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29.  What three countries in Russia and Neighboring countries straddle the Caucasus mountains and are frequently called the Transcaucus, meaning 'across the mountains'?
30.  What country has the largest sawmill industry in Europe, and accounts for about 10% of the world's exports?
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31.  ___________ is a development approach that encourages countries to produce goods for export, allow foreign investment, and increase privatization.
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32.  A major wheat-producing region is found in __________
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33.  The natural process in the Earth's atmosphere by which light rays are absorbed in the lower atmosphere by water vapor and carbon gases, raising the temperature of the air, is known as:
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34.  Since 1978, the People's Republic of China has experienced an increase in central economic planning and a corresponding decrease in free market enterprise. ___________
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B.
35.  By 2002, ___________ people worldwide lived outside their country of birth.
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36.  The __________ is the world's largest forest region, which dominates areas north of Moscow and across Siberia.
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37.  Which of the following statements about the physical geography of Russia and Neighboring countries is incorrect?
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38.  The Russian Federation's heartland includes the Arctic regions around Murmansk, the mining areas east of the Urals, and the resource-rich Siberia.
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B.
39.  The Slavic countries have experienced rapid population growth in recent years. __________
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B.
40.  The current population of the world is approximately ___________
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41.  A map scale shows the:
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42.  ___________ is the average number of births per woman in her lifetime.
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D.
43.  During Soviet times, boundaries were sometimes drawn in a way that would divide and dilute non-Russians, thereby solidifying central control over the vast territory. __________
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44.  Which of the following is an example of a primary sector activity?
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45.  A culture hearth is a region:
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46.  The name Ukraine means:
47.  The industrial revolution began in the mid-1700s in ____________ and then spread to other parts of Western Europe.
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48.  The line between Europe and Asia is marked by the __________
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49.  Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan straddle the __________ Mountains.
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50.  ___________ is an example of deposition.
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51.  The main cause of population decline in the Slavic countries is:
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52.  __________ was a Soviet policy of the late 1980s designed to restructure the economy in a capitalist fashion.
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53.  Under collectivization, which was called for in Stalin's first five-year plan, __________
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54.  The Andes Mountains of South America formed as a result of one tectonic plate forcing another upward at a(n) ___________
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55.  The European Union represents __________, the idea that different nations can cooperate so closely for their mutual benefit that they can share the same government, economy, social policies, and military.
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56.  Polish, Lithuanian, and Austrian influence on Belarus is seen in the fact that:
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57.  Which of the following statements about the industrial revolution in the mid 1700s is incorrect?
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58.  Siberia's economic significance is primarily due to its __________
59.  The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was established in 1922 under the leadership of __________
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60.  Romance languages include all of the following except ____________
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61.  The majority population of Nagorno-Karabakh is __________
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62.  Between the late 1700s and the end of World War I in 1918, most of Central Europe was dominated by four great Empires, namely:
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63.  Which of the following statements about Russia's heartland is FALSE?
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64.  **** Tea and citrus fruits are important agricultural products of:
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65.  The Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) was developed in 1975 to:
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66.  The __________ is a political and economic organization made up of twelve former republics of the Soviet Union.
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67.  All of the following are aspects of localization, except:
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68.  Nuclear-powered electricity generation represents 76% and 54% respectively of the national energy totals of what pair of European countries?
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69.  In the context of reforms in the Soviet Union in the mid 1980s, the concept of perestroika refers to a policy of:
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70.  ***In the context of reforms in the Soviet Union in the mid 1980s, the concept of glasnost refers to a policy of:
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71.  Trade expeditions overseas in the 1400s, which brought in precious metals, were led by two groups of Europeans, namely:
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72.  Mediterranean Europe is characterized by all of the following, except:
73.  The International Court of Justice, located in ____________, set up a special war crimes tribunal to deal with atrocities related to ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia.
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74.  After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, many __________ hoped to once again unite their country with Romania.
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75.  What country is often referred to as the 'motor' of Europe and is responsible for much of Western Europe's economic growth?
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76.  The birth rate is the average number of births per woman in her lifetime.
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77.  Orographic lifting, a process that triggers cloud formation and precipitation, occurs when ___________
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78.  The Soviet Union had a __________ economy, a system in which all aspects of production and distribution were controlled by government agencies.
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79.  As a result of recent demographic trends in Europe, ____________
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80.  ___________ study how human and natural resources are utilized and scarce goods are produced around the world.
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81.  The violence that has plagued Northern Ireland has primarily been due to conflicts between __________
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82.  Concentration of European agriculture has resulted in __________
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83.  Europe's climates are mostly temperate and humid, but include long freezing winters in the north and dry summers in the south.
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B.
84.  All of the following except __________ are members of the Group of Eight, an informal organization representing the world's most materially wealthy countries.
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85.  The Kyoto Protocol, which sets targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, was ratified by the United States in February of 2005. ___________
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B.
86.  Islam is the predominant religion among all of the following peoples except __________
87.  European countries have experienced substantial deindustrialization in recent decades. __________
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B.
88.  Central Asia's fertile river valleys of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya are one of the cradles of civilization.
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B.
89.  Most of the countries of __________ were formerly controlled by the Soviet Union, which imposed Communist economic policies.
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90.  The predominant religion of South Asia is Hinduism.
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B.
91.  A ___________ is a center from which techniques, useful materials, and social norms diffused to other regions.
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92.  ___________ is the study of the distribution of people and their activities.
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93.  European oil and natural gas fields are concentrated in the __________
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94.  Tropical climates are characterized by all of the following, except:
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95.  __________ has been reduced to less than half its previous size as a result of irrigation projects that have diverted water from the rivers that feed it.
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96.  Christianity became significant in Europe after the __________ adopted it as their empire's official religion.
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97.  Central Asia's five countries were once part of a land called Turkestan, a loose confederation of tribes.
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98.  The establishment of parliaments with limited powers in Scotland and Wales is an example of __________, the process by which local peoples seek greater authority in government.
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99.  All five countries of Central Asia produce similar commodities, namely:
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100.  Of the top Multinational Corporations (MNCs) with the highest level of assets outside their home country in the early 2000s, 70 were based in Europe.
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101.  In a communist, planned economy, decisions about production are made by:
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102.  To counter the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) by European countries and the United States in 1949, the Soviet Union created a military alliance in 1955 known as:
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103.  The Mediterranean Sea is one of the world's major shipping lanes, carrying over 50 percent of the world's sea-borne oil traffic.
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104.  An overall population growth of 1 percent will lead to population doubling time of:
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105.  Primary emerging countries, which have growing economies and play a significant role in the global marketplace, include all of the following except ___________
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C.
D.
106.  __________ constitute the majority population in Serbia's southern province of Kosovo.
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107.  What percentage of the Earth's surface is occupied by the continents and islands?
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108.  **** Of the following countries, the one that is culturally closest to the Romanians is:
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D.
109.  The Danube River is longer than the Rhine, but the latter is the world's busiest waterway.
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B.
110.  Germany, France, and United Kingdom receive the least number of refugees in Europe.
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B.
111.  Tensions have arisen between Kyrgyzstan and __________ over water allocation in the Fergana Valley.
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D.
112.  ___________ is the total value of goods and services produced within a country in a year.
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D.
113.  ____________ receives more international tourists than any other country in the world.
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114.  After declaring independence, all the former republics of the Soviet Union formed the Commonwealth of Independent States, except three, namely:
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C.
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E.
115.  Tundras are found where ___________
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D.
116.  A population pyramid represents which of the following aspects of a population?
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B.
C.
D.
E.
117.  Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation has been characterized by the following urban trends, except:
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B.
C.
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E.
118.  The secondary sector of the economy includes ___________
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B.
C.
D.
119.  A large part of this region experiences especially cold winters and hot summers resulting from location far from the moderating effects of large water bodies, a condition termed __________
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D.
120.  The primary Slavic languages of this region (Russian, Belarussian, and Ukrainian) are written using the __________ alphabet.
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B.
C.
D.
121.  Which of the following religions is an ethnic religion – a religion closely tied to family and region, and considered a matter of birth by adherents?
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122.  The collectivization program launched by Stalin in the Soviet Union in 1928 aimed to:
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123.  Europe dominates the international tourist market. In 2003, it received of the 763 million tourists worldwide.
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124.  ___________ is an ethnic religion that is closely tied to family and region.
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B.
C.
D.
125.  **** The yurt is a national symbol for which of the following groups?
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126.  In 1990, Siberia produced 20 percent of Russia's oil, 30 percent of its natural gas, and 50% percent of its coal.
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B.
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