World Regional Geography

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World Regional Geography

  
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1.  The city with the most polluted environment in Russia is...
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2.  The main problem in exploiting the oil around the Caspian Sea is drilling for it.
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3.  The Russian region that is rich in resources and was the destination of many Russian people during Soviet times so that the local ethnic groups were outnumbered is
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4.  The czar who began the Westernization of Russia was Ivan the Terrible.
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5.  After 1991, public institutions and welfare support systems were the main losers.
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6.  Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan constituted a major industrial area under the Soviets.
7.  Moscow's location near the headwaters of north- and south-flowing rivers and in the forests helped to make it the center of Muscovy.
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8.  The part of Russia that is one of the most ethnically and linguistically complex in the world is
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9.  Moldova has not seen a sharp population decline because it is primarily agricultural.
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10.  Which of the following is a Southern Caucasus country in the CIS?
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11.  The largest Central Asian country in area is
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12.  The collision of tectonic plates created high mountains and deep lakes.
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13.  What was different about the Russian Empire from other European empires?
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14.  The heartland of Russia is
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15.  Zoroastrianism originated in
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16.  In the country of ____________ the government decided to move its capital to the northern, Russian-dominated part of the country and renamed the chosen city Astana.
17.  Nikita Khrushchev's campaign to open new lands to farming was called the_________ _________ ____________.
18.  Collectivization attempted to make farmers like factory workers.
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19.  The first Russian Empire and the Soviet Union built manufacturing industries around consumer markets.
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20.  Under central planning, how are decisions regarding production made?
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21.  Soviet planners often located industrial centers for political rather than economic reasons.
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22.  Internal boundaries in Russia are drawn so that each ethnic group has its own political unit.
23.  The greatest cluster of people in Russia lives in
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24.  The most productive farming regions in the Slavic countries are in
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25.  The most populous and dominant country in Central Asia is
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26.  Perestroika, or restructuring, under Gorbachev resulted in an economic crisis.
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27.  Mikhail Gorbachev highlighted the concept of glasnost, which means
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28.  Which of the following statements about environmental conditions in Russia is true?
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29.  The rivers of Siberia are heavily used for transportation and hydroelectricity generation.
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30.  The Southern Caucasus lies at the ancient contact zone between the Turkish, Persian, and Roman empires.
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31.    Moldova has not seen a sharp population decline because it is primarily agricultural.
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32.  The focal point of the earliest Russian culture was centered around Slavic principalities in the area of which two modern cities?
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33.  The last country to join the Commonweath of Independent States was
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34.  The leader under whom the Soviet Union was organized in 1922 was
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35.  The five countries of Central Asia were once part of
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36.  An unusual feature of the Russian population compared to other regions is that
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37.  The Mongol state that stretched from Siberia to Central Asia to the steppes was called
38.  Woman dominate the population of Russia because of
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39.  Which of the following is not true about Russia's role in the world?
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40.  Which of the following statements about Communism is true?
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41.  In the 700s and 800s A.D., the great center of learning of Bukhoro (Bukhara) benefited from its location on
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42.  In 1988 Gorbachev began reforming agriculture in the Soviet Union by
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43.  The average total fertility rate needed to maintain a population at its current level is
44.  The South Caucasus country that will probably become a major oil producer for the world is
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45.  The river routeway that brought the Vikings (Varangians) to Russia was the
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46.  Many of the ethnic conflicts in Central Asia are the result of Soviet policies.
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47.  Climates that are far from major bodies of water are affected by _____________.
48.  Massacres of Armenians were carried out in the late 1800s and early 1900s by
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49.  In what year did the Slavic countries become independent?
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50.  An autonomous Armenian territory within Azerbaijan is?
51.  Lenis formed the Soviet Union in what year?
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52.  Which mountain range blocks the artic air from Georgia & Azer so it is warmer in those places?
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