Geo 200 Module 4 Quiz

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Module Quizzes & Trivia

The following quiz covers topics in Module 4.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most important crop grown under irrigation (which has led to excessive water withdrawal from the Aral Sea) in Central Asia is
    • A. 

      Tobacco.

    • B. 

      Corn.

    • C. 

      Wheat.

    • D. 

      Cotton.

    • E. 

      Tea.

  • 2. 
    What was the foundation of Stalin's industrialization drive?
    • A. 

      Building of infrastructure

    • B. 

      Collectivization of agriculture

    • C. 

      Installation of the Iron Curtain

    • D. 

      Increased export production

    • E. 

      Bourgeois specialists

  • 3. 
    The original purpose of the city of St. Petersburg was
    • A. 

      Petrochemicals manufacture.

    • B. 

      Steel manufacture.

    • C. 

      National capital.

    • D. 

      Textile manufacture.

    • E. 

      Defense manufacture.

  • 4. 
    On what were the original fifteen republics of the Soviet Union based as outlined by Lenin?
    • A. 

      Predominant ethnicity within that territory

    • B. 

      Communist party membership

    • C. 

      Population density

    • D. 

      Equal distribution of territory

  • 5. 
    This is the best description for MOST of Russia, including Siberia.
    • A. 

      Steeply sloped

    • B. 

      Mountains

    • C. 

      Deeply carved river valleys and canyons

    • D. 

      Subtropical

    • E. 

      Flat plains

  • 6. 
    Who was the first leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics?
    • A. 

      Peter the Great

    • B. 

      Nikita Kruschev

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • D. 

      V.I. "Nikolai" Lenin

    • E. 

      Karl Marx

  • 7. 
    This is the most likely place in the Russian Federation to observe active volcanoes.
    • A. 

      The Caucasus

    • B. 

      The Urals

    • C. 

      Central Asia

    • D. 

      Kamchatka

    • E. 

      The Black Sea region

  • 8. 
    What is chernozem?
    • A. 

      Cold-resistant vegetation of the tundras

    • B. 

      Permanently frozen subsurface material

    • C. 

      Particularly fertile soils of the steppes

    • D. 

      A food preservation technique used by Siberia

  • 9. 
    This vegetation type of drought-resistant grasses also refers to a very dry climate, characteristic of southern Russia, Ukraine, and northern Central Asia.
    • A. 

      Volga

    • B. 

      Tundra

    • C. 

      Taiga

    • D. 

      Steppe

  • 10. 
    Which of these rivers flows through western Siberia?
    • A. 

      Dneiper

    • B. 

      Ob

    • C. 

      Don

    • D. 

      Volga

    • E. 

      Amur

  • 11. 
    What country or region has experienced the greatest environmental impact from the nuclear reactor accident at Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986?
    • A. 

      Belarus

    • B. 

      Ukraine

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Scandinavia

    • E. 

      Central Asia

  • 12. 
    Which vegetation type found in the Russian Federation represents a cold-resistant, boreal coniferous forest?
    • A. 

      Taiga

    • B. 

      Tundra

    • C. 

      Steppe

    • D. 

      Volga

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is the best description for the climates in most of the Russian Federation?
    • A. 

      Continental

    • B. 

      Maritime

    • C. 

      Subtropical

    • D. 

      Ocean-influenced

    • E. 

      Mild mid-latitude

  • 14. 
    Unlike Moscow, St. Petersburg
    • A. 

      Was founded by Scandinavians.

    • B. 

      Is a religious center for Russian Muslims.

    • C. 

      Is very old, predating the Russian Empire.

    • D. 

      Is a port that allows access to the Atlantic.

    • E. 

      Was, for a brief period, not part of the Russian Empire.

  • 15. 
    The term "Slavic" denotes both ethnicity and
    • A. 

      A religious group.

    • B. 

      A language group.

    • C. 

      A language group and a religious group.

  • 16. 
    What is the significance of the region of Nagorno-Karabakh?
    • A. 

      It is disputed between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

    • B. 

      It is attempting to become independent of Russian control.

    • C. 

      It is claimed by Romania, but is now an independent republic.

    • D. 

      It was the origin of Christianity in the Russian Empire.

  • 17. 
    The original industrial base of Russia's Central Region was
    • A. 

      Steel.

    • B. 

      Petrochemicals.

    • C. 

      Paper and paperboard.

    • D. 

      Food processing.

    • E. 

      Industry and textiles.

  • 18. 
    This is the closest latitudinal equivalent to Moscow in the United States.
    • A. 

      Chicago, Illinois

    • B. 

      Sacramento, California

    • C. 

      Juneau, Alaska

    • D. 

      Denver, Colorado

    • E. 

      Washington, D.C.

  • 19. 
    Lithuania, Belarus, southern Latvia, and western Ukraine became part of the Russian Empire during this person's reign.
    • A. 

      Peter the Great

    • B. 

      Catherine the Great

    • C. 

      Joseph Stalin

    • D. 

      Vladimir Putin

  • 20. 
    Moscow and Petersburg are best characterized as
    • A. 

      Natural resource regions.

    • B. 

      Gateway regions.

    • C. 

      Rich agricultural regions.

    • D. 

      High-tech manufacturing regions.