Geo 204 Exam 4

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Population Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz is covering the material presented in the textbook and in lectures for GEO204, Exam 4.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is oil located in Japan?
    • A. 

      Kyushu

    • B. 

      Ryukyu islands

    • C. 

      Hokkaido

    • D. 

      Kurile islands

    • E. 

      Shikoku

  • 2. 
    What three cities compose the golden triangle?
    • A. 

      Berlin, London, Paris

    • B. 

      Moscow, Paris, Oslo

    • C. 

      Venice, Seville, Paris

    • D. 

      London, Bergen, Oslo

    • E. 

      Berlin, Moscow, Stockholm

  • 3. 
    What maintains an ice-free, milder climate for Denmark and the West coast of Norway?
    • A. 

      Closer to the equator

    • B. 

      Cold ocean currents

    • C. 

      Higher precipitation

    • D. 

      Volcanic activity

    • E. 

      Warm ocean currents

  • 4. 
    Where are the population clusters in Nordic Europe?
    • A. 

      Along the coast

    • B. 

      In the north

    • C. 

      In the west

    • D. 

      In the south

    • E. 

      In the east

  • 5. 
    In what country is most of the cropland located in Nordic Europe?
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Finland

    • D. 

      Denmark

  • 6. 
    Where is high quality iron ore located in Sweden?
    • A. 

      Along the coast

    • B. 

      In the east

    • C. 

      In the south

    • D. 

      It doesn't have any

    • E. 

      In the north

  • 7. 
    The two main population clusters in Europe extend from....
    • A. 

      London to Rome and London to Warsaw

    • B. 

      Rome to Venice and London to Oslo

    • C. 

      Paris to Rome and Stockholm to Oslo

    • D. 

      Berlin to Paris and London to Rome

    • E. 

      London to Paris and London to Berlin

  • 8. 
    During which revolution did Britain influence Japan?
    • A. 

      Meiji Revolution

    • B. 

      Hong Revolution

    • C. 

      Chang Revolution

    • D. 

      Hmong Revolution

  • 9. 
    What is Europe's total population?
    • A. 

      400 million

    • B. 

      1 billion

    • C. 

      450 million

    • D. 

      600 million

    • E. 

      590 million

  • 10. 
    What are the locational advantages of Europe?
    • A. 

      Never far from the ocean

    • B. 

      Hundreds of miles of navigable rivers

    • C. 

      Short distances between a variety of cultures

    • D. 

      At the heart of the land hemisphere

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    What type of city is Paris an example of?
    • A. 

      A primate city

    • B. 

      A central city

    • C. 

      A divided city

    • D. 

      A specialized city

    • E. 

      A coastal city

  • 12. 
    What is a major threat to Europe?
    • A. 

      Immigration

    • B. 

      Emigration

    • C. 

      Population growth

    • D. 

      Population shrinkage

    • E. 

      Early retirement

  • 13. 
    What is devolution?
    • A. 

      Reverting back to a previous state

    • B. 

      Negative population growth

    • C. 

      The effect of immigration

    • D. 

      A part of Von Thuens model

    • E. 

      Centrifugal forces whereby a region gains strength sometimes at the expense of the center

  • 14. 
    Where are the four motors located?
    • A. 

      France, Spain, Italy and Poland

    • B. 

      Germany, France, the Netherlands and Greece

    • C. 

      France, Spain, Italy and Germany

    • D. 

      Italy, Spain, Russia and Denmark

    • E. 

      Sweden, Poland, Belgium and Estonia

  • 15. 
    What are three characteristics of Northern Europe?
    • A. 

      Similar languages, predominately Lutheran, democratic governments emerged early

    • B. 

      Different languages, predominately Catholic, despotic governments

    • C. 

      Vast cultural differences, predominately Lutheran, democratic governments

    • D. 

      Similar languages, predominately Catholic, socialist governments

  • 16. 
    Which country has a superior relative location because of a coast on the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and a window to the North sea?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Greece

    • E. 

      France

  • 17. 
    Despite largely mountainous territory, Switzerland is prosperous because it has......
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Gas

    • C. 

      Oil

    • D. 

      Hydro-electric power

    • E. 

      Large mineral deposits

  • 18. 
    Which country has the largest population of the Nordic countries?
    • A. 

      Finland

    • B. 

      Denmark

    • C. 

      Switzerland

    • D. 

      Germany

    • E. 

      Sweden

  • 19. 
    What is Norway's most important natural resource?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Oil and natural gas

    • C. 

      Hydro-electric power

    • D. 

      Iron ore

    • E. 

      Bauxite ore

  • 20. 
    The concept of break-of-bulk refers to which country?
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Finland

    • D. 

      Switzerland

    • E. 

      Denmark

  • 21. 
    Which country is not considered Scandinavian because of its language ties with Estonia?
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      Finland

    • C. 

      Denmark

    • D. 

      Sweden

    • E. 

      Switzerland

  • 22. 
    Which country has the largest population in Mediterranean Europe?
    • A. 

      Greece

    • B. 

      Crete

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Spain

    • E. 

      Portugal

  • 23. 
    What is the Ancona line?
    • A. 

      Transition between progressive North and stagnant South

    • B. 

      Transition between stagnant North and progressive South

    • C. 

      Transition between industry and agriculture

    • D. 

      Transition between coastal climate and interior climate

    • E. 

      Transition between mining and agriculture

  • 24. 
    What are autonomous communities?
    • A. 

      Regions used to decentralized administrative structure in France

    • B. 

      The results of devolution in Italy

    • C. 

      The results of devolution in Portugal

    • D. 

      Regions used to decentralize administrative structure in Spain

    • E. 

      Buffers zones between cultural regions

  • 25. 
    Where is the population clustered in Portugal?
    • A. 

      Along the Pacific coast

    • B. 

      Along the Atlantic coast

    • C. 

      In the interior

    • D. 

      In the north

    • E. 

      In the south

  • 26. 
    About 40% of Greece's population is located where?
    • A. 

      Along the coasts

    • B. 

      In the interior

    • C. 

      In the north

    • D. 

      In Athens

    • E. 

      In Crete

  • 27. 
    Which region of Europe is considered a shatter belt?
    • A. 

      Northern

    • B. 

      Southern

    • C. 

      Eastern

    • D. 

      Western

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    Why is Portugal heavily indebted?
    • A. 

      It lacks natural resources

    • B. 

      The government can't manage money

    • C. 

      Constant war

    • D. 

      It has to import almost half of its food

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 29. 
    Which country dominates the sub-region of Eastern Europe facing the Baltic sea?
    • A. 

      Hungary

    • B. 

      Poland

    • C. 

      Ukraine

    • D. 

      Slovenia

    • E. 

      Spain

  • 30. 
    Which of these is not a sub-region of Eastern Europe
    • A. 

      Countries facing the Baltic Sea

    • B. 

      Landlocked center

    • C. 

      Countries facing the Atlantic ocean

    • D. 

      Countries facing the Black sea

    • E. 

      Countries facing the Adriatic sea

  • 31. 
    What is an action of Hungary which angers other countries of Easter Europe?
    • A. 

      Political indifference towards boarder conflicts

    • B. 

      Excessive immigration draw from other countries

    • C. 

      War-like attitude

    • D. 

      Economic threat with increasing production

    • E. 

      Preferential treatment of citizens living within "greater" Hungary

  • 32. 
    Which country has the largest population in Eastern Europe?
    • A. 

      Ukraine

    • B. 

      Hungary

    • C. 

      Slovenia

    • D. 

      Russia

    • E. 

      Poland

  • 33. 
    What is the latitude of St. Petersburg?
    • A. 

      60 N

    • B. 

      60 S

    • C. 

      61 N

    • D. 

      61 S

    • E. 

      62 N

  • 34. 
    What was the basis for the political framework of the Soviet Union?
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Regional differences

    • D. 

      Ethnic identities

    • E. 

      Religious identities

  • 35. 
    Russians make us about 83% of the population of Russia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    What is a tightly controlled economic system whereby central planners in Moscow assigned the production of particular goods to particular places.
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Communism

    • C. 

      Command economy

    • D. 

      Decentralized economy

    • E. 

      Centralized economy

  • 37. 
    What is Russia's demographic disaster?
    • A. 

      Rapid population decline

    • B. 

      Deteriorating health of its citizens

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      Neither A nor B

  • 38. 
    Another name for the Industrial Region is the ______ region.
    • A. 

      Ural

    • B. 

      Moscow

    • C. 

      St. Petersburg

    • D. 

      Northern

    • E. 

      Productive

  • 39. 
    Where is an enormous deposit of metallic mineral resources in Russia?
    • A. 

      Ural mountains

    • B. 

      Volga River

    • C. 

      Moscow

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 40. 
    Which country has the largest population in Turkestan?
    • A. 

      Turkey

    • B. 

      Azerbaijan

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      Armenia

    • E. 

      Uzbekistan

  • 41. 
    What is the most important resource in Turkestan?
    • A. 

      Iron ore

    • B. 

      Natural gas

    • C. 

      Platinum

    • D. 

      Bauxite ore

    • E. 

      Oil

  • 42. 
    What characterizes the population of Japan?
    • A. 

      Mostly immigrants

    • B. 

      A vast mix of Asian cultures

    • C. 

      Very homogeneous

    • D. 

      A large Korean majority

    • E. 

      A large Chinese majority

  • 43. 
    When you are in Japan what is the maximum distance you can be from the ocean?
    • A. 

      100 miles

    • B. 

      50 miles

    • C. 

      10 kilometers

    • D. 

      20 kilometers

    • E. 

      150 miles

  • 44. 
    Yama and Shima mean _____ and ____?
    • A. 

      River and island

    • B. 

      North and south

    • C. 

      Hot and cold

    • D. 

      Mountain and ocean

    • E. 

      Mountain and island

  • 45. 
    Japan is comparable to which US state in land area?
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Michigan

    • D. 

      California

    • E. 

      New Mexico

  • 46. 
    The majority of the islands of Japan are _______.
    • A. 

      Lowlands

    • B. 

      Very rural

    • C. 

      Sparsely populated

    • D. 

      Mountainous

    • E. 

      Plateau regions

  • 47. 
    The populated area of Japan is analogous in size to which US state?
    • A. 

      South Carolina

    • B. 

      Rhode Island

    • C. 

      West Virginia

    • D. 

      Florida

    • E. 

      Massachusetts

  • 48. 
    Which population characteristic does Japan share with Europe?
    • A. 

      A growing population

    • B. 

      A shrinking population

    • C. 

      A poor population

    • D. 

      A mostly single population

    • E. 

      A young population

  • 49. 
    What is characteristic of living in Japan?
    • A. 

      Land is a valuable commodity

    • B. 

      Very expensive

    • C. 

      Very urbanized

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 50. 
    Why does Japan abstain in a lot of UN votes?
    • A. 

      It has a bad relative location for war

    • B. 

      It relies heavily on other countries for exports

    • C. 

      It relies heavily on other countries for imports

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 51. 
    Which country is a 'hole' in the European Union?
    • A. 

      The Netherlands

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Switzerland

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      Austria

  • 52. 
    Which country is #1 in HDI in the world?
    • A. 

      Sweden

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Denmark

    • D. 

      Italy

    • E. 

      Norway

  • 53. 
    What is the concept of terrior?
    • A. 

      A concept which gives a region a sense of place

    • B. 

      Fear of population shrinkage

    • C. 

      A concept of agricultural zone delineation

    • D. 

      Regional pride

    • E. 

      Division of Europe into economic zones

  • 54. 
    The flat area at the head of a fjord is called a _______
    • A. 

      Beach

    • B. 

      Plain

    • C. 

      Sami

    • D. 

      Spark

    • E. 

      Vik

  • 55. 
    Which region of Europe contains 42% of its total population?
    • A. 

      Eastern

    • B. 

      Nordic

    • C. 

      Mediterranean

    • D. 

      Western

    • E. 

      Southern

  • 56. 
    What is a common trend in Europe regarding governing units?
    • A. 

      Consolidation into fewer/larger regions

    • B. 

      Division into more/smaller regions

    • C. 

      Removal of autonomous zones

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 57. 
    Which two countries exhibit a pattern of intense raw material imports and intense export of high value goods?
    • A. 

      Japan and Sweden

    • B. 

      France and Italy

    • C. 

      Norway and Sweden

    • D. 

      Switzerland and Japan

    • E. 

      Germany and Russia

  • 58. 
    Europe is not a continent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 59. 
    Which four countries comprise 44% Europe's population?
    • A. 

      Germany, UK, France, Italy

    • B. 

      Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain

    • C. 

      France, Spain, Portugal, Italy

    • D. 

      UK, France, Italy, Belgium

    • E. 

      Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, UK

  • 60. 
    Appellation is.....
    • A. 

      Political upheaval

    • B. 

      Consolidation of regional political units

    • C. 

      Reclaiming of the land from the ocean

    • D. 

      Naming a product for its region

    • E. 

      One of the land form regions of Europe

  • 61. 
    Where is 20% of the total population of France located?
    • A. 

      Paris Basin

    • B. 

      Ile - de- France

    • C. 

      Paris

    • D. 

      The coast

    • E. 

      In the North

  • 62. 
    Compared to France, Germany has what characteristic?
    • A. 

      High population density

    • B. 

      Low population density

    • C. 

      Very centralized

    • D. 

      Very decentralized

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 63. 
    What are polders?
    • A. 

      Hilly regions before the mountains

    • B. 

      Regions of economic intensity

    • C. 

      Regions of sparse population

    • D. 

      Poor quality, cheap farm land

    • E. 

      Land reclaimed from the bottom of the ocean

  • 64. 
    In what part of Germany if the Ruhr (German rust belt) located?
    • A. 

      The north

    • B. 

      The south

    • C. 

      The west

    • D. 

      The east

  • 65. 
    Where is Frisland located?
    • A. 

      The northern portion of Germany

    • B. 

      The southern portion of Belgium

    • C. 

      The southern portion of Italy

    • D. 

      The northern portion of the Netherlands

    • E. 

      The norther portion of Denmary

  • 66. 
    Between which countries is the Aral sea located?
    • A. 

      Tajikistan and Kygyzstan

    • B. 

      Armenia and Azerbaijan

    • C. 

      Armenia and Georgia

    • D. 

      Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

    • E. 

      Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

  • 67. 
    Which countries make up the Baltic region?
    • A. 

      Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary

    • B. 

      Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria

    • C. 

      Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

    • D. 

      Estonia, Finland, Latvia

    • E. 

      Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria

  • 68. 
    What is the "greater" concept?
    • A. 

      Desire to expand boundaries

    • B. 

      Separation of ethnic groups by boundaries

    • C. 

      The result of the Battle of Kosovo

    • D. 

      Expansion of the USSR

    • E. 

      A synonym for irredentism

  • 69. 
    What is the continuing effect of The Battle of Kosovo?
    • A. 

      Constant conflict over Kosovon

    • B. 

      Animosity towards all outsiders

    • C. 

      Changing borders in the Baltic region

    • D. 

      Serbia is always on guard

    • E. 

      Hungary is still upset about territory loss

  • 70. 
    What does the Severin-Wash line mean?
    • A. 

      South is the poor region

    • B. 

      North is the poor region

    • C. 

      South is the heart of the UK

    • D. 

      North is the heart of the UK

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 71. 
    Which portion of the UK is utilizing the oil deposits in the North Sea?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Scotland

    • C. 

      Ireland

    • D. 

      Northern Ireland

    • E. 

      There is no oil in the North Sea

  • 72. 
    What is the climate like in Western Europe?
    • A. 

      Arid and hot

    • B. 

      Arid and cold

    • C. 

      Wet and mild

    • D. 

      Wet and hot

    • E. 

      Wet and cold

  • 73. 
    What percentage of the population of Europe lives in Mediterranean Europe?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      21%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      33%

    • E. 

      41%

  • 74. 
    What characterizes a Mediterranean climate?
    • A. 

      Hot, dry summers and cold, dry winters

    • B. 

      Hot, wet summers and cold, dry winters

    • C. 

      Moderate temperature and precipitation year round

    • D. 

      Hot and humid year round

    • E. 

      Hot, dry summers and wet, mild winters

  • 75. 
    Which country has the worst HDI in all of Europe?
    • A. 

      Bulgaria

    • B. 

      Hungary

    • C. 

      Slovenia

    • D. 

      Moldova

    • E. 

      Croatia

  • 76. 
    Which climate characterizes Eastern Europe?
    • A. 

      Cold and arid

    • B. 

      Moderate and arid

    • C. 

      Moderate and humid

    • D. 

      Cold and humid

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 77. 
    What percentage of the population lives in Eastern Europe?
    • A. 

      40%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      33%

    • D. 

      22%

    • E. 

      43%

  • 78. 
    Why is Eastern Europe a shatter belt?
    • A. 

      Countries are constantly being broken up

    • B. 

      Boarders are constantly changing

    • C. 

      Earthquakes are constantly a problem

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 79. 
    What occurred in 1920 which upset Hungary?
    • A. 

      They were taken over by another country

    • B. 

      They lost political independence

    • C. 

      A treaty took a large portion of land

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 80. 
    What resources give Ukraine enormous potential?
    • A. 

      Oil and natural gas and coal

    • B. 

      Crop land, coal and iron ore

    • C. 

      Crop land and oil

    • D. 

      Hydro-electric power, coal and crop land

    • E. 

      Coal, crop land and oil

  • 81. 
    What direction do rivers in Siberia flow?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      West

  • 82. 
    What direction does the Volga river flow?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      West

  • 83. 
    Which three cities make up the Fertile Triangle?
    • A. 

      Kaliningrad, Rostov and Irkutsk

    • B. 

      Moscom,. Irkutsk and Verkhoyansk

    • C. 

      Novosibirsk, Rostov and Verkhoyansk

    • D. 

      St. Petersburg, Moscow and Rostov

    • E. 

      St. Petersburg, Irkutsk and Rostov

  • 84. 
    What are characteristics of the population in Russia?
    • A. 

      More older women than men

    • B. 

      Very low birth rate

    • C. 

      Negative population growth

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 85. 
    Russia is 4th in the world for which resource(s)?
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Iron ore

    • C. 

      Natural gas and oil

    • D. 

      Iron ore and coal

    • E. 

      Iron ore and oil

  • 86. 
    What is the Dagestan?
    • A. 

      A plateau region

    • B. 

      A farming region

    • C. 

      An extremely diverse region

    • D. 

      A poor region

    • E. 

      An economic center

  • 87. 
    What is the 'weak link' of Russia's economy?
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      Industry

    • C. 

      Mining

    • D. 

      Exports

    • E. 

      Imports

  • 88. 
    Which country in Transcaucasia has oil?
    • A. 

      Uzbekistan

    • B. 

      Armenia

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      Tajikistan

    • E. 

      Azerbaijan

  • 89. 
    What is unique about Uzbekistan?
    • A. 

      Good HDI for region

    • B. 

      It borders the Caspian Sea

    • C. 

      It is double landlocked

    • D. 

      It has immense oil reserves

    • E. 

      It has the lowest population in the region

  • 90. 
    The Caspian sea is actually the world's largest lake.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 91. 
    In which city was a temperature of -94 degrees Fahrenheit recorded?
    • A. 

      St. Petersburg

    • B. 

      Moscow

    • C. 

      Murmansk

    • D. 

      Rostov

    • E. 

      Verkhoyansk

  • 92. 
    Where does Russia have ice free ports?
    • A. 

      At Rostov and St. Petersburg

    • B. 

      At Rostov and Kaliningrad

    • C. 

      At Murmansk, Rostov and St. Petersburg

    • D. 

      At Kaliningrad, Rostov and Murmansk

    • E. 

      At Dagestan, Rostov and Murmansk

  • 93. 
    Which countries of the former USSR are European Union members?
    • A. 

      Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

    • B. 

      Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus

    • C. 

      Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus

    • D. 

      Estonia, Latvia and Belarus

    • E. 

      None of the countries

  • 94. 
    Which two 'meetings' occur in Transcaucasia?
    • A. 

      Good and bad HDIs and Europe and Asia

    • B. 

      Resource rich and poor and Christianity and Islam

    • C. 

      Europe and Asia and Christianity and Islam

    • D. 

      Europe and Africa and Christianity and Isalm

    • E. 

      None of the above