World Geography - General Knowledge Questions

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World Geography - General Knowledge Questions

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  • 1. 
    Which types of government are most closely linked with the fallowing characteristics:
    • Usually has a single ruler
    • Ruler not bound by laws
    • People can have little to no rights
    • A. 

      Democracy/Republic

    • B. 

      Monarchy/Dictatorship

    • C. 

      Oligarchy/Republic

    • D. 

      Democracy/Anarchy

  • 2. 
    Which citizenship practice best characterizes a dictatorship? 
    • A. 

      Voting for representatives

    • B. 

      Citizens have little to no rights

    • C. 

      Writing letters to newspapers attacking government policies

    • D. 

      Joining political parties

  • 3. 
    A Theocratic government is often characterized by?
    • A. 

      The existence of multiple political parties

    • B. 

      Religious laws

    • C. 

      A written constititution

    • D. 

      Direct elections for governmental decisions

  • 4. 
    In this passage, revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar discusses what from of government Venezuela should adopt after it achieves independence from Spain.   “Give Venezuela an executive power in the person of a president chosen by the peoples, and you will have taken a great step toward national happiness. No matter what citizen occupies this office, he will aided by the Constitution, and being authorized to do good, he can do no harm, because his ministers will cooperate with him only insofar as he abides by the law. If he attempts to infringe upon the law, his ministers will desert, isolating him from the Republic, and they will bring charges against him in the Senate….”   - Simon Bolivar 
    • A. 

      Theocracy

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      Monarchy

    • D. 

      Dictatorship

  • 5. 
    Which characteristics are shared by the political cultures of the United States, Mexico, and Colombia?
    • A. 

      A union of political and religious authority

    • B. 

      A hereditary monarchs

    • C. 

      A totalitarian government

    • D. 

      A democratically elected national legislature

  • 6. 
    An important effect of mountain ranges, large rivers, and ocean coastlines on a country has often been the?
    • A. 

      Growth in available fertile land

    • B. 

      Encouragement of cultural convergence

    • C. 

      Formation of the country's borders

    • D. 

      Promotion of a democratic form of goverment

  • 7. 
    The conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors since 1948 shows that?
    • A. 

      Strong leadership often leads to a return of traditional ways

    • B. 

      Conflicts between neighbors can result in shifting borders

    • C. 

      Communism has played a major role in Israel’s development

    • D. 

      Europe still controls its former colonial territories

  • 8. 
    Based on the maps, which statement about the Mexican election results of 2006 is most accurate?
    • A. 

      PAN receives a majority of the votes from Northern Mexico

    • B. 

      The strength of the PRD came mostly from Northern Mexico

    • C. 

      PRD was the largest political party by far

    • D. 

      Voters preference for PRI came from Central Mexico

  • 9. 
    Based on the information in these maps of Germany, what conclusion can be drawn?
    • A. 

      Germany has kept the same borders throughout its history

    • B. 

      A country's borders are entirely established by physical geography

    • C. 

      Political events can cause a country's boundaries to change

    • D. 

      After World War II, Poland lost some of its territory to Germany.

  • 10. 
    Select all of the fallowing options that would be considered Political Regions
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Harris County

    • D. 

      Jacinto City

  • 11. 
    The fallowing Excerpt belong to which of the fallowing organizations? WE THE PEOPLES OF THE            ?           DETERMINED
    • to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and
    • to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
    • to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and
    • to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
    AND FOR THESE ENDS
    • to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and
    • to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and
    • to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and
    • to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples,
    HAVE RESOLVED TO COMBINE OUR EFFORTS TO ACCOMPLISH THESE AIMS Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.
    • A. 

      The European Union (EU)

    • B. 

      The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

    • C. 

      The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

    • D. 

      The United Nation (UN)

  • 12. 
    Check all of the options that give a country power, that where discussed in class.
    • A. 

      The size of a country's territory

    • B. 

      Low infant mortality rate

    • C. 

      The strength and size of it's military

    • D. 

      A country's physical features

    • E. 

      High economic productivity

    • F. 

      High literacy rate

    • G. 

      The population of the country

    • H. 

      The education level of a country

  • 13. 
    Which of these is an example of a Nation
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Houston

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      London

  • 14. 
    A Geometric Boundary refers to?
    • A. 

      Border lines fallowing diagonals, longitude and latitude lines

    • B. 

      Mountains and Rivers

    • C. 

      Oceans and Deserts

    • D. 

      Highways and Roads

  • 15. 
    A Natural Boundary refers to?
    • A. 

      Highways and Roads

    • B. 

      Fallow Longitude and Latitude lines

    • C. 

      Rivers, Oceans and Mountains

    • D. 

      Being man-made

  • 16. 
    People generally choose to settle in areas that are near each of the following except-
    • A. 

      Fertile soil

    • B. 

      Fresh water

    • C. 

      Flat land for farming

    • D. 

      Flat salt marshes

  • 17. 
    A negative impact of the use of modern technology is that?
    • A. 

      Levels of air and water pollution often increase

    • B. 

      Economic opportunities usually increase

    • C. 

      Contact with other cultures increases

    • D. 

      International trade becomes abundant

  • 18. 
    In many of the world's developing nations, as health care improves, life expectancy increases which contributes to -
    • A. 

      A population explosion which can limit economic development

    • B. 

      A lesser need for infrastructure and housing

    • C. 

      A reduction in the need for land reform

    • D. 

      A steady rise in income for all citizens

  • 19. 
    An Oligarchy is usually characterized by?
    • A. 

      One ruler

    • B. 

      Ruled by a small group

    • C. 

      Majority rule

    • D. 

      Ruled by laws

  • 20. 
    Check all of the fallowing types of government that have One Leader, absolute or figure head. 
    • A. 

      Monarchy

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Dictatorship

    • D. 

      Theocracy

    • E. 

      Republic

    • F. 

      Oligarchy

    • G. 

      Totalitarian

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