World Geography 1st Semester Test

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World Geography 1st Semester Test

Chapters 1-6, 11-15


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  • 1. 
    Includes all life
    • A. 

      Hemisphere

    • B. 

      Biosphere

    • C. 

      Lithosphere

    • D. 

      Atmosphere

  • 2. 
    Drawn in a north-south direction
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Lithosphere

    • D. 

      Legend

  • 3. 
    Drawn in a east-west
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Lithosphere

    • D. 

      Legend

  • 4. 
    Weather conditions over a period of time
    • A. 

      Doldrums

    • B. 

      Hurricanes

    • C. 

      Climate

    • D. 

      Orographic effect

  • 5. 
    All of the following are forms of condensation EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Sleet

    • B. 

      Clouds

    • C. 

      Fog

    • D. 

      Dew

  • 6. 
    The drier leeward side of a mountain
    • A. 

      Extratropical cyclone

    • B. 

      Doldrums

    • C. 

      Orographic effect

    • D. 

      Rain shadow

  • 7. 
    All of the following are causes of currents EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Earth's rotation

    • D. 

      Doldrums

  • 8. 
    All of the following are classified as precipitation EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Tornadoes

    • B. 

      Rain

    • C. 

      Sleet

    • D. 

      Snow

  • 9. 
    World's flattest and smoothest region
    • A. 

      Plateau

    • B. 

      Humus

    • C. 

      Abyssal Plains

    • D. 

      Magma

  • 10. 
    Liquid rock within the Earth
    • A. 

      Magma

    • B. 

      Sediment

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Estuary

  • 11. 
    Formed by bacteria, insects, & worms breaking down plant and animal material
    • A. 

      Magma

    • B. 

      Abyssal PLains

    • C. 

      Humus

    • D. 

      Plateau

  • 12. 
    Movement of water through the hydrosphere
    • A. 

      Biological cycle

    • B. 

      Current

    • C. 

      Hydrological cycle

    • D. 

      Estuary

  • 13. 
    Rocks breaking and decaying over time
    • A. 

      Sediment

    • B. 

      Faulting

    • C. 

      Folding

    • D. 

      Weathering

  • 14. 
    Downward movement of humus and minerals through the soil
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Leaching

    • C. 

      Weathering

    • D. 

      Nomading

  • 15. 
    Destruction of the forests
    • A. 

      Reforestation

    • B. 

      Deforestation

    • C. 

      Inforestation

    • D. 

      Preforestation

  • 16. 
    Forms when a river meets an inlet or small arm of the sea
    • A. 

      Estuary

    • B. 

      Alluvial fan

    • C. 

      Delta

    • D. 

      Mesa

  • 17. 
    Created by a combination of chemicals and water vapor
    • A. 

      Acid Rain

    • B. 

      Fog

    • C. 

      Mist

    • D. 

      Sleet

  • 18. 
    All of the following are fossils EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Natural Gas

    • C. 

      Petroleum

    • D. 

      Uranium

  • 19. 
    Elevated flatland that rises sharply above nearby land on at least one side
    • A. 

      Aquifer

    • B. 

      Biome

    • C. 

      Mesa

    • D. 

      Plateau

  • 20. 
    Average number of people living in an area
    • A. 

      Population density

    • B. 

      Death Rate

    • C. 

      Birth Rate

    • D. 

      Diffusion

  • 21. 
    Joe Fro Doe left the country. He is called a/an ___________
    • A. 

      Emergent

    • B. 

      Emigrant

    • C. 

      Immigrant

    • D. 

      Move Out

  • 22. 
    Hurricane Ike caused people to leave the Houston area. Ike is called a ______
    • A. 

      Pull Factor

    • B. 

      Push Factor

    • C. 

      Migrant Factor

    • D. 

      Max Factor

  • 23. 
    The Batman Lego video game is a new idea and the IPhone is new technology. These are called _____________
    • A. 

      Acculturations

    • B. 

      Globalizations

    • C. 

      Innovations

    • D. 

      Obsessions

  • 24. 
    Minnie Lou Travelocity moved into Eldorado, Tx from the Netherlands. She is a/an ________
    • A. 

      Emigrant

    • B. 

      Emergent

    • C. 

      Immigrant

    • D. 

      Move In

  • 25. 
    The countries in central Africa share culture traits such as religion. This is called a/an _________
    • A. 

      Coincidence

    • B. 

      Culture region

    • C. 

      Convergent culture

    • D. 

      Emigrant

  • 26. 
    A religious journey to Mecca made by Muslims at least once in their lifetime
    • A. 

      Hegira

    • B. 

      Hajj

    • C. 

      Trip of a lifetime

    • D. 

      Vacation

  • 27. 
    The Menonite women in Seminole, Tx have began discarding their traditional dress of long, black skirts and scarves for a more American dress of jeans this is called _____
    • A. 

      Acculturation

    • B. 

      Globalization

    • C. 

      Innovation

    • D. 

      Better taste

  • 28. 
    The Islamic people follow a strict action of praying 4 times per day and at noon on Fridays.  This is called a/an ______
    • A. 

      Dedication

    • B. 

      Devotion

    • C. 

      Idealism

    • D. 

      Fundamentalism

  • 29. 
    The 700 islands that make up the Bahamas are located in _____
    • A. 

      Central America

    • B. 

      Greater Antilles

    • C. 

      Lesser Antilles

    • D. 

      Both B & C

  • 30. 
    Contains the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama
    • A. 

      Central America

    • B. 

      Greater Antilles

    • C. 

      Lesser Antilles

    • D. 

      Both B & C

  • 31. 
    One of the commonwealths of the United States
    • A. 

      Belize

    • B. 

      Iceland

    • C. 

      Panama

    • D. 

      Timbuktu

  • 32. 
    This type of agriculture relies on selling goods for profit
    • A. 

      Barter and Trade

    • B. 

      Cultivation shifting

    • C. 

      Market oriented agriculture

    • D. 

      Subsistence farming

  • 33. 
    In the 1980s television show M*A*S*H, Radar O'Reilly referred to a group of patients as Local Indigenous Personel (LIPs).  Indigenous means ______
    • A. 

      Creative

    • B. 

      Hard Working

    • C. 

      Native

    • D. 

      Old

  • 34. 
    The most industrialized country of the Caribbean
    • A. 

      Bahamas

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Puerto Rico

  • 35. 
    Walter Christaller developed this theory that stated cities taking different roles would be mapped in a hexagon
    • A. 

      Central Edge Theory

    • B. 

      Central CityTheory

    • C. 

      Central PlaceTheory

    • D. 

      Central Government Theory

  • 36. 
    The most widely practiced form of agriculture practiced worldwide
    • A. 

      Balanced agriculture

    • B. 

      Command agriculture

    • C. 

      Market oriented agriculture

    • D. 

      Subsistence agriculture

  • 37. 
    Large buildings away from the CBD
    • A. 

      Civic cities

    • B. 

      Edge cities

    • C. 

      Rural cities

    • D. 

      World cities

  • 38. 
    The herding of animals
    • A. 

      Pastorialism

    • B. 

      Pasteurization

    • C. 

      Remote farming

    • D. 

      Shifting Cultivation

  • 39. 
    Form of commercial agriculture where crops are sold to consumers
    • A. 

      Market oriented agriculture

    • B. 

      Traditional agriculture

    • C. 

      Subsistence agriculture

    • D. 

      Command agriculture

  • 40. 
    Borders based on cultural traits
    • A. 

      Cultural boundaries

    • B. 

      Geometric boundaries

    • C. 

      National boundaries

    • D. 

      Natural boundaries

  • 41. 
    Borders are strait lines without regard to culture or environment
    • A. 

      Cultural boundaries

    • B. 

      Geometric boundaries

    • C. 

      National boundaries

    • D. 

      Natural boundaries

  • 42. 
    A small country between 2 larger more powerful countries
    • A. 

      Tar sands

    • B. 

      Minifundia

    • C. 

      Manioc

    • D. 

      Buffer state

  • 43. 
    Large estates on the Pampas
    • A. 

      Favelas

    • B. 

      Latifundia

    • C. 

      Manioc

    • D. 

      Tepuis

  • 44. 
    A tropical fruit with starchy roots
    • A. 

      Favelas

    • B. 

      Minifundia

    • C. 

      Manioc

    • D. 

      Tepuis

  • 45. 
    A chain of high plateaus
    • A. 

      Favelas

    • B. 

      Latifundia

    • C. 

      Manioc

    • D. 

      Tepuis

  • 46. 
    Small farms that are often unprofitable
    • A. 

      Favelas

    • B. 

      Manioc

    • C. 

      Minifundia

    • D. 

      Tepuis

  • 47. 
    The line of elevation above which trees do not grow
    • A. 

      Coup

    • B. 

      Favelas

    • C. 

      Latifundia

    • D. 

      Treeline

  • 48. 
    A southern common market
    • A. 

      Parana

    • B. 

      Mercosur

    • C. 

      Llanos

    • D. 

      Maracaibo

  • 49. 
    What is the chief chracteristic of a navigable river?
    • A. 

      It is more than one mile wide

    • B. 

      It is more than one half mile wide

    • C. 

      It does not empty into a lake

    • D. 

      It is deep enough and wide enough for shipping

  • 50. 
    Which of the following is not a major fishing country
    • A. 

      Denmark

    • B. 

      Iceland

    • C. 

      Ireland

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 51. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the Alpine Mountain System?
    • A. 

      Appenines

    • B. 

      Carpathian MOuntains

    • C. 

      Jura Mountains

    • D. 

      Pyrenees

  • 52. 
    How is the Mediterranean Sea connected to the Black Sea?
    • A. 

      Through the Baltic Sea

    • B. 

      Through the Bosporus

    • C. 

      Through the Canal du Midi

    • D. 

      Through the Rhine River

  • 53. 
    Which of the following is NOT a contributing factor to the extinction of some species in Europe?
    • A. 

      Growth of urban areas

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      Prolonged drought

    • D. 

      Loss of habitat

  • 54. 
    King or queen is head of state, but Parliament runs the legislature
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Dictatorship

    • C. 

      Constitutional Monarchy

    • D. 

      Republic

  • 55. 
    Religion of Great Britain
    • A. 

      Catholic

    • B. 

      Lutheran

    • C. 

      Presbyterian

    • D. 

      Protestant

  • 56. 
    Religion of Ireland
    • A. 

      Catholic

    • B. 

      Lutheran

    • C. 

      Presbyterian

    • D. 

      Protestant

  • 57. 
    River that London lies near
    • A. 

      Amazon

    • B. 

      Mississippi

    • C. 

      Seine

    • D. 

      Thames

  • 58. 
    System of government where the people rule
    • A. 

      Democracy

    • B. 

      Dictatorship

    • C. 

      Constitutional Monarchy

    • D. 

      Republic

  • 59. 
    Which is not a Benelux country?
    • A. 

      Belgium

    • B. 

      Belgrade

    • C. 

      Netherlands

    • D. 

      Luxembourg

  • 60. 
    From the following list, which Scandinavian country is missing: Norway, Sweden, Denmark,  Iceland and ____________________
    • A. 

      Greenland

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Ireland

    • D. 

      Finland

  • 61. 
    Capital of Norway
    • A. 

      Amsterdam

    • B. 

      Brussels

    • C. 

      Dublin

    • D. 

      Oslo

  • 62. 
    Dominant religion of Scandinavian countries
    • A. 

      Catholic

    • B. 

      Lutheran

    • C. 

      Presbyterian

    • D. 

      Protestant

  • 63. 
    The economic system of Norway where the government controls the means of production
    • A. 

      Capitalism

    • B. 

      Free Market

    • C. 

      Socialism

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 64. 
    The Iroquois, the South during the Civil War and Switzerland all formed a loose association of states where the state government was more powerful than the national government.  This is called a _________________________.
    • A. 

      Alliance

    • B. 

      Confederation

    • C. 

      Exclave

    • D. 

      Union

  • 65. 
    An agreement between countries to support one another
    • A. 

      Alliance

    • B. 

      Confederation

    • C. 

      Exclave

    • D. 

      Union

  • 66. 
    Section of the city where a minority group is forced to live.
    • A. 

      Bavaria

    • B. 

      Exclave

    • C. 

      Canton

    • D. 

      Ghetto

  • 67. 
    The official language of this country is German.  It was the home of famous artists and composers such as Ludwig von Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozart.
    • A. 

      Austria

    • B. 

      Czech Republic

    • C. 

      Hungary

    • D. 

      Switzerland

  • 68. 
    Capital of Slovakia
    • A. 

      Bavaria

    • B. 

      Berlin

    • C. 

      Bern

    • D. 

      Bratislava

  • 69. 
    The Swiss are famous for all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Chocolate

    • B. 

      Cuckoo clocks

    • C. 

      Diamond jewelry

    • D. 

      Both B & C

  • 70. 
    The capital of Austria is Vienna
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 71. 
    Switzerland is a very influential leader in the EU and the United Nations
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 72. 
    William of Normandy conquered England in 1066
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 73. 
    The potato famine was a major contributor to Irish immigration to the United States in the  mid 1800s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 74. 
    The primary religion of France is Protestantism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 75. 
    The capital of Finland is Helsinki
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 76. 
    The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 77. 
    The capital of Luxembourg is The Hague
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 78. 
    The major cause in the decline of the Native American population in Central America was  disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 79. 
    Protestant is the dominant religion in Central America
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 80. 
    The dominant form of agriculture in Central America is market oriented agriculture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 81. 
    Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas and called this area the West Indies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 82. 
    Subsistence farming dominates Guatemala
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 83. 
    Creole is a blend of European, African & Caribbean Indian languages
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 84. 
    The Prime Merdian stretches from the Tropic of Capricorn to the Tropic of Cancer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 85. 
    One rotation takes about a week
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 86. 
    One revolution takes approxiamately one month
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 87. 
    The greenhouse effect results in the trapping of the Earth's energy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 88. 
    The area near the equator that has no wind is called the tundra
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 89. 
    Twisting spirals of air are called typhoons
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 90. 
    Desalinization occurs when salt is added to the soil
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False