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Course Code : GE350
Subject: Geography
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ashworth college GE350 Online Exam 1

Part 1 of 1 - 95.0/ 100.0 Points

Question 1 of 20

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A map with a scale of 1:500,000 would represent which type of map?

A. Small scale map

B. Large scale map

C. Medium scale map

D. Spatial scale map

Question 2 of 20

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The prime meridian passes through:

A. Paris, France.

B. New York City.

C. Greenwich, England.

D. the Indian Ocean.

Question 3 of 20

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Transform faults are typically found in regions where tectonic plate boundaries are moving parallel to one another, and are the site of frequent earthquakes. A good example of such a location is:

A. the San Andreas Fault.

B. Iceland.

C. the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

D. the Andes Mountains.

Question 4 of 20

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The energy that allows tectonic plates to interact on the earth's surface is supplied by:

A. the sun.

B. the molten interior.

C. greenhouse gases.

D. ocean currents.

Question 5 of 20

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Hurricanes and cyclones originate:

A. in the tropics.

B. in temperate latitudes.

C. near the poles.

D. in the center of large land masses.

Question 6 of 20

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The pampas region of Argentina would be an example of which of the following biomes?

A. Desert biome

B. Forest biome

C. Polar biome

D. Grassland biome

Question 7 of 20

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The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement designed to address the issue of:

A. the spread of AIDS.

B. global poverty and underdevelopment.

C. the emission of greenhouse gases.

D. the militarization of space.

Question 8 of 20

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Language is frequently a key component of identity for many people. The Quebecois, an ethnic group in Quebec, speak what language that differentiates them from most other Canadians?

A. French

B. German

C. Spanish

D. Italian

Question 9 of 20

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A cultural hearth is a region from which technologies, ideologies, and material goods diffused over time to surrounding regions. An example of a cultural hearth is:

A. central South America.

B. Mesopotamia.

C. Australia.

D. Easter Island.

Question 10 of 20

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The infant mortality rate for a country is defined as the:

A. percentage of infants who perish at birth.

B. number of female infants killed, due to preference for males.

C. number of abortions, stillbirths, and accidental deaths in a given year.

D. number of infant deaths per 1000 live births during the first year of life.

Question 11 of 20

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When a country has a single city that has several times the population of any other city, it is called the/a:

A. megalopolis.

B. primate city.

C. capital city.

D. growth pole.

Question 12 of 20

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__________ is the study of population structure and change.

A. GNI

B. Economics

C. Demography

D. Geography

Question 13 of 20

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An example of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) is:

A. the U.S. Department of State.

B. Exxon Mobile Petroleum Corporation.

C. Greenpeace.

D. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Question 14 of 20

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Among the following organizations devoted to fostering trade, the one with the largest number of member states is:

A. ASEAN.

B. EU.

C. NAFTA.

D. APEC.

Question 15 of 20

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The modern materially wealthy countries achieved their prominence from the __________ sector of production in manufacturing and construction.

A. tertiary

B. primary

C. secondary

D. quaternary

Question 16 of 20

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__________ corporations make goods or provide services for profit in several countries but direct operations from a headquarters in one country.

A. Multinational

B. Off-shoring

C. International

D. Free-market

Question 17 of 20

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The second most productive economy in the world, as measured in total output by value, is the economy of:

A. Germany.

B. Japan.

C. Canada.

D. China.

Question 18 of 20

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In many of the materially poor countries today, few jobs in the __________ pay taxable salaries.

A. formal economy

B. service sector

C. core countries

D. peripheral communities

Question 19 of 20

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The Grameen Bank, a highly successful microcredit institution, was founded in:

A. Germany.

B. Brazil.

C. Bangladesh.

D. Japan.

Question 20 of 20

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The concept of __________ rights emerged in the late 1700s, in part from revolutions in Europe and the United States.

A. social

B. human

C. cultural

D. political

ashworth college GE350 Online Exam 2

Part 1 of 1 - 80.0/ 100.0 Points

Question 1 of 20

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Flemish, one of the two official languages of Belgium, belongs to which of Europe's major language families?

A. Germanic

B. Romance

C. Slavic

D. Celtic

Question 2 of 20

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The country with the largest economy in Europe, sometimes referred to as the "motor" of Europe, is:

A. France.

B. Spain.

C. the United Kingdom.

D. Germany.

Question 3 of 20

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The European country that is a major exporter of crude oil to world markets is:

A. Norway.

B. Switzerland.

C. France.

D. the Czech Republic.

Question 4 of 20

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In Europe, the majority of the workforce is employed in the __________ sector.

A. agricultural

B. heavy industrial

C. service

D. primary

Question 5 of 20

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Tourism is Europe's most important industry. The leading country, based on total number of tourist arrivals, is:

A. the United Kingdom.

B. Switzerland.

C. Germany.

D. France.

Question 6 of 20

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The territory of the former country of East Germany was occupied by the army of which country, at the conclusion of WWII?

A. France

B. The United States

C. The Soviet Union

D. Greece

Question 7 of 20

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Which of the following statements most accurately characterizes Northern Europe?

A. Most countries in the region have GDP per capita figures lower than the European average.

B. Unlike the remainder of western Europe, this region has very little industry, and is entirely dependent on fishing and agriculture to support economic growth.

C. Many of these countries have been reluctant historically to join international organizations, due to long traditions of neutrality.

D. The population in all the countries of the region, except for Sweden, have relatively low levels of education.

Question 8 of 20

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The Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) was designed to:

A. reduce levels of pollution in the Mediterranean Sea.

B. increase economic cooperation among the countries in Mediterranean Europe.

C. reduce illegal immigration to countries in the Mediterranean basin.

D. attract tourism by greatly increasing the number of beach resorts in the region.

Question 9 of 20

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Two European countries rejected the invitation to join the EU in 1995. One of these countries is:

A. Switzerland.

B. Germany.

C. Belgium.

D. Finland.

Question 10 of 20

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In the 1960s and 1970s, a major source of immigrant labor for Germany, the so-called gastarbeiter, was the country of:

A. India.

B. Turkey.

C. South Africa.

D. China.

Question 11 of 20

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The Ob River flows through what region?

A. Central Asia

B. Siberia

C. Moldova

D. Ukraine

Question 12 of 20

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Which of the following best describes the physical region known as the taiga?

A. Subtropical vegetation, with poor soils

B. A zone of extensive desert and scrub vegetation

C. A vast grassland, containing extremely fertile soils

D. A zone of coniferous forest

Question 13 of 20

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Chernozem soils are associated with which of the following vegetation zones?

A. Steppe

B. Taiga

C. Tundra

D. Desert

Question 14 of 20

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The greatest temperature ranges in the region, due to the effect of continentality, are experienced in:

A. Estonia.

B. Siberia.

C. Armenia.

D. the Volga Basin.

Question 15 of 20

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The yurt is a national symbol for which of the following groups?

A. Kyrgyz

B. Russians

C. Georgians

D. Chukchi

Question 16 of 20

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Regarding the population geography of Russia and Neighboring Countries:

A. Slavic countries show the highest rates of growth.

B. all states of the former USSR are losing population, and Russia and Ukraine are losing the fastest.

C. fertility rates are higher in the Central Asian states, and death rates are declining there as well.

D. None of the above

Question 17 of 20

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The first Russian leader to use the title "czar" was:

A. Ivan the III.

B. Catherine the Great.

C. Mikhail Romanov.

D. Boris Yeltsin.

Question 18 of 20

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Of the following countries, the one that is culturally closest to the Romanians is:

A. Azerbaijan.

B. Moldova.

C. Latvia.

D. Russia.

Question 19 of 20

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Two former SSRs (now independent countries) have recently been at war over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. These countries are:

A. Russia and Georgia.

B. Azerbaijan and Armenia.

C. Armenia and Georgia.

D. Georgia and Moldova.

Question 20 of 20

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The Aral Sea is vanishing because:

A. too much water was taken out of it for irrigation.

B. wells in the region caused the water table to fall, and made the Aral shrink.

C. the acreage devoted to cotton increased, meaning more fresh water was taken for irrigation from the rivers feeding the Aral.

D. All the above

ashworth college GE350 Online Exam 4

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Question 1 of 20

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Although located in southeast Asia, most people in the country of __________ are Roman Catholic.

A. Thailand

B. Philippines

C. Malaysia

D. Brunei

Question 2 of 20

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Of the mainland countries of southeast Asia, the country with the highest per capita income is:

A. Vietnam.

B. Cambodia.

C. Laos.

D. Thailand.

Question 3 of 20

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Seeking to diversify its agricultural sector, __________ has in recent years become a major exporter of robusta coffee to the global market, rivaling Brazil's production.

A. Vietnam

B. Australia

C. Myanmar

D. Cambodia

Question 4 of 20

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The country with the largest population in Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania region is:

A. Australia.

B. Indonesia.

C. Philippines.

D. East Timor.

Question 5 of 20

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__________ has a history of tin mining, dominating world production for many years.

A. Borneo

B. Malaysia

C. Indonesia

D. Cambodia

Question 6 of 20

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The only member of OPEC in southeast Asia is:

A. Singapore.

B. New Zealand.

C. Indonesia.

D. Laos.

Question 7 of 20

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Which of the following organizations was originally established to stop the spread of communism in southeast Asia?

A. APEC

B. OPEC

C. ASEAN

D. AWACS

Question 8 of 20

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Tsunamis, such as that which struck southeast Asia in 2004, are usually caused by:

A. global warming.

B. undersea earthquakes.

C. typhoons (hurricanes).

D. flooding of local rivers.

Question 9 of 20

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__________ is Australia's one significant mountain chain running just inland along the continent's east coast.

A. The Transantarctic Mountains

B. The Great Dividing Range

C. Gondwanaland

D. The Great Barrier Mountains

Question 10 of 20

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__________ was once joined to Africa, Antarctica, South America and the peninsula of India.

A. Singapore

B. Australia

C. Myanmar

D. New Zealand

Question 11 of 20

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The Great Dividing Range of __________ contains a wealth of mineral resources.

A. Australia

B. Papua New Guinea

C. New Zealand

D. Malaysia

Question 12 of 20

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The Maori are an indigenous group found in:

A. Brunei.

B. New Caledonia.

C. Vietnam.

D. New Zealand.

Question 13 of 20

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The Tropic of Capricorn crosses which country?

A. Thailand

B. Australia

C. East Timor

D. Indonesia

Question 14 of 20

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Oceania's __________ industry is one of the few economic vehicles people of the subregion have to increase their incomes.

A. farming

B. tourism

C. mining

D. fishing

Question 15 of 20

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__________ now sells more goods to Japan than to Australia, the United States and the U.K. combined.

A. China

B. New Zealand

C. Malaysia

D. Oceana

Question 16 of 20

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Most of the South Pacific islands gained their independence in the:

A. 1950s.

B. 1960s.

C. 1970s.

D. 1980s.

Question 17 of 20

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The dried white meat that lines the inside of the coconut shell and provides and oil used in soaps and candles is called:

A. copra.

B. nauru.

C. caledonia.

D. papua.

Question 18 of 20

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Nauru was once one of the world's most prosperous countries, and had one of the highest per capita incomes among countries in the 1980s. This wealth was due to the deposits of what mineral found there?

A. Gold

B. Phosphate

C. Antimony

D. Petroleum

Question 19 of 20

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In 1991, the __________ banned commercial mining activities and introduced protection regulations in Antarctica.

A. Antarctic Treaty

B. Afforestation Policy

C. Wilkes Land Agreement

D. Wellington Agreement

Question 20 of 20

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Which of the following countries does NOT claim to "own" a portion of Antarctica?

A. Australia

B. Chile

C. Norway

D. The United States

ashworth college GE350 Online Exam 5

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Question 1 of 20

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Buddhists make up the majority of religious believers in:

A. India.

B. Sri Lanka.

C. Pakistan.

D. Nepal.

Question 2 of 20

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Because of the high levels of rainfall found there, rice and jute production are concentrated in which portion of South Asia?

A. Central Afghanistan

B. Bhutan and Nepal

C. Eastern India and Bangladesh

D. Southern Pakistan

Question 3 of 20

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The major factor influencing whether India will produce an agricultural surplus, or suffer a deficit, is the:

A. availability of commercial fertilizer.

B. resistance of "Green Revolution" hybrids to insect pests.

C. amount of agricultural subsidies granted by the government.

D. timing and duration of the monsoon cycle.

Question 4 of 20

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The Chota Nagpur Plateau in northwestern India is the country's center for __________ production.

A. iron and steel

B. cotton

C. wheat

D. electronics and computer

Question 5 of 20

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Following policy changes in the 1990s, Bangladesh doubled its exports of:

A. garments.

B. automobiles.

C. computers.

D. rice.

Question 6 of 20

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Maoist rebels disrupted the political stability of __________ for several decades, until a ceasefire agreement was concluded in 2006.

A. Bangladesh

B. Nepal

C. Sri Lanka

D. Pakistan

Question 7 of 20

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The largest component of the economy of the Maldives is the __________ sector.

A. rice growing

B. electronics

C. phosphate mining

D. tourism

Question 8 of 20

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The largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka is the:

A. Sinhalese.

B. Gujaratis.

C. Tamils.

D. Kashmiris.

Question 9 of 20

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Pakistan's largest city, and major port servicing the country, is:

A. Islamabad.

B. Karachi.

C. Rawalpindi.

D. Dhaka.

Question 10 of 20

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The center of "Bollywood," India's thriving movie industry, is the city of:

A. Mumbai.

B. Kolkata.

C. Chennai.

D. Bengalaru.

Question 11 of 20

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The south Asian city that has become a global hub for information technology, electronic goods, and software development is:

A. Bengaluru.

B. Peshawar.

C. Kabul.

D. Lahore.

Question 12 of 20

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A plan to dredge the Sethusamudram Ship Canal has generated tensions between:

A. India and Pakistan.

B. Bangladesh and India.

C. India and Sri Lanka.

D. Pakistan and the Maldives.

Question 13 of 20

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The majority of Muslims belong to the sect known as the:

A. Sunni.

B. Shiites.

C. Kurds.

D. Alawis.

Question 14 of 20

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The Aswan High Dam was built as a result of the Nile Waters Agreement, concluded between:

A. Egypt and Sudan.

B. Algeria and Tunisia.

C. Turkey and Syria.

D. Egypt and Israel.

Question 15 of 20

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The mountainous region running through northern Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia is the:

A. Maghreb.

B. Rub al Khali.

C. Negev.

D. Sudd.

Question 16 of 20

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The only country in Arab southwest Asia named after a family is:

A. Iraq.

B. Saudi Arabia.

C. Lebanon.

D. Syria.

Question 17 of 20

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The Gulf Cooperation Council is dominated by:

A. Iraq.

B. Saudi Arabia.

C. Kuwait.

D. Iran.

Question 18 of 20

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Mesopotamia, the "cradle of civilization," is located in:

A. Egypt.

B. Iran.

C. Iraq.

D. Syria.

Question 19 of 20

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Foreign workers comprise eighty percent of the labor force in:

A. Iran.

B. Turkey.

C. Sudan.

D. Kuwait.

Question 20 of 20

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If quite unlucky, one might encounter a janjaweed while visiting southern:

A. Sudan.

B. Turkey.

C. Oman.

D. Israel.

ashworth college GE350 Online Exam 7

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Question 1 of 20

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A country that pursues a policy of import substitution:

A. buys manufactured goods from several suppliers, increasing competition.

B. replaces some imported goods with others of higher quality.

C. attempts to develop domestic industries instead of importing goods.

D. abandons investment in industry in favor of the service sector.

Question 2 of 20

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High-altitude plateau lands between the eastern and western Sierra Madres dominate northern:

A. Mexico.

B. Peru.

C. Nicaragua.

D. Columbia.

Question 3 of 20

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There are __________ active volcanoes between northern Mexico and Columbia that periodically spew lava and ash on surrounding areas.

A. 15

B. 25

C. 10

D. 22

Question 4 of 20

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Northern __________ experiences an equatorial climate in which the temperatures hover in the low 80s Fahrenheit, humidity is high and rain falls in all seasons.

A. Argentina

B. Brazil

C. Peru

D. Columbia

Question 5 of 20

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The region known as Patagonia is located mostly in which South American country?

A. Colombia

B. Chile

C. Argentina

D. Ecuador

Question 6 of 20

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The tierra caliente is an altitudinal zone lying from:

A. 0 to 1000 meters.

B. 1000 to 2000 meters.

C. 2000 to 3000 meters.

D. 3000 meters and higher.

Question 7 of 20

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Air quality in large urban areas can decline during the winter months due to:

A. a temperature inversion.

B. altitudinal zonation.

C. El Ni-o.

D. dissipation of ozone.

Question 8 of 20

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The European power that brought more African slaves to the new world than any other was:

A. Great Britain.

B. France.

C. Spain.

D. Portugal.

Question 9 of 20

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In the late 1800s retain established a relationship of economic dependence, also called __________, with several Latin American countries that lasted until the early 1900s.

A. neocolonialism

B. encomienda

C. protectionism

D. export-led dependence

Question 10 of 20

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The Galápagos Islands, a unique ecosystem attracting large numbers of tourists, are part of:

A. Peru.

B. Ecuador.

C. Chile.

D. Panama.

Question 11 of 20

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__________ is the world's largest producer of Cocaine.

A. Argentina

B. Colombia

C. Peru

D. Bolivia

Question 12 of 20

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Ejidos were part of the land tenure reform system in:

A. Brazil.

B. Argentina.

C. Mexico.

D. Panama.

Question 13 of 20

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__________, with 4.5 million people in 2008, is the only country in Central America that has had a long-term democratic government.

A. El Salvador

B. Honduras

C. Panama

D. Costa Rica

Question 14 of 20

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The country with the smallest population in Central America is:

A. Mexico.

B. Belize.

C. Nicaragua.

D. El Salvador.

Question 15 of 20

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__________ is not an independent country, nor is it a state within the U.S. political system.

A. Puerto Rico

B. Jamaica

C. Haiti

D. Dominican Republic

Question 16 of 20

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Unites States' corporate ownership of the sugar industry dominated __________ economic geography in the early 1900s.

A. Cuban

B. Venezuelan

C. Chilean

D. Jamaican

Question 17 of 20

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__________ is the largest country in both area and population in all of Latin America.

A. Columbia

B. Argentina

C. Brazil

D. Bolivia

Question 18 of 20

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Petrobras is:

A. Brazil's state-owned petroleum company.

B. a cartel between Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia.

C. the national hero of Paraguay, who fought for independence.

D. the leading political party in Mexico.

Question 19 of 20

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In the 1900s __________ economy was very robust and the citizens of the country enjoyed a relatively prosperous standard of living. Unfortunately, a series of both local and global actions combined to devastate the economy by the end of 2001.

A. Columbia's

B. Argentina's

C. Brazil's

D. Bolivia's

Question 20 of 20

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The largest urban agglomeration in Middle America is:

A. Manaus, Brazil.

B. Mexico City, Mexico.

C. Cali, Colombia.

D. Monterrey, Mexico.

ashworth college GE350 Online Exam 8

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Question 1 of 20

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The United States is the world's __________ largest country in terms of population.

A. fourth

B. third

C. second

D. fifth

Question 2 of 20

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The western third of Canada and the United States is primarily comprised of:

A. plains.

B. mountains.

C. lowlands.

D. forests.

Question 3 of 20

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Fertile soil laid down at the conclusion of the Pleistocene Ice Age by wind is called:

A. alluvium.

B. loess.

C. laterite.

D. podzol.

Question 4 of 20

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The Great Lakes were formed by:

A. continental glaciers.

B. earthquakes.

C. erosion by rivers.

D. underground hot springs.

Question 5 of 20

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The highest population densities in Canada are found in:

A. Nunavut.

B. eastern Newfoundland.

C. the west coast.

D. southern Canada.

Question 6 of 20

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The two countries that provided the largest number of immigrants to the United States between 1820 and 1860 were:

A. Ireland and Germany.

B. Poland and Romania.

C. Italy and Greece.

D. Brazil and Argentina.

Question 7 of 20

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Canada's most populous city is:

A. Montreal.

B. Calgary.

C. Toronto.

D. Vancouver.

Question 8 of 20

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The first Americans probably migrated from __________ to present-day Alaska over 20,000 years ago.

A. Canada

B. Siberia

C. Poland

D. Greenland

Question 9 of 20

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Americans achieved __________ by building larger factories for increased output.

A. vertical integration

B. economies of scale

C. Fordism

D. horizontal integration

Question 10 of 20

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__________ maintains the largest total GNI of any country in the world.

A. The United States

B. Switzerland

C. Japan

D. China

Question 11 of 20

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Until 1950, __________ was the primary engine fueling the expansion of the U.S. economy.

A. transportation

B. manufacturing

C. energy production

D. agriculture

Question 12 of 20

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The largest sector of the U.S. economy is the __________ sector.

A. industrial

B. service

C. agricultural

D. transportation

Question 13 of 20

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__________ is the movement of higher-income residents and business owners into materially poor areas of inner cities, leading to economic and physical improvement.

A. Urbanization

B. Uneven development

C. Gentrification

D. Urban revival

Question 14 of 20

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"Megalopolis" is an enormous urban concentration running between:

A. Boston and Washington, D.C.

B. Toronto and Montreal.

C. San Diego and San Francisco.

D. Chicago and Philadelphia.

Question 15 of 20

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__________ has the highest proportion of Hispanic Americans in the country.

A. Texas

B. New Mexico

C. Arizona

D. Southern California

Question 16 of 20

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In __________ Alaska and Hawaii were added to the United States.

A. 1867

B. 1942

C. 1959

D. 1963

Question 17 of 20

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__________ produces 25 percent of Canada's manufacturing output.

A. British Columbia

B. Manitoba

C. Quebec

D. Ontario

Question 18 of 20

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In 1999, the local self-governing indigenous region called __________ was formed in Canada.

A. Nunavut

B. Northwest Territories

C. Erewhon

D. Ugava

Question 19 of 20

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The African American population in the U.S. is regionally concentrated in the:

A. upper Midwest.

B. southeastern U.S.

C. Pacific Northwest.

D. central Plains states.

Question 20 of 20

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Critics of NAFTA argue that:

A. the agreement does not protect the environment adequately.

B. Mexico is losing thousands of jobs to the United States.

C. industrial development has shifted to Mexico and away from the U.S.

D. the agreement has weakened the role of corporations in economic decisions.



ashworth college GE350 assignment 3

ASSIGNMENT 03

GE350 World Geography

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length; refer to the "Assignment Format" page for specific format requirements.

Discuss China in terms of being the “Middle Kingdom,” population growth issues, and industrialization



ashworth college GE350 assignment 6

ASSIGNMENT 06

GE350 World Geography

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length; refer to the "Assignment Format" page for specific format requirements.

Discuss South Africa’s apartheid policy of 1948. How was it initiated? Provide historical information of the time from the passing of this policy until gaining independence in 1979.

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