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1 Match the language family with the country where it is dominant a language family may be matched more than once or not at all Fig 133 A Indo European 7 Canada The US Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Uruguay Venezuela Iran Latvia Lithuania Austria Belgium Denmark Germany Iceland Ireland Netherlands Norway Sweden Switzerland the UK Andorra France Italy Moldova Portugal Romania Spain Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Macedonia Montenegro Poland Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Albania Greece Armenia Belarus Moldova Russia Ukraine Afghanistan Tajikistan India Pakistan Bangladesh Nepal Sri Lanka Australia New Zealand not Finland Estonia Hungry Georgia B Altaic 7 Turkey Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Mongolia Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Kyrgyzstan C Afro Asiatic 7 Chad Sudan Eritrea Ethiopia Somalia Algeria Bahrain Djibouti Egypt Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Morocco Niger Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Sudan Syria Tunisia UAE Western Sahara Yemen Maldives not Iran D Sino Tibetan 7 China Bhutan Burma Singapore E Austronesian 7 Madagascar Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Fiji Tonga 2 Match the religion with the country where it is dominant a religion may be matched more than once or not at all Fig 136 A Protestant 7the US Kenya Denmark Estonia Finland Iceland Latvia Norway Sweden the UK Australia Fiji New Zealand Tonga Tuvalu Vanuatu B Roman Catholic 7 Canada Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Uruguay Venezuela Burundi Democratic Republic of the Congo Equatorial Guinea Mozambique Rwanda Andorra Austria Belgium Croatia Czech Republic France Hungary Ireland Italy Lithuania Netherlands Poland Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain Switzerland East Timor Philippines Papua New Guinea C Eastern OIthodox 7 Bulgaria Greece Macedonia Montenegro Romania Serbia rmenia Belarus Georgia Moldova Russia Ukraine D Islam 7 Burkina Faso Chad Cote d Ivoire Eritrea Ethiopia The Gambia Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia Sudan Algeria Bahrain Djibouti Egypt Iran Shiite Iraq Shiite Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Morocco Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Sudan Syria Tunisia Turkey UAE Western Sahara Yemen Albania Bosnia and Herzegovina Afghanistan Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Bangladesh Maldives Pakistan Brunei Indonesia Malaysia E Buddhism 7 Mongolia China Japan and Shinto North Korea South Korea Bhutan Sri Lanka Burma Cambodia Laos Singapore Thailand Vietnam 3 Match the European country with the region it colonized a European country may be matched more than once or not at all p 158 and Fig 142 and Fig 1325 A Great Britain 7 Canada the US Botswana The Gambia Ghana Kenya Lesotho Malawi Namibia Nigeria Sierra Leone Somalia Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe Bahrain Egypt Israel Jordan Kuwait Qatar Sudan UAE Yemen Bangladesh Bhutan India Maldives Pakistan Sri Lanka Brunei Burma Malaysia Singapore Australia Fiji New Zealand Tuvalu B Spain 7 Argentina Bolivia Chile Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Uruguay Venezuela Equatorial Guinea Western Sahara Philippines C Portugal 7 Brazil Angola GuineaBissau Mozambique Oman East Timor D The Netherlands 7 Suriname Indonesia E France 7 Benin Burkina Faso Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Republic of the Congo Cote d39Ivoire Gabon Guinea Madagascar Mali Mauritania Mozambique Niger Senegal Togo Algeria Djibouti Lebanon Morocco Syria Tunisia Cambodia Laos Vietnam 4 The main character in the movie Rabbit Proof Fence is of which ethnicity Aborigine 5 In the movie Rabbit Proof Fence how does the main character find her way home By following the rabbit proof fence 6 Traditionally where did people want to live Fig 119 Where the soil is fertile and the water is plenty 7 Now people are moving to where p 23 Cities 8 Which countries in Asia have volcanoes and earthquakes Fig 28 Japan Philippines Indonesia China Iraq 9 Which countries do do not have tropical rainforests Fig 218 All of South East Asia Bangladesh Democratic Republic of Congo Malawi Brazil North of South America and little part ofCentral America Don t have North America North Africa Europe most of Asia Australia 10 Where was El Nino rst noticed p 142 Equator Peru 11 The relationship between Cuba and the Soviet Union during the Cold War p 208 Friendly SU sent petroleum missiles and received sugar 12 Where do fertile soils come from p 232 Glaciers winds volcanoes rivers 13 Fertility rates in SubSaharan Africa p 237 High 14 Where in Africa is Islam more prevalent p 249250 North 15 Who decided on the current boundaries between countries in subSaharan Africa p 255 Europeans conference in Germany Berlin 16 Makkah Mecca is in which country Fig 71 and 722 Saudi Arabia 17 Exotic rivers p 292293 Rivers that go through dry areas and bring water where there s none Nile Jordan Tigris Euphrates 18 Which has more pollution problems Western or Eastern Europe p 329 Eastern 19 Which European countries were on which side of the Iron Curtain Fig 828 West Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Greece Iceland Ireland Italy Netherlands Norway Portugal Spain Sweden U K West Gemiany East Albania Bulgaria Czechoslovakia now the Czech Republic and Slovakia East Germany Hungary Poland Romania Yugoslavia now Slovenia Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbia Montenegro Neutral Switzerland 20 Which countries were once part of the Soviet Union Fig 926 Russia Estonia Latvia Lithuania Belarus Ukraine Moldova Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan 21 Literacy rates under the Soviet regime p 409 Table 93 p 454 and Table 103 High 22 What39s the problem with the Aral Sea p 422423 Shrinking 23 Population density of Central Asia p 429 Very low 24 Deforestation in Japan p 465 No they re preserving their forests 25 Plate tectonics and the Himalayan Mountains P 514 and Fig 122 Tectonic activity caused by peninsular India pushing northward into the larger Eurasia continental Plate as a result of the collision between these two tectonic plates the mountain ranges were folded and upthrust 26 China39s population quandary p 503504 1 child policy 27 The Green Revolution how important is it in South Asia s ability to feed its population p 522 Very important 7 lots of people need lots of food with no other means of getting it 28 The main reason for deforestation in Southeast Asia is the desire for which wood p 557 amp 563 Teak 29 Deforestation in Malaysia p 558 Yes bad 30 Where in the regions covered in chapters 13 and 14 would you expect the least amount of rain Fig 139 and 1411 Central Australia 31 Where does most of the population live in mainland Southeast Asia p 564 Coastal areas along the river 32 Shifting cultivationswidden agriculture p 566 Slash and burn 7 have rainforests so it has bad soil cut down the trees and burn them to use as fertilizer land works for 1 to 2 years have to move on to different spot have to wait 10 years till that land gets good and usable again 33 Which is the most populous country in Southeast Asia Table 131 Indonesia 34 Most of the transmigration in Indonesia originates from which island p 568 and Fig 1314 Java 35 What percentage of the citizens of Singapore live in rural areas p 571 and Table 131 0 36 The Vietnam War p 580581 A big in uence on the US culture North Vietnam won and united the 2 Vietnams 37 The domino theory p 581 About the war in Vietnam if one country goes communistic then others will follow 38 A new country has recently been created on which island p 582 and Fig 1328 East Timor colonized by Portugal 39 Which regions in Southeast Asia have tried to secede p 582586 South East Indonesia New Guinea South Western part of Philippines North part of Burma Southern part of Thailand want to be part of Malaysia 40 The Spratly Islands p 586 and Fig 1330 Little nothing island it has oil everyone wants it China put their ag there 41 What is an archipelago p 601 Chain group of islands 42 What is Oceania s greatest future environmental threat P 605 and Fig 145 Global warming and rising sea levels 43 On which islands did the US test nuclear weapons p 605 Marshall Islands Bikini 44 Are rabbits native to Australia p 605 No 45 The brown tree snake in Guam p 605 and Fig 148 Not native arrived in a cargo ship from Solomon Islands now about 10000 per square miles killed most of the native birds causes power outage by growing on the power polescords 46 What are the only native mammals of New Zealand p 608 Bats not sheep 47 What did a geological hot spot create p 611 Hawaii 7 cause Earth s crust is thinner there 48 What is an atoll p 611 and Fig 1417 Starts with a volcanoes then a coral reef volcano eventually dies erodes goes down and all you have left is the coral reef 49 Most of Australia39s population is located in which section of the country p 613 and Fig 1418 South Eastern 50 Who were the rst people to populate Australia how long have they been there and how did they get their food p 621 Aborigines tens and thousands of years ago they were hunters and gatherers no frams 51 The majority of Australia39s population traces its roots to where p 623 To the British Isles 52 quotUncontacted peoplesquot where are they p 624625 In Papa new Guinea people in the mountains no contact with civilization 53 The tsunami of December 04 hit the shores of which countries news Indonesia Thailand Burma India Sir Lanka the tsunami went sideways 54 Where did many representatives of Middle Eastern countries recently meet to discuss peace news Annapolis 55 Where does the movie Rabbit Proof Fence take place Australia Southeast Asia Burma Cambodia East Timor Indonesia Laos Malaysia Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam Australia and Oceania Australia Melanesia Micronesia New Zealand Polynesia W0r1d Afghanistan Argentina Brazil China Iran Iraq Mongolia Nigeria Russia United Kingdom
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