Question 1 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
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 5.0/ 5.0 Points
The prime meridian passes through:
A. Paris, France.
B. New York City.
C. Greenwich, England.
D. the Indian Ocean.
Question 3 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
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.
C. the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
D. the Andes Mountains
Question 4 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
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 5.0/ 5.0 Points
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 5.0/ 5.0 Points
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 5.0/ 5.0 Points
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 5.0/ 5.0 Points
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?
Question 9 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
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
D. Easter Island.
Question 10 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
The infant mortality rate for a country is defined as the:
A. the percentage of infants who perish at birth.
B. the number of female infants killed, due to preference for males.
C. the number of abortions, stillbirths, and accidental deaths in a given year.
D. the number of infant deaths per 1000 live births during the first year of life
Question 11 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
When a country has a single city that has several times the population of any other city, it is called the/a:
B. primate city.
C. capital city.
D. growth pole.
Question 12 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
__________ is the study of population structure and change
Question 13 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
An example of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) is:
A. the U.S. Department of State
B. Exxon Mobile Petroleum Corporation
D. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Question 14 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
Among the following organizations devoted to fostering trade, the one with the largest number of member states is:
Question 15 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
The modern materially wealthy countries achieved their prominence from the __________ sector of production in manufacturing and construction.
Question 16 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
__________ corporations make goods or provide services for profit in several countries but direct operations from a headquarters in one country.
Question 17 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
The second most productive economy in the world, as measured in total output by value, is the economy of:
Question 18 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
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 5.0/ 5.0 Points
The Grameen Bank, a highly successful microcredit institution, was founded in:
Question 20 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points
The concept of __________ rights emerged in the late 1700s, in part from revolutions in Europe and the United States.