Which of the following is NOT a tool of the geographer? Prehistoric fossils
Which of the following is an example of a physical characteristic of a region? Amount of freshwater
The uppermost layer of the earth is called the crust
Humans are considered part of the earth's biosphere
Many deserts are surrounded by partly dry grasslands called steppes
Low latitudes are found near the equator
What percent of the earth's water is freshwater? 2%
What is the capital of China? Beijing
What is the capital of Japan? Tokyo
The North Korean government own and runs factories and farms
The Korean War erupted after North Korea attacked South Korea
Who was convicted in the Nuremberg trials? The Nazis
What ended the Holocaust? The allied victory over Germany
What is one of the strongest unifying forces for a culture? Shared language
Which religion includes the gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva? Hinduism
In which type of government do citizens vote for representatives who make and enforce laws? Republic
Where did the world's earliest civilizations arise? In river valleys
Which figure is a measurement of how crowded a country is? Population density
The leader responsible for the Holocaust was Adolf Hitler
World War II came to an end when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan
The loan program to help rebuild Europe after World War II was called the Marshall Plan
Which of the following was mass-produced for the first time in World War I? Tanks
Forty percent of Russia's land is Permafrost
The political, economic, and cultural center of Russia is Moscow
What were the pyramids? tombs
What is the Muslim holy book? Quran
On what industry do most Southwest Asian economies depend? oil
The most industrialized country in Southwest Asia is _____ Israel
Which West African country has the largest population in Africa? Nigeria
Which of the following is Africa's newest country? Eritrea
South Africa is the world's largest producer and exporter of _____ Gold
An attempt to redistribute land to Africans caused chaos and violence in which country? Zimbabwe
Which of the following is called the "Roof of the World"? Plateau of Tibet
The world's first democratic constitution was adopted by _____ Athens
The Crusades resulted in all of the following EXCEPT cooperation between the Muslims and Christians
What is the main reason for the world's increased urbanization? People move to cities to find jobs
Which of the following is an example of a renewable resource? soil
What determines the prices of goods in a market economy? Supply and demand
Some countries fear the development of a single world culture, or __ globalization
The United States Constitution _____ is the basis for all our laws
What makes up the largest part of the United States economy? Services industries
Scientists believe that the first people to settle the Americas came from __ Asia
The Europe of ancient Greece and Rome is called _____ Classical Europe
Alexander the Great spread the culture of the _____ Greeks
The political and social system that emerged during the Middle Ages was known as feudalism
In the mid-1990s, Mexico, Canada, and the United States approved a trade agreement called NAFTA
How does the United States rank in land area among all the countries of the world? Third largest
Which of the following is a vital part of the earth's lithosphere? Rich topsoil
What change led to the Agricultural Revolution? People learned to grow food by planting seeds