GY120 Exam 4

  1. In which region of the Russian domain would you find reindeer, Siberian tigers, and leopards?
    The Russian Far East
  2. Which body of water in the Russian Domain is one of the world's largest deep-water lakes?
    Lake Baikal
  3. What kind of pollution has damaged Russia's Lake Baikal?
    Pollution from pulp and paper facilities
  4. What body of water lies to the north of the Russian domain?
    Barents Sea
  5. Which region of the Russian domain is prone to major earthquakes?
    Caucasus Mountains
  6. In which region of the Russian domain is permafrost a problem?
  7. Why is the city of Chernobyl well-known?
    Site of the world's worst nuclear accident
  8. What is the dominant climate type in the Russian domain?
  9. What is the approximate population of the Russian domain?
    200 million
  10. Which country of the Russian Domain has the smallest population in the region?
  11. It is estimated that by 2050, the Russian population could decrease by __________ million people.
  12. What has been the pattern of population growth in the Russian Domain since the demise of the U.S.S.R.?
    persistently declining
  13. The highest population densities in Russian domain are found in which part of the region?
    westernmost part
  14. What city is Russia's largest metropolitan area, as measured by population?
  15. What was the capital of Russia until 1917?
    St. Petersburg
  16. Which city dominates the European Core of the Russian Domain?
  17. What is the shape of the land-use zones in the Russian
  18. What was the policy of the former Soviet Union (USSR)
    regarding religion within its borders?
    severely discourage and even persecuted religious practice
  19. What is the situation with respect to religion in the Russian Domain since the end of the Soviet Era?
    religious revival
  20. In the Russian Domain, what non-Christian religion has the greatest number of believers?
  21. Which two countries were the primary rivals in the Cold War?
    U.S. and Soviet Union
  22. What is the primary destination for Russian petroleum products?
    Western Europe
  23. Which characteristics define the region of Central Asia?
    The historical unity of the region, the similarity of the environment, and the recent re-entry of the region into global politics
  24. Where is oil pollution worst in Central Asia?
    Caspian Sea
  25. People of which country of Central Asia are noted for their traditional economy based on transhumance?
  26. What is the livelihood of pastoralists?
    raising livestock
  27. In Central Asia, many of the more favorable areas are populated by what group of people?
    nomadic pastoralists
  28. In which country of Central Asian is the Gobi Desert found?
  29. Which of the following countries of Central Asia lies farthest north?
  30. Which of the following countries of Central Asia lies farthest south?
  31. What description does NOT apply to Central Asia?
    densely populated
  32. Which country of Central Asia has the highest population density?
  33. Where do most Central Asian people live?
    near the intersections of mountains and plains
  34. Where are the larger cities of Central Asia located?
    near the region's periphery or in major river valleys
  35. What was the most common foreign language of the countries of Central Asia in the 1970s?
  36. Followers of which religion in Central Asia suffered brutal persecution when China invaded Tibet?
    Lamaist Buddhist
  37. What is the name of the ultra orthodox Islamic group that was in power in Afghanistan until the United States military intervened in fall of 2001?
  38. The Dalai Lama is…
    the religious and political leader of Tibet
  39. From which country in Central Asia has Osama bin Laden
    and al-Qaeda operated?
  40. What group founded the Taliban?
    young muslim religious students in Afghanistan
  41. What was Pakistan’s response after the September 11th attack on the U.S.?
    joined the anti-Taliban coalition and supplied the US with info
  42. How many new countries appeared in Central Asia as a result of the breakup of the Soviet Union?
  43. Since 1999, which Central Asian country has been the world's largest producer of opium?
  44. Afghanistan earns most of its foreign currency by selling what?
  45. In which country of Central Asia do people have the shortest life expectance?
  46. Which country of Central Asia had the lowest female labor force participation in 1999
  47. In which country of Central Asia is the status of women lowest?
  48. Of all the Central Asian countries, which one has the worst overall composite record of social indicators?
  49. How does China generate most of its electricity?
    burning coal
  50. What single factor is most responsible for the severity of environmental problems in East Asia?
    large population of the region
  51. What country in East Asia has resorted to "pollution exporting" as one means to improve its environment?
  52. What is an anthropogenic landscape?
    One that has been heavily transformed by human activities
  53. What is the major crop grown in Japan? 
  54. What is loess? 
    fine, wind-blown glacially deposited material. Fertile, but vulnerable to erosion
  55. What is the most mountainous region of China?
  56. How many major islands make up Japan? 
  57. Which country has the highest population in both East Asia and the world? 
  58. As of 2006, what was the approximate population of Japan?
    127 million
  59. Which country of East Asia has the lowest percentage of its population living in urban areas?
  60. What writing system forms the basis for the writing throughout East Asia?
  61. According to most linguists, what other language is related to Japanese? 
  62. Which East Asian country is the second-largest economic power in the world?
  63. The "Great Leap Forward"  has a serious impact, what was it?
    led to a major famine as the government melted down all the peasants farm tools
  64. Which part of China has benefited most from China's economic transformation?
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GY120 Exam 4
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