47. Which of these is NOT considered a basic necessity by India's government?
48. Which of the following is the key to controlling population and improving the quality of life in South Asia?
Select the letter of the term, name, or phrase that best completes the statement. Each worth .5 points
A. taiga D. Kyrzyl Kum
B. continentality E. subtropical
C. Tundra F. Subcontinent
____ 49. You will find only mosses, lichens, small herbs, and low shrubs in the ________.
____ 50. Distance from the moderating influence of the sea is known as ________.
____ 51. The largest forest on the earth is called the ________.
____ 52. A[n] ___________ is a landmass like a continent, only smaller.
____ 53. The two main deserts found in the western and central areas of Central Asia are Kara Kum and ________.
____ 54. Moist air arriving from the Mediterranean Sea gives Transcaucasia a ________ climate.
A. yurts D. Silk Road
B. Central Asia E. nomads
C. Great Game F. Himalaya Mountains
____ 55. the region made up of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
____56. the term used to describe people who have no permanent home and move according to the season
in search of food, shelter, and grazing land
____ 57. The ____________ help form a barrier that separates South Asia from the rest of Asia.
____ 58. the name given to the competition between Great Britain and Czarist Russia for Central Asia.
____ 59. light portable tents consisting of several layers of felt stretched around a collapsible wooden frame
____ 60. the 4,000-mile trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea
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Read each statement. If it is true, write "true" on the line. If it is false, write "false." Then correct the statement. Each worth 1 point.
__________ 61. The Trans-Siberian Railway runs from Moscow to western Europe.
__________ 62. Rainfall that is not absorbed by the soil is called runoff.
__________ 63. The water supply in the Caspian Sea has been depleted as a result of water being diverted
to irrigate farmlands.
__________ 64. Though Siberia is known for its extremely cold winters, warmer weather also brings a
problem of mosquitoes and other insects.
__________ 65. The building of the Trans-Siberian Railway increased access to the mineral wealth of the
region surrounding it.
__________ 66. Christian and Muslim faiths came to Transcaucasia because it is close to Southwest Asia.
__________ 67. The Soviet military formed in the early 1920s was called the Czar's Army.
__________ 68. At a soviet, people gather to eat and give short speeches that show respect for their
__________ 69. The success of many new businesses during the 1990s contributed to the crash of the
__________ 70. High temperatures and light rainfall are characteristics of the highland zone.
__________ 71. The most extreme weather pattern in South Asia is the cyclone, a violent storm with fierce
winds and heavy rain.
__________ 72. Monsoons are seasonal winds that bring moist ocean air to South Asia for part of the year.
__________ 73. Decreased tax revenues are considered by many to be a sign of Russian economy
__________ 74. Since water is needed for oil production, governments have built dams and dug deep wells.
__________ 74. The countries of Southwest Asia use oil profits to restrict agricultural, mineral, and water
__________ 75. Access to the Ganges River for drinking and irrigation water is critical to Pakistan.
__________ 76. Portions of Kashmir are currently held by India, Pakistan, and China.
__________ 77. Though both India and Pakistan tested nuclear weapons in 1998, both countries have vowed to find a political solution to their conflict.
__________ 78. Money that was spent on military troops, supplies and on nuclear testing had no effect on funds that might have been used to address problems related to poverty and disease.
__________ 79. The conflicts over Kashmir began when the British government formally established its colonial rule over the subcontinent.
__________ 80. A country's human resources refers to its ability to get people to work in oil production.
Short Answer: For each question please explain your answer in 3 to 4 sentences. Each worth 3 points 81. What prevents Russia and the Republics from taking advantage of their many natural resources?
82. Describe the elements of a command economy. What problems were caused by the command economy in the Soviet Union?
83. In what ways has organized crime hurt the Russian economy?
84. Explain the five pillars of Islam.
85. How has the discovery of oil affected the position of Southwest Asia in the world?
Using the exhibit, answer the following questions. Each worth 1 point.
86. Which countries are exchanging forest land for farmland?
87. In which countries is overgrazing a cause of forest degradation?
88. What overall conclusion might you draw about the economies of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan based on the information provided in this chart?
89. What do you know about the Maldives that might explain why there is a depletion of freshwater reserves there?
90. What is the major cause of water pollution in Nepal?
Answer the following question(s) on a separate sheet of paper. Choose 3 out of the 4. Each worth 10 points. Each essay should be at LEAST ¾ of a page and fully explain each concept. Use examples to back up your evidence. 91. What harmful effects does the polluted water in the Ganges River have on people? Why do Hindus continue to bathe there and drink the water?
92. What problems were caused by the use of water from the Aral Sea for irrigation?
- water levels
- what is left when water levels drop
- chemicals and fertilizers used by farmers
- how would they be able to replenish the Aral Sea
93. In what ways has oil production changed life in Southwest Asia?