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World Geography Ch 14

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

1. 

Russia is the largest country in the former Soviet Union.
 

2. 

Russia has the smallest coastline of any country.
 

3. 

Sturgeon is fished legally for caviar.
 

4. 

Rivers in Siberia tend to flow to the north.
 

5. 

Russia has vast mineral resources.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

6. 

Most of Russia’s coasts lie along waters that
a.
are tropical.
b.
never freeze at any time of the year.
c.
are open year-round.
d.
are frozen many months a year.
 

7. 

The Caspian Sea actually is a
a.
river.
b.
lake.
c.
large ocean.
d.
dry lake.
 

8. 

Which of the following are products of Russia’s rich soil?
a.
rice, bananas, and sugar beets
b.
coffee, tea, and wheat
c.
wheat, barley, rye, and oats
d.
all of the above
 

9. 

Russia is so large that it
a.
spans 11 time zones.
b.
spans 24 time zones.
c.
borders eight other countries.
d.
has more than 1,000 ocean ports.
 

10. 

The ____ is marked by the Ural Mountains.
a.
traditional boundary between Russia and China
b.
traditional boundary between European Russia and Asian Russia
c.
shift between Siberia’s steppe climate and the Pacific Ocean
d.
place where the Baltic and Atlantic Oceans meet
 

11. 

What is the tundra?
a.
a vast, treeless plain
b.
a well-traveled waterway
c.
part of the border between Russia and Europe
d.
a fertile plain that is excellent for growing wheat
 

12. 

During World War II the Germans were
a.
able to govern Russia for five years.
b.
victorious because of a surprise Russian surrender.
c.
forced back by the Russian military and the heavy rains.
d.
forced back by the Russian military and the harsh winter.
 

13. 

What has damaged the steppe ecosystem?
a.
undergrazing and an overuse of fertilizer
b.
overgrazing and the introduction of foreign plants
c.
the introduction of new insect species and reduced farming
d.
the migration of farmers to Russia’s large cities
 

14. 

The vegetation that thrives in the tundra is limited to
a.
mosses, barley, wheat, and corn.
b.
coniferous trees.
c.
dwarf shrubs, mosses, lichen, potatoes, and beans.
d.
mosses, lichen, algae, and dwarf shrubs.
 

15. 

Which statement best helps explain why the Russian climate is so cold?
a.
Much of the country lies south of Norway.
b.
Most of the country lies close to the freezing oceans.
c.
Most of the country lies far from any moderating ocean influence.
d.
Much of the country is dark for long periods of time.
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

16. 

Much of Russia experiences very cold and ____________________ winters.
 

 

17. 

Eastern Russia has the world’s largest coniferous ____________________.
 

 

18. 

The coldest winter temperatures in Russia occur in the region of ____________________.
 

 

19. 

Cars in Russia must be made of special ____________________ that will not crack in the cold.
 

 

20. 

The tundra has a thin layer of acidic ____________________ on its surface.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Kamchatka Peninsula
b.
Lake Baikal
c.
Volga River
d.
Amur River
e.
Black Earth Belt
 

21. 

body of water that connects Moscow to the Caspian Sea
 

22. 

area that has more than 100 volcanoes
 

23. 

area that feeds much of Russia
 

24. 

body of water that forms part of the border between Russia and China
 

25. 

body of water that contains about 20 percent of the earth’s freshwater
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
tundra
b.
Verkhoyansk
c.
subarctic
d.
mid-latitude
e.
Moscow
 

26. 

located in a humid continental climate
 

27. 

place known as the “cold pole of the world”
 

28. 

climate in which most Russians live
 

29. 

dominant climate region in Russia
 

30. 

region found mostly north of the Arctic Circle
 



 
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