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World Geography Ch 17

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

1. 

Wadis are streambeds that carry water year round.
 

2. 

The rainshadow effect blocks rainfall to central Arabia.
 

3. 

Mt. Ararat is almost 24,000 feet high.
 

4. 

Mesopotamia is situated between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
 

5. 

Diversifying means employing varied ethnic groups.
 

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

6. 

The ____ are Africa’s longest mountain range.
a.
Caucasus Mountains
b.
Hejaz Mountains
c.
Atlas Mountains
d.
Asir Mountains
 

7. 

The Dead Sea is
a.
a landlocked freshwater sea.
b.
open to the Persian Gulf.
c.
open to the Mediterranean Sea.
d.
a landlocked saltwater sea.
 

8. 

The ____ Sea is Earth’s largest inland body of water.
a.
Black
b.
Caspian
c.
Mediterranean
d.
Aegean
 

9. 

The longest river in the world is the
a.
Tigris.
b.
Jordan.
c.
Euphrates.
d.
Nile.
 

10. 

Tectonic movement
I.      created the Mediterranean Sea.
II.      caused an earthquake in Turkey that killed nearly 20,000 people in 1999.
III.      continues to shape the region today.
a.
II
b.
I and II
c.
II and III
d.
I, II, and III
 

11. 

In desert regions ____ grow.
a.
no plants at all
b.
cacti and drought-resistant shrubs
c.
grazing grasses
d.
citrus trees and palm trees
 

12. 

Most rainfall in this area occurs
a.
in the steppe and coastal regions.
b.
in the coastal and highlands regions.
c.
in the highlands and the northern regions.
d.
along the coast.
 

13. 

A steppe climate receives ____ inches of rain annually.
a.
less than 14
b.
between 15 and 20
c.
between 20 and 25
d.
more than 25
 

14. 

Which statement about the southern Caspian Sea is accurate?
a.
It receives more than 78 inches of rain each year.
b.
It is surrounded by a mountainous region.
c.
It is subject to the rain shadow effect.
d.
Because of evaporation in hot weather, it is a dry region.
 

15. 

The Sahara of North Africa
a.
has existed for a million years.
b.
once was a grassy plain.
c.
was created by overgrazing goats and sheep.
d.
all of the above
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

16. 

In a(n) ____________________ climate, grasslands provide pastures.
 

 

17. 

Bedouins raised livestock in a way of life known as ____________________.
 

 

18. 

In the ____________________ climate zone, expect cool, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.
 

 

19. 

In the wetter climates, farmers raise barley, wheat, and other ____________________ crops.
 

 

20. 

The ____________________ Desert covers about 3.5 million square miles.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Anatolian Peninsula
b.
Sinai Peninsula
c.
Arabian Peninsula
d.
Qizilqum
e.
Garagum
 

21. 

area separated from Africa by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden
 

22. 

black sand desert in Turkmenistan
 

23. 

area that points west to the Aegean Sea
 

24. 

red sand desert in Uzbekistan
 

25. 

area flanked by the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
erg
b.
oasis
c.
hamada
d.
reg
e.
Rub’ al Khali
 

26. 

flat sandstone plateau
 

27. 

stony plain covered with rocky gravel
 

28. 

place where water surfaces in the desert
 

29. 

sandy, dune-covered area
 

30. 

Arabian Peninsula desert
 



 
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