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World Geography Ch 19

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

1. 

There are few roads in Turkey and Egypt.
 

2. 

Communications in North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia are hindered by vast tracts of desert.
 

3. 

Moroccan fishermen catch herring in the Persian Gulf.
 

4. 

Many Christian and Jewish tourists visit the region’s holy sites.
 

5. 

A new digital communications line follows the ancient Silk Road.
 

6. 

The Persian Gulf War created few environmental problems.
 

7. 

Central Asia’s environmental problems stem from Soviet rule.
 

8. 

The infant mortality rate in Kazakshstan has increased in recent years.
 

9. 

The region’s major rivers include the Nile, Tigris, Jordan, Amu Darya, and Syr Darya.
 

10. 

Desalinization is not a feasible water-collection strategy.
 

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

11. 

Saudi Arabia
a.
has an economy based on oil money.
b.
exports grains and cereals.
c.
grows most of its own food.
d.
maintains a diversified economy.
 

12. 

Farmers in the Mediterranean region
a.
have insufficient water for crops.
b.
grow grapes, olives, dates, and citrus.
c.
grow cereals in the cool climate.
d.
frequently strike oil on their land.
 

13. 

What do plastics, paints, fertilizers, and medicines have in common?
a.
They are not affordable in Saudi Arabia.
b.
All of them are imported by oil-producing countries.
c.
All of them are made from agricultural products.
d.
They can be made from petrochemicals.
 

14. 

The value of goods and services in a country in a one-year period is called
a.
the GDP.
b.
the hajj.
c.
an embargo.
d.
production return.
 

15. 

What are the main commodities of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia?
a.
corn, sugar, and beans
b.
oil and petroleum products
c.
cereal grains
d.
high-tech instruments
 

16. 

About what fraction of the world’s houses do not have a nearby source of freshwater?
a.
1/100
b.
1/10
c.
2/3
d.
1/2
 

17. 

The Aswan High Dam
a.
provides a year-round water supply.
b.
has allowed land to retain salt.
c.
prevents destruction of communities.
d.
all of the above
 

18. 

Which statement about aquifers is accurate?
a.
They carry oil supplies a great distance.
b.
They are threatened as the population grows.
c.
They never will become polluted or run dry.
d.
They are found in few places of the world.
 

19. 

For centuries, farmers in the Nile Delta expected
a.
the flooding Nile to deposit rich soil.
b.
the flooding Nile to wash away soil.
c.
to irrigate their crops with water from the Red Sea.
d.
to irrigate their crops with water from the Jordan River.
 

20. 

The Dead Sea
a.
receives less water from feeder rivers each year.
b.
no longer supports a population of sturgeon.
c.
frequently floods the surrounding regions.
d.
is an inland freshwater sea.
 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Kuwait
b.
Dubai
c.
pipeline
d.
TRACECA
e.
OPEC
 

21. 

overland carrier of oil
 

22. 

group of oil-producing countries
 

23. 

country with petroleum-based economy
 

24. 

network of road, rail, and air transportationsystems
 

25. 

location where a “cybercity” is planned
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Petra
b.
Aswan High Dam
c.
Elburz Mountains
d.
Nile River
e.
“great man-made river”
 

26. 

Libyan freshwater pipeline
 

27. 

ancient desert city that harvested rainwater
 

28. 

Egypt’s main waterway
 

29. 

polluted region at the southern end of the Caspian Sea
 

30. 

site for control of flood and irrigation waters in Egypt
 



 
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