World Geography

Geography

 

 

Ganges

 

 

 

The sacred river of the Hindus

 

 

Water

 

 

What caused the topography of the Badlands?

 

 

Alluvium

 

 

Deposits of sand, gravel and soil by rivers is called…

 

 

Hindu

 

 

What religion was Buddha born into?

 

 

Cotton

 

 

The main product that brought India into the global economy in the late 1800s was…

 

 

Plantations

 

 

The British set up _______ to grow tea, rubber, and coconuts on Ceylon. 

 

 

True

 

True or False:

The towns that grew into administrative centers under  British rule in India were those that were on railroad lines. 

 

 

True

 

True or False:

Pakistan has more ethnic diversity that Bangladesh.

 

 

Khyber

 

 

Many invasions from the northwest came to South Asia through the ______ Pass.

 

 

Buffer State

 

Afghanistan was set up by the British in the late 1800s to be a ______ between the British Indian Empire and the expanding Russian empire

 

 

Egypt

 

 

The largest Arab (by population) country is…

 

Culture,

Economy,

& a dry environment

 

 

Unifying elements in Northern Afreica and Southwestern Asia include…

 

 

Phosphate

 

 

Morocco’s most important nonagricultural primary emport is…

 

 

False

 

True or False

The completion of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River solved Egypt’s water problems.

 

 

Europe

 

 

The common Term “Middle East” for Northern Africa and Southwest Asia reflects the worldview of…

 

 

The Ottoman Empire

 

 

Before World War I, Southwestern Asia was ruled by…

 

  • Wars between Arabs and Israel,
  • The cold War between the Soviet Union
  • and the huge demand in the world for oil

 

 

 

After WWII, Southwestern Asia and Northern Africa achieved strategic importance because of…

 

 

Qu’ran

 

 

The holy book of Islam is called the…

 

 

the Suez Canal

 

 

The global choke point that Egypt controls is…

 

 

Harappan

 

The early culture in the Indus River valley was the…

 

 

Muslim

 

 

Asa result of trade patterns in medivevaltimes, the Maldives are…

 

 

Rice

 

 

The ____crop was neglected in colonial Ceylon.

 

 

critical resource

 

 

For most South Asians, water is a _____ _____.

 

 

True

 

True or False:

In the summer, storms similar to hurricanes and typhoons form inthe Bay of Bengal.

 

 

Delhi

Which of the following was not an early trading post of the British East India Company?

 

* Mumbai * Chennai * Delhi * Kolkata

 

 

Barbary

 

 

The coast of Northern Africa became known as the _____ Coast after 1200.

 

 

Berbers

 

 

The predominant ethnic group in Northern Africa is the…

 

 

True

 

True or False:

The most important art form in Islam is calligraphy.

 

 

True

 

 

Many of Northern Africa’s modern cities surround enclaves of old trading and agricultural centers.

 

 

Libya

 

 

The country of Northern Africa that has a labor shortage and needs immigrants is…

 

 

False

 

 

True or False:

The majority of Muslims are Shite.

  • rain and snowfall feeding rivers
  • underground reservoirs that accumulated millennia ago.
  • Delsalination 

 

 

Water supplies in Northern Africa and Southwestern Asia include:

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