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Answer these questions about Maps, Time Zones, Seasons, Climate, Landforms, Population, Culture and World Development.

1 On March 21 or 22 (depending on the year), the angle of the rays of the sun are perpendicular at:
a) 23 1/2 degrees N;
b) 23 1/2 degrees S;
c) the equator
d) the Tropic of Cancer;
e) at the Tropic of Capricorn;
2 Which state in the demographic transition is characterized by high, unchanging birth rates combined with decreasing death rates:
a) high stationary;
b) early expanding;
c) low stationary;
d) late expanding;
e) none of the above.
3 Artifacts:
a) include religion;
b) includes social interactions such as family structures;
c) are ignored because they indicate little about culture and society;
d) are the visible aspects of culture.
e) none of the above.
4 Volcanic activity in Hawaii is the result of a:
a) mid-oceanic ridge;
b) plate boundary;
c) hot spot;
d) core/mantle effect;
e) none of the above.
5 Religion is:
a) defined by a system of beliefs;.
b) is of primary importance in many Islamic countries;
c) varies in importance among different cultures;
d) is of subordinate importance in the technological world;
e) all of the above.
6 The process of converting from a spherical coordinate system to a flat coordinate system is referred to as:
a) areal distortion;
b) map projection;
c) areal exaggeration;
d) dimensional applicability;
e) polar flattening.
7 The important geographical direction line that passes through the Greenwich Observatory near London is:
a) the prime meridian;
b) 180 degrees north latitude;
c) the equator;
d) the international date line.
e) none of the above.
8 Lines of latitude:
a) begin with the prime meridian;
b) are designated by being East or West from an origin;
c) are of equal length;
d) become shorter from the equator to the polar areas;
e) none of the above.
9 It is 1:00 PM on Friday at 90 degrees W. What time is it at 150 degrees W?
a) 5:00 PM Friday;
b) 9:00 AM Friday;
c) 9:00 AM Saturday;
d) 5:00 AM Saturday;
e) 1:00 PM Saturday.
10 The Hadley-Ferrel model describes:
a) the formation of thunderstorms;
b) the general redistribution of heat from the equator to the polar areas;
c) the formation of thunderstorms, particularly those associated with hail;
d) tornado activity;
e) none of the above.
11 B climates are characterized by:
a) little precipitation;
b) maritime locations;
c) equatorial locations;
d) much precipitation;
e) none of the above.
12 Omaha is a textbook example of which Koeppen climate classification category:
a) A;
b) B;
c) C;
d) D;
e) E.
13 As of 2000 the natural increase of the world was 1.4 and a population of 6.067 billion. What is the expected population in 2025?
a) 14.2 billion;
b) 12.2 billion;
c) 8.6 billion;
d) 200.9 billion;
e) 7.0 billion.
14 Muslims account for what percentage of the world's population:
a) 14%;
b) 5.5%;
c) 23%;
d) 30%;
e) 20%.
15 Which country in the western hemisphere has the second greatest oil endowment after the United States?:
a) Canada;
b) Mexico;
c) Venezuela;
d) Brazil;
e) Cuba.
16 All of the following are true statements about longitude, except:
a) has its origin at the prime meridian;
b) could be determined by sailors using a device called a sextant;
c) are relatively equal in length;
d) extend east and west to 180 degrees longitude;
e) could not be determined by sailors until the introduction of the chronometer.
17 The theory of Plate Tectonics was not widely accepted until the 1970s. Today, it is believed that tectonic forces have caused the development of:
a) mountains;
b) metamorphic rocks;
c) volcanoes;
d) hydro-thermal fields;
e) all of the above.
18 Which is the most spoken primary language?
a) English;
b) Chinese;
c) Hindi;
d) Spanish;
e) none of the above.
19 All of the following are characteristics of LDC countries, except:
a) marginal physical environments;
b) subsistence farming;
c) large percent of population is under the age of 15;
d) high energy production and consumption;
e) illiteracy is high.
20 Of the top 20 oil producing countries, which two have the highest remaining oil reserves?:
a) Saudi Arabia and Russia;
b) Saudi Arabia and the United States;
c) Russia and Venezuela;
d) Iraq and Iran;
e) United States and Russia.

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Submitted by John Kempf, 28 Nov. 2001