The energy that allows tectonic plates to interact on the earth’s surface

Question 1 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

A map with a scale of 1:500,000 would represent which type of map?

A. Small scale map

B. Large scale map

C. Medium scale map

D. Spatial scale map

Question 2 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The prime meridian passes through:

A. Paris, France.

B. New York City.

C. Greenwich, England.

D. the Indian Ocean.

Question 3 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Transform faults are typically found in regions where tectonic plate boundaries are moving parallel to one another, and are the site of frequent earthquakes. A good example of such a location is:

A. the San Andreas Fault.

B. Iceland.

C. the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

D. the Andes Mountains

Question 4 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The energy that allows tectonic plates to interact on the earth’s surface is supplied by:

A. the sun.

B. the molten interior.

C. greenhouse gases.

D. ocean currents.

Question 5 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Hurricanes and cyclones originate:

A. in the tropics

B. in temperate latitudes

C. near the poles

D. in the center of large land masses

Question 6 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The pampas region of Argentina would be an example of which of the following biomes?

A. Desert biome

B. Forest biome

C. Polar biome

D. Grassland biome

Question 7 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement designed to address the issue of:

A. the spread of AIDS.

B. global poverty and underdevelopment

C. the emission of greenhouse gases

D. the militarization of space

Question 8 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Language is frequently a key component of identity for many people. The Quebecois, an ethnic group in Quebec, speak what language that differentiates them from most other Canadians?

A. French

B. German

C. Spanish

D. Italian

Question 9 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

A cultural hearth is a region from which technologies, ideologies, and material goods diffused over time to surrounding regions. An example of a cultural hearth is:

A. central South America

B. Mesopotamia

C. Australia

D. Easter Island.

Question 10 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The infant mortality rate for a country is defined as the:

A. the percentage of infants who perish at birth.

B. the number of female infants killed, due to preference for males.

C. the number of abortions, stillbirths, and accidental deaths in a given year.

D. the number of infant deaths per 1000 live births during the first year of life

Question 11 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

When a country has a single city that has several times the population of any other city, it is called the/a:

A. megalopolis.

B. primate city.

C. capital city.

D. growth pole.

Question 12 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

__________ is the study of population structure and change


B. Economics

C. Demography

D. Geography

Question 13 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

An example of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) is:

A. the U.S. Department of State

B. Exxon Mobile Petroleum Corporation

C. Greenpeace

D. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Question 14 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Among the following organizations devoted to fostering trade, the one with the largest number of member states is:





Question 15 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The modern materially wealthy countries achieved their prominence from the __________ sector of production in manufacturing and construction.

A. tertiary

B. primary

C. secondary

D. quaternary

Question 16 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

__________ corporations make goods or provide services for profit in several countries but direct operations from a headquarters in one country.

A. Multinational

B. Off-shoring

C. International

D. Free-market

Question 17 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The second most productive economy in the world, as measured in total output by value, is the economy of:

A. Germany

B. Japan

C. Canada

D. China

Question 18 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

In many of the materially poor countries today, few jobs in the __________ pay taxable salaries.

A. formal economy

B. service sector

C. core countries

D. peripheral communities

Question 19 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The Grameen Bank, a highly successful microcredit institution, was founded in:

A. Germany

B. Brazil.

C. Bangladesh

D. Japan

Question 20 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The concept of __________ rights emerged in the late 1700s, in part from revolutions in Europe and the United States.

A. social

B. human

C. cultural

D. political