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Question 1
WG 1B – Trace the Spatial diffusion such as the diffusion of American popular
culture and describe the effects on regions of contacts.
A conclusion best supported by this illustration is that the Columbian ExchangeA. Increased the Isolation between Europe and the Americas
B. Ended the slave trade in the Eastern hemisphere
C. Resulted in a decrease in trade between North America and Europe
D. Led to spread of diseases to the natives of the Americas.
Question 2
WG 7A, 21 C – Construct and analyze population pyramids and use other data, graphics and maps to describe
the population characteristics of different societies and to predict future population trends. Students will
create and interpret different types of maps to answer geographic question, infer relationships, and analyze
change.
What is the general direction of expansion that took place in United States
and Canada?
A. North to south
B. East to west
C. West to east
D. South to North
Question 3
WG 4A –Explain how elevation, latitude,
wind systems, ocean currents, position on a continent, and
mountain barriers influence temperature, precipitation, and
distribution of climate regions.
Which factors that effects climate explains the arid conditions
east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains?
A. Mountain barrier/ Rain shadow and elevation
B. Latitude and elevation
C. Ocean currents and storms
D. Continentality and storms
Question 4
WG 11C – Assess how changes in climate, resources, and infrastructure affect
the location and patterns of economic activities.
• The city of Las Vegas is located _____________ ;
therefore, humans have had to modify the
environment _______________.
• A. in the Mojave Desert; by providing water through
irrigation and electricity from the Hoover Dam
• B. in the Grand Canyon; by creating a series of roads
and bridges to allow for tourist access
• C. in the Sierra Nevadas; by creating a series of roads
and bridges to allow for tourist access
• D. in the Great Salt Plaines; by providing water
through irrigation and electricity from the Hoover Dam
Question 5
WG 10 B – Classify where specific countries fall along the economic spectrum
between free enterprise and communism.
• The U.S. and Canada both have
because
.
economies
A. Free enterprise; businesses operate for profit without
government interference in the processes of supply and
demand.
B. Socialist; all people receive what they need based on the
greater good.
C. Mixed; businesses operate for profit but the government
provides goods and services to assist struggling citizens.
D. Communist; the government controls the economy.
Question 6
WG 1 B - Trace the Spatial diffusion such as the diffusion of American popular
culture and describe the effects on regions of contacts.
• Spanish policies in regards to native peoples and
African slaves in Latin America revealed—
A. Their deep respect for native cultures.
B. Their desire to establish friendly working
relationships with laboring groups.
C. Their sincere regret at having introduced
devastating diseases into new areas.
D. Their intention to make colonies in the New
World as profitable as possible
# 7. WG 8A: Students will compare ways that humans
depend on, adapt to, and modify the physical environment,
including the influences of culture and technology
.
Panama continues to update and maintain the Panama Canal through its
isthmus.
In Peru, the people terrace the sides of their mountains for agriculture.
In Costa Rica, dams are built on major rivers to produce electricity.
The three examples above would indicate which of the following?
A. Latin America is primarily an agricultural society.
B. In Latin America, people must adapt to life in the tropics
C. The technological development of Latin America lags years behind
the level in the U. S. and Canada Geographic region.
D. In Latin America people continue to modify their environment to
meet their basic needs.
# 8 WG 5B: Students will interpret political, economic, social, and demographic
indicators (gross domestic product per capita, life expectancy, literacy, and infant
mortality) to determine the level of development and standard of living in nations
using the terms Human Development Index, less developed, newly industrialized, and
more developed.
Countries
Life expectancy
Immunization Rate
for Measles
Annual Population
Growth Rate
Argentina
75
99%
1.0%
Bolivia
66
86%
1.8%
Brazil
72
99%
1. 0%
Peru
73
90%
1.1%
Which conclusion is best supported by the data in this table?
A Health care was more expensive in Argentina than in Brazil.
B The quality of life was better in Peru than in Brazil.
C Peru had a greater number of young people than Bolivia.
D Bolivia had a lower standard of living than Argentina.
#9 WG 5A: Students will analyze how the character of a place is
related to its political, economic, social, and cultural elements
Brazilian favelas (slums) began to expand rapidly in the 1970s. What was the
main reason for this expansion?
a. Migrants from rural areas could not afford to settle in city centers.
b. The government was not able to provide utilities and sanitation services
to remote settlements.
c. The government forcibly relocated native populations from rural areas.
d. Internal conflicts resulted in the establishment of large refugee camps.
Question 10
6B – Explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including
urbanization, transportation, access to and availability of resources and economic activities.
Soviet
Government
denies right
to soviet Jews
Sever
drought in
Ethiopia
?
Widespread
unemployme
nt in Haiti.
Fighting
between
Muslims and
Christians in
Bosnia
Which would best fit in the center
circle?
A. Warfare causes migration
B. Reasons for migration
C. Increased ethnic violence
D. World environmental
disasters
Question 11
7A: Students will construct and analyze population pyramids and use other data, graphics, and
maps to describe the population characteristics of different societies and to predict future
population trends.
11. Which conclusion about the European Union is supported by the
population pyramids?
A. Citizens will spend less money on prenatal care in 20 years.
B. The demand for gender equality in the workplace will increase.
C. The need for care services for the elderly will increase.
D. Government funding of public education will remain constant for the next
10 years
Question 12
10D: Students will compare global trade patterns over time and examine the implications of
globalization, including outsourcing and free trade zones.
. What have members of the European Union
(EU) and countries of the North American
Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) both
attempted to do?
(A) reduce regional trade barriers
(B) monopolize iron and steel production
(C) establish collective farms
(D) seize control of the production and
distribution of resources
Question 13
WG 17 D – evaluate the experiences and contributions of diverse groups to multicultural societies.
21A – Students will analyze and evaluate the validity and utility of multiple sources of geographic information
such as primary and secondary sources, aerial photographs, and maps.
• “The whole world lives in London. Walk down Oxford Street and
you will see Indians, Colombians, Bangladeshis and Ethiopians,
Pakistanis and Russians, Melanesians and Malaysians. Fifty
nationalities with communities of more than 5,000 make their
home in the city, and on any given day 300 languages are spoken. It
is estimated by 2010 the population will be almost 30 percent
ethnic minorities, the majority born in the U.K. (United Kingdom).”
Simon Worrall describing London
•
• According to the author, in 2010 the population of London will-• A be made up of mostly immigrants
• B have very few ethnic minorities
• C be decreasing as immigration slows.
• D be almost 30 percent ethnic minorities
Question 14
WG 6A – Locate and describe human and physical that influence the size and
distribution of settlements.
How does the physical geography of
Russia impact the size and
distribution of the population in
Russia?
A). No influence of the physical
geography on size and distribution of
the population.
B). People only live in the Northern
portions to avoid access to water.
C). People live closer to Eastern
Europe because it is warmer.
D). There are less people living in
Siberia due to the climate and
difficulty in agriculture.
Question 15
14C-Analyze the human and physical factors that influence the power to control a territory and resources,
create conflict and war, and impact international political relations of sovereign nations and organized nation
groups such as the United Nations and the European Union.
• The initial reaction of the Russian Government to
the fighting that broke out in Chechnya in the
1990’s demonstrated that Russia—
• *A is unwilling to grant independence to
dissenting ethnic groups
• B has little control over its arsenal of nuclear
weapons
• C will defend its remaining republics against
foreign invasion
• D favors reestablishing communism
Question 16
TEKS 2A Students will describe the human and physical characteristics of the same regions at
different periods of time to evaluate relationships between past events and current conditions.
Depletion of the Aral Sea resulted from
A.
Global climate change impacting natural rainfall patterns in this region.
B.
Soviet efforts to divert waters for irrigation.
C.
Soviet use of the Aral Sea to provide drinking water for its troops.
D.
Unwise management of resources in the post-Soviet period.
Question 17
TEKS 4C Explain the influence of climate on the distribution of biomes in different regions.
How is the distribution of biomes in Russia and the Eastern European republics
influenced by climate?
A. Warm temperatures in the interior of Russia support the taiga biome.
B. Persistently cold temperatures in northern Russia explain the presence of
tundra and polar biomes.
C. Proximity to the tropics explains the biomes of southern Russia and the
Eastern European republics.
D. Mountain biomes coincide with the Ural Mountains.
Question 18
TEKS 9A Students will identify physical and/or human factors such as climate,
vegetation, language, trade networks, political units, river systems, and religion that
constitute a region
Which statement provides the best explanation for
former Soviet republics pursuit of independence in
1991?
A. Soviets decided to grant independence without
prompting from the republics.
B. Language barriers led to significant issues within the
former Soviet republics.
C. Newly formed countries wanted to join together in a
new confederation of states.
D. Ethnic groups began calling for greater independence,
which led to the creation of independent republics.
Question 19
TEKS 4A Students will explain how elevation, latitude, wind systems, oceans
currents, position on a continent, and mountain barriers influence
temperature, precipitation, and distribution of climate regions
Which of the following factors have the most
significant impact on Russia’s climate?
A. Air mass and elevation
B. Continentality and mountain barriers
C. Ocean currents and latitude
D. Latitude and continentality
Question 20
TEKS 10B Students will classify were specific countries fall along the economic
spectrum between Free Enterprise and Communism
• The government of the USSR made all important economic decisions.
• Government took control of the major sources of the state’s wealth: land, mines,
factories, banks, and transportation systems.
• Government planners decided what products would be manufactured, what crops
would be grown, and what prices could be charged for goods and services.
• Famine and scarcity were common economic problems.
Based on the information in the text box above, which
of the following economic systems operated in the
USSR?
A. Traditional
B. Market
C. Command
D. Mixed