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World Cultures

__ 1. Which of the following is most closely associated with the Sumerians?
A. a belief in multiple gods and an afterlife
B. cuneiform and wheeled vehicles
C. hieroglyphics and papyrus
____ 2. Kurds are different from most Iraqis because they are
A. not Muslim.
B. nomadic traders.
C. a non-Arab ethnic group.
____ 3. The part of the hydrologic cycle in which water droplets grow heavier and fall
back to Earth is called
A. condensation.
B. evaporation.
C. precipitation.
____ 4. Where did one of the world’s earliest civilizations begin in Mesopotamia?
A. along the coastlines of the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf
B. along the banks of the Nile River
C. in the area around and between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
____ 5. Which phrase best describes a hurricane?
A. a type of cyclone with winds that can reach 300 miles per hour
B. a type of cyclone with swirling winds and heavy rainfall
C. a heavy snowstorm with strong winds
____ 6. On which type of map would you expect to find the boundaries between states
or provinces?
A. thematic map
B. physical map
C. political map
____ 7. The equatorial river that flows through the rain forest in Central Africa is the
A. Zambezi River.
B. Congo River.
C. Niger River.
____ 8. Under the rule of the Taliban in Afghanistan
A. industry was modernized and ethnic customs were recognized.
B. all works of art were put in museums, for all to have access to.
C. women were forbidden to attend school or to work.
____ 9. What is true of the slave trade in Africa?
A. It existed for hundreds of years.
B. It was practiced only by Europeans.
C. It began with the arrival of Europeans.
____ 10. What was apartheid?
A. laws separating the races
B. a policy that redistributed land
C. a Boer territory
____ 11. Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa. What is the focus of
its economy?
A. oil industry
B. diamond mining
C. tourism
____ 12. The Global Positioning System is
A. a computer-based system that compares one place to another.
B. a satellite system used to find absolute location.
C. a computer-based system for creating maps and analyzing patterns.
____ 13. What term was used for the voyage that carried enslaved Africans across the
Atlantic ocean?
A. the Slave Trade
B. slavery
C. Middle Passage
____ 14. What do we call a plant or animal’s natural environment?
A. habitat
B. ecosystem
C. endangered species
____ 15. A flat landform that stretches between mountains is a
A. butte.
B. plateau.
C. plain.