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This assignment consists of three parts found in order in this packet: 1. Textbook questions. This will require that you answer questions from Chapters 0 – 3 (Introduction, Europe, Russia, and North America). They are written in multiple choice format, so all you have to do is circle the right answer. All together, these questions are worth 10 points, due to the fact that it will be hard to get them wrong and also the high potential for people to copy off of one another. 2. Country questions. Each student has been assigned a country in Europe (found on page 9 of this packet). You are to log on to the CIA’s World Fact Book ( and answer all ten questions found on page 8 of this packet in complete sentences. Each question is worth 1 point, for a total of 10 points. 3. Short current event essay. For this portion of the assignment, you are to log onto a news website (BBC or CNN are good starts), or use a physical newspaper from the library, and find a current news article regarding the country that you have been assigned (same as above). You will summarize the situation, without plagiarizing the article, and offer your opinion as to the importance/relevance of the current event. In other words, why does it matter – not only to you personally, but why is it newsworthy? Cite your source(s)! This portion of the assignment is also worth 10 points. 1
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Chapter: Introduction 1. When geographic realms meet, ________________ mark their contacts. A) lines B) areas C) locations D) boundaries E) transition zones 2. The process of a place’s climate becoming drier (arid), changing the vegetation associations found there, is known as: A) Global warming B) Interglacials C) Desertification D) Liquefaction E) Volcanism 3. The process of desertification is most likely to occur in the Köppen climate type labeled: A) A B) B C) C D) D E) E 4. Which of the following is not one of the world’s three largest population concentrations? A) South Asia B) Europe C) eastern Africa D) East Asia E) All of these 5. In 2008, just about ____ percent of the world’s population lived in urban areas. A) 50
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course SOC 15115 taught by Professor Crawley during the Spring '10 term at Troy.

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