Which natural resource is of potentially great importance to economic development in Central Asia?
Which countries are members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
Which of the following descriptions does NOT apply to Central Asia?
Which country of Central Asia has the strongest tradition of monasticism?
What development led to the emergence of nomadic pastoralism in Central Asia?
Domestication of the horse.
In which of the following countries of Central Asia have both the U.S. and Russia had military bases at the same time located just a few miles apart?
Which Central Asian country had been engaged in a civil war that was brought to a head by the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks?
How many new countries appeared in Central Asia as a result of the break-up of the Soviet Union?
What neighboring country has provided support and cover for the Taliban in Afghanistan?
Which of the following deserts is NOT found in Central Asia?
Since 1999, which Central Asian country has been the world's largest producer of opium?
Which areas in Central Asia remain under Chinese Control?
Tibet and Xinjang.
In the nineteenth century, what country began to displace China from Central Asia?
A nearly continuous swath of grasslands extending from the east to west in Central Asia is partially broken by which of the following physical features?
In which country of Central Asia is the Gobi Desert found?
Where is the oil pollution worst in Central Asia?
What do most climate change experts predict will happen to Central Asia as climate change continues?
It will be hit hard by climate change, leading to melting of glaciers and reduced river flows.
Which country of Central Asia was NOT previously a republic of the former USSR?
What is the most common language group in Central Asia?
What has been the response of Central Asian republics to efforts from the United States, China, Russia, and other countries to influence the region?
The Central Asian republics have attempted to play the United States, Russia, and other countries off against each other in order to maintain or increase their power.
Which of the following regions are found among the peoples of Central Asia?
Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and other minor religions.
According to government planners in Turkmenistan, what product will Turkmenistan begin to export in large quantities, bringing prosperity to the country?
Which countries of Central Asia are engaged in a "cold war" over water?
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
What is the primary reason for the shrinking of the Aral Sea?
Large-scale irrigation projects implemented by the Soviets in the 1950s have diverted water from the two rivers that feed the sea.
Kazakhstan, like other former republics of the USSR, has experienced a substantial migration of people out of the region since the Soviet Union broke up. Who are these migrants, and why are they leaving?
What is the livelihood of pastoralists?
As the nomadic armies of Central Asia declined, which of the following countries benefited?
China and Russia
What is the most developed country of Central Asia?
How long has Afghanistan been at war?
Since the late 1970s.
What livelihood is "the only feasible way of life on the Tibetan plateau," according to the authors of your textbook?
nomadic pastoralism based on the yak.
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