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World Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives (with Subregions)
meltwater from what mountains supplies the headwaters of the three principal river systems of south asia?
the monsoon that brings plentiful rain to south asia occurs during which season?
which of the following woman would typically have the least individual freedom?
a rural, higher-caste muslim <------
an urban, lower caste hindu
a rural, higher caste hindu
an urban, lower caste muslim
india and bangladesh are both at odds over the economic and enviromental effects of what practice?
indias diversion of the ganga river
according to the textbook, what launched an ambitous campaign to clean up poorly regulated factories
the industrial explosion in bhopal
what hindu religious tradition is negativly impacting water quality of the ganga river
death pilgrimages, the ashes of the dead and more recently whole bodies have been tossed into the river
the indus and ganga river basins are found south of the himalayas?
name one of the three main rivers in south asia
ganga or indus or brahmaputra
what practice arises from a general preference to male children?
what reason is given in the text book to explain why female infanticide in the state of kerala does not occur as frequently as in the others?
higher literacy rates and more educated population
what is the name of the ancient system in south asia that determines their social standing and everything about their life?
the caste system
the so called "green revolution" was intended to improve the inputs and techniques, and hence the productivity of what part of the economy?
what type of government does india have?
since independence, indias government has favored industrail over agricultural developments
the lowest caste, also known as the untouchables is also known by what name?
in what country did the group known as the taliban seize control of and impose restrictions on the behavior, actions and dress of woman until 2001?
which of the following terms refers to the use of traditional methods to fertilize crops and the use of natural predators to control pests?
what is true of the ganga river?
it is indias most sacred and polluted river
which of the following accuratly reflects the social landscape of pakistan
the population is very young
increased food supplies have elimated malnutrition in south asia
what is the approximate population of sub saharan africa?
which of the following represents the neocolonial situation in which africa finds itself today?
foreign investors from wealthy countries are reaping africas wealth by extracting their natural resources under unfair terms of trade
which of the following resulted from south africas policy of apartheid?
the assignment of all black people in the country to their so-called homelands
in what year did the aparthied era in south africa formally come to an end
for most africans, what activity remains a major source of their livelihood?
what statement is accurate regarding present day nigeria
its primary resource and export is oil
in sub saharan africa, in which aspects of agriculture are men most likely to be involved
cultivating and growing cash crops
name one purpose served by europes colonies in africa
to extract raw materials for europes growing industries
who was the 1st president of south africa after white minority rule ended
what term represents the deliberate destruction of an ethnic, racial, or political group?
name one of the two institutions that has promoted the introduction of structural adjustment programs as a means of solving the debt crisis in sub saharan africa
the world bank or international monetary fund
what is the name of the african region that runs south along the sahara and is threatened by desertificarion?
sub saharan africas population is growing faster than any others on earth?
in sub sahara africa, high rates of infant mortality contribute to the high birth rate
the environments of west africa have dried out over the past several decades due in large part to human activities
in sub saharn africa, human activities have not had a noticable effect on the continents tropical rainforest
what is an animist belief system?
it is a belief that considers spirits to be found everywhere from trees to art objects
skin color arises from the production of melanin in the body as a response to________ rays from the sun
what major chronic disease transferred by heterosexual contact affects sub saharan africa?
race is an important biological/social construct, it is_________ but not imaginary
india is the worlds largest democracy in terms of population?
the bhopal accident killed 15,000 people initailly, but the company responsible fully compensated the victims?
where do the winter and summer monsoons come from?
north/himalayas and south/indian ocean, respectively
what is the difference between a map that has a scale of 1:50,000 and a map with a scale of 1:5,000? which shows more detail? which shows more area?
a map with a scale of 1:50,000(small scale) shows less detail and more area while a map with a scale of 1:5,000(large scale) shows less area with more detail
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