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1

3 major types of national economies

-Subsitence
-Market
-Planned (communist)

2

How much global land is unsuitable for agriculture?

- 70%

3

How much of worlds population lived in the cities? 1800? Now?

-1800 : 3%
-Now: 50%

4

What is a megacity and how many were there in 2008?

-Megacity = city with population over 10 million
-In 2008 there were 19 megacities

5

Is Chicago a megacity?

- No, not yet. 300,000 people away from 10 million

6

When was the population peak for most large U.S. cities?

-1950

7

Current world population

-7.1 billion

8

Where is most of the projected growth in world population to come from?

-Africa

9

How much of the worlds population lives north of the equator?

-90%

10

When did the U.S. go to war with Afghanistan and why?

-Because they refused o hand over Bin Laden, Taliban then fled to pakistan from afghanistan

11

Of all the countries in South Asia, which country experiences the most regular and widespread
flooding from the South Asian monsoon.

-Bangladesh

12

Which country has the largest democracy?

-India

13

What is the only Muslim country to have nuclear weapons?

-Pakistan

14

What does the Raj mean?

- The rule of the British in India

15

Who had troops in Afghanistan from 1979-89 during the ten year war?

-Soviet Union

16

Which country is a low lying county in danger of disappearing due to global warming?

-The Maldives

17

Who seceded from Indonesia in 1999?

-East Timor did after a long and bloody civil war

18

What percentage of South Asia is rural?

-Approximately 75%-

19

What are the two most populous Islamic country in the world?

-Indonesia
-Pakistan is 2nd

20

What are the 3 largest world economies in order?

1. U.S.
2. China
3. Japan

21

Who was the 1st leader of China under a communist government?

-Mao Zedong

22

What language do Chinese people speak?

Mandarin

23

What is the dominant ethnic group in China

Han

24

Significance between Taiwan and China?

Taiwan is claimed by China

25

What country has the longest life expectancy in the world?

Japan

26

Where do 20% of the worlds earthquakes occur?

Japan

27

What is sericulture?

Cultivation of silkworms

28

Who has the 4th largest standing army?

North Korea

29

What is the majority religion in the Phillipines?

Over 80% are Roman Catholic

30

Unlike it's neighbors which country was never a European colony?

Thailand

31

Which Muslim country is made up of many island groups?

Indonesia

32

Where do most of the people in Oceania live and what language do they speak?

In Australia and speak Engish

33

Where is the Great Barrier Reef?

In the Coral Sea in NE Australia?

34

What was the first nation to grant all women the right to vote and when?

New Zealand in 1893

35

The Maori

Indigenous population to New Zealand, about 14.6%

36

Are there any nuclear stations in New Zealand?

No, a change in law would be required for one to be built.

37

What was one of the last places to be inhabited by humans?

New Zealand

37

In 1850 U.S. workers were in which sector?

Agricultural

38

In 1950 U.S. workers were in which sector?

Manufacturing

39

86% of U.S. workers are in what sector today?

Service

40

Population of India

1.2 billion

41

Capital of China

Beijing

42

What Chinese leader is responsible for ushering the current wave of economic reforms?

Deng Xiaoping

43

Who ordered the brutal death march out of Cambodia?

Pol Pot

44

What is the only landlocked country in SE Asia?

Laos

45

Who was the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary that led Nnorth Vietnam from WW2?

Ho Chi Minh

46

What is the hi tech wealthy city-state in SE Asia?

Singapore

47

Indonesia has never been under communist rule unlike?

Laos
Vietnam
Cambodia