The 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait resulted in part from what type of boundary dispute?
Countries comprised mostly or exclusively of islands are classified by political geographers as:
The fact that Illinois has over 6,000 local government units ranging from counties to special purpose sewer districts is an example of:
The 49th Parallel separating Canada from the United States across much of western North America is classified as what type of boundary?
|A)||artificial or geometric|
With respect to regional alliances:
|A)||in the developing world they tend to be formed among countries which share the same former colonial master|
|B)||their formation often stimulates the creation of alliances by countries left out of another alliance|
|C)||there is no tendency for them to be contiguous to each other|
|D)||they almost always occur among countries with homogeneous economies|
|A)||a form of reapportionment occasioned by shifts in population|
|B)||the formation of unified government services|
|C)||the cessation of a segregated school system|
|D)||a form of reapportionment which favors a political party|
Among the social institutions that promote nationalism, the three most important are:
|A)||schools, the family and political parties|
|B)||schools, armed forces and state church|
|C)||the family, athletics and political parties|
|D)||the military, state religion and political parties|
Which of the following does not operate under the auspices of the United Nations?
|A)||World Health Organization (WHO)|
|B)||Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)|
|C)||World Trade Organization (WTO)|
|D)||North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)|
An example of a part-nation state is the:
Exclusive economic zones recognized under the Law of the Sea Convention extend outward from coasts by:
|D)||200 nautical miles|
Which world region has the largest number of countries with women occupying more than 25% of their country's legislative seats?
The world's largest economic alliance is the:
|A)||Council of Mutual Economic Assistance|
|C)||European Free Trade Association|
|D)||South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation|
Nagorno-Karabakh is an example of an:
|B)||autonomous Russian Republic|
Thailand is an example of what state shape?
An important reason for the formation of unified governments is to:
|A)||collect more tax revenues|
|B)||make it appear as though a city is larger than it really is|
|C)||make school districts smaller|
|D)||reduce duplication of many services provided by local governments|
Which group of people is an example of a stateless nation?
The primary objective of local zoning ordinances in municipalities is to:
|A)||eliminate political fragmentation|
|B)||allow citizen participation in deciding how land may be used|
|C)||foster cooperation among many governmental units in small areas|
|D)||prevent the proliferation of special purpose governmental districts|
Ceuta and Melilla are examples of:
Which of the following is classified as a primate city?
The least efficient shape for the management of a state is:
Singapore has become an important center for world shipping and commerce due to its:
Which of the following is not considered to be a centripetal force in preserving state cohesiveness?
|A)||United Nations membership|
|C)||systems of transportation and communication|
|D)||effective organization and administration of government|
Which of these countries does not currently have a political movement seeking a degree of self-rule?
Territorial seas under the Law of the Sea extend out to:
|A)||12 nautical miles|
|B)||24 nautical miles|
|C)||200 nautical miles|
|D)||350 nautical miles|
A capital city spatially associated with its core region, is commonly found in:
What shape is considered the most efficient form for effective organization and administration of a state?
Which of the following associations is correct?
That which promotes unity and stability in a country is referred to as:
The Mississippi River is an example of what kind of boundary?
Which of the following countries is landlocked?
What kind of boundary was drawn between Northern Ireland and Ireland?
Hungary's claims to Transylvania in Romania is based on what type of border conflict?
|C)||minority group identification|
Which of the following is used as an icon of American nationalism?
Afghans swearing allegiance to local warlords rather than to the state is an example of:
Which of the following is not primarily an economic alliance?
The now universal idea of the modern state was developed in the 18th century by political philosophers in what world region?
By 2007, the number of independent states in the world numbered nearly:
Occupying nearly 6.5 million square miles (17 million sq km), or some 11% of the land surface of the world, the world's largest country is:
The area of original settlement in a state that usually contains its densest population and largest cities is called the:
Brasilia, the capital city purposely built in the interior of Brazil so as to increase development, is an example of a(n):
A no longer functioning boundary line that is still marked by some landscape features or differences on the two sides is a(n):
The claim of India and Pakistan to the Kashmir region is based on the area's substantial Hindu and Muslim populations and is an example of:
Scientists estimate the Arctic seabed might contain this much of the world's undiscovered oil, gas, and minerals.
One of the most powerful of the centripetal forces, based on the concept of allegiance to a single country and the ideals and way of life it represents, is known as:
Canada houses a powerful secessionist movement in the country's largest province of:
Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia are examples of what type of 20th century terrorism?
The two preconditions common to all separatist movements are:
|A)||independence and customs|
|B)||ethnicity and statehood|
|C)||territory and nationality|
|D)||religion and language|
The association of three or more states created for mutual benefit and the achievement of shared objectives is:
The strategy of drawing political boundaries so as to dilute the opposition's strength by dividing its votes among a number of districts is known as the:
Any policy or practice that differentially affects or harms individuals, groups, or communities because of their race or color is a form of: