Monday, March 12, 2012

Quarter 3 Exam Review Questions

  1. What is the longest river in Latin America? What countries does it go through?
  2. What is the largest mountain chain in Latin America? Describe its relative location.
  3. Define "urbanization." Then, describe its causes and effects in Latin America.
  4. Define "push" and "pull" factors. Give examples for each taken from the unit on Latin America.
  5. What was the cause of the Haitian Revolution? What were its effects?
  6. Who was Toussaint Louverture?
  7. Who is Bashar al-Assad? Why has he been in the news recently?
  8. What is happening in the city of Homs?
  9. Name and describe each of the 5 Pillars of Islam.
  10. Name the holy book, main religious figure, and place of worship for Christianity and Islam.
  11. Describe at least 2 major trade routes in and around SW Asia. Then, explain how a country could disrupt world trade using one of these routes.
  12. How did Israel become a country?
  13. What religion is practiced by the Palestinian people? By the Israeli people?
  14. Agree or disagree with the following statement: The United Nations caused the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Support your response with at least three pieces of evidence from class.
  15. Argue for or against the following statement: The United States should offer military support to the Syrian rebels. Support your response with at least two pieces of evidence from class and the video.
  16. What is the "caste system"? How might it impact Indian society?
  17. What is an "archipelago"?
  18. Why is India's population expansion a "mixed blessing"?
  19. Why is South Asia typically seen as an impoverished region? What signs of hope for the region's future can we see?
  20. Use the information from your text, notes and our work on last week's DBQ to create a 3-part thesis statement.

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