1. As of the year 2009, how many people around the globe lived outside their country of birth?
A. 100 million
B. 50 million
C. 700 million
D. 200 million
2. Serbian nationalists adopted which of the following terms to rationalize their actions during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina?
C. Ethnic cleansing
D. Ethnic diversity
3. Which of the following is the only global city in the region of Russia and its neighboring countries?
A. St. Petersburg
4. Which of the following is the dominant country of the Central Asian subregion?
5. The EU modified its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in an effort to reduce expensive and unwanted surpluses. This is an example of
6. Which of the following countries has the highest number of Fortune 500 companies?
B. United States
7. In the Northern Europe subregion, which country, famous for its mobile phones, was ruled under the Swedish monarchy until 1809?
8. Which of the following best facilitates the building of ports?
9. In general, the most materially advanced and developed countries are focused on extensive development
of the _______ sector of their economy.
10. The nation-state concept originated in which of the following countries?
D. United States
11. Which of the following was true of life in the USSR?
A. Women were a small minority among industrial and construction workers.
B. Although women were allowed to fly fighter planes during World War II, they were banned from ground combat.
C. Most physicians were women.
D. Women achieved equality at home, and husbands were expected to share domestic duties.
12. Atmosphere-ocean environments related to climate are produced by interactions of which of the following?
A. The atmosphere and hydrosphere
B. Tectonic plate interactions with the lithosphere and hydrosphere
C. The atmosphere, meteorology, and volcanic sub zero temperatures.
D. The lithosphere and hydrosphere
13. Which of the follow is a Slavic language?
14. Economic growth that assures basic resources for future generations is associated with _______ human development.
C. "growth pole"
15. In Russia, which of the following occurred after the global financial crisis in 1998?
A. Russia became a major exporter of grain after 2001.
B. Russian farmers abandoned their farms in large numbers.
C. The Russian ruble declined in value against the dollar by about 12 percent.
D. Large areas of farmland were bought back from foreign investors.
16. In 2005, which two European groups rejected an EU treaty that would have provided for an EU constitution?
A. The Danes and the Irish
B. The French and the Irish
C. The French and the Dutch
D. The Germans and the Dutch
17. With respect to industrial practices, the most polluted region of Russia is located around
D. Lake Baikal.
18. Upon the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire in 1453, _______ was seen as the true inheritor of the Christian realm.
A. Catherine the Great
B. Mikhail Romanov
C. Peter the Great
D. Ivan III (The Great)
19. Which of the following rivers is the world's busiest waterway?
20. After Stalin died in 1953, the number of people sent to the gulag
A. remained about the same.
B. decreased slightly.
C. actually increased.
D. decreased dramatically.