Global History & Geography - January 2009

Base your answers to questions 36 and 37 on the map below and on your knowledge of social studies.

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36 In 1968, the areas labeled Estonian SSR, Belorussian SSR, and Moldavian SSR referred to

(1) republics that were part of the Soviet Union
(2) members of the Central Powers
(3) independent nations of Eastern Europe
(4) members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

37 In 1968, the area east of the bold black boundary included members of the

(1) Triple Alliance
(2) Warsaw Pact
(3) European Union (EU)
(4) North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Base your answer to question 38 on the cartoon below and on your knowledge of social studies.

38 The main idea of this 1949 cartoon is that the United Nations would

(1) work to solve pollution problems
(2) meet only when world crises erupted
(3) bridge the gap between world powers
(4) prevent the Cold War

39 Which statement about the Green Revolution is most accurate?

(1) It reduced the amount of chemical pollutants in the environment.
(2) It increased food output in many developing countries.
(3) It decreased dependence on fossil fuels.
(4) It attempted to end colonial rule.

40 Which problem in the savanna regions of Africa is caused by population pressures and overuse of
the land?

(1) rain forest destruction
(2) desertification
(3) air pollution
(4) flooding

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