Global History & Geography - January 2011

  36 Which region is most closely associated with conflict in the West Bank, Golan Heights, and the Sinai Peninsula?

(1) East Africa      (3) Western Europe
(2) Middle East      (4) Central Asia

37 In the 1990s, which two countries dominated the headlines because genocide was occurring in those countries?

(1) Switzerland and Poland
(2) Vietnam and Singapore
(3) Sudan and Rwanda
(4) Costa Rica and Jamaica

38 Which leader’s policies included glasnost and perestroika?

(1) Fidel Castro             (3) Mikhail Gorbachev
(2) Nikita Khrushchev     (4) Deng Xiaoping

Base your answers to questions 39 and 40 on the chart below and on your knowledge of social studies.

39 Based on the information in this chart, which country has the highest life expectancy?

(1) Ireland    (3) Venezuela
(2) Japan      (4) Greece

40 Based on the information in this chart, which statement is most accurate?

(1) Poland is less globalized than Bangladesh.
(2) Switzerland is more globalized than Thailand.
(3) Brazilians tend to live longer than Canadians.
(4) Pakistanis tend to have shorter lives than Ugandans

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