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  • Q1

    Which of the following describes the primary type of boundary imposed in Africa as a result of the Berlin Conference? 






  • Q2

    The following map shows the Rhineland, an area located along the banks of the Middle Rhine River in Germany. The area has been the scene of recurrent crises and controversies over several centuries. The boundary shown on the map was designated by the Treaty of Versailles. Which of the following defines the shaded area in the map?

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    Relic boundary 

    Satellite state

    Consequent boundary 

    Buffer state

    Demilitarized zone 

  • Q3

    Which of the following correctly compares European colonizers’ treatment of indigenous peoples of the New World with their treatment of indigenous peoples in Africa? 

    They settled peaceably among indigenous peo-ple in the Americas but carried on warfare with people of Africa.

    They formed trading relations with native leaders in both the Americas and Africa.

    They formed a government to control indige-nous people in the Americas and allowed each indigenous group in Africa to keep their preco-lonial governments.

    They allowed indigenous people to keep the boundaries of their own territories in both the Americas and Africa.

    They divided up areas in both the Americas and Africa between five European nations at the Berlin Conference held in 1884–1885.

  • Q4

    Which of the following explains the spatial relationships shown on the map? 

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    Siam acts as a buffer state between two empires, France and England, during the colonial period.

    Siam is a French satellite state that keeps a military presence in British territory to control colonial expansion.

    France colonized Siam and set up a territorial government to protect French territory from British invasion.

    Siam is a demilitarized zone between France and Britain defined by Germany during the Berlin Conference.

    Siam is a relic border that was known as Thailand during the European colonial period.

  • Q5

    Politically, Siam is best described as 

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    a colonizing power that controlled Southeast Asia 

    colonized and dependent on France

    colonized and dependent on Great Britain 

    politically independent but economically controlled by France

    politically weak but independent and neutral 

  • Q6

    The former international border between East Germany and West Germany is best described as

    an open border

    a demilitarized zone 

    a relict boundary 

    an antecedent boundary 

    a geometric boundary 

  • Q7

    Culturally defined political boundaries, such as those determined by the spatial patterns of religion or language, are called 






  • Q8

    Which of the following describes an example of a consequent boundary?

    The Berlin Wall between East and West Germany no longer exists, but the location is still evident.

    European powers divided Africa at the Berlin Conference and drew boundaries across the continent.

    The United States–Canadian boundary was set at the 49th parallel by a treaty before the area was settled.

    Canada created the province of Nunavut to provide greater autonomy for the First Nations.

    The Andes Mountains are used as a political boundary to divide Chile and Argentina.

  • Q9

    Most of Africa’s political boundaries were originally drawn by 

    seventeenth-century European explorers 

    European colonial powers in the late-nineteenth century 

    the Bandung Conference of 1955

    decolonization movements of the 1950s and 1960s 

    UN peacekeeping missions in the 1950s and 1960s 

  • Q10

    The Berlin Conference of 1884–1885 and the partition of India in 1947 changed borders in Africa and South Asia and are reflected in the current world map. Which of the following best describes the type of political border resulting from these events?

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    relict boundaries

    antecedent boundaries

    consequent boundaries

    superimposed boundaries

    subsequent boundaries 

  • Q11

    Which of the following is an example of a superimposed boundary?

    The geometric boundary between the United States and Canada

    The border of the European Union 

    The Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain

    The geometric boundary between Iraq and Saudi Arabia 

    The Great Wall of China

  • Q12

    The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, but people in the former East and West Germany still feel its influence. Geographers would say that where the wall once stood now acts as a

    superimposed boundary 

    relict boundary 

    fortified boundary 

    antecedent boundary

    natural boundary 


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