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The Northeast (CH 17 GEO)

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  • Q1

    a very narrow part of the Turkish Straits that opens on its eastern end to the Sea of Marmara

    marsh

    the Dardanelles

    Tehran

    culture hearth

    30s
  • Q2

    a meeting in Iran that produced an international treaty to monitor and preserve wetland resources

    Ramsar Convention

    cuneiform

    Mesopotamia

    Anatolian Plateau

    30s
  • Q3

    the practice of livestock farming, which may have begun in what is now Iraq

    marsh

    Tehran

    pastoralism

    the Dardanelles

    30s
  • Q4

    a place whose name means “land of the Aryans”

    culture hearth

    the Dardanelles

    Tehran

    Iran

    30s
  • Q5

    a system of wedge-shaped symbols pressed into clay tablets

    cuneiform

    marsh

    culture hearth

    pastoralism

    30s
  • Q6

    a place that nurtures the growth of a new culture that grows and spreads to other places

    cuneiform

    Ramsar Convention

    culture hearth

    Tehran

    30s
  • Q7

    an endangered natural resource that provides freshwater and floodwater containment in a typically grassy, wet area

    marsh

    the Dardanelles

    Tehran

    culture hearth

    30s
  • Q8

    the homeland of the ancient Sumerians known as “the land between two rivers”

    Anatolian Plateau

    Mesopotamia

    cuneiform

    Ramsar Convention

    30s
  • Q9

    a central massif that lies at a high elevation between Turkey’s Pontic

    and Taurus mountains

    Ramsar Convention

    cuneiform

    Anatolian Plateau

    Iran

    30s
  • Q10

    a city in which air pollution has caused thousands of deaths

    Tehran

    Ramsar Convention

    Iran

    culture hearth

    30s
  • Q11

    Due to high mountains that block moisture from major bodies of water, much of the inland areas of the Northeast experiences which type of climate?

    subtropical

    arid or semi-arid

    tropical

    Mediterranean

    30s
  • Q12

    Which of the following very active fault lines is about 750 miles (1200 km) in length and extends across much of Turkey?

    East Aritrean

    Eurasian

    San Andreas

    North Anatolian

    30s
  • Q13

    Today the majority of people living in the Northeast region are

    Ottoman

    Orthodox Christian

    Muslim

    Jewish

    30s
  • Q14

    Iran and Iraq joined with several oil-producing neighbors to form OPEC, which agreed to regulate oil production in order to

    keep oil prices high

    prevent harm to wetlands

    lower oil prices

    impose safety restrictions

    30s
  • Q15

    The Persian Empire arose to the east of Mesopotamia, across the Zagros Mountains in present-day ____________________, before spreading across the region.

    Kurdistan

    Iraq

    Turkey

    Iran

    30s

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