Geography Pre-Test/Post-Test: Places and Regions

Pre-Test/Post-Test:  Places and Regions



1.  The only continent with no desert is:


A.    North America

B.     South America

C.     Europe

D.    Australia


2.  The Middle East is located primarily on what continent:


A.    North America

B.     Asia

C.     Europe

D.    Antarctica


3.  The Andes mountains are located on which continent:


    A.  North America

    B.  South America

    C.  Europe

    D.  Australia


4.  The continent with the least annual precipitation:


    A. North America

    B. Australia

    C. Antarctica

    D. Europe


5.  In general, the climate zone that receives the most precipitation is the:


    A. Tropical Zone

    B. Polar Zone

    C. Desert Zone

    D. Temperate Zone


6.  The Suez canal connects which two bodies of water:


    A. Lake Erie and Lake Huron

    B. The Arabian Sea and the Sea of Azov

    C. The Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea

    D. The Tigris and the Euphrates


7. The southernmost country in North America is:

    A. Mexico

    B. United States

    C. Honduras

    D. Panama


8. Gobi, Atacama, Kalahari, and Namib are all examples of:


    A.  Mountains

    B.  Countries in Africa

    C.  Rivers

    D.  Deserts


9.  Apache Junction is located within which climate zone:


    A. Temperate

    B. Desert

    C. Polar

    D. Tropical


10.  Apache Junction is part of a region in the United States called:


    A. The Deep South

    B. The Southwest

    C. New England

    D. North Mexico


11.  The world’s rainforests are all on or near which line of latitude:


    A. The Equator

    B. The Prime Meridian

    C. The Tropic of Capricorn

    D. The International Date Line


12. The Strait of Gibraltar separates which two countries:


    A. France and Spain

    B. Spain and Morocco

    C. Morocco and Algeria

    D. Algeria and Apache Junction


13.  90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S. border. This could be because:


    A. The United States has a bigger military

    B. The northern portions of Canada are protected reserves

    C. The temperatures are too cold in northern Canada

    D. There are a great number of Eskimos in northern Canada

14.  Deserts of the world could be described as having a(n) _________ climate?


    A. Humid

    B. Arid

    C. Acrid

    D. Polar


15.  As elevation increases, air temperatures:


    A. Increase

    B. Decrease

    C. Remain the same

    D. Become unstable


16.  Most large cities are located:


    A. Near mountains

    B. Where there is fertile soil

    C. Near water

    D. Near metal deposits


17. Most of Brazil is covered in what type of environment:


    A. Rainforest

    B. Desert

    C. Tundra

    D. Mountains


18.  All of the following were part of the former U.S.S.R. except:


    A. Ukraine

    B. Belarus

    C. Denmark

    D. Latvia


19.  The only two continents are located entirely in the southern hemisphere are:


    A. North America/South America

    B. Asia/Africa

    C. Australia/Antarctica

    D. Europe/Asia


20. The 23 ½ degree lines of latitude mark the extent of the:


    A. Arctic/Antarctic Circle

    B. Tropics

   C. Prime Meridian

   D. Mountain Ranges