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Electricity produces from steam is called _____ _____. New Zealand uses this type of electicity.
geothermal energy
Name the explorer who claimed Australia for the British.
Captain James Cook
Electricity produced by flowing water is called _______ _______.
hydroeletric power
Name the capital of New Zealand.
Wellington
What island south of Australia is part of Australia?
Tasmania
The ___ ___ ___ is a group of coral formations off of Austalia's coast
Great Barrier Reef
The ______ is what the Australians call the rural areas of their country
bush
Name Australias capital
Canberra
Name an important port city in New Zealand
Auckland
What do the Australians call themselves?
Aussies
Name the largest area of flat land in New Zealand
Canterbury Plains
The original inhabitants of New Zealand are called the _____
Macris
The original inhabitants of Australia are called the ________
aborigines
What European country once controlled Australia?
Great Britian
What country controlled India from the 1700s until the 1940s
Great Britian
Who led a peaceful independent movement in India?
Mohandas Gandi
What religion do most of the people of India practice?
Hindu
North Africa and Southwest Asia are often called the ______ _______
Middle East
A fan shaped fertile area at the mouth of a river is a ______
delta
Name the finger of land in Russia with many active volcanoes
Kamchatka Peninsula
Name the world's largest inland body of water
Caspian Sea
Name the world's deepest feshwater lake. It is in Russia
Lake Baikal
Name the capital of China
Beijing
Name the capital of the united kingdom
London
The distribution of people, ideas, and diseasesaround the world by European explorers and settlers it is called the ______ _________
Columbian Exchange
Name the capital of the roman empire during its decline
constantinople
Name the rock desert in southeastern Mongolia. It is almost twice the size of texas
Gobi desert
This river is called China's sorrow
yellow river
the land of the blue sky
Mongolia
the city that was a great city of learning in northern eygpt
alexandria
the group thar wanted to reform the catholic church during te middle ages is called the _______
prodistants
_____ was home to the ist democratic constitution
athens,greece
_____, socrates, and aristotle were famous greek teachers and philosophers
plato
the capital of eygpt
cairo
morocco's larget city and port
casa blanca
north africa's smallest country
tunisia
jewish holy book
torah
muslim holy book
q'uran
the greatest prophet in judism is ______. god gave him the 10 commandments
moses
the great prophet of islam
muhammed
the world's youngest major religion and didn't begin until 600s A.D.
islam
the capital of libya
tripoli
tourists sand board in the sand dunes of this desert
namib
the african island country. it lies off of the southeast coast of the continent
madigascar
it is the largest island in the world
greenland
the main religion of the middle east
islam
the religion of isreal
jewish
the religion of western europe
christianity
the capital of france
paris
the capital f germany
berlin
the roof of the world
plateau of tibet
african lake that holds about 500 fish species
lake malawi
name the first black president of south africa
nelson mendeli
the continent at the south pole
antartica
the line of latitude that divides the earth into eastern and western hemispheres
prime merideaen
a _____ is a large wave or waves that cause flooding
tsunami
a tropical storm that reaches speeds of 74 and over and starts in the atlantic ocean
hurricane
in 1900 a hurricane and is storm surge killed between 6000 and 8000 people in ______ texas
galveston
whose body preserved and on display in moscow, russia?
linnen
china's government has been _________ since 1949
communist
what mountains in russia divide europe from asia?
ural mountains
what city in turkey is located in both europe and asia?
istanbul
the roman empire surrounded the ________ sea
mediterranean
ethiopia and somalia are located on the ___ of africa
horn
scotland, north ireland, england, and wales are the kingdoms that make up this country
u.k.
this is the highest mountain in africa
mt. kilimanjaro
this is world's largest desert. it is in north africa.
sahara
what country is called the gift of the nile?
egypt
mongolia, japan, and korea are all located on the continent of ______
asia
what 3 countris fought the u.s. in ww2?
germany, italy, and japan
Name the countries in ww2 that made up the allie powers
soviet union, france, britian,china, u.s.
what is the world's largest ocean?
pacific
name the 7 continents
north america, south america, europe, asia, africa, antartica, and australia
is the artic ocean closer to the u.s. or antartica?
u.s.
what ocean borders india?
indian
name the 3 oceans that border asia
indian, pacific, and artic
_____ was the main part of the soviet union ntil 1991
russia
this is the only continent that is a country
australia
the great wall is located in this country
china
the taj mahal is located in this country
india
the lourve, notre dame, and the effiel tower are all located in this city in france
paris
what major river runs through london?
thames
what major river runs next to paris?
seine
what is russia's major river?
volga
the water between britian and the mainland of europe is called the ____ ____.
english channel
what city in russia was once called leningrad?
st. petersburg
what is the capital of greece?
athens
name the captial of spain
madrid
in what country do they have the running of the bulls?
spain
what country is located on the southern tip of africa?
south africa
the largest lake in africa, it is the source of the nile, and is named after a british queen
lake victoria
france, britian, and germany are all part of this country
europe
the european countries have formed an economic partnership called the ____ ______. many people beleive this was a way of creating one country out of europe's many countries
european union
there is a famous opera house in ______, australia
sydney
siberia is located in which country?
russia
what is the tallest mountain on earth?
mount everest
this landlocked country is located between india and china
napal
name 2 countries that used to be part of india
pakistan and bangledesh
mt. everest is located in this mountain range
himalayas