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LET Reviewer for Social Studies
LET Reviewer for Social Studies

1. Which of the following in NOT a major feature of Southeast Asian geography?
a. Southeast Asia has an extremely long coastline
b. Mountains and seas help to unite Southeast Asia
c. Southeast Asia is a region of islands and Peninsulas
d. Several important cities are located near the river deltas

2. Which of the following would have the greatest effect on the lives of the Chinese people?
a. The mountains
b. The monsoons
c. The north wind
d. The Desert

3. In which production does India lead world?
a. Wheat
b. Tea
c. Spices
d. Jute

4. Which best describes most of Russia’s coastline?
a. It is very good for trade because it is straight.
b. It is very good because it is the longest in the world
c. It is not very useful because there are not too many good ports
d. It is not very useful for trade because it stays frozen part of the year.

5. Why do much of the world’s trade passes through the Middle East
a. Because the people of the Middle East are among the best traders.
b. Because the best harbors are found in the Middle East
c. Because the Middle East connects three continents
d. All of the above

6. The geographic position of Southeast Asia has influenced its development in what way?
a. It is set apart from the rest of the world.
b. It is a natural area for the development of industry
c. It has forced Southeast Asian countries to conquer neighboring lands
d. It has made it an important trade center between the Indian and Pacific Oceans

7. Which of the following statement is true about Chinese geography?
a. The mountains of China are along the east coast.
b. Geography has in part isolated China from the world.
c. The Rivers of China are navigable for only a short distance.
d. Geography has had little to do with China’s unique development.

8. Which of the following statements about India’s geography is NOT true?
a. Southern India is a land of mountains, forest and jungles
b. The Deccan was isolated China from most of India by geography.
c. Mountain pass through the Himalayas have helped migrations into India.
d. The rivers of India play only a small role in the lives of the people.

9. What climate is most of Russia known for?
a. Tropical
b. Continental
c. Temperate
d. Humid

10. What does the Suez Canal connect?
a. Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean
b. Atlantic Ocean with the Black Sea
c. Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea
d. Mediterranean Sea with the Black Sea

11.If you went from Hanoi to Saigon, you would probably travel in which direction?
a. North
b. South
c. East
d. West

12. As a person travels west in China what will he most likely to find?
a. Mountains and desert country
b. Densely populated cities
c. Large agricultural areas
d. Dry loess plains

13. The earliest civilization of India was located in the valley what river?
a. Ganges River
b. Indus river
c. Brahmaputra river
d. Godavari River

14. Where are the great forests of Russia found?
a. Tundra
b. Taiga
c. Steppe
d. Desert

15. Most of the land of the Middle East is
a. Jungle
b. Steppe
c. Desert
d. Savanna

16.Saigon is located to the east of what country?
a. Hanoi
b. Rangoon
c. Manila
d. Djakarta

17. The most densely populated areas of China are found in what area?
a. Near industrial areas
b. In the river valleys
c. in the western mountains
d. on the southern plateau

18. Which of the following does NOT affect the climate?
a. Cold winds from central Asia
b. The wide range of latitude
c. The monsoon winds from the south
d. The warm ocean currents along the coast

19. Why were the Mongols able to invade Russia easily?
a. The Russian had an excellent army
b. Many Russians welcomed the Mongols
c. The Mongols had the help of other nations
d. There were no barriers in the steppe to stop them

20. Only 15% of the land of the Middle East is suitable for farming. 85% is unsuitable for what reason?
a. It is too dry
b. It is too hilly
c. There are too many factories
d. None of these

21. What activities can make significant improvements in students’ communicative effectiveness and using the world atlas and geography culture, in those students can build up written fluency?
a. Case study method
b. Concept formation activities
c. Print-based activities
d. on-line activities

22. What teaching strategy is best to use when you like to facilitate the use of matrix headings as a model to guide the transformation of information?
a. The teacher must first distribute to the class a summary report or descriptive report.
b. The teacher may provide a visual aid when possible to explain abstract concepts.
c. The teacher may use a concept development strategy.
d. The teacher may identify a concept for the observers.

23. What teaching technique is used when you select or create learning supports or an alternative of providing time to conduct research on the topic, problem, assertion, or question? This technique requires you to arrange the chairs so that there is a small circle for the student who will actively discuss and a large outer circle for the observers.
a. Case study
b. Fishbowl
c. dueling documents
d. on line

24. What strategy will you use to examine unique events, issues or a pressing problem that can be real, fictional or hypothetical? This strategy can also be used to describe the drivers group of people, cultures, ethnic groups and languages?
a. Gallery walk
b. Synaptic
c. Case studies
d. Concept formation

25. What game to play when the Social Science teacher explains the two documents that are competing to tell the story of the past and the task is to decide which documents should win the game?
a. Dueling documents
b. Debriefing
c. gallery walk
d. KWL

26. This is the largest of all the continents. It covers nearly 1/3 of the world’s land surface. This continent gave the world its earliest civilizations and major religions.
a. Europe
b. Asia
c. Africa
d. North America

27. This country is known as the "world’s melting pot" and "land of refugees" for having history of successive migration.
a. Canada
b. Australia
c. United States
d. Great Britain

28. This is often called as the "eternal city" for having been the seat of power during ancient and modern period.
a. Paris
b. Milan
c. Brussels
d. Rome

29. Melanesia refers to the "black islands" who’s inhabitants are generally short with dark skin and frizzy hair. Which of the following does NOT belong to the Melanesia group of islands?
a. Papua New Guinea
b. Solomon Islands
c. Vanuatu
d. Tuvalu

30. This is a doctrine in geography which states that nature is passive and man is active who is free to change his environment.
a. Marxist
b. Possibilism
c. Feminist Geography
d. Critical Geography

31. This is often called as "land of emeralds" because it has 90% of the world’s supply of emeralds. This country is the only nation with coastlines washed by both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
a. Colombia
b. Brazil
c. Ecuador
d. Bolivia

32. This is the least developed and poorest country in Central America. This country’s name originated from Spanish word for "depths". This is also known as the "Banana Republic".
a. Honduras
b. Guatemala
c. Nicaragua
d. El Salvador

33. Why is Africa often called "Dark Continent" until the 19th century?
a. It is a land of mystery and paradox
b. Its peoples are all black and dark
c. Its forest are impenetrable
d. Its notorious for diseases

34. This is the third largest continent. It is home of megacities like Mexico City, New York and Los Angeles. Its highest point is Mt. McKinley and lowest point is the Death Valley.
a. South America
b. North America
c. Caribbean
d. Oceania

35. This is the second largest continent, home of the largest desert and was also believed to be the birthplace of humanity.
a. Africa
b. North America
c. South America
d. Asia

36. This is the best manifestation of the cultural landscape of Islam.
a. Pagodas
b. Mosques
c. Stupas
d. Bazaar

37. This is the largest city in Africa which is also often called "city of victory".
a. Cairo
b. Pretoria
c. Addis Ababa
d. Mogadishu

38. This is popularly called as "Empty Quarter". This is one of the largest true deserts in the world which has no settlement and no vegetation at all.
a. Rub Al Khali
b. Sahara
c. Nubian
d. Libyan

39. This is the heart of the Mayan civilization. It is most populous country in Central America and half of the populations are Mayan Indians.
a. Honduras
b. Costa Rica
c. Guatemala
d. Mexico

40. This is the 6th largest country in the world in terms of land area. In fact, it is the only nation that is a continent, but it has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
a. India
b. Australia
c. USA
d. Canada

41. This is how we call the location is based on the use of longitudes and latitudes.
a. Nominal
b. Relative
c. Astronomical
d. Absolute

42. This literary means "land without people". This country became independent in 1990 and has one of the highest sand dunes in the world.
a. Angola
b. Ghana
c. Namibia
d. Senegal

43. The name of "Far East" is a misnomer being coined by western geographers and European mariners. This region refers to
a. India, Pakistan
b. Russia, Kazakhstan
c. Saudi Arabia, Jordan
d. China, Korea, Japan

44. Paradise Lost, that’s the story of this country which was rocked by 66 nuclear blast by the United States from 1946-1958.
a. Nauru
b. Vanuatu
c. Marshall Is.
d. Tonga

45. The April 1986 Chernobyl explosion is the world’s worst nuclear disaster wherein 3 people were killed in the initial explosion. Chernobyl is located in
a. Ukraine
b. Russia
c. Latvia
d. Lithuania

46. The Prime Meridian passes through
a. London
b. Rome`
c. Samoa
d. Warsaw

47. This country assumed full sovereignty over a strategic canal from the United States on December 31, 1999.
a. Solomon Island
b. Panama
c. Egypt
d. Colombia

48. "Rainbow Warrior", the flagship of the Greenpeace Organization was bombed and sunk in Auckland by French secret agents due to the former’s nuclear testing. Where is Auckland?
a. Australia
b. New Zealand
c. Guam
d. Japan

49. This often called a "heaven of peace" in Central America. This country had led the way in forest conservation and demilitarization.
a. Nicaragua
b. Costa Rica
c. El Salvador
d. Honduras

50. This is the second most populated country in the world. This nation still practices caste determination, child bride, dowry system and girl-child infanticide especially in the rural areas.
a. China
b. India
c. Canada
d. Pakistan

51. During the Vietnam war, wide areas of forest and mangroves were sprayed with this herbicide which contains dioxin, a high toxic compound. This dioxin later was responsible for fetal deformities. What do you call this dioxin?
a. Agent Orange
b. Uranium
c. Formalin
d. all of the above

52. This is one of the world’s leading oil producers. The country has the highest per capital income in Latin America, though its national wealth is very unevenly distributed. This country helped in the founding of OPEC.
a. Mexico
b. Brazil
c. Venezuela
d. Ecuador

53. This is the only Portuguese – speaking country in a Hispanic-Latin region.
a. Mexico
b. Aruba
c. Nicaragua
d. Brazil

54. This literally means "Opposite the Arctic". This is the 5th largest landmass and the least
a. Africa
b. North Pole
c. South Pacific
d. Antarctica

55. In 1989, it became the very first country to sanction homosexual marriage and to give homosexuals most of the legal rights accorded to heterosexuals.
a. Germany
b. Finland
c. Netherland
d. Denmark

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