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1.     Siberia's name comes from the word, "_____________________," which means "sleeping land."
     sibir
2.     The world's longest railroad, the "_____________________," runs along Siberia's southern border.
     Trans-Siberia
3.     A large part of Siberia's population is of _____________________________ origin.
     European
4.     Siberia's Civil War, begun in 1918, ended in _____________________ , when the principal revolutionary leader was executed.
     1920
5.     What governmental change brought about a great deal of social and economic change to Siberia?
     The Communist party took over.
6.     Siberia's ethnic minorities' worship of ___________________ was discouraged, as was Buddhism.
     nature
7.     When did the Soviet Union break up?
     in the early 1990s
8.     ________________________ was Russia's principle Pacific port in the early 20th Century.
     Vladivostok
9.     Khuzhir is a small village on Lake ______________________, the world's deepest lake.
     Baikal
10.     The ________________, who speak a Mongolian language, are descended from mixtures of ancient inhabitants and invading tribes from the South.
     Buryats
11.     A __________________ religion exists on the island of Khuzhir, as evidenced by poles and trees that are adorned with rags.
     Shamanist
12.     Buryats say that no woman can climb ___________________ Rock without risk of injury or death.
     Shaman
13.     Esso and Anavgay are cities on the _____________________________ Peninsula.
     Kamchatka
14.     Koryak and ______________________ peoples often perform traditional songs and dances.
     Evens
15.     Nomadic families tend large herds of ______________________ in the tundra.
     reindeer
16.     __________________ are shelters for nomadic families and are centered over a hearth, for warmth and for cooking.
     Chums
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