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World Geography 1st Semester Exam
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In the word geography, 1) ___ is the morpheme that means the earth and 2) ____ is the morpheme that means to draw, to write, or to describe
Location answers what?
where is it?
Place answers what?
what is it like?
Region answers what?
How are places similar or different?
Human Environment Interaction answers what?
How do people relate to the physical world?
Movement answers what?
How do people, goods, and ideas move from one location to another?
is the exact place on earth where a geographic feature is found.
The ___ is 0 degrees latitude
The __ is 0 degrees longitude
Describes a place in comparison to other places around it.
Place includes 1) ____ features and 2) _____ characteristics
Places that have limited number of characteristics
places are organized around a set of interactions and connections between places. It usually has a hub.
places in which people perceive the characteristics of the region in the same way
In the Human-Environment Interaction, people learn to use what the _____ offers and to change it to meet their needs or people learn to live with aspects of it that they cannot change
The three layers of the earth
Core, Mantle, Crust
layer of gases surrounding the earth
Includes the crust and uppermost mantle
Includes oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, and water in the atmosphere
Part of the earth where plants and animals live
What ocean is the largest ocean.
List the 5 oceans of the world
act like rivers flowing though the ocean
swells or ridges produced by winds on the ocean
regular rise and fall of the ocean created by gravitational pull of the sun or the moon
The ____ is the continuous circulation of water between the atmosphere, the oceans, and the earth.
what happens in hydro-logic cycle
water evaporates from bodies of water on earth (oceans) into the atmosphere, is colled the higher it rises, condenses, and falls back to earth as precipitation
when it is too heavy to stay in the atmosphere
___ holds 95% of all the fresh water on earth
The largest freshwater lake on earth is _____ in the country of ____
Lake Baikal in Russia
The Great Lakes are the result of _____ action
The Great lakes are located on the continent of
the difference in elevation of a land from its lowest point to its highest point
the four categories of relief
the combination of the surface shape and composition of the land forms and their distribution in a region
The total of knowledge, attitude, and behaviors shared by and passed on by the members of a specific group. It includes all products of human work and thought
Five factors of culture
1. Food and shelter
3. relationships with family and others
a group of people that share a geographic region, a sense of identity, and culture
a group the shares a language, customs, and common heritage. It has identity as a separate group of people within the region where they live
taking existing technology and resources and creating something new to meet a need
the spread of ideas, invention, or patterns of behavior to another society
a site of innovation from which basic ideas, materials, and technology diffuse to many cultures
when a society changes because it accepts or adopts an innovation
versions of a language
a belief in a supernatural power or powers that regarded as the creators and maintainers of the universe
_____ or _______ religion is a belief in divine forces in nature
the oldest monotheistic religion
the Torah is the holy book of
this religion is based on the teachings of Jesus
The bible is the holy book of
three major types of Christianity
This religion follows the teachings of Muhammad
The Qu'ran is the holy book of
Followers of Islam religion worship
Two major group of Islam
Two reasons for the rapid rise in the world's population which began in the last half of the 19th century
better sanitation methods
the number of lives births per thousand population
the number of deaths per thousand population
Death rate, mortality rate
Ninety percent of the world's population lives in the
About _____ % of the world's population lives in rural areas
when people move from rural areas into urban areas
the largest city in the world
an independent unit that occupies a specific territory and has full control of its internal and external affairs
refers to a group of people with a common culture living in a territory and having a strong sense of unity
A group of people that does not have a territory
three groups of people who claim to be a nation without a territory
people hold the political power
a ruling family holds the political power
an individual or group holds complete political power
government holds nearly all political power and the means of production/factories. This is done in the name of all the people
consists of the production and exchange of goods and services among a group of people
goods and services are traded without exchanging money
the government usually own the mean of production
the production of goods and services is determined by the demand from consumer
combination of command and market economies so that the government can provide goods and services so that all people will benefit
two other names for market economy
the term economic activity mean a
when farmers raise enough food or animals to meet their own personal need. they have very little left over to sell to make a profit
when people produce goods on a small scale for their families or to be sold only in local markets
when goods are produced by hand by a craftsman. Both of these can be found in ___ countries
when farmers produce crops or animals that are means to sell to make a profit
market oriented agriculture
when goods are produced for many people within a very large area
when goods are produced on a large scale and sold for a profit.
these types of agriculture and industry are often found in
1) commercial industries
involve gathering of raw materials
involve adding value to the raw material by changing the form of the raw materials that were gathered by a person with a primary economic activity
involve providing business or professional services to other people
provides information, management, and research services by highly-trained persons
The more ____ an economy, the greater the number and variety of activities you will find
materials on or in the earth that have potential values
resources can be replenished through natural processes.
Renewable natural resources
natural resources cannot be replaced once they have been removed from the ground.
example- fossil fuels and ores
the support services that keep the economy running is known as the
parts of infrastructure
the total value of all goods and services produced within a country over a year.
GDP (gross domestic product)
the total values of all goods and services produced within a country divided by the total population over a year
GDP per capita
Another name for level 3 economic activity is
where does the US rank among the countries in terms of area?
able to be farmed
qualifications a person must have in order to vote
What is the GDP per capita of the US?
the four major regions of the US
what is the population of the United States?
The united states has what type of government?
Most people in the United States have what level of economic activity or higher?
The GDP per capita of the United States is?
In terms of area, the United States ranks ____ among the countries of the world
what is the capital of the United States?
T or F : English is the national language of the United States
In terms of area, Canada ranks what among the countries of the of the world?
why is 90% o the population of Canada concentrated within 100 miles of the US border?
The population is concentrated in the southern part of the country because this is the warmest place, transportation is easier, land is more productive
What is the capital of Canada?
What does the term First Nations mean?
This refers to the native people of Canada
What level economic activity do most Canadians in the work force have?
3rd level or higher
what does reserve mean?
land set aside for the native people
A person who is mixed American Indian and French ancestry.
what are the official language of Canada?
English and French
What is the capital of Mexico?
Explain the significance of the Plaza de las Tres Culturas
It shows the three distinct civilizations that have become the moderation of Mexico
What does Mestizo mean?
The colors of the Mexican flag are the colors of what fruit?
Red, White, Green/Watermelon
What country was the mother country of Mexico?
Who was Frida Kahlo?
She is a Mexican artist who does a lot of self-portraits
Why were murals painted in Mexico?
To send social and political messages about the history of their country
List some muralists of Mexico
What was the capital city of the Aztecs?
Explain the Day of Dead
an "alter" is set up in the house to honor a decreased relative
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