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5 Matching questions

  1. proportional symbols map
  2. geographical information systems
  3. site
  4. eratosthenes
  5. gravity model
  1. a the absolute location of a place, described by local relief, landforms, and other cultural or physical characteristics.
  2. b a set of computer tools used to capture, store, transform,analyze, and display geographic data.
  3. c a mathematical formula that describes the level of interaction between two places, based on the size of their populations and their distance from each other.
  4. d the head librarian at Alexandria during the third century B.C.; he was one of the first cartographers. Performed a remarkable accurate computation of the earth's circumference. He is also credited with coining the term "geography".
  5. e a thematic map in which the size of a chosen symbol- such as a circle or triangle- indicates the relative magnitude of some statistical value for a given geographic region.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. human-induced changes on the natural environment
  2. the intersection between human and physical geography, which explores the spatial impacts humans have on the physical environment and vice versa.
  3. a set of satellites used to help determine location anywhere on the earth's surface with a portable electronic device.
  4. observation and mathematical measurement of the earth's surface using aircraft and satellites. The sensors include both photographic images, thermal images, multispectral scanners, and radar images.
  5. the line of longitude that marks where each new day begins, centered on the 180th meridian.

5 True/False questions

  1. pattisonthe relative location of a place in relation to the physical and cultural characteristics of the surrounding area and the connections and interdependencies within that system; a place's spatial context.


  2. spatial perspectiveprojection in which either the north or south pole is oriented at the center of the map.


  3. geoidthe actual shape of the earth, which is rough and oblate, or slightly squashed; the earth's circumference is longer around the equateor than it is along the meridians, from noth-south circumference.


  4. carl sauergeographer from the University of California at Berkeley who defined the concept of cultural landscape as the fundamental unit of geographical analysis. This landscape results from interaction between humans and the physical environment. He argued that virtually no landscape has escaped alteration by human activities.


  5. earth system sciencesystematic approach to physical geography that looks at the interaction between the earth's physical systems and processes on a global scale.