5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Robinson projection
- proportional symbols map
- law of retail gravitation
- a 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.
- b the 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.
- c the 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.
- d law that states that people will be drawn to larger cities to conduct their business because larger cities have a wider influence on the hinterlands that surround them.
- e projection that attempts to balance several possible projection errors. It does not maintain completely accurate area, shape, distance, or direction, but it minimizes errors in each.
5 Multiple choice questions
- the human-modified natural landscape specifically containing the imprint of a particular culture or society.
- a true conformal cylindrical map projection, particularly useful for navigation because it maintains accurate direction. Famous for its distortion in area that makes landmasses at the poles appear oversized.
- systematic approach to physical geography that looks at the interaction between the earth's physical systems and processes on a global scale.
- an intellectual framework that looks at the particular locations of specific phenomena, how and why that phenomena is where it is, and, finally, how it is spatially related to phenomena in other places.
- when a trait of one culture prompts invention or innovation in another.
5 True/False questions
eratosthenes → 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".
pattison → the 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.
ptolemy → roman geographer-astronomer and author of Guide to Geography which included maps containing a grid system of latitude and longitude.
gravity model → 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.
fertile crescent → name given to crescent-shaped area of fertile land stretching from the lower Nile valley, along the east Mediterranean coast, and into Syria and present-day Iraq where agriculture and early civilization first began about 8000 B.C.