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Spatial Geography Exam Review
The inner core of the earth is made of _____ and _____.
iron and nickel
The North Pole is ______.
90 degrees north
The Tropic of Cancer is _____.
23 1/2 north
The Equator is _____.
The Tropic of Capricorn is _____.
23 1/2 degrees south
The South Pole is _____.
90 degrees south
The earth rotates on its axis _____ miles per hour.
The earth revolves around the sun _____ miles per hour.
It takes _____ hours for the earth to make one rotation.
It takes _____ days for the earth to revolve around the sun.
_____ is another word for longitude.
Degrees are subdivided into _____.
Earth is divided into the Eastern and Western hemispheres by the prime meridian and the _____.
180 degree meridian
Lines of latitude measure the distance north and south of the _____.
The moon orbits earth every _____.
29 1/2 days
When does the fall equinox occur in the Northern hemisphere?
Earth's atmosphere is composed of about 78 percent of what gas?
What causes the tides on earth?
the gravitational pull of the sun, earth, and moon
How many days are in a leap year?
On which day does the sun never set on the Arctic Circle?
On a _____, there are equal periods of daylight and darkness.
What happens when a hurricane moves inland?
The deep valley marking a plate collision is called a _____.
What are folds?
places where rocks have been compressed into bends
The belief in many gods is called _____.
The language with the most speakers is _____.
The increase of connections between cultures around the world is called _____.
Islamic houses of worship are called _____.
The _____ is the number of people in a country who can read and write.
Name the continent that is also a country.
Name the frozen continent.
Longitude is measured from _____.
0 to 180 degrees
The Prime Meridian runs through _____.
The 180 degree meridian is also called _____.
What geographic barrier kept the colonies along the eastern coast?
the appalachian mountains
The capital of the United States is _____.
Where are the barrier islands located?
on the atlantic coast
Where are redwoods found?
Major deposits of gold and silver are located in which of the following states?
The first Europeans to settle in North America were from _____.
Which of the following types of music did not originate in the U.S.?
What is the current trend in population movement in the U.S.?
from the northeast to the south and west
The dairy belt is composed of which three states?
wisconsin, minnesota, michigan
What southern state has become headquarters for several large banks?
What is Silicon Valley known for?
In what region is smog a particularly serious problem?
What region of the U.S. is particularly at risk from hurricanes?
The _____ River is the longest river in the U.S.
The two major mountain ranges in the U.S are the _____ and the _____.
rockies and appalachians
Which of the following was not a major goal of the french in canada?
to stop british from settling
What are the grand banks?
a commercial fishing ground
Where is the majority of the Inuit population located?
When did nunavut officially become a territory?
The _____ is the waterway system coming from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.
St. Lawrence River
Most of Canada was settled because of this industry.
The capital of Canada is _____.
The U.S. entered a war against Mexico after _____.
The _____ Indians first inhabited Mexico.
The most ancient Indians located in southern Mexico and Central America were the _____.
_____ was a great liberator in South America.
The long mountain chain in South America is called the _____.
_____ is the island south of florida.
Hispanola is made up of two countries.
haiti and the dominican republic
Why did the indigenous population of Central America decline with the arrival of Europeans?
european diseases killed a large portion of the population
The U.S. took what two islands from Spain in 1898?
puerto rico and cuba
Where did voodoo originate?
Which country has the largest Portuguese-speaking population?
What three countries are on the Iberian Peninsula?
portugal, spain, andorra
Greece is located on the _____ peninsula.
Which of the following countries is not a major fishing country?
Which country has sizable deposits of uranium?
Which country is not part of Great Britain?
France is the world's leading producer of which commodity?
The region known as lapland stretches across which three Scandinavian countries?
norway, sweden, finland
When were East and West Germany reunited?
The Germans placed which group of people into ghettos in Poland during WWII?
Africa lies just 8 km away from Spain across the _____.
strait of gibraltar
Portugal still retains control of which islands in the Atlantic Ocean?
madeira and azores
The Baltic States include _____.
estonia, lativa, lithuania.
The capital of Russia is _____.
Kazakstan is the home of _____.
Former Russian political prisoners were sent to _____.
A CIS country and U.S. State have the same name, it is _____.
The word "Stan" used in some countries name means _____.
Which Czar built a city that was to become "a window to the west"?
peter the great
The last Czar, Nicholas II, had a daughter that supposedly survived. Her name was _____.
The new republics, of the former Soviet Union, are referred to as CIS. CIS means _____.
The former USSR was _____ form of government.
Diamond mines are located in this African country.
_____ became South Africa's first black president.
_____ is the predominant language in South Africa.
Oil is a big export in this African country.
_____ is the number one language spoken in Angola.
_____ was started by former freed American Slaves.
U.S. marines lost their lives when their Black Hawk helicopter went down in _____.
The pyramids are located in _____.
From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli. Country _____.
The religion of the people of Israel is _____.
The lowest point in the world is the _____.
The Sea south of Turkey is the _____.
The religion of Indonesia is _____.
In 1975, Cambodia was taken over by the _____.
The world's largest Islamic population can be found in _____.
The newest country in the world was established in _____.
Buddhism and Hinduism are eastern _____.
What is jute?
a plant fiber used to make burlap and rope
Very high waves that wash ashore called _____.
Earthquakes near Japan often cause ______.
What is the dominant religion practiced in Japan?
a mixture of shintoism and confucianism
Which country is home to the khmer?
What country invaded Cambodia in 1979, ending rule by the Khmer Rouge?
Which country has been called the Tiger of the Pacific?
The newest country in the world is _____.
Cannibels were found on the island of _____.
The kind of bear found in Australia is the _____.
There are _____ states in Australia.
New Zealand is comprised of _____ islands.
Which country has more than 700 different languages?
papua new quinea
In Antarctica has up to _____ percent of the world's water.
_____ of the world's sovereign states claim territory in Antarctica.
Antarctica is to be used for _____.
peaceful scientific purpose
A description of the earth.
A way of life.
relying on others
Pattern that helps you find places.
all 183 nations of the world
british trade association
association of former soviet countries
controls oil prices
a collection of islands
a narrow strip of land
a body of land surrounded by water on three sides
a body of water surrounded by water
a body of water surrounded by land
Florida mean _____.
land of flowers
The capital of Florida is _____.
South Fork High School is named for the south fork of the _____.