Geography 7 midterm exam
Terms in this set (58)
location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, region
5 themes of geography
A specific spot on earth, such as street address
Local, regional, global
Three different levels geographers look at the world from
Maps, globes, satellites
A geographers tools
How people interact with their environment
A human geographer word study...
The two main branches of geography
Canada's northern location gives it what kind of climate?
Who does Canada depend on for most of its trading?
Rocky Mountains, Niagara Falls, great lakes, Saint Lawrence river
What 4 physical features do United States and Canada share?
Saint Lawrence river and Great Lakes
What two physical features create a physical boundary between US and Canada
What country was the first European country to successfully settle parts of what would become Canada?
Quebec and Ontario
What to provinces together r known as the heartland?
Which Canadian city is one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world?
Language and origin
What major differences have often lead to conflicts among Canadians?
What prevents Canada from linking it's provinces and territories by Road?
Canada And US have what type of government?
Huge expanses of farm or ranch land
A mixture of smoke, chemicals, and fog
Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztecs
Baja California and Yacatan
What are the two peninsulas of Mexico?
What ancient native civilizations suddenly collapsed, stumping many scholars to this day?
When Hernan Cortez claimed the land in Mexico for Spain
slash and burn agriculture
the practice of burning forest in order to clear land for planting
Most central American countries share the same official language of...
The poorest country in the Americas
Organization of petroleum exporting countries
What does the OPEC stand for?
the OPEC consists of which southern American country?
The Amazon is the worlds_________river system
The largest country in South America
the clearing of trees
The majority of South Americans share what religion?
Vatican City is the Home to the head of the...
The_________peninsula is the western most peninsula in Europe and consists of Spain and Portugal
The Alps are the______ mountains in Europe
Portugal has a long coastline on the..
Spain and Portugal
____________ Became the wealthiest European countries during colonial times and ruled a vast empire
An independent state located within Rome
Spanish and Portuguese
What are the two most commonly spoken languages in the Iberian Peninsula
The climates of northern Europe r surprisingly________in spite of the regions latitude
England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom is made up of...
Greenland is a territory of...
The Soviet union forced much of eastern Europe to except_______________after World War II
Estonia, Lativa, and Lithuania
The Baltic republics consist of...
The year of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
European leaders combined several independent countries under one government after World War I, forming which country that no longer exist today?
Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova formed the...
The_________is geographically located near the coldest and most heavily forested parts of Eastern Europe
The most culturally diverse area of Europe is located in what region of eastern Europe?
the set of resources, like roads and factories, that a country needs to support economic activities
A mountain range in Eastern Europe
Budapest is the capital of...
Effort to remove all members in an ethnic group
What is the most important river in Eastern Europe
What major Ukrainian city was once in the center of a great empire?
Warsaw is the capital of ...
Which Baltic country was the first to join the EU?
Prague is the capital of...
The site of a nuclear accident...
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