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• Siberian Plain
• Sahara Desert
• Amazon Basin
• Mongolian Steppes
One characteristic common to these areas is that they all
have a low population density
Italy, Korea, Spain, and India are similar in that each is considered
Which feature would most often be shown on a political map?
Which heading best completes the partial outline below?
A. Seafood makes up a large part of the Filipino diet.
B. Africans built hydroelectric plants along the Zambezi River.
C. The majority of Russians live west of the Ural Mountains.
D. The most densely populated area of India is the Ganges River Valley.
Geography Affects Human Behavior
Throughout history, people have lived on savannas, in deserts, in mountains, along river valleys, along coastlines, and on islands.
This statement demonstrates that people
adapt their surroundings
•Oceans are an important source of food in Japan. •Terrace farming is used in many parts of China. •Irrigation systems are widely used in India.
People adapt to meet the challenges of their geography.
• The fertile soil of river valleys allowed early civilizations to develop and flourish.
• In the 1500s and 1600s, control of the Strait of Malacca determined who traded in the Spice Islands.
• Because Japan is an island that is mostly mountainous, people live in densely populated areas along the coast.
Which conclusion is best supported by these statements?
The geography of a nation or region influences its development.
The geographic isolation of a society most often leads to the
strengthening of traditional culture
The cultural diversity found throughout much of South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia is due in large part to
Which geographic factor had a major influence on the development of both Egyptian and Babylonian civilizations?
Which factor led to the development of civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia?
Which statement most accurately describes how geography affected the growth of the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia?
River valleys provided rich soil to grow plentiful crops.
A. Natural boundaries of desert, mountains, and the sea B. Yearly flooding to enrich farmlands
C. Old and Middle Kingdoms
D. Production of papyrus plant
Egypt—Gift of the Nile
Which geographic feature had the greatest influence on the development of ancient civilizations?
Which geographic factor had the greatest influence on the early history of South Asia and China?
Which geographic feature was common to the development of civilizations in ancient Egypt, China, India, and Mesopotamia?
One reason the Euphrates, Indus, Nile, and Tigris valleys became centers of early civilization is that these valleys had
the means for irrigation and transportation
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