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A part of the world that has 1 or more common features
the study of the weather and what causes it
the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they create
the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator
the angular distance of a place east or west of the prime meridian
general description of where a place is
the study of the world's physical features
the study of the world's people and communities
What is the smallest level at which a geographer might study a place?
What is the study of water on Earth?
What does GPS stand for?
Global Positioning System
Which of the following best describes the term cartography?
Study of maps
What do Human Geographers study?
When geographers study a landscape, what are they studying they studying?
An area's human and physical features
What are globes?w
Spherical or ball shaped model of the entire planet
What type of map shows features such as country borders, capital cities, and other places?
What type of map shows elevated areas such as mountain ranges, rivers, oceans, islands, deserts, and plains?
What type of map presents information on a particular topic such as population?
What is an example of absolute location?
What is an example of relative location?
short term temperatures (day to day)
shapes on the planet's surface
one complete spin of Earth on its axis
movement of rock from one place to another
an orbit or trip around the sun
decayed plant or animal matter
rocks broken down into smaller pieces
weather conditions over a long period of time
surroundings that plants and animals must adapt to
nonrenewable resources that formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals
How much is Earth tilted on its axis during the year?
23 ½ degrees
What do geographers justify the Tropics' seasons on?
What is the result of collision of two ocean plates?
What is the result of collision of ocean and continental plates?
What is the result of two plates grinding together?
What is the theory that the continents have not always been in their present locations but have moved over millions of years?
Continental Drift Theory
What is the theory that pieces of Earth's outer layer are in constant motion?
Theory of Plate Tectonics
What are seasonal winds that bring either dry or moist air?
What are areas of tall grasses scattered trees and shrubs?
What are materials found in nature that are used by living things?
What are resources that Earth can replace naturally?
What are resources that cannot be replaced?
What is the removal of trees faster than forests can replace themselves?
What is the planting of trees to replace lost forestland?
What is the gradual transformation of habitable land into desert?
What does it mean if a species completely dies out?
Activity or behavior in which people take part like religion or language
countries with strong economies and a high quality of life
value of all goods and services produced within a country in a year
gross domestic product (GDP)
measure of the number of people living in an area
annual number of births per 1,000 people
countries with weak economies and a low quality of life
form of government in which people elect leaders and rule by majority
moving from one place to another
Which of the following is NOT how culture traits develop?
Development of architecture
Population density is measured in
Which of the following best describes an area with a high population density?
Roads are crowded
All of the following are reasons why a place might have a low population EXCEPT
Which of the following is NOT a push factor (push people to move)?
Which of the following is a type of government in which a single ruler has total control?
The economic system in which people grow their own food and trade using the barter system is called?
Which of the following countries is considered a developed country?
What is a string of large cities that have grown together?
Second most spoken language in the U.S.
Has an economy that relies on banking and insurance firms.
Located in California
Sierra Nevada Mountains
What is the main mountain range in the East called?
Which of the following is a low area on the Eastern coast of the United States that is flat and close to sea level?
Atlantic Coastal Plain
Which of the following rivers is the largest in North America?
What is a tributary?
small stream or river that flows into a larger river
What is the main mountain range in the West?
What is an area of high ground that divides flow of rivers toward opposite directions?
How high can elevations in the Rocky Mountains reach?
What are the 4 major natural resources in the United States?
Oil, Farmland, Forestry, and Minerals
What were TWO reasons why the colonies were upset with King George III?
Couldn't move west and High taxes
Which country were the original 13 colonies ruled by?
What was a main industry of the New England colonies
What was a main industry of the Middle colonies?
What was a main industry of the Southern colonies?
What is a plantation?
a large farm that grows mainly one crop
Who were the first settlers that travelled West?
All of the following are reasons why people moved West in the 1800s EXCEPT
Since 1787, our government has been based on what?
Which ethnic group lives primarily in the Western part of the United States?
People who speak two languages are considered...
Most Americans practices which of the following religions?
Which of the following regions is the most productive farming region in the United States?
Which of the following regions has coal, oil, and gold as their main natural resources?
Which of the following cities is considered a megalopolis?
All are physical features of the Interior plains EXCEPT...
Which of the following people found the French settlement of Quebec in 1608?
Samuel de Champlain
Canada borders all of the following oceans EXCEPT
Canada's government is similar to England because it has a
Which of the following mountain ranges run through the western part of Canada?
Which of the following cities has a port on the Pacific Ocean?
The Canadian Shield, which holds valuable minerals, is primarily located in which 2 provinces?
Quebec + Ontario
Which of the following people created a settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador in the year 1000?
Which of the following is the capital of Canada?
Which of the following provinces is primarily French in language and culture?
The water way that creates access to the interior of Canada is called
Gulf of St Lawrence
Which province wanted to separate from Canada in the 1970s?
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