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ATMS Geography quiz study guide

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river
a narrow flowing body of water
peninsula
land surrounded by water on 3 sides, jutting out into water
mouth
place where a river enters a larger body of water
mountain range
a group or line of mountains
mountain
an elevated piece of land usually over 2000 ft.
lake
a large body of fresh water. Example: High Rock.
desert
an area of land void of water
glacier
an area of solid water. (frozen)
place
unique characteristics of a place
Human Environment Interaction
What does HEI stand for?
location
What is describing where something is?
movement
What is the spreading of ideas an example of?
HEI
What is hunting mainly an example of?
All of them
Which of the 5 themes must we survive?
Region
The theme that reflects common characteristics of an area.
Absolute location
Exact location is..
Relative location
General location is..
Globe
Accurate representation of earth
Map
Flat representation of earth
Wetland
Low area of land that is saturated with water
Valley
Land in between two mountains
Island
An area of land surrounded on all sides by water
Channel
Narrow water that either is the main flow, or connects other bodies of water. (note:not strait.)
Canal
Man made waterway
Plain
A flat area of land
Strait
An area of water connecting two larger bodies of water
Oasis
Water seeping to the surface ind a dry area
Isthmus
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger pieces of land
Gulf
An indention of water into land. Example: ______ of Mexico
Delta
Athe the mouth of a river, soil deposits that create a fan like shape.
Archipelago
A group of islands
Scale
A smaller representation of distance on a map and globe
Latitude
This line measures north to south, but runs east to west.
Longitude
This line measures east to west, but it runs north to south
Tropic of Capricorn
This line is 23 1/2 degrees south latitude and is the winter solstice for the northern hemisphere
Compass Rose
Directional indicator on a map
Key/legend
Area on a map where symbols are located
Northern Hemisphere
This is the area north of the equator
Southern Hemisphere
This is the area south of the equator
Prime Meridian
This is zero degrees longitude
Tropic of Cancer
This is a latitude line that is the Summer Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere
Equator
This is zero degrees latitude
Cartography
Map making is known as_____?