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W.C.G. Finals Review
Terms in this set (62)
To find patterns and trends
How is statistical data used?
Determine what things looked like in the past
Why do geographers study history?
Highest is top of Mt. Everest and lowest is shore of the dead sea
What are the highest and lowest points on earth?
Evaporation, condensation, precipitation
What are the parts of the water cycle?
Compass rose, key, latitude, longitude
What are the different parts of the map?
Silicon, oxygen, iron, magnesium, aluminum
What materials make up the earth?
70% water and 30% land
What percentages make up earth's land and water?
Crust, mantle, inner core, outer core
What are the layers of the earth?
Latitude and elevation
What determines a place's climate?
Earth's tilted axis
What causes earth's seasons?
Immigration and technology
What are some factors that could change a culture?
7 billion to 9-10 billion
What is the current population on earth and what is it estimated to be in the next 30-40 years?
What are demographics?
More people born is greater than the amount dying
What is natural increase in population?
Population divided by amount of land
How is population density determined?
Canada's southeast coast
Where are the Grand Banks located?
Shrubs and cacti
What kind of vegetation is found in deserts?
Arizona (Colorado River)
Where is the Grand Canyon located?
St Lawrence River
What forms a border between the US and Canada?
What forms a border between the US and Mexico?
France and Spain
What countries did the US buy land from in order to expand?
Why did the Midwest become a leading center of industry in the 1800s?
Where do most people in the US live?
Tensions between the industrialized North and agricultural South (slavery)
What caused the civil war?
Along the US and Canadian border
Where do most Canadians live?
Polluted soil and water making life unstable
What are some results if acid rain?
What kind of farms are found in Canada?
South America, Central America, Caribbeans, Mexico
What areas make up Latin America?
Colombia is most famous for what kind of mining?
Why are Latin America's natural resources unevenly distributed?
Spanish soldiers who conquered for Spain
Who are conquistadors?
Exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and people from the New world and the Old world
What was the Colombian Exchange?
Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City
What was the ancient Aztec city and what is located in it's place today?
What natural resources were the Spanish looking for in Hispaniola?
What country is the most densely populated in South America?
Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands
What are some territories that are currently under the United States?
What religion is most common throughout Latin America?
Plating trees on lands that have been stripped
What is reforestation?
Increased jobs and exports
What are some benefits to Mexico as a result of NAFTA?
Southern Europe has mostly what type of climate?
By building dikes
How does the Netherlands protect its areas from flooding
Narrow, steep sided inlets found in Norway
What are fjords and where are they found in Europe?
When royalty gives land to nobles for doing something loyal, originated from England
Describe feudalism and where did it originate?
What form of government took over Eastern Europe after WWII?
Spain, France, Denmark
Which European countries grew wealthy from trading and colonization in the 1500's?
Division of a region into smaller regions that are hostile with each other
What is balkanization?
To unite European countries economically
Why did Europe form the European Union?
Organizations where multiple farms share in growing and selling products
What are farm cooperatives?
What is the largest climate region in Russia?
Mountain ranges (Altai)
What forms a natural border between Russia and China?
Lake Baikal is found in Southern Siberia
What and where'er is the deepest freshwater lake in the world?
Vast land and freezing temperatures
Why is it a challenge to transport goods in Russia?
Broke into multiple countries and it was chaos
What was Russia like after the fall of the Soviet Union?
Moscow and Vladivostok
The Trans-Siberian Railroad connects what two cities?
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Who led the Bolsheviks in the rebellion of 1922?
What is the latest landlocked body of saltwater in the world?
Where is the Sahara desert?
What percentages of Jews living in Israel were born there?
Christianity, Muslim, Judaism
Which 3 major religions began in eastern Mediterranean region?
Which ancient civilization developed along eastern Mediterranean coast around 3000 B.C. and traded extensively with surrounding peoples?
Where is the Great Man-Made River?
Connects Mediterranean and red seas across Egypt (Middle East)
Where is the Suez canal?
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