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Are natual resources spread evenly throughout the world?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
No, some regions have many kinds of resurces while other regions have only a few.
Why are lines latitude called parallels?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
because they run parallel to one another and never meet

Refer to the map on page 20.
Why is Japan called an island nation?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
It is completely surrounded by water.
In which directions do meridians run?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
north and south
How does the global grid help navigators?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
By using the grid, a navigator can identify an exact location on earth.
What are natural features?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
Natural features are parts of the earth made by nature.
In which directions do lines of latitude run?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
east and west
What does the word "prime" mean?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
first
What is culture?
Chapter 1, Lesson 3

a way of life
What are mountains, hills, and plains examples of?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
landforms
How does the distance between meridians vary from one meridian to the next?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
They come together near the poles and are farthest apart at the equator.

Refer to the map on page 20.
What states surround New Mexico?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
Colorado and Utah to the north, Texas to the south, Texas and Oklahoma to the east, Arizona to the west.
What do customs have to do with culture?
Chapter 1, Lesson 3
A people's customs are a part of their way of life, or culture.
Japan and the southwestern United States are two different regions. What is a region?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
a large area with common features that set it apart from other ares
What are two types of natural features?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
land, water

Are there more hills or plains in New Mexico?
Refer to the map on page 20
Chapter 1 Lesson 1

plains
Name four natural features that help identify a region.
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
Landforms, bodies of water, climate, and natural resources are natural features that help identify a region.
Which feature of Japan is also found in the southwestern Untied States?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
high mountains
What are some features of the southwestern United State?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
The Southwest is made up of four states and has high mountains.
Are buildings natural features?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
No, because they are
man-made; natural features are not made by man.

Refer to the map on page 20.
What are the four main islands that make up Japan?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
Why is water important for life?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
All living things need water. Without water, crops, trees, plants, and life would be impossible.
What are some features of the southwestern United State?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
The Southwest is made up of four states and has high mountains.
Define weather.
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
Weather is how hot, cold, wet, or dry a place is. The weather can change from day to day or even from hour to hour.
What are four things that are part of a group's culture?
Chapter 1, Lesson 3
language, holidays, beliefs, art
Define climate.
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
Climate is the pattern of weather over a long period of time.
What is the prime meridian?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
the starting point for measuring lines of longitude

In what continent is New Mexico?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
North America
What is language?
Chapter 1, Lesson 3
words used to express thoughts and ideas
What are some features of Japan?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
Japan is made up of islands, located off the coast of Asia, and has high mountains.
What are meridian lines used to measure?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
degrees east and west of the prime meridian
What are the three basic needs of all people?
Chapter 1, Lesson 3
food, shelter, clothing

What continent is Japan a part of?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
Asia
What are three kinds of landforms?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
mountains, hills, plains
What are customs?
Chapter 1, Lesson 3
the special way a group of people does something
What is the starting line for measuring latitude?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
the equator
What is a globe?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
a scale model of the earth
What is the global grid?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
a set of crisscrossing lines of latitude and longitude on and map
Why do people need to make a living?
Chapter 1, Lesson 3
to meet their basic needs
Why do we divided the earth into regions?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
Dividing the earth into regions makes it easier to study.

Refer to the map on page 20.
On which island of Japan is Mt. Fuji?
Chapter 1 Lesson 1
Honshu
Define landforms.
Chapter 1, Lesson 3
The shapes that make up the earth's surface.
What is the starting point and ending point for each line of longitude?
Chapter 1, Lesson 2
the North Pole and the South Pole
How are distances between lines of latitude measured?
in degrees