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Kentucky state flower
Goldenrod
Kentucky state song and author
My old kentucky home, by Steven Foster
Govenor of KY
Ernie Fletcher
Lt. Govenor of KY
Steven Pence
Sec. of State of KY
Tray Graison
Attorney General of KY
Gregory Stumbo
Auditor of KY
Crit Luallen
Treasurer of KY
Jonathan Miller
Number of KY state representatives
100
Number of KY state senators
38
Number in US house
435
Number in US senate
100
Most Western Physiographic region of KY
Jackson Purchase
Length of KY from east to west
458 mi.
Length of KY from north to south
171 mi.
Land between the lakes: Name the 2 lakes
Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake
Best theme of geography for Cincinnati area
Movement
Hypothesis
educated guess
Census
detailed counting of population
Most accurate method of showing the whole surface of the earth?
Globe
Another name for a flood plain
Allurvial Plain
Study of the earth's physical structure and history
Geology
Mountains that separate Europe and Asia
Urals
The height of elevation above the surrounding area
Relief
Flat low lying plain at the mouth of a river
Delta
Crack in the earth's surface
Fault
When a continental plate meets and oceanic plate and the oceanic plate slides underneath
Subduction
When 2 continental plates collide and push against each other
Converging
When 2 plates move apart from each other, creating a crack in the crust
Rifting
When 2 plates grind of slide past each other
Faulting
Area that's likely to flood
Flood plain
Wind blown deposits of mineral rich dust and silt
Loess
2 major causes of erosioin
Wind and Water
The breaking down of rocks at the earth's surface into smaller and smaller pieces
Weathering
When water seeps into cracks of rocks, freezes, and breaks apart rocks
Frost Wedging
When glaciers melted and receeded, in some places they left behind ridge like piles of rock and debris called what
Moraines
The conditions in one place over a short period of time
Weather
Weather an area or region experiences over a long period of time
Climate
Deflection of the wind
Coriolis effect
Regions of light winds at the equator.
Doldrums
Areas of light wind at or about 30 degrees N/S latitudes
Horse Latitudes
Blow steadily toward the equator
Trade winds
When the sun appears directly overhead to observers at the tropics
Solstices
Water vapor in the air
Humidity
How much does the temperature cahnge for every 1000 ft change in elevation
3.5 degrees
Requires the state to make all the economic decisions
Communism
For the good of society, the state owns and operates certain basic institutions
Socialism
People grow enough for their own family's or villages needs
Subsistence Farming
Crops and livestock are raised for sale in outside markets
Commercial Farming
A related set of seperate mountain ranges
Cordilera
Boundary that separates the rivers that flow west from the rivers that flow east
Continental Divide
The entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries
Drainage Basin
A measurement of a persons or group's education, housing, health, and nutrition.
Standard of Living
Areas that cities serve, that are quite large.
Hinterlands
Allows individuals to own, operate, and profit from their own business
Free enterprise
State with the coldest year round temperature
Minnesota
White Mountains
New Hampshire
Green Mountains
Vermont
Inventor of interchangeble parts
Eli Whitney
Worlds busiest market in chicago for various farm products
Merchantile exchange
Most of the nation's iron ore comes from what state?
Minnesota
Population of Canada
32 Million
Bordering on or related to the sea
Maritime
The right to vote is called _______.
Sufferage
Who is the Prime Minister of Canada?
Steven Harper
The largest island in Canada is _______
Baffin Island
The first title wave power station in North America was built where?
Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia
Province called The Rock
Newfoundland
Highest Point in Canada
Mt. Logan
To withdraw form a political organization
Secede
Largest lake in Latin America
Lake Nicaragua
Storm systems built around an organized low-pressure area
Tropical Depressions
The driest and one of the most lifeless places on Earth
Atacama Desert
The worlds highest water fall is __________ in the country __________
Angel falls, Venezuela
The language of the Inca's
Quecha
Large plains spread over Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina
Gran Chaco and Pampas
Dry plain and windswept plateau in the southern portion of the continent
Patagonia
People of Indian and Spanish ancestry
Mestizos
City of Gold
El Dorado
Forested regions in south america
Selva
Colombia
Bogota
Venezuela
Caracas
Guyana
Georgetown
Suriname
Paramaribo
French Guiana
Cayenne
Brazil
Brasilia
Ecuador
Quito
Peru
Lima
Bolivia
La Paz
Chile
Santiago
Paraguay
Asuncion
Uruguay
Montevideo
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Artificial watering of farmland, often by canals that draw water from reservoirs
Irrigation
Large estates owned by the spanish and often run as farm or cattle ranches
Hacienda
Steep cliff separating two low-lying areas
Escarpment
Three defining landforms of Central America
Mountainous Core, Caribbean Lowlands, Pacific Coastal Plain.
another name for corn
Maize
A member of an armed force that is not part of the regular army
Guerillas
The island groups of the Caribbeans
Lesser Antillies, Greater Antillies, Bahamas
Brazil's Northeast interior plain
Sertao
Slums in Brazil
Favelas
Tenant Farmers
Campesinos
Cap. of Scotland
Edinburg
Cap. of Whales
Cardiff
Mountains that run through Italy
Apennienes
Mountains in Greece
Pindus Mountains
Has a red dragon on its flag
Whales
Flooded river valley at the wide mouth of a river
Estuary
Oldest landmark in London
Tower of London
Areas of wet spongy ground
Bogs
Broad, treeless rolling plains
Moors
Stretches more than 1200 miles, flat fertile land. From France, through Germany, and into Eastern Europe
Northern European Plain
Variations of a language that are unique to a community
Dilect
Wine country in France
Bordeaux
Tourist area in France
Riviera
Busiest waterway in Europe
Rhine river
Chancelor of Germany
Angela Merkel
An area of low lying land that has been reclaimed from the sea
Polder
States in Switzerland
Cantons (26)
Peninsula that Spain and Portugal are located on
Iberian
Spain's lagest port
Barcelona
Portugal's main exports are:
Cork and Olive oil
River that runs through northern Italy
Po
Areas of land that have dropped down between faults
Grabens
Mountains that run through Greece
Pindus Mts.
Peninsula that is home to Greece
Pelonese
Only major city on the west coast of Australia
Perth
Largest city in New Zealand
Auckland
Capital of New Zealand
Wellington
Indonesia
Jakarta
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Philippines
Manilla
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby
Vietnam
Hanoi
Cambodia
Pnom Pehn
Laos
Vientiane
Thailand
Bangkok
Burma
Rangoon
Japan
Tokyo
North Korea
P'yong yang
South Korea
Seoul
China
Beijing
Mongolia
Ulanbatour
Taiwan
Taipei
India
New Delhi
Russia
Moscow
Largest island of Japan
Honshu
Only Mountains in Australia
Great Dividing Range
First Australians
Aborigines
Australia'a dialect of English
Strine
One of the world's great monoliths in the Australian desert
Ayer's Rock
Largest coastal reef in the world
Great Barrier Reef
Prime minister of Australia
John Howard
3 groups of Pacific Islands
Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia
Jets of heated spring water that shoot up through the earth
Geyser
Deepest point on Earth surface
Marianas Trench
Afgahnistan
Kabul
Pakistan
Islamabad
Philipenes
Manilla
Sri Lanka
Columbo
Iraq
Baghdad
Iran
Tehran
2 branches of Islam
Sunni and Shiite
Famous rivers that run through Iraq
Tigris and Euphrates
Military Commander in Iraq
General Patrais
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
United Arab Emir.
Dubai
Oman
Muscat
Yemen
Sanaa
Syria
Damascus
Jordan
Amman
Israel
Jerusalem
Lebanon
Beirut
Turkey
Ankara
New Leader of France
Nikolas Sarkozy