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29 Cards in this Set

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Cultural pluralism in Canada is based upon which factors?
-varied cultures and traditions
-ethnic diversity
Cultural pluralism in the USA is based upon which factors?
-range of ethnic backrounds
-ethnic clustering and self segregation
-major income gap
4.What is a physiographic region?
each region has uniformity in relief, climate, vegetation,soils, scenic sameness
5.What and where is the Canadian shield?
- the geologic core of north americas oldest rocks
-around the hudson bay
6.What and where are the intermontane basins and plateaus?
- colorado plateau in the south with thick sediments and grand canyon
-lava covered columbia plateau in the the north,
-central basin and range country (great basin) of nevada and utah
-imtermontane (position between the rocky mountains to the east and the pacific coast mountains to the west
7.What is continentality?
interior remoteness from the sea
8.Why is 500 mms.(20 inches) of precipitation per year a critical value
irrigation and agricultural potential
9.Arid America is the _________ portion.
10.Humid America is the ________ portion.
11.What three Fall line cities are mentioned in the text? p. 110
-washington dc
13.What are two examples of push factors as they relate to migration?
-tightened economic controls
-decline in jobs
14.What are two examples of pull factors as they relate to migration
-new frontier
-place to aquire land
-countless opportunities
15.Which 4 cities form the corners of American Manufacturing region?
-st louis
16.Fig 3-13 Note the location of the 4 major ethnic groups in the USA?
-native american
17.Which part of the USA is the leading oil producing region?
texas louisiana gulf coast
18.Primary activities include_______________ and _______________.
19.Manufacturing is a __________ activity.
20.Economies of scale refer to?
when industrial centers save from large scale production with assembly lines or specialized workforces or purchased raw materials in massive quantities
21.What is the basis of the Von Thunen model? p 122
spacial regularities
22.Canada is composed of ___ provinces and ___ territories.
10 provinces and 3 territories
23.Which province has the largest population
25.Which two cities mark the ends of Mainstreet?
quebec city
26.Canada is the leading exporter of which agricultural products?
wheat and other grains
27.About 70% of Canada’s total workforce is employed in which sectors of the economy?
tertiary and quaternary
28.Which part of Quebec wanted to secede in 1995? See Fig. 3-17
29.The Core region is synonymous with the ___________. Belt.
american manuafacturing
30.Which city in this region is based upon the quaternary and quinary sectors?
washington dc
31.Which 3 states compose the Maritime Northeast?
new hampshire
32.What are longlots? p.
narrow rectangular farms in quebec introduced by the french