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Which of the following would be a physical feature of the region? "Speak Spanish" -- mountains-- deserts-- "cold winter" -- Christianity
Mountains - Deserts -"cold winter"
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How do geographers decide what makes up a region?
Region has physical features & human characteristics in common
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Which of the following items would be an example of relative location? (40° North, 20° West) (10° South, 15° East) "next to the cafeteria" (0°, 0°)
Next to the cafeteria
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What is a good definition for the 1st theme of geography -- location?
Place in space
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What caused the continents (if you believe Alfred Wegener’s theory) to drift apart?
The movement of the tectonic plates
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What are "tectonic plates?"
Giant slabs of Earth
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Why is North Africa and Southwest Asia (also known as the Middle East) part of the same cultural region?
They share a common geographic feature/climate the desert & they share religion
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What one word that begins with the letter "S" can we describe a "cultural region?"
Similar
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What makes a place a region?
Features in common
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What are 3 "barriers to movement?"
Mountain ranges, canyons, rivers
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""Which of the following listed are ""pull factors""?Freedom -- safety -- poverty -- war -- lack of jobs
Freedom - Safety
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Which of the following listed are "push factors"?Freedom -- safety -- poverty -- war -- lack of jobs
Poverty -- War-- lack of jobs
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What does the word "migrate" mean?
Move from one area to settle another area
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Why – according to the textbook – do people have difficulty getting along with each other?
Lack of understanding
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What are artifacts?
Things left behind such as tools, weapon etc
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Which lines on a map are the ones that go “up & down?
Longitude
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Which lines on a map go across the page?
Latitude
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Which part of Social Studies is the study of the past
History
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Which part of Social Studies rap music be?
Culture
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What are the 5 subjects of Social Studies
"History -Government Geography
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Which map projection has been use the most in the past?
Mercator
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Why is the map more practical than a globe?
It can be folded and carried around more easily
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Why is the globe more accurate than a map?
It is 3 dimensional
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What is most accurate representation of the earth
Globe
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A mapmaker
What is a cartographer?
None
Robinson projection
Which map projection provides the more accurate picture of the world?
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What geographic physical feature “runs” along the west coast of South America?
Mountains
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In which of the following areas of South America is the Amazon Basin located (North, South, East, West)?
North
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What color on all maps represent water?
Blue
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A hemisphere is half the earth. What 2 hemispheres does the equator split the earth into?
North and South
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A hemisphere is half the earth.What 2 hemispheres does the Prime Meridian split the earth into?
East and West
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What is another name for lines of latitude?
Parallels
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Meridians
What is another name for lines of longitude?
None
What are the two imaginary lines that mark the region of the earth that stays warm all year round?
Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn
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If you travel from 10 degrees N to 10 degrees S - what direction did you travel?
South
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If you travel from 25 degrees S to 10 degrees S - what direction did you travel?
South
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If you travel from 35 West to 40 degrees West - what direction did you travel?
West
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If you travel from 35 degrees West to the Prime Meridian - what direction did you travel?
East
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If you travel from 23 degrees East to 50 degrees East - what direction did you travel?
West
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If you travel from 23 degrees Norrh to 20 degrees North - what direction did you travel?
South
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