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1 GHW Semester Exam Study Guide 2015 (Textbook, Maps, Notes, Study Guides, Terms, Worksheets) Name: Period Final Exam Date and Time Unit One: Basic Geography 1. Define: Culture (page 79): 2. Define: Migration (page 83): 3. Fill in the blank below: A. Another name for a mapmaker is a. B. Parallels that circle the earth are called lines of. Meridians are lines of. C. The line of latitude that divides the Earth in half is called the. D. The line of longitude that is at 0 degrees longitude is called the. 4. What are the benefits of using a grid system? 5. What are the benefits of using a relative location? Absolute location? 6. Describe the rotation and revolution of the earth. How does this affect the length of days? How does this affect the earth s seasons? 7. How do geographers measure locations above and below the Equator? 8. How do geographers measure locations east and west of the Prime Meridian? Unit Two: World Religions and the Human World 9. Define the following terms: A. Monotheism: B. Polytheism: C. Sect: D. Atheism: E. Secularism: F. Animism: G. Religion: H. Mosque: 10. Fill in the blank by applying the above vocabulary to each situation: A. Baptists are a, or branch of Christianity B. Indigenous Religions practice, or the belief that there are spirits in nature. C. The United States is a country, which means that life s questions can be answered apart from religion. D. Hinduism is a religion.

2 E. If a person believes that there is no god, then he/she is a(n). 11. Who is the central figure in Christianity? Confucianism? Buddhism? Sikhism? 12. Describe what Martin Luther did in reaction to the corruption of the Catholic Church. 13. Judaism: What is Judaism s major figure? What is its holy book? Is it monotheistic or polytheistic? 14. Islam: What is Islam s major figure? What is its holy book? Is it monotheistic or polytheistic? 15. Explain the significance of Abraham to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 16. Put the following religions in order from oldest to newest: Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism 17. Identify the 5 Pillars of Islam: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Unit Three: Africa 18. Define the following terms: A. Harmattan: B. Geometric Boundaries: C. Transition Zone: D. Urbanization: 19. Fill in the blanks: A. Early civilizations developed along a river s, or the fertile land at the start of a river. B. The Serengeti is an example of a in Africa. C. is occurring along the transition zone and is turning farmable land into desert. D. The Sumerians in Mesopotamia created the first written language called. 20. Where was the Nubia (Kush) kingdom located? What resource allowed this civilization to flourish? 21. What allowed the West Africa Empire of Songhai to be successful? 22. What role have geometric boundaries played in conflicts in modern Africa? 23. What is Egypt s relative location? What is the relative location of the Sahara? 24. What is the Great Rift Valley? What features are located within or near it?

3 Unit Four: Latin America 25. Fill in the blanks: A. The were the Mother Culture of Latin America. B. The Aztecs farmed on, or floating farmland islands. C. A cause of the downfall of the Aztecs was the system, which forced conquered people to pay the Aztecs. D. The Maya cleared land using agriculture techniques. E. The Maya were located on the Peninsula. F. was a major food in Latin America. G. The Incas used to farm on the Andes Mountains. 26. Describe the significance of the Panama Canal. What two bodies of water does it connect? 27. How did the Native Americans arrive in North America? 28. What is the transatlantic trade that included the trade the food, ideas, disease, and people? What foods were introduced to the Americas by Europeans? 29. What are the West Indies? 30. Why did the Maya use multiple calendars? 31. Fill out the chart below: Relative location Significant achievements Main city What caused the downfall? (Be specific) Olmec Unknown Maya Unknown Aztec Inca 32. What was the name of the Spanish soldiers that took control of much of North America? How did they contribute to the decline of Latin American civilizations? Unit Five: North America 33. Define the following terms: A. Immigrant: B. Popular Sovereignty: C. Federal System: D. Suburbs:

4 E. Urban Sprawl: F. Metropolitan Areas: 34. Fill in the blanks: A. The success of Jamestown was because of this crop,. B. Many Native Americans were, or people who move regularly in search of food. C. The was significant because the Pilgrims signed it and it was the first set of laws in the colonies. D. The is the first ten amendments in the U.S. Constitution. 35. Where did the Inuit settle? How did they adapt their environment to survive? 36. Where did the Puebloans settle? How did they adapt their environment to survive? 37. Identify the Puebloan s most famous cliff dwelling. 38. Describe the Native Americans ideas of property. 39. What is the band of raiders that discovered the New World years before Christopher Columbus? 40. Identify the first successful English colony, established in How did the production of cash crops contribute to an increase in the slave trade? 42. Describe the significance of the Mayflower Compact. 43. Identify the war fought between the British vs the French and their Native American allies. 44. Describe the Revolutionary War. 45. After the Revolution War, what form of government did the United States become? How is this different than a monarchy? 46. What land was included in the Louisiana Purchase? Who purchased the land? Who did they purchase it from? 47. What was the purpose of Lewis and Clark s Corps of Expedition? 48. How have the Great Lakes contributed to the development of industry?

5 49. Describe the significance of the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes system. What bodies of water does it connect? 50. Identify the following features: A. B. C. D. 51. Where is most of the United States population located? 52. Identify the two most commonly spoken languages in the United States. 53. What type of economy is the United States? What is the defining characteristic of this kind of economy? 54. What is a trade surplus? What is a trade deficit? Is the United States a surplus or a deficit? What about Canada? 55. Identify the member countries of NAFTA Where is most of the United States population located? 57. The Bering Land Bridge connected which two continents? 58. Identify the two countries that fought for control of Canada Identify the largest city in Canada. 60. Why do most Canadians live along the U.S.-Canada border? 61. What is unique about the Quebec province in Canada?

6 Across 2. subdivision of a main faith branch 5. Arizona feature formed by water erosion 6. payment from conquered people 7. Canada's main fishing area s Great Plains catastrophe that destroyed farmlands 12. mapmaker 13. language, arts, and identity of a people 15. Country who sold Louisiana Purchase 16. Canada's largest city 17. belief in one god 18. growth of a desert 19. first settlers to Canada 20. adapting from wildlife for human use Down 1. guarantees certain freedoms to US citizens 3. Spanish soldier 4. belief that spirits inhabit natural objects 8. power comes from the people 9. Mother Culture of Latin America 11. large desert in northern Africa 14. belief in many gods

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