World Geography Fall Final Review 2013

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1 World Geography Fall Final Review 2013 Tools of a Geographer Foundations and Physical Geography Label the following on the map below: North America South America Europe Africa Asia Antarctica Australia Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Arctic Ocean Southern Ocean Indian Ocean Label the following on the map below: Prime Meridian Equator Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Capricorn Arctic Circle North Pole South Pole Antarctic Circle

2 Label the following as a component of PHYSICAL geography or CULTURAL geography. climate government vegetation language ethnicity religion landforms Explain the use and what types of things can be found on each of the following maps. Political Map Physical Map Vegetation Map Climate Map Population Density Use your notes and textbook to define the following terms. Large-scale map Small-scale map Global grid Absolute location Relative location Distortion Orientation Scale Map projection Cartography Magma Hydrosphere Atmosphere Biosphere Lithosphere Erosion Glaciation Sedimentation

3 Ring of Fire Tectonic activity Desalination Desertification Label and describe the stages of the Water Cycle Use your notes and textbook to answer the following questions. What are the advantages of using globes instead of maps? What are the advantages of using maps instead of globes? What is a physical process? What does it do? What is erosion? What are the 3 main types of erosion? What is weathering? Give examples of physical and chemical weathering. Use your LACEMOP notes and the textbook to answer the following questions. The earth s atmosphere as elevation increases. What is continentality? How does it affect places that are not near large bodies of water? What is the relationship between a place and its distance from the equator? Explain the effect on each of the following low latitudes, mid-latitudes, high latitudes. How do mountains influence climate? Explain it using the terms rainshadow effect, leeward, and windward. What is the relationship between elevation and climate? What is the significance of the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn? Explain why there are seasons.

4 Label and describe each of the Earth s Layers Use your notes and textbook to illustrate and define the following Landforms. Isthmus Basin Archipelago Island Source of a River Mouth of a River Tributary Sea Peninsula Strait Tools of a Geographer Human/Cultural Geography Use your population history/population pyramid notes to answer the following questions. What is the approximate world population now? When did the population boom begin (exponential growth)? What changes happened that improved life expectancy? Why did early humans live a nomadic lifestyle? Why do people choose to live in mid-latitudes?

5 Use your government/economic systems notes to define the following terms. Democracy Republic Theocracy Totalitarian Monarchy Traditional economy Market economy Command economy Use your Economic Development and Migration notes and textbook to define the terms and answer the questions below. Birth rate Death rate Migration Population density Identify the 3 most important factors in the population of a place. Medicine Birthrate Death rate Migration Population Density Which two of the following would be most influenced by physical geography? Government class system population distribution economic activities culture religion What is the main reason for the differences in economic prosperity in various areas of the world? What are the main pull factors to the United States? Identify the following as a Push or Pull factor Civil War Economic Opportunity Apartheid Genocide Political Freedom Famine Religious freedom Abundant housing Drought Lack of employment Food and Housing Shortages Persecution Healthy economy Poverty

6 United States and Canada Use your notes and the textbook to answer the following questions. Why are Canada s climates generally so much colder than the climates of the United States? Where do populations in US and Canada cluster? Canada and the United States differ in their: (choose all that apply) Population Density Government Health Programs Types of Government Climate Which French speaking province is interested in gaining independence from Canada? T/F Most people of the United States and Canada are immigrants or their descendants. Describe the ideal place for a permanent settlement. List factors that would hinder settlement. Use your Economic Development notes and textbook to complete the chart and answer the questions below. Higher GDP per capita Lower GDP per capita Short life expectancy Low infant mortality High number of children/woman Long life expectancy Low birth rate High birth rate High infant mortality Highly industrialized countries Subsistence Agriculture More Developed (Wealthy) Less Developed (Poor) What is the single most effective thing a country can do to lower birthrate? Describe the socioeconomic status of most North Americans.

7 A megalopolis is an urban area made up of adjoining cities and their suburbs. Using the map, describe what they all have in common. Latin America Use your notes Life in the Central Andes and the Geography Alive textbook to answer the following: Illustrate the 4 Elevation climate zones. Complete with the names of each level, elevation ranges and crops grown. Where is the tree line found? What is vertical trade? Who traded with whom? What is terracing? Use your textbook and notes to answer the following questions. Where are the Andes Mountains located? What countries do the Andes Mountains run through? What two oceans does the Panama Canal connect? What is the longest river in the western hemisphere? What areas make up Latin America? What countries in South America are landlocked? What are the pampas?

8 What is the major religion of Latin America? W hat types of areas do most people of Latin America live in? What indigenous groups were in Latin America? What is NAFTA? Use your Spatial Inequality in Mexico City notes and the Geography Alive textbook to answer the following: What is spatial inequality? What is a major cause of rural decline in Mexico? What happened in Mexico because of rural decline? What are the pull factors that draw farm families to Mexico City? With population growth in Mexico City, what are some other things that have increased? What is urbanization? What is rural? Urban? Europe Use your notes, the Geography Alive textbook, and the textbook to define the terms below. Centripetal force Centrifugal force Supranational cooperation Common market Holocaust Enlightenment Boundary Reparations Feudalism Ethnic cleansing

9 Use your notes, the Geography Alive textbook, and the textbook to answer the questions below. How has EU promoted economic cooperation across Europe? What are some examples of how EU has promoted European cultural identity? What happens if a member country does not agree with a decision made by the EU government? In regards to EU, give examples of some centripetal forces. In regards to EU, give examples of some centrifugal forces. What was the Cold War? Between who? The British Isles include: What part of Europe is wealthier than the rest and has advanced communications and transportation systems? What kind of climate dominates Russia? Where does Europe rank in size of continents? What organization currently unites Western Europe? What German city was divided between western democracy and Soviet communism after WWII?

10 Mapping Label the following on the map below: Nova Scotia Northwest Territories British Columbia Yukon Territory Saskatchewan Manitoba Alberta Ontario Quebec Hudson Bay Labrador Sea Baffin Bay Bering Sea Greenland Sea Lake Huron Lake Ontario Lake Superior Lake Erie Lake Michigan Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean

11 Label the following on the map below: Idaho Oregon Nevada California Utah Tennessee Kentucky Missouri Illinois North Carolina Virginia South Carolina Alabama Georgia Florida Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Mexico Missouri Rive Colorado River Great Salt Lake Mississippi River Rio Grande River

12 Label the following on the map below: Guatemala El Salvador Mexico Nicaragua Panama Honduras Costa Rica Bahamas Haiti Dominican Republic Puerto Rico Cuba Venezuela Colombia Ecuador Peru Suriname Chile Uruguay Bolivia Argentina Brazil Paraguay Caribbean Sea Gulf o fmexico Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Rio Grande River Gulf of Honduras Amazon River Parana River Lake Titicaca Paraguay River Sierra Madre Occidental Patagonia Andes Mexican Plateau

13 Label the following on the map below: Denmark Norway Finland Sweden United Kingdom Belgium Netherlands Iceland France Germany Spain Poland Bulgaria Romania Ukraine Belarus Switzerland Greece Italy Arctic Circle Prime Meridian Alps Pyrenees Mountains Mediterranean Sea Red Sea Caspian Sea Adriatic Sea Aegean Sea

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