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BJHS Geo S1

Geography S1 Exam Review

QuestionAnswer
What are the 5 Themes of Geography? Location, Place Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region
What is Location? Where something is
What is the longest river in the U.S.? Missouri River
What is Elevation? Height above sea level
What is Place? What it is like somewhere
Describe a Strait. Narrow body of water surrounded almost entirely by land
What is the longest river in Canada? McKenzie River
What is Human-Environment Interaction The effect people have on the environment, or the effect the environment has on people
Define Peninsula. A piece of land that is surrounded with water on three sides.
Describe "Movement?" The transportation of people, goods, and ideas
What is the highest elevation in the United States? Mt. Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley)
What is the lowest elevation in the United States? Death Valley
This is a group of closely scattered islands. Archipelago
This theme of geography is where you share the same physical, or cultural characteristics. Region
This river is 4,000 miles long and is the world's largest river. Amazon River
This is the longest mountain range in the world, and is located along the western coast of South America. Andes Mountain Range
This is a flat land mass, higher than the surrounding land. Plateau
Define "glacier." A large body of ice that moves across the earth's surface.
Define "tributary." Smaller streams and rivers that feed a larger river.
What is longitude? The measure of how far east or west of the prime meridian a location is. It is given in degrees east or west 0-180 degrees.
What is "source?" The place where a river starts.
Define "latitude?" The measure of how far north or south of the equator a location is. It is given in degrees north or south 0-180 degrees.
What is the "mouth" of a river? The place where a river empties into a larger body of water.
This is the location has the highest number of volcanic and earthquake activity in the world, and surrounds the Pacific Ocean. The Ring of Fire
This is land that receives very little water throughout the year. Desert
This is an example of a cold desert. Antarctica
This is an example of a hot desert. Sahara Desert
When is colder weather in the Southern Hemisphere? June, July, August
When is colder weather in the Northern Hemisphere? December, January, February
These are places near the equator, that are hot and humid most of the year. Tropics
Name the 7 Continents North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica
Name the 5 Oceans Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, Indian, and Southern
What is the imaginary line dividing the world into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres? Equator
What is the imaginary line dividing the world into the Western and Eastern Hemispheres? Prime Meridian
What is "Map Distortion?" The distortion that occurs to shape, size, and distance between land masses when the globe is flattened out and represented on a flat map.
These maps show physical features of the land including mountains, bodies of water, and elevation. Physical Maps
These maps show human features such as boundary lines, cities, states, and countries. Political Maps
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