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GEOG202 - midterm

geography T/F questions

Migration process of relocation, forced usually by push/pull factors - economics, war, famine, environment
By the middle of the 21st century, India is projected to have a larger population than China TRUE
Most of North America's population lies outside of the east coast urban area TRUE
The demographic transition model is most applicable to the presently developed nations FALSE - is occurring in developing countries (high population growth rate)
Population distributions are more greatly affected by topography than by climate FALSE
The clearest relationship between population distribution and environmental factors is that populations are generally low in the worlds cold and dry areas TRUE
Many countries with high populations have large uninhabited areas which they could move people to in order to reduce their population problems FALSE - no one would live in the Gobi Desert
Australopithecus was discovered in Australia so how it got to Africa is a big mystery FALSE - originated in Africa
Only since the start of the Holocene period/ humanity's technology TRUE
The Neolithic revolution started in Mesopotamia TRUE
The least important development in the Neolithic was the dramatic increase in the human population FALSE - dramatic increase occurred during the Industrial revolution
Warming/cooling periods of the Earth question TRUE
The distribution of a country's population isn't important to geographers because it doesn't tell us much about the population FALSE - duh
The next stage of development after the Neolithic was the centralization of power into states as it occurred in Mesopotamia TRUE
The domestication of stuff marks the start of the Neolithic revolution TRUE
Homo habilis is a more recent ancestor than Australopithecus and could speak and use tools TRUE
The location of Chicago on the shore of the Great Lakes has little to do with its relative location FALSE - duh
It is often possible to study a particular place on earth without having to deal with the natural environment in which it exists FALSE - duh
The present geological period is called the Holocene TRUE
Humanity has had little impact on the environment until a few hundred years ago FALSE - duh
All of the near east has been semi desert FALSE
There are several properties to regions and area is one of them TRUE
There are 2 types of regions - formal and functional TRUE
The geographers concept of a region is similar to a historians concept of a period TRUE?
All regions are to some extent in abstraction TRUE
The earth has changed very little since it was first formed about 4.5 billion years ago FALSE - duh
About 10% of the earth's land surface today is covered with ice TRUE
Geographers all not very interested in how places and things on earth are related spatially FALSE - duh
A map is a geographic representation of any area on which only selected data are shown TRUE
The fact that city of Chicago has great centrality has little to do with growth FALSE
The absolute location of a place on earth tells us little about its climate by itself TRUE
An important facet of a place is its relative location TRUE
Iso-lines are lines connecting areas of equal value TRUE
The distribution, location and pattern of places and things on the earth are of little interest to the discipline of geography FALSE - duh
All maps are to some degree and varying degree in error TRUE
DIS is an old system of storing geographical information that was helpful to Columbus FALSE - duh
A large scale map portrays only a small portion of the earth but in considerable detail TRUE
During the last 600,000 years warm periods have predominated the earth's climate FALSE - long cold periods and short warm
There are 2 kinds of change that can infringe on the environment - natural and anthropogenic TRUE
The earth's environment almost never changes in cycles FALSE - duh
There is some evidence that past climate changes have at least in part been associated with periods of crustal movement TRUE
Human beings first migrated into the Americas when the continents of Africa and North America were touching each other FALSE
All living things have habitation niches TRUE
The climate of Africa was untouched by the cooling which brought on the great ice sheets of Eurasia and North America FALSE
Created by: apatel16