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geo final exam

A piece of land with water on 3 sides. peninsula
Water covers what percent of the earths surface? 70%
Severe lack of rainfall. drought
As elevation gets higher; temperature gets.... colder
land covers about what percent of the earths surface? 30%
Can be replaced or used again. renewable resources
The hight above sea level. elevation
Northern and Southern hemispheres have ________ seasons. opposite
The shortest day of the year occurs in what season? winter
Valleys, mountains, and plains are examples of what? landforms
What is the largest ocean? Pacific Ocean
What climates are hot? tropical
Hottest temperatures on earth are found at what latitude line? 0 degress (equator)
What basin has the largest rain forest in the world? Amazon River
Coal and oil are examples of ........ fossil fuels
Widespread; cutting of forest. deforestation
The earth's land, water, plants, and animals. Physical Geography
The study of people and their culture. Human Geography
Experts on geography that study earth and it's people. Geographers
Three uses of geography. Map making, planning, and managing resourses.
An area that shares common characteristics. regions
Individual features of the land. landform
Satellites used to locate exact places. GPS (Global Positioning System)
Special software that helps geographers gather/use information on a place. GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Natural surroundings. environment
There are ____ themes in geography. 5 themes
A round model of Earth. globe
The earth has ____ hemispheres. 4 hemispheres
Latitude lines are ________________ lines that run ___ to ____ parallel/imaginary lines that run East to West
Longitude lines are _______________ lines that run ___ to ___ mermidinas/imaginary lines that run North to South
having exact location absolute location
What does a map contain? A map key, scale bar, compass rose, and a title.
Two examples of a general purpose map are.... political and physical
Two examples of a special purpose map are.... climate and natural resources
A way of summarizing and presenting information visually. graphs
graphic way of presenting information clearly. charts
graph in which small symbols represent quantites pictograph
bar/line graph that gives information about temperature and precipitation (rainfall) climograph
In a market economy ________ make the decisions about what to produce, but in a command economy, the _________ does. peolpe ; government
geographers divide the world into _______ regions. culture
people express their culture thourgh the _____. arts
What allows people to communicate? language
People who share a common culture, language, or history. ethnic group
________ helps people answer questions about lifes meaning. religion
Individual who takes control of a government (rules with absolute athority) dictator
a market economy is based upon _____ ________. free enterprize
civilizations are highly developed ________. cultures
________ is a local form of language. dialect
A way of life of group of people who share similar beliefs and customs. culture
An economic system sets forth rules on how goods and services are produced and ________. sold (exchanged)
culture diffusion is the process of spreading __________ to other cultures. ideas (new knowledge)
What is the largest continent? Asia
What is the highest mountain? Mt. Everest
What is the largest lake? Caspian Sea
What is the longest river? Nile
What is the largest freshwater lake? Superiour
What is the smallest continent? Australia
What is Millville's absolute location? 39.9 degress North and 75 degress West
Millville's relative location is ________ of Pennsylvania. South East
Created by: nadia914