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Basic Geography Tools & Concepts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How are GPS and GIS related?

Question 2 2. What do we call the study of the earth and how people interact with the environment?

Question 3 3. Jerry has been hired to draw the maps of hiking trails, camping sites and scenic areas for the state parks system. What is Jerry's profession?

Question 4 4. Why did the Egyptian civilization develop along the Nile River?

Question 5 5. What was the significance of the Neolithic Revolution?

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Question 6 6. Which civilization built Macchu Picchu in the Andes Mountains of South America?

Question 7 7. Which of these is probably not the best use for an almanac?

Question 8 8. What is the best analogy for how geographers use atlases and almanacs?

Question 9 9. What kind of resource might a geographer use to advise engineers on the best route for a bridge through rough terrain?

Question 10 10. Which of the following essential elements of geography includes the study of glaciers and how they carve out the landscape?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following essential elements of geography includes the study of how humans directly affect the natural geography of the world?

Question 12 12. Which of the following essential elements of geography includes understanding absolute and relative location?

Question 13 13. Which of these is generally considered part of the study of geography?

Question 14 14. What level of integration defines assimilation?

Question 15 15. What does the demographic transition theory (or demographic cycle) present?

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Question 16 16. An American musician hears a new style of guitar playing in Argentina. When she returns home, she plays an adapted version of this style. What sort of diffusion is this?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is the best example of mainstream, popular culture?

Question 18 18. What do we call it when a cultural trend is spread from one segment of society to another?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is one of the five themes of geography, that involves looking at how the environment and humans affect each other?

Question 20 20. What is geography?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is one of the five themes of geography, that involves a description of the physical and human characteristics of the location being studied?

Question 22 22. What is the only continent to have never supported permanent human societies?

Question 23 23. Which two continents make up the entirety of the Western Hemisphere?

Question 24 24. How are Eastern Europe and West Asia similar?

Question 25 25. How does GPS (Global Positioning System) work?

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Question 26 26. Why were the Hittites able to develop a civilization in Asia Minor?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is most useful in determining crop changes over time?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example of an absolute location?

Question 29 29. What do we call the reliance of a society of global trade networks?

Question 30 30. When a person migrates from their home to another place, their culture is being spread through which of the following?

Basic Geography Tools & Concepts Chapter Exam Instructions

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