Physical & Historical Geography Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What does NW stand for on the compass rose?

Question 2 2. Intermediate directions can also be called what?

Question 3 3.

Which of the following is an example of an intermediate direction?

I. Southwest

II. South

III. Northwest

Question 4 4. Which of the following describes your position east or west of Greenwich, United Kingdom, measured in degrees east or degrees west?

Question 5 5. What is geography?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of absolute location?

Question 7 7. A service map for a utility company would help define what type of region?

Question 8 8. The division of a state into voting districts for seats in the House of Representatives is an example of what kind of region?

Question 9 9. What is the difference between a location and a place?

Question 10 10. What is a state or county?

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Question 11 11. What is a country?

Question 12 12. What is a continent?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a type of historical geography?

Question 14 14. Historical geography really came into its own as a sub-discipline in the era after what major event?

Question 15 15. What explanation does history give for the failed invasions of Russia?

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Question 16 16. When looking at an aerial photograph (in color), you notice a semi-regular grid. The grid squares are colored green or yellow, and the sizes of each grid square vary. What are you most likely looking at?

Question 17 17. What is spatial organization?

Question 18 18. What is a functional region?

Question 19 19. What is the highest point in North America?

Question 20 20. Which river is the longest in North America?

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Question 21 21. What river creates a border between the US and Mexico?

Question 22 22. If you need to know the capital of Brazil, which type of map should you turn to?

Question 23 23. A topographical map focuses on:

Question 24 24. If you hate having neighbors which type of map can help you figure out the best place to live?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a cardinal direction?

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Question 26 26. What are the main ways of describing location in geography?

Question 27 27. Which of the following would be considered a human characteristic of a place, something defining the place by how humans use it or change it?

Question 28 28. How many continents do most people consider the Earth to have?

Question 29 29. Historical geography can trace its roots back to what ancient Greek philosopher?

Question 30 30. Looking at a population map of the Earth, you notice that at a particular latitude, the population density almost always seems to be fairly low. Why might that be?

Physical & Historical Geography Chapter Exam Instructions

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