Contemporary Approaches in Geography: Area, Spatial, Locational & Geographic Systems Analysis


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What do we call the study of how people interact with the environment?

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1. Why is geographic systems analysis helpful?

2. What do we call the study of human trends in a specific place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the different approaches to the modern study of geography. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include a basic understanding of cultural geography and geographic systems analysis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The essential meaning of cultural geography
  • The term for trying to solve social problems based on data about geographic trends
  • The term for observing trends in a specific place
  • The alternative name for spatial analysis
  • The primary activity spatial analysis involves

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cultural geography and geographical systems analysis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related contemporary approaches in geography lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the purpose of spatial analysis and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about geographic trends and how they can be analyzed

Additional Learning

To learn more about how people and the environment interact, review the corresponding lesson on Contemporary Approaches in Geography. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term 'cultural geography'
  • Understand how spatial analysis and systems analysis are used in this field
  • Explore examples of the above analysis types in action
  • Review how geographers can use geographical systems analysis to solve social problems