Understanding the Concepts of Place & Region


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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?

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1. What is the difference between a location and a place?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about place and region with these study tools. Answer questions on key points like a human characteristic to any given place and the difference between a place and a location.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • What kind of region is exemplified by voting districts
  • Type of region that's loosely defined with regard to boundaries
  • Utility company's service map as a region type

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about place and region
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding various examples of region types and their characteristics
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as location and place

Additional Learning

Use the lesson titled Understanding the Concepts of Place & Region for more on the following bullet points:

  • Explanation of absolute space
  • The way geographers define place
  • Analysis of regions