What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types


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What is defined as the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments?

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1. What are the two main branches of geography?

2. Who is considered the Father of Geography?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of Earth studies in geography. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the word for Earth's study as well as knowing the two main branches of geography.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Word that means the study of Earth
  • Two main branches of geography
  • Father of geography
  • Areas a geographer would study
  • Characteristics of geography branches

Skills Practiced

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

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Father of geography
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the main branches of geography and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related features and types of geography lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to study our planet, review the corresponding lesson called What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand why many think geography is the oldest of all the sciences
  • Identify the two major categories of geography
  • Describe the characteristics of the two main branches
  • Name alternate terms for these two categories