Analyzing the Human Impact on Geography


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The destruction of the Aral Sea through _____ has created the _____

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1. As a result of _____, 90% of the forests in the U.S. have been wiped out.


Rising sea levels threaten:

I. People

II. Countries

III. Coastal communities

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You may think of the Earth's geography as something fixed and unchanging. In reality, many elements cause changes in the Earth's geography daily, including human activity. This quiz contains questions that will test your understanding of the ways in which humans affect geography, as well as some notable examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to see how much you know about:

  • The destruction of the Aral Sea
  • Forests in the United States
  • Rising sea levels
  • The effects of overgrazing

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see how much you remember about the measurement and effects of rising sea levels
  • Making connections - draw the necessary connections between human activity and changes in the geography of the Earth
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of this subject to identify specific examples of human-induced changes to the Earth

Additional Learning

Go over more information on this subject by reading through the associated lesson called Analyzing the Human Impact on Geography. You can read this lesson to learn about:

  • The basics of geography
  • How humans affect geography
  • Deforestation
  • Desertification
  • Rising sea levels