Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies


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What do we call the study of the earth and the people in it?

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1. What do we call the traditions and beliefs of a group of people?

2. What do we call the study of how the earth interacts with the traditions of people?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Human and cultural geography deals with the interaction between human culture and the earth. Use this quiz and worksheet to help you focus on vocabulary and ideas involved in the study of this branch of geography.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

For this assessment you will need to know the definitions of concepts such as:

  • Globalization
  • Cultural geography
  • Geography
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Economics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you understood the most significant information about human and cultural geography
  • Defining key concepts-ensure that you can accurately define central ideas such as geography and globalization
  • Information recall-access the information you've gained regarding what topics are included in the study of cultural geography

Additional Learning

To find out more about cultural geography and topics studied in that field, review the lesson titled Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies. The objectives of this lesson include:

  • Define geography
  • Define culture
  • Identify topics studied in human and cultural geography
  • Know concepts such as globalization, language, religion, and government structures
  • Understand the impact of geographic location on human culture
  • Understand the impact of human culture on geographic location