World Geo Honors Ch. 1

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1

What are the two categories of geography?

Human geography and Physical geography

2

What are the three ways map scales can be presented?

A ratio or fraction, a written scale, and a graphic scale

3

What are the four types of distortion with projection?

1. shape
2. distance
3. relative size
4. direction

4

What three elements are in the U.S. GPS system?

1. satellites placed in predetermined orbits
2. tracking stations to monitor and control the satellites
3. a receiver that can locate the satellites and figure out the distance and pinpoint location

5

What are the three types of regions?

1. formal
2. functional
3. vernacular

6

What traits and values are important to a region's culture?

1. the language of the region
2. the religion
3. the ethnicity

7

What are the two concepts to culture?

1. to care about-adore or worship
2. to take care of-nurse or look after something

8

What are the five main climate regions in the Koppen system?

A-tropical climates
B-dry climates
C-warm mid-latitude climates
D-cold mid-latitude climates
E-polar climates

9

What two areas in the world are greatly modified?

the Netherlands and the Everglades in Florida

10

What are the different types of density?

1. arithmetic density
2. physiological density
3. agricultural density

11

What are the three properties of distribution?

1. density
2. concentration
3. pattern

12

What are the three different processes that expansion diffusion can occur through?

1. hierarchical diffusion
2. contagious diffusion
3. stimulus diffusion`

13

How is the GIS able to capture, store, query, analyze, and display data?

the GIS creates a mash-up of different information and layers them and makes the map. also, you can change the variables being shown to compare differences and occurences

14

What are the four main biomes?

1. forest biome
2. savanna biome
3. grassland biome
4. desert biome

15

What concepts help geographers explain why every place on Earth is unique?

place and region

16

What are two ways to describe the location of places?

By the name/toponym and by site

17

What are maps used for?

as a reference tool and as a communication tool

18

What two concepts explain why every place is unique?

place and region

19

What concepts help explain why similarities don't come from coincidence?

1. scale
2. space
3. connections

20

How many sections are in a township and how big is the township?

the township is a 6 mile square and is divided into a grid that has 36 sections

21

What are the arcs called for the longitude and latitude systems?

longitude-meridians (Prime Meridian as the 0 degrees)
latitude-parallels (Equator as the 0 degrees)

22

In modern times, what have geographers rejected for the new idea of possibilism?

environmental determinism

23

What are the physical processes that affect where and how people live and earn a living?

1. climate
2. vegetation
3. soil
4. landforms

24

What changes with globalization of culture?

Similarities form through out the world in terms of culture and some cultural traits have been threatened to extinction and cause social problems and tension.