Geography ch 10-11 test

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  1. How would you describe the southern coastal lands (climate wise)
    a.Humid and subtropical, the climate gives the regions mild winter temperatures, hot summers, and a long growing season.
  2. Places like Texas receives, how much prescription?
    50 inches or 125 cm
  3. How many years ago was citrus fruits introduced to FL
    16th century by the Spaniards
  4. Which state produces the most oranges, CA or FL?
  5. After oranges, what is the most citrus crop for FL?
  6. Where is Sugar Cane produced in the US?
    Southern coastlands and HI
  7. Which of the Southern states produce the most rice?
  8. What is the percentage of FL population over 60?
  9. What are some of the common hazards for living in the Southern coastal lands?
    Winter freeze, hurricanes, sink holes, flooding, rainfall, landscape makes it so water movement is difficult.
  10. The Vieuxcarre, where do you find it?
    French colonial heritage of the French quarter in LA
  11. Largest city in the Southern coastal lands
  12. What two states in the Southern coast lands are top three oil producing in the country
    • Texas
    • Louisiana
  13. No something about when you are drilling an oil well
    Off of the Gulf coast, it has some of the newest and richest deposits, it is very expensive and technologically difficult, but successful.

    Conflicting state and federal claims over the water. Opposition from environmental and fishing groups.

    Recreational and resort interest
  14. What are the materials associated with geographic formations that trap oil?
    Your mom! :-)

    • Sub-surface rock contortions
    • Salt dome
    • Beneath the continental shelf
  15. Where do we find a lot of bauxite production in the southern coastal lands?
    Not in America (it originates in the Caribbean island, Jamaica, Surinam and Guyana)
  16. What year did the Cuban migration explode into the US?
    1959 Cuban Migration
  17. How many Cubans migrated in 1959 and 1963?
  18. Identify some of the river ports along the coastal lands?
    Chorpus Christi ,Texas, Pascagoula, MS, Port Aurther, Miami.
  19. What is the amount of taxable sales in FL per year?
    $65 Billion
  20. What industry do we use smudge pots for?
    Citru fruit, they are large heaters used to warm the air when a frost hits.
  21. Which area of the continents plains have the highest carrying capacity?
    The number of people that an area can support given the quality of the natural environment and the level of technology of the population.

    (Definition) The Eastern plains have more rain falls and humid air allowing for different vegetation, this allows for a higher carrying capacity.
  22. Longitudinal differences (they run north and south of precipitation). True or False?
    Longitude – a measure of distance east and west of a line drawn between the North and South Poles. ????????????
  23. What was the landscape of Michigan, IL Ohio before settlers were there?
    Mixed hardwood forests covered most of the land.
  24. Where do you find the prairie wedge?
    • A zone of grassland in Illinois where trees should be growing.
    • However, most likely the Indians burned them down to bring grazing animals, they hunted and killed Bambi!
  25. The average precipitation in the interior plains is how many inches per year?
    More than 75 centimeters (30 inches) per year on average. The core’s southern portion is in excess of 100 centimeters (40 inches)
  26. Throughout the plains, the last killing frost comes about when?
    • Mid April in the South
    • Mid May in the North
  27. What is the Major climate zone in the interior plains?
    Continental climate—wide average temperature range, warm months and colder months.
  28. Know what a lacustrine plain is?
    A nearly level land area that was formed as a lake bed.
  29. Karst topography what rock is it related to?
    An area possessing surface topography resulting from the underground solution of subsurface limestone or dolomite.
  30. What are the two different basic groups of soil? .
    Alfisol—most of this soil is in the udalf subcategory–located East of Central Iowa.

    Mollisols—In the western regions through much of IL
  31. What was the city that derives from the French word “the narrows”
    Detroit, MI
  32. What is mixed farming?
    The use of a single farm for multiple purposes, such as crops and cattle
  33. What does the word Fallow mean?
    Agricultural land that is plowed or tilled but left unseeded during a growing season. Fallowing is usually done to conserve moisture.

    Crops are in a four year rotation with other plants as crops such as corn can not be grown year after year on the same soil, so farmers do Fallowing
  34. How big were township squares?
    • 6 miles
    • Aseries of east-west baselines and north-south meridian lines were drawn, and township squares 6miles on each side were laid out with respect to these lines.
  35. Each township has how many sections?
    36 sections of 1 square mile.
  36. WI and MN were once big dairy states, is this still true (Green Bay packers is a hint)
    Yes, it creates about 50% of our country’s supply.
  37. Why have soy beans replaced crops, several reasons.
    As a legume, soybeans recondition the soil in which they grow increasing the soil’s nitrogen content.

    They have broad environmental requirements.

    They can be used in many ways

    The world food and feed situation maintained export demand for soybeans at high levels.
  38. In general, farms have increased or decreased in size, 1900’s to 2000
    After 1935 the large farms increased and small farms disappeared.
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Geography ch 10-11 test
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