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2012-10-04 16:10:45
Unit Socal Studies

Unit 2 Flash Cards
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  1. agriculture
    The science and business of growing crops and raising animals.
  2. minerals
    A nonrenewable resource found in nature that is not and animal or plant.
  3. region
    An area, or group of states, with common features that set it apart from other areas.
  4. tornado
    A powerful wind storm with a funnel shaped cloud.
  5. precipitation
    The moisture that falls to the ground in the form of rain, sleet, snow or hail.
  6. economy
    The way a country or other place uses or produces natural resources, goods and services.
  7. rain shadow
    The side of a mountain that is usually dry because precipitation falls on the other side.
  8. interdependent
    Relying on one another to meet needs and wants.
  9. lake effect
    The effect water has on changing the weather nearby.
  10. erosion
    A wearing away of Earth's surface.
  11. hurricane
    A storm with very strong winds and heavy rain.
  12. Name the 5 regions that make up the United States
    Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West
  13. What three areas does each region share common attributes?
    Geographic regions, cultural regions, and economic regions.
  14. Name 4 land formation found in the USA
    There are many - some examples are: mountains, plains, rivers, lakes, plateau, basin, desert, forests.
  15. Name three reasons why a person might open a saving account
    To keep their money safe. To help to save for the future. To save for a specific need or want.
  16. How do we believe the Great Lakes were formed?
    Huge sheets of ice melted and the lakes were formed.
  17. What is the difference between a basin and a plateau?
    A basin is low and bowl shaped while a plateau is high and flat.
  18. Give a definition that describes geographic regions.
    A group of states with common features.
  19. How are cultural regions different?
    Cultural regions share different history, language, and customs.
  20. What are some things that states in a region share?
    They share rivers, mountains, and lakes.
  21. How does sharing resources in a region make states interdependent?
    The states depend on each other and share their resources freely.
  22. What are the two geographic factors that greatly effect temperature in a specific region?
    Distance from the equator and elevation.
  23. How are the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains different?
    The Appalachians are older, shorter, and warn down by erosion and the Rockies are newer, higher, and rougher.
  24. Why does the eastern side of the Mountains in Oregon get very little rain or snow?
    Rain shodow causes the eastern side to get very little rain.
  25. What is the difference between a hurricane and a tornado?
    Both are storng storms but one is with a funnel cloud and the other has heavy rains.
  26. What is the difference between needs and wants?
    Needs are things you must have to survive and wants are things you can live without.
  27. What are 3 kinds of business resources mentioned in the book?
    Capital resources, natural resources, and human resources.
  28. How is using a bank card (debit) different than using a credit card?
    Debit is your own money and credit is borrowing.
  29. One way to help a business decide on a price for their product is to look at...
    Supply and Demand
  30. Three departments a business could use are...
    Production, sales, and advertising.
  31. In the olden days people might have ______ or traded rather than purchase things with money.
  32. What United States government agency set up rules for how the banks are to be run?
    The Federal Reserve System
  33. tributary
    A river or stream that flows into a larger river
  34. Plateau
    An area of flat land, higher than the surrounding country.
  35. Basin
    A low landform, shaped like a bowl and surrounded by higher land.
  36. An investor makes money by charging ____ on the money borrowed.
  37. Once a company pays off all their expenses, the money that remains is the companies _____.
  38. Producer
    The person who makes a product.
  39. The best way for a company t decide the price of a product is to look at.......
    Supply and Demand
  40. The person who takes a risk and loans the company money to produce its product is the....
  41. Credit
    When a person borrows money for a short period of time which must be paid back usually with interest.
  42. Human resources
    People who work for a business.
  43. Natural Resources
    The God-made materials needed to make a product
  44. Capital Resources
    The things a business uses to make or produce a product like computers, machines, and factories.