Geography Test

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  1. (STAR) What is the study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on earth?
  2. (STAR) Another basic tool used by geographers are the five themes of geography:
    • location
    • place
    • region
    • movement
    • HEI
  3. (STAR) What is the exact place on the earth a geographic feature, such as a city, is found?
    absolute location
  4. To locate places north or south, geographers use a set of imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator.  These lines are called what?
  5. To locate places east or west, geographers use a set of imaginary lines that go around the earth over the poles.  These lines are called what?
  6. Geographers use a variety of methods to study the use of space on Earth.  The most common ones are visual representations of a portion of earth called what?
  7. The question "What is it like?" refers to the geographic theme of the what?
  8. The question "how are places similar or different" refers to the geographic theme of what?
  9. Latin America, Europe, and Africa are examples of what?
    formal region
  10. People draining swamps or digging irrigation ditches are examples of theme of what?
  11. Geographers analyze the geographic theme of MOVEMENT (know this) by looking at three types of distances:
    • linear
    • time
    • psyological
  12. What distance means how far across the earth an idea, a person, or a product travels?
  13. Geographers use a variety of tools.  A three dimensional representation of earth is called what?
  14. A two-dimensional graphic representation of a selected part of the earth's surface is called what?
  15. (STAR) What is the disadvantage of a map?
    DISTORTION, which occurs as the earth's surface is flattened by the map
  16. How do mapmakers solve the distortion problem?
    by using map projections
  17. (STAR) What is another name for mapmaker?
  18. Three types of maps are:
    • physical
    • political
    • thematic
  19. A general reference map is sometimes called what?
    topographic map
  20. Data used for making maps is gathered primarily by:
    areal photography (or by satellites)
  21. This satellite can photograph the entire earth in 16 days.
  22. A familiar tool of geographer is what?
  23. GPS uses a series of 24 satellites called what?
    navstars (which beam info to the earth)
  24. The newest tool in the geographers toolbox is what?
    GIS (it uses digital map info to create a databank)
  25. (STAR) Introduced by the Chinese in the 1100s and helped to accurately determine direction?
    magnetic compass
  26. This shows you north (N), south (S), east (E), and west (W) directions on a map (but sometimes only N is indicated):
    compass rose
  27. (STAR) A geographer decides what scale to use for a map by determining how much detail to show.
    • a SMALL scale shows small detail
    • a LARGE scale shows large detail
  28. Geographers use the grid system to identify this?
    absolute location
  29. The grid system uses two kinds of imaginary lines called what?
    latitude and longitude
  30. A projection is a way of showing the WHAT of the earth on a flat map?
    curved surface
  31. Three types of projection maps are:
    • cylindrical
    • planar
    • conical
  32. These maps help you to see the types of landforms and bodies of water found in a specific area:
  33. These maps show features on the earth's surface that hum as created:
  34. These maps focus on a specific idea:
    thematic maps
  35. These maps use color, symbols, dots, or lines to help you see patterns related to a specific idea:
  36. In a cartogram, the size of each county is drag in proportion to what (rather than land size)?
  37. Flow line maps illustrate the movement of:
    • people
    • animals
    • products
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Geography Test
2014-02-14 03:54:52
Geography 9th Grade

Geography Test 9th Grade
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