Geography Final

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Geography Final
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  1. What is a flat, low land built up from soil carried downstream by a river, and deposited at its mouth?
    Delta
  2. What is a narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas?
    Isthmus
  3. Place where a river empties into a larger body of water
    Mouth of a river
  4. Body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water
    Peninsula
  5. Area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses
    Plain
  6. Area of flat or rolling land at high elevation, about 300 to 3000 feet high
    Plateau
  7. Small stream or river that flows into a large river or stream
    Tributary
  8. Low land between hills or mountains
    Valley
  9. A relative location
    Situation
  10. A Precise, absolute location
    Site
  11. A long, dry period with no rain
    Drought
  12. The branch of geography that specializes in weather and weather forecasting
    Meteorology
  13. The branch of geography that includes mapmaking
    Cartography
  14. Why has the Sahara spread southward?
    Drought and overgrazing
  15. If you lived in the Southern Hemisphere, which position in the diagram would show the Earth at?
    Winter and Summer are opposite and Fall and Spring are opposite (Ex: Winter-position 1, Spring-position 2, Summer-position 3, and Fall-position 4 then the answer would be winter=3, spring=4, summer=1, and fall=2)
  16. The spinning of the earth on its axis
    Rotation
  17. The movement of the earth around the sun
    revolution
  18. A body that orbits a larger body
    Satellite
  19. The time of year at which the earth's axis is not pointed toward or away from the sun
    Equinox
  20. The time of year at which the earth's axis points at its greatest angle toward or away from the sun
    Solstice
  21. The center of the solar system is
    The sun
  22. The rotation of the earth creates
    Night and Day
  23. During an equinox
    Both hemispheres receive an equal amount of sunlight
  24. What's the difference between the lithosphere and the hydrosphere?
    The lithosphere is the surface of the planet that forms the continents and ocean floor. The Hydrosphere is the water on the planet.
  25. A deep, narrow valley with steep walls
    Canyon
  26. Body of land completely surrounded by water
    Island
  27. The sun is the center of the
    Universe
  28. Day and night are caused by the ________ of the earth on its axis.
    Rotation

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