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World Geography 1.1

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

1. 

Geographers often group places into regions, or areas united by specific characteristics.
 

2. 

The absolute and relative locations of a place are the same.
 

3. 

The effect of human activity on the earth is not important to geography.
 

4. 

Every place on Earth has its own unique characteristics.
 

5. 

Geography does not deal with how physical features developed in the past.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

6. 

The study of the earth’s physical features and living things is called
a.
history.
c.
music.
b.
philosophy.
d.
geography.
 

7. 

Which of the following is a recurring theme in geography?
a.
movement
c.
national boundaries
b.
elections
d.
water quality
 

8. 

To determine absolute location, geographers use
a.
magnets.
c.
aerial photography.
b.
latitude and longitude.
d.
radio signals.
 

9. 

Most people use ____ to find places.
a.
the ecosystem
c.
a functional region
b.
relative location
d.
a formal region
 

10. 

A common characteristic, such as a product, defines a
a.
formal region.
c.
perceptual region.
b.
functional region.
d.
location.
 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
grid system
b.
ecosystem
c.
hemisphere
d.
functional region
e.
perceptual region
 

11. 

pattern used to determine absolute location
 

12. 

area defined by popular feelings and images
 

13. 

central point and surrounding territory linked to it
 

14. 

community of plants and animals
 

15. 

half of the earth
 

Short Answer
 

16. 

What is human geography?
 

17. 

What is meant by the phrase spatial relations?
 

18. 

Why is the name Equator given to the imaginary line circling the earth midway between the North and South Poles?
 

19. 

What is the Prime Meridian?
 

20. 

How is the absolute location of a place determined?
 

21. 

What is relative location?
 

22. 

How do regions and places differ?
 

23. 

What is an ecosystem?
 

24. 

When studying human systems, what do geographers look at?
 

25. 

What is meant by the phrase human-environment interaction?
 



 
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