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WG Chapter 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.
b.
philosophy.
c.
music.
d.
geography.
 

7. 

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

8. 

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

9. 

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

10. 

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

11. 

A geographer who teaches students is called a(n)
a.
economic geographer.
b.
geographic educator.
c.
physical geographer.
d.
environmental specialist.
 

12. 

Geographers often test their research by using
a.
kilometers.
b.
percentages.
c.
multiplication.
d.
statistics.
 

13. 

The development of ____ transformed the process of mapmaking.
a.
computer technology
b.
cellular telephones
c.
better papers
d.
improved cameras
 

14. 

One of the two major branches of geography is
a.
physics.
b.
meteorology.
c.
human geography.
d.
animal geography.
 

15. 

Geographers study ____ to learn how people in different places are governed.
a.
history
b.
economics
c.
computer science
d.
political science
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

16. 

Much geographic information can be explained more easily on ____________________ than in written texts.
 

 

17. 

A ____________________ geographer studies human activities and their relationship to culture.
 

 

18. 

Geographers want to know how places are chosen for ____________________ activities, such as farming, mining, and manufacturing.
 

 

19. 

Geographers use ____________________ to help them understand what places looked like in the past.
 

 

20. 

Many geographers use ____________________ to understand complex data.
 

 

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

21. 

pattern used to determine absolute location
 

22. 

area defined by popular feelings and images
 

23. 

central point and surrounding territory linked to it
 

24. 

community of plants and animals
 

25. 

half of the earth
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
satellites and computers
b.
cartography
c.
cultures
d.
interviewing
e.
physical geography
 

26. 

the study of maps and mapmaking
 

27. 

method geographers use to find out how people think or feel
 

28. 

scientific instruments used by geographers
 

29. 

human social structures
 

30. 

the study of the earth’s physical features
 



 
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