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Unit 2 Study Guide-Making Connections
Learning Target: I can identify and explain the five themes of geography. (SS411)
Directions: (1-3) Read the following passage and chose the letter of the theme of geography that best relates to
each underlined passage:
“As tales tell the Inuit first came to their land during the time of great ice. The ancestors (1) crossed the Bering
Strait over. (2) dry areas exposed by shallow seas consumed by the ice. They came around 2 or 3,000 years ago
from the Bering Sea or the North Pacific. They were wise and quickly learned how to live in the new place and
make it their home. Besides hunting the animals of the land, caribou, walrus, seals and oxen, (3) our people at that
time also hunted the enormous creatures of the sea. The ancestors made kayaks covered in skins, and they crafted
strong bows for hunting.”
1. crossed the Bering Strait
a. Movement
b. Place
c. Location
d. Region
2. dry areas exposed by shallow seas consumed by the ice
a. Human Environment Interaction
b. Place
c. Location
d. Region
3. our people at the time also hunted the enormous creatures of the sea.
a. Movement
b. Place
c. Human Environment Interaction
d. Location
4. The following definition best describes which theme of geography: An area with one or more features
(characteristics) that set it apart from other areas.
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5. The following examples best describes which theme of geography: 8000 Alexandria Pike, 36°N, 13°W, two exits
south of the airport.
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Learning Target: I can explain cause and effect relationships between the physical geography of an area and its
social and economic development. (SS421)
6. What does urban mean? Urban areas are usually found on or by what physical feature? Would an urban area
have a high or low population density?
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7. Falmouth and California, Kentucky are farming communities that have low population densities. These cities are
examples of what?
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8. Define suburb and give a local example.
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Learning Target: I can identify various regions and explain how they are organized by human and physical
characteristics. (SS421,442)
9. Identify 4 examples of human geography (think culture).
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10. Physical geography looks at 4 specific areas, identify the missing areas.
Vegetation, _______________, ______________ and bodies of water.
11. What are possible characteristics of a country with a low population density? Example: climate, vegetation, job
opportunities, etc…. Fill in the missing characteristics.
*Extreme climates (Antarctica, desert)
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*Unstable food supply
* difficult land features ex. Mountain
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12. How are weather and climate different? Complete the box.
Weather
Climate
*Can change quickly
*Predictable
*What should happen
*Tornado
13 What do the bars on a cliamograph represent? _____________________________
What does the line on a climograph represent? _______________________________
14. What can we infer about Chipata, Zambia from the climograph below?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Chipata receives several inches of rain each month throughout the year and has multiple seasons.
Chipata has low temperatures and high amounts of precipitation.
Chipata has high temperatures throughout the year and is dry from June to September.
Chipata has low temperatures and has less than 6 inches of rain from January to March.
15. What can be learned about Barrow, Alaska from this climograph?
a. It has cool temperatures all year and very little precipitation.
b. I has temperatures that decrease as the year goes on and receives very little precipitation.
c. It has very low temperatures and high amounts of precipitation.
d. It has a steady temperature and a steady amount of precipitation all year.
Learning Target: I can analyze human settlements/activities and explain how they result in both
advantages/disadvantages for humans. (SS421)
16. If an area had an abundance of natural resources, would that encourage or discourage human settlement?
Explain your answer.
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17. If an area has a harsh climate (ice cap, tundra), would that encourage or discourage human settlement? Explain
your answer.
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18. If an area is located on a clean, deep flowing river, would that encourage or discourage human settlement?
Explain your answer.
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19. Use the diagram below to answer the question.
In which part of the country is settlement most likely to not occur.
a. The northwestern part of Nation A by the mountains.
b. The eastern edge of Nation D where they is flat land but few resources.
c. The southeastern portion of Nation B by the desert.
d. The western portion of Nation C by the Charles River.