Geography Study Guide - Warren County Schools

Geography Study Guide
Mr. Davis
Social Studies 7
1. Give 2 examples of absolute location
• Coordinates: 37 degrees N, 86 degrees W (any measurement with 090 degrees N or S, 0-180 degrees E or W)
• 7031 Louisville Road (or any other address)
2. What do human geographers study?
• Anything that deals with people and culture:
• Economics (trade)
• Politics
• Food
• Languages
• Religions
• Clothing
3. Define place
• A theme of geography that refers to what makes a place unique
4. Why do geographers divide the world into
• To compare different places in the world by physical or human traits
5. What are features that would define a
physical region?
• Any kind of landform:
• Mountains
• Lakes
• Oceans
• Rivers
• Plains
• Islands
6. Give an example of relative location
• Anything telling us that something is near something else…
• WEMS is next to WEHS
• Japan is east of China
• BG is between Louisville and Nashville
7. What might a human geographer conduct
research on?
• Anything that deals with how people live or interact with the land
around them:
• People building houses and cities
• The types of crops people are growing in a region
• What type of church people go to
8. How do physical environments affect the
way we live?
• The types of shelters we build
• The type of clothing we wear
• The types of crops we produce
9. What might a geographer at a global level
• How events and ideas from one region or country affect people in
other regions or countries
• Trade patterns between different countries
10. What does the tilt of the Earth’s axis
• Seasons
11. What is the equator?
• Zero degrees latitude, divides the earth into the northern and
southern hemispheres
12. Can you…
• Find relative and absolute location on a map?
• Locate coordinates when given?
• Tell where something is in relation to another place on a map?
• You will have 5 questions that go with a map of South America
13. How do landforms affect people’s lives?
• Keeping them isolated so they don’t speak the same language
• Influencing where people settle
• Influencing what jobs are available
14. What types of landforms would attract
• A rich mineral deposit (for mining)
• A river valley (for fresh water)
• Fertile farmland (good soil for crops)
15. What is found on a physical map?
• Landforms
• Mountain ranges
• Bodies of water
• Deserts
• Elevation
16. What are some examples of humanenvironment interaction?
• Mining for coal or minerals
• Building cities, houses, and neighborhoods
• Irrigating a field of crops
• Building dams to control water
17. What does a political map show?
• How humans divided the earth among themselves into countries or
18. Describe a Mercator Projection
Latitude lines are spaced out at the
Shapes of the land are correct, but
sizes are distorted. (Greenland is as
big as South America.)
19. Describe a Robinson Projection
• Latitude lines are of equal
• Longitude lines meet at the
• (20) Most preferred because it
is the most accurate when
looking at size, shape, and
distance between landmasses
Physical/Political Maps
• You will see a physical map of the Middle East.
• There are 5 questions asking you about the map and different
features you see (mountains, rivers, bodies of water, deserts,