Fall Final Review

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World Geography First
Semester Review
DIRECTIONS: This review will provide you
with the topics that will be covered on the
final exam. It is your job to identify, define,
explain, etc. the concepts and study your
notes and other materials you’ve used this
school year.
Geographers Tools:
1. GPS
2. 5 Themes of Geography (purpose of
each theme and how it would be used)
A. Location: Types of Location
1.
2.
B. Place
C. Region: Types of Region and how
do they link places together
1.
2.
3.
D. HEI
E. Movement
3. Maps and Map Projections (including
parts of a map)
A. What are map projections used
for?
B. What are the parts of the map
and their purpose?
4. What takes place in BLAH?
A. Biosphere
B. Lithosphere
C. Atmosphere
D. Hydrosphere
5. Internal Forces- Plate movement
A.
B.
C.
6. Continental Drift (including Pangea)
7. What is the water cycle? (Hydrosphere)
8. Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn,
Equator, Prime Meridian (know the location
and their significance)
Climate and Weather:
1. Earth-Sun Relationship’s affect on our
seasons
2. Types of Climate:
3. Types of Climate suitable for agriculture
4. Location on earth’s affect on climate
5. Wind patterns and ocean patterns (what
are they)
6. What are biomes?
7. Elevations impact on climate
8. El Nino- Causes and effects
9. Climate with over half of all plants and
animal species10. Climograph
11. Precipitation
12. Extreme Weather (what are they? What
can happen as a result of these?)
A. Hurricanes
B. Tornados
C. Floods
D. Droughts
E. Blizzards
13. What is the generally windless area
near the equator?
14. What might you expect in a
Mediterranean climate?
15. When do the North and South Pole
receive continuous sunlight?
16. What is weather? What is climate?
Know the difference between the
two.
Agriculture:
1. What are some arguments in favor of
using genetically modified crops?
2. Commercial Agriculture3. Subsistence Agriculture4. Hunter and Gatherers
5. What is Slash and Burn? Where is this
used?
6. What is Terraced Farming? Where is this
used?
7. Green Revolution and its importance
8. Subsistence v. Commercial Agriculture
9. Characteristics of LDC
10. Characteristics of MDC
11. How does increased urbanization
affect food supply?
12. What are the effects of drought in the
Sahel?
13. What is the purpose of crop rotations?
14. What is a truck farm? What do they
produce?
15. What are the 4 economic sectors of the
economy? What do they tell us
about a country?
16. Imports17. Exports18. Tariffs19. raw materialsPolitical and Economic:
1. Types of political boundaries
2. More Developed
3. Less Developed
3. Newly Industrialized
4. What are supranational organizations?
A. NATO
B. WTO
C. UN
D. EU
5. Types of Governments
A. Democracy
B. Autocracy
C. Monarchy
D. Dictatorship
E. Totalitarian
F. Theocracy
G. Oligarchy
6. Primary Economic Activities Examples:
7. Secondary Economic Activities
Examples:
8. Tertiary Economic Activities Examples:
9. Quaternary Economic Activities
Examples:
10. How might one country’s economy
affect other countries’ economies?
11. Types of Economies:
A. Market
B. Command
C. Traditional
Identify the following:
1. Continents
2. Oceans
3. Rocky Mountains
4. Appalachian Mountains
5. Mississippi River
6. Rio Grande River
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