Unit 5 Questions and Vocab

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AP Human Geography
DeBlij Chapters 11 & 13
1. Why has organic agriculture increased in the developed world?
2. What are feed crops?
3. When studying agriculture, why is it more important to look at how a crop is
grown rather than what crop is grown?
4. How much has the American farmer’s ability to feed people increased?
5. Where is it believed root crops were first domesticated?
6. Where is it believed seed crops were first domesticated?
7. Why did humans decide to domesticate animals?
8. If subsistence farmer can sell their extra goods, where is their market?
9. Why is subsistence agriculture becoming less sustainable?
10. How did colonization create famine?
11. Explain how “distance to market” applies to the Von Thunen Model.
12. What was the primary goal of the Green Revolution?
13. Why are people critical of the Green Revolution?
14. In the world as a whole, who does most of the work in agriculture?
15. What shape fields does center pivot irrigation create?
16. Why was the township-and-range system developed?
17. How large is a section of land under the township-and-range system?
18. Why are eastern state more likely to be metes and bounds than western states?
19. How does primogeniture prevent fragmentation?
20. How did the plantation system develop?
21. What are the 4 major climate regions in Koppen’s system?
22. Shifting cultivation is primarily found in which climates?
23. What are the two primary non-food cash crops?
24. What is the primary use of rubber today?
25. What is a luxury crop?
26. What is a “fair trade” crop?
27. Despite the dangers, some farmers choose to raise coca, poppies and marijuana
rather than food. Why?
28. List three environmental impacts caused by commercial agriculture.
29. How has agribusiness changed poultry and pork production in the US?
30. What is the primary cause of farmland loss today?
31. What does Wegener’s Theory describe?
32. Why was the eruption of Mount Toba so dangerous for humans?
33. How did the Little Ice Age affect Europe?
34. How did the Little Ice Age affect China?
35. How can a volcano in Asia affect the climate in North America?
36. How can water become a political issue?
37. What are the 3 “greenhouse” gases?
38. Why does Canada have an acid rain problem?
39. Why is reforestation an incomplete solution to deforestation?
40. What are three causes of soil erosion?
41. What is an introduced species and why are they considered a problem?
42. How do the patterns of consumption in core countries affect the periphery?
Agriculture
Organic
Subsistence
Commercial
Livestock Ranching
Mediterranean
Root Crop
Seed Crop
Economic activity
Primary
Secondary
Tertiary
Quaternary
Quinary
First Agricultural Revolution
Second Agricultural Revolution
Third Agricultural Revolution (Green)
Plant Domestication
Animal Domestication
Shifting Cultivation
Slash-and-burn agriculture
Von Thunen Model
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Cadastral System
Rectangular Survey system
Township-and-range system
Metes and Bounds survey
Long-lot survey
Primogeniture
Commercial Agriculture
Cash crop
Monoculture
Plantation agriculture
Cartel
Luxury crops`
Koppen climate classification
Agribusiness
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
Pangaea
Photosynthesis
Mass depletion
Mass extinction
Pacific Ring of Fire
Pleistocene
Glaciation
Interglaciation
Wisconsin glaciation
Holocene
Little Ice Age
Environmental Stress
Resource
Renewable
Non-renewable
Hydrologic cycle
Aquifer
Atmosphere
Global warming
Acid rain
Oxygen cycle
Deforestation
Soil erosion
Waste
Solid
Toxic
Radioactive
Sanitary Landfill
Biodiversity
Ozone layer
Geographers to know
Wladimir Koppen
Carl Sauer
J.H. von Thunen
World Agriculture - Figure 11.17
WORLD REALM MAPPING SHEET
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Overview (General Where): List 5 General facts about this map:
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Region it (Specific Where): List key details from the map in each region.
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North America
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Latin America (Middle America, Caribbean and South America)
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Europe
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N. Africa and Southwest Asia
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Subsaharan Africa
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Russia (with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia)
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South Asia
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East Asia
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Southeast Asia
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Austral (Australia, New Zealand)
Conclusion: What does this map tell you… 3 points
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