Name: Date: 5 Themes of Geography Match the following terms and

Name: ____________________
Date: _____________________
5 Themes of Geography
Match the following terms and their correct definition.
A. Equator
B. Parallel
C. Degree
D. Latitude Lines
E. Geography
F. Meridian
G. Prime Meridian
H. Longitude Lines
H. Longitude Lines
______ 1. A Series of imaginary lines that run north & south from one pole to the other; also called meridians.
______2. The study of the Earth’s surface, the connections between places and the relationships between people and
their environment.
______3. Any of the imaginary lines that circle the Earth parallel to the Equator; a latitude line.
______4. A unit of measure used to determine absolute location.
______5. The meridian, or longitude line that runs through Greenwich, England.
______6. An imaginary line that circles the globe at its widest point (0 degrees North/South).
______7. A line that circles the globe from north to south and run through both North & South Poles.
______8. A series of imaginary lines that circle the Earth parallel to the Equator: also called parallels.
Write the letter of the correct answer in each blank.
______9. Through their study of the Earth, geographers learn how the Earth and it’s people affect?
A. Human Health
B. The Solar System
C. Each Other
D. Political Systems
______10. To learn more about the earth, Geographers organize information according to what themes?
A. Region, population, and place
B. Latitude, longitude, & movement
C. Location, Population, & Longitude
D. Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction,
Movement & Regions
______11. Which pair of basic questions guide geographers in their work?
A. Where are things located?
Why are they There?
B. What is the Climate?
Why has it changed?
C. When did the Earth form?
What is it made from?
D. Who lived where?
When did they move?
________12. What do geographers learn by studying the theme of human-environment interaction?
How people move from one region to another.
How cultural features define location.
How people and the environment affect each other.
How regions differ from each other.
_________13. Latitude and Longitude line help geographers identify:
A. Absolute location
B. The Depth’s of oceans
C. The Earth’s distance from the sun
D. The height of Mountains.
_________14. Which of the following things would geographers be most likely to study?
A. The Moon.
B. The Planets.
C. land forms & their locations.
D. Chemicals & Chemical Reactions.
_________15. Geographers study regions so that they can:
A. Get people to move there.
B. Change the cultures
C. understand folk music.
D. make comparisons between areas.
Each of the sentences below relates to one or more of the five themes of geography.
Abbreviations for the five themes are given here. Identify which theme of themes is revealed in each sentence by
putting the abbreviation for that theme in the blank next to the sentence.
Defend your answer by explaining how at least one theme relates.
L= Location
P= Place
M= Movement
R= Regions
H= Human-Environment Interaction
16. ____________ Kiwi fruit from New Zeeland is on sale at the supermarket.
17. ____________ Man has driven the black rhino near extinction.
18. ____________ in the bayous of Louisiana, many house are built on stilts.
19. ____________ Railroad networks in Europe make traveling easier for tourists.
20. ____________ Desserts are not all hot & dry; Antarctica is a desert of sorts.
21. ____________ Mauritania is south west of Russia.
22._____________ The warmth of the southern states makes them attractive for retirement living.
23. _____________ Islam is the major religion in the Mid East.
24. _____________ Sheep are raised in Iceland for the wool used in Icelandic sweaters.
25. _____________ the mountain passes of the Rockies are treacherous in winter and even a bit scary in summer.
Short Answer:
26. What type of location would I be using if I have the street address #15 34th street?
27. Explain how the theme of movement helps geographers learn more about the Earth and it’s people.