How to Study for Pre-AP World Geography Unit Exam 1

How to Study for Pre-AP World Geography Unit Exam 1
1. Start reviewing several days before the exam – that way, you will never have to spend more than 20 minutes
at one time studying! Just think - NO CRAMMING! It is best to complete review WHILE reading chapter.
2. Review all questions in the end-of-chapter assessment of each chapter. Answer every question either orally or
by writing the answer. Better yet – quiz a friend! Look up the answers for each question you are not sure of!
remember that you completed much research and many activities "outside the book." Study your notes!
3. Look at each chapter one more time – just skim over the reading, noting highlighted or bolded words. Look at
pictures, graphs and maps – they will jog your memory and reinforce what you have learned. (each chapter – 5
4. Read over all notes, handouts or activities we did for each chapter. (5 minutes each chapter)
Be very familiar with the skills, terms, and concepts from Chapters 1, 2 and 3 in the World Geography book and
Chapters 1 and 2 in the Geography Alive book, including but not limited to:
Tropic of Capricorn
Prime Meridian
Tropic of Cancer
Parts of a map
Orographic effect
Functional vs perceptual regions
Map projection
theme maps
relative location
absolute location
the hemispheres
map projection
plate tectonics
climate vs weather
map scale/parts of a map
Chapter 1
Be able to plot and determine location using latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates on a grid map.
Understand and be able to interpret the key elements of maps and the different types of maps.
Be able to identify and explain the Prime Meridian, lines of longitude, the Equator, lines of latitude.
Understand the differences in perceptual, functional and formal regions
Chapter 2
Be familiar with common landform terminology.
Understand the concept of plate tectonics.
Know the systems and spheres of the earth, such as components of the biosphere and the hydrologic cycle.
Understand the relationship of the earth’s tilt with the seasons.
Chapter 3
Understand the effects of the earth’s tilt on Earth
Be able to describe various types of weather, their causes and results, extreme weather
Know the difference between weather and climate\
Know types of climates and climate change/factors of climate
Know major climate regions and characteristics
Know major vegetation regions and types of biomes