1st Semester Final Exam Review 7th Grade Social Studies Mr. Davis Geography Part 1 1. What do human geographers study? • 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 characteristic? Give an example of a region defined by such. • Any kind of landform: • • • • • • Mountains Lakes Oceans Rivers Plains Islands Region Examples: Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, etc location? What is absolute location? • 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 • Absolute Location: • Coordinates: 37 degrees N, 86 degrees W (any measurement with 0-90 degrees N or S, 0-180 degrees E or W) • 7031 Louisville Road (or any other address) landforms have on humans? • Keeping them isolated so they don’t speak the same language • Influencing where people settle • Influencing what jobs are available features might attract settlement? • A rich mineral deposit (for mining) • A river valley (for fresh water) • Fertile farmland (good soil for crops) 6. What is found on a physical map? • Landforms • Mountain ranges • Bodies of water • Deserts • Elevation 7. What is found on a political map? • How humans divided the earth among themselves into countries or states Human/Environment Interaction • Mining for coal or minerals • Building cities, houses, and neighborhoods • Irrigating a field of crops • Building dams to control water Early Humans Part 2 9. Define the term “culture” • the beliefs, customs, and art of a group. increased human chances of survival? • Tools to have before they can develop a complex society? • Stable food supply important effect of farming? • Creation of permanent settlements 13. Which continent was settled last? • South America Mesopotamia Part 3 leader to have a permanent army? • Sargon 15. Describe scribes in Mesopotamia. • Only people in society who could read & write • Only group who could move up in social class • Highly respected and well paid • Attended school for many years Phoenicians spread along their trade routes? • Alphabet 17. Why did cities grow along the rivers? • Rivers provide routes for moving people. • Rivers provide routs for moving goods. • Rivers allow for more fertile land to provide food for the city. bodies is Mesopotamia found? • Tigris & Euphrates Rivers 19. How did Mesopotamia develop? • People settled where crops would grow. • The population grew. • Villages and cities formed. Ancient Egypt Part 4 did Ramses II create the world’s first peace treaty? • Hittites women have in ancient Egypt? • Women in ancient Egypt had the right to own land, file for divorces, and even run their own businesses. 22. How were artisans treated? • They were underappreciated and never acknowledged for their accomplishments. in Egypt and Kush cluster around the Nile River? • Only source of fresh water in area World religions Part 5 important to followers of Hinduism? • Daily practice of their religion worship of Buddhist principles called? • Buddhist worship is called puja.