Geography

To geographers the spread of McDonald’s around the world represents
Economic and cultural globalization
Situation identifies a place by its
Location relative to other objects
An area distinguished by a unique combination of features is a(an)
Region
If the scale of a map is 1:1000,000, then 1 centimeter on the map represents ______cm
1 kilometer
The beach at Ipanema, Brazil can be studied using tools
From both human and physical geography
The concept that the physical environment limits human actions , but that people have the ability to adjust to the physical is
Possibilism
The state of Texas is BEST considered a formal region because
The same state laws apply everywhere in the region
The frequency of something within a given unit of area is
Density
According to environmental determinism
The physical environment causes social development
Moving toward the Southern border of the United States, English becomes less common and spanish is more often spoken. What type of region does this gradual change of language reflect?
Functional
Site identifies a place by its
Unique physical characteristics
What elements of study do human and physical geography have in common?
They are concerned with where things occur and why they occur where they do.
The arrangement of a feature across Earth’s surface is its
Distribution
1:24,000 is an example of what kind of scale?
Fractional scale
Scale is?
The relationship between the length of an object on a map and that feature on the landscape.
NOT an example of a functional region
The area dominated by a particular crop
The spread of something over a given study area is
Concentration
Forms of expansion diffusion
Contagious, stimulus, hierarchical
The study of how humans and the environment interact is called
Cultural ecology
The science of making maps is called?
Cartography
Of the four major earth systems , which is composed of living organisms?
Biosphere
The international date line mostly follows
180 degrees longitude
In making a map, cartographers must strike a balance between
The amount of land and the level of detail displayed
Greenwich mean time is measured from?
0 degrees longitude
Multiple “layers” of spatial information are stored in a(an)?
GIS
Categories: Physical Geography