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Unit 1 Pre-Test
Introduction to Geography Pre-Test
What is your name? Last Name, First Name. *
Stark, Tony
Your answer
Using the image below match the continent to it's number.
1. Which number represents the continent of Australia? *
2. Which number represents the continent of North America? *
3. Which number represents the continent of Asia? *
4. Which number represents the continent of Europe? *
5. Which number represents the continent of Antarctica? *
6. Which number represents the continent of South America? *
7. Which number represents the continent of Africa? *
8. Physical geography would NOT include the study of __________. *
9. The capitol building in Lansing, Michigan is an example of what kind of geography? *
10. What process do geographers use to study/solve a variety of problems around the world? *
Use the image below to answer question 11.
11. In the picture above, why is the center of the city located where it is? *
12. Which of the following does NOT describe a "global problem"? *
13. What is one way in which maps and globes differ? *
14. A student does not understand what the blue lines on his map represent. What can they look at to find the answer? *
Use the image below to answer question 15.
15. Using the map above, which of the following statements is true? *
Use the image below to answer question 16.
16. In the map above, which area is a desert region? *
Use the image below to answer question 17.
17. Using the picture above, choose which type of location is shown? *
18. Which of the following is most likely to be shown on a map but not a globe? *
Use the image below to answer question 19.
19. What part of a map is shown in the graphic above? *
20. Which of these tools provides practical information about the locations of physical and human features? *
21. GIS is an example of internet-based mapping technology. What does GIS stand for? *
Use the image below to answer question 22.
22. Which theme of geography does the picture above illustrate? *
23. Which of the following is one of the three basic economic questions? *
24. Why would the cost of bananas from Costa Rica suddenly go up in Michigan? *
25. Lansing, Michigan is at 42o N, 84o W. Which theme of geography does that describe? *
Please read this text and use it to answer the next two questions.
There has been a flood in the coastal town of Mintville. The flood was caused by heavy rains in the spring. There was a lot of damage.
26. Which of the following social scientists would be most interested in investigating how the mayor of Mintville has dealt with the flood? *
27. Which of the following social scientists would be most interested in how the flood affected local businesses in Mintville? *
Please read the following selection and use it to answer the next two questions.
People in Brucerton have noticed that the Rapid River is polluted at a certain section and are worried that the pollution will spread. They have asked the local government to do something about the pollution. Therefore the Brucerton City Council has formed a committee led by a geographer to investigate the problem.
28. What is the FIRST geographic question that the committee should investigate? *
29. Which of the following would NOT be helpful information for the committee to acquire (gather)? *
30. One of the five themes of geography is Human/Environment Interaction. Give two examples of how people affect the environment. Then give two examples of how the environment affects people. *
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31. If technologies such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) suddenly stopped working for a week or two, what would happen? How would society be affected? Explain your answer. *
Be sure to answer each part of the question below.
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