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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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