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Unit 1 Pre-Test
Introduction to Geography Pre-Test
What is your name? Last Name, First Name.
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 __________.
A. Bodies of water
C. Overcrowded cities
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?
A. Geographic Inquiry
D. Map Skills
Use the image below to answer question 11.
11. In the picture above, why is the center of the city located where it is?
A. City engineers designed the city that way.
B. It provides easy access to transportation
C. It just happened that way for this city.
D. People like to be near each other.
12. Which of the following does NOT describe a "global problem"?
A. Global problems affect the earth and potentially all its people
B. Global problems often affect one group of people only
C. Global problems are often interconnected or linked together
D. Solving global problems requires cooperation from different nations
13. What is one way in which maps and globes differ?
A. Maps are easier to store and carry.
B. Globes tend to show more kinds of information than maps.
C. Maps are more accurate than globes
D. Globes distort physical reality
14. A student does not understand what the blue lines on his map represent. What can they look at to find the answer?
A. Map Key
B. Scale Bar
C. Compass Rose
D. Map Title
Use the image below to answer question 15.
15. Using the map above, which of the following statements is true?
A. The areas with the most rainfall are in the Southwest.
B. The central part of the United States receives the least rainfall.
C. The eastern and western coasts both receive less than 16 inches of rainfall yearly.
D. The southern half of the United States receives 50+ inches of rainfall each year.
Use the image below to answer question 16.
16. In the map above, which area is a desert region?
A. Area 1-Washington
B. Area 2-Illinois
C. Area 3-Arizona
D. Area 4-Florida
Use the image below to answer question 17.
17. Using the picture above, choose which type of location is shown?
A. Urban Area
B. Desert Area
C. Rural Area
D. Tropical Area
18. Which of the following is most likely to be shown on a map but not a globe?
A. Political boundaries
B. Election results
C. Major landmasses
D. Bodies of water
Use the image below to answer question 19.
19. What part of a map is shown in the graphic above?
A. Map title
B. Compass rose
C. Scale bar
D. Map key
20. Which of these tools provides practical information about the locations of physical and human features?
A. Political maps
B. Thematic maps
C. Storm tracking technology
D. Geospatial technology
21. GIS is an example of internet-based mapping technology. What does GIS stand for?
A. Global Integrated Systems
B. Geographic Information Systems
C. Globalization Information Structure
D. Global Intelligence Service
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?
A. What goods and services will be produced?
B. Where should factories be located?
C. How much should employees be paid?
D. How should government reduce inflation?
24. Why would the cost of bananas from Costa Rica suddenly go up in Michigan?
A. Costa Rica had an extra big crop of bananas for exporting.
B. Michigan imported more bananas from Ecuador that month.
C. The Michigan government added a tax on imported bananas.
D. A hurricane in Costa Rica destroyed much of the banana crop.
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?
B. Political scientist
27. Which of the following social scientists would be most interested in how the flood affected local businesses in Mintville?
B. Political scientist
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?
A. What is causing the pollution?
B. How should the pollution be stopped?
C. What will be the consequences if the pollution spreads?
D. How should the river be cleaned up?
29. Which of the following would NOT be helpful information for the committee to acquire (gather)?
A. Photographs of the pollution
B. Water samples from the river taken at different times and in different places
C. Interviews with people who live near the polluted section of the river
D. Birth certificates of the citizens in town
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.
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.
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