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Section #1 - Potential multiple choice and/or true-false questions The term geography is formed from two Greek words. Identify the two words and their meaning. Geo graphein Identify the group responsible for preserving the geographic knowledge of the Ancient Greeks that was later "discovered" by Europeans during the Middle Ages. Muslims Identify the period when geography became established as an academic discipline in the United States. 1880s Identify the four traditions of modern geography. Earth Sci, Human Ecology, Areas Study, Spatial Identify the four subdivisions of geography. Physical/Environmental, Human, Systematic (Topical), Regional Identify a systematic or topical approach to geography. Economic, Cultural, or Urban geography Identify the five fundamental and unifying themes of geography. Location, Place, Region, Human-Environment relations, Movement Differentiate between absolute and relative location and understand examples of each. Absolute: coordinate grid system, e.g. lat-long Relative: use landmarks Identify the components of place. Distinctive qualities, i.e. cultural markers, physical features; e.g. OH: Home of Buckeyes, Scioto River Differentiate between formal and functional regions and understand examples of each. Formal: Mostly based on stable physical or political attribute; e.g. Mexico, Appalachia Functional: Airline routes, nomadic migration patterns Understand how the environment influences human behavior and how human activity alters or disrupts the environment. Identify the types of movement or flows in space. Migration: emigration - leaving, immigration - entering Diffusion: spread of ideas or innovations Spatial Interaction: activity b/w places, e.g. trade
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Identify the base references for measuring latitude and longitude. Latitude: parallels; e.g. “=” parallel symbol is horizontal Longitude: meridians. Understand what lines and latitude and longitude are used to measure. Identify the general classes of map projections.
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course SOC 321 taught by Professor Reiter during the Fall '08 term at Ohio State.

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