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GEO 2420 (Section 2296 / Fall, 2006) M AP Q UIZ #1 Note: You will be asked to identify five of the following countries or places on a world map for the map quiz as part of the first exam. The countries are grouped by continents in the list below. A blank map is available at the course website in a pdf file. Croatia Chile Afghanistan Egypt Denmark Costa Rica Bangladesh Ethiopia Greece Cuba Iran Niger The Netherlands Haiti Kazakhstan South Africa Ukraine Venezuela Viet Nam Uganda ****************************************************************************** S TUDY Q UESTIONS , E XAM O NE Exam #1 will be given on Wednesday. 9/27/06, 4 th period, CSE 119 (regular Note: This is the Study Guide for Exam 1. It includes questions from the assigned readings, but not from the lectures. Anything mentioned in the lectures may appear on the exam. Exam questions from the readings will be based on those below. The list below includes the readings are expected to be covered in this exam. If there are any changes, these will be announced in class before the exam. 1. Introduction: Themes of Human Geography Rubenstein, The Cultural Landscape , Chapter 1 (pp 3-43) 2. Environmental Adaptation & Modification; Origin of Agriculture Rubenstein, The Cultural Landscape , “Aral Sea” box in Chap. 14 (p 494-495). Rubenstein, The Cultural Landscape , Chapter 10 (“Origins of Agriculture.” p 333-335) . Diamond, Jared. 1997. Guns, Germs, and Steel. New York: Norton. Chap. 6 (pp. 104-113). New York Times Yardley, Jim. “Dam building threatens China’s ‘Grand Canyon.’” March 10, 2004. Greenberg, Ilan “As a sea rises, so do hopes for fish, jobs, and riches.” April 6, 2006. Santora, Marc. “Marsh Arabs cling to memories of a culture nearly crushed by Hussein.” April 28, 2003. Associated Press. “Experts: too many people in nature’s way.” September 4, 2005. Wilford, John Noble. “New clues show where people made the great leap to agriculture.” November 18, 1997.
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2 Rubenstein, The Cultural Landscape , Chapter 2 (pp 45-81). New York Times articles Kolata, Gina. "Model shows how medical changes let population surge." Jan. 7, 1997. Crossette, Barbara. “Population estimates fall as women assert control.” March 10, 2002. MacFarquhar, Neil. "After Iran's baby boom, vasectomies get blessing." Sept. 8, 1996. Note: This article will be posted on course website. McNeil, Donald. “Demographic ‘bomb’ may only go ‘pop’!” August 29, 2004. Note: This article will not be included on this exam . French, Howard. “As China ages, a shortage of cheap labor looms.” June 30, 2006 Dugger, Celia. “Modern Asia’s anomaly: the girls who don’t get born.” May 6, 2001. Bonner, Raymond. “Bondage’s load: heavy bricks and crushing debt.” June 12, 2003.
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