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GEO 2420 (Section 2296 / Fall, 2008) 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. Austria Bolivia Afghanistan Egypt Denmark Cuba Iran Ethiopia Georgia Haiti Kazakhstan Niger The Netherlands Panama North Korea South Africa Ukraine Venezuela Thailand Uganda ****************************************************************************** S TUDY Q UESTIONS , E XAM O NE P ART O NE Exam #1 will be given on Friday. 9/26/08, 4 th period, CSE 119 (regular class time & class room) / bring # 2 pencils (with erasers) Note: This is the first part of 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. Part two of the study guide will be posted next week . 1. Introduction: Themes of Human Geography Rubenstein, Introduction to Human Geography , Chapter 1 (pp 2-40) Rubenstein, Introduction to Human Geography , Ch. 7 , “Turmoil in the Caucasus” (pp 235-6) Traub, James. 2008. “Taunting the bear.” New York Times, August 10, 2008. (Article 1) McNeill, William. 1991. "American food crops in the old world." In Seeds of Change: A Quincentennial Commemoration, ed. by Herman Viola & Carolyn Margolis. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. pp. 43-59. (Available through library e-reserve.) 2. Environmental Adaptation & Modification; Origin of Agriculture Rubenstein, The Cultural Landscape , “Aral Sea” box in Chap. 14 (p 486). Yardley, Jim. “Dam building threatens China’s ‘Grand Canyon.’” New York Times, March 10, 2004. (Article 2) Greenberg, Ilan “As a sea rises, so do hopes for fish, jobs, and riches.” New York Times, April 6, 2006 . (Article 3)
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2 Santora, Marc. “Marsh Arabs cling to memories of a culture nearly crushed by Hussein.” New York Times, April 28, 2003. (Article 4) Schwartz, John. 2006. “An autopsy of Katrina: four storms, not just one.” New York Times, May 30 2006. (Article 5) Dean, Cornelia. 2005. “A modern peril: living near the jaws of the sea.” New York Times, January 11, 2005. ( Article 7) Wilford, John Noble. “New clues show where people made the great leap to agriculture.” New York Times, November 18, 1997. ( Article 8) 3. Population Growth & the Demographic Transition Rubenstein, Introduction to Human Geography , Chapter 2 (pp 44-77). New York Times articles Kolata, Gina. "Model shows how medical changes let population surge." New York Times , January 7, 1997. MacFarquhar, Neil. "After Iran's baby boom, vasectomies get blessing." New York Times Sept. 8, 1996. McNeill, Donald. 2007. “Child mortality at record low; further drop seen.” New York Times September 13, 2007.
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