Study Guide: Geography 1001, Section 1, Exam 3
Studying the terms and concepts in this list should help you be well-prepared for Exam Three
on Tuesday, November 10th.
Material from the text book I did not cover in class, lecture
material that does not overlap with the textbook, the documentary
Life and Debt
, and the topics
covered by our guest speaker, Kristin Wylie, are all fair game for test material.
You will be
asked to make connections and know material beyond the parameters of this study guide.
Bring a number two pencil, large scantron sheet, and your student ID.
There will be 50
multiple choice questions (at two points each), including around five mapping questions and
four bonus questions. The test is in our regular classroom -- Howe-Russell-Kniffen 130.
A class study session is scheduled for Monday, November 9
at 5:00 PM in our regular
classroom -- Howe-Russell-Kniffen 130.
Feel free to come if you have questions or feel you
needed to be guided more carefully through this study guide.
Latin America Terms, Concepts, Events, Places
*What are the geographic boundaries of South, Central, and Middle America?
South America-countries from Panama south to Tierra del Fuego
Central America- countries from Guatemala and Belize south to Colombia (doesn’t
Middle America- Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean
-Caribbean- island nations and countries in the Caribbean Sea, Belize, Guyana,
Suriname, and French Guiana
*How did this region come to be termed Latin America?
-Spanish & Portuguese are Latin derivatives;
-“Spanish America”-Spain’s colonial legacy, used since mid 20
Study map on page 127
*Amazon Basin/Amazon River
-Located in the Brazilian Shield (large upland plateau along the Atlantic); world’s largest
river in terms of volume;
-shields are relatively fertile and house major river bodies; not very populated
(soil in the Amazon is very poor