GEOG103-spring2010-finalreview - GEOG 103 Short...

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GEOG 103 Short Exam/Quiz #1 (Introduction) 1. An example of a formal region is A. the trade area of St. Louis, Missouri B. 25 square kilometers. C. Dixie. D. the area of France where the Breton language is spoken. 2. Absolute location A. is an abstract concept unrelated to real-world circumstances. B. is a temporary and changing characteristic of place. C. cannot be defined with precision in a world of relative spatial relationships. D. is a precise position on the surface of the globe. 3. Globalization implies A. placement on the globe grid. B. the interconnectedness between societies. C. the impact of distance decay. D. the cultural-environmental interface. 4. Which one of the following best identifies the cultural landscape? A. the natural resources of the earth B. the natural landscape as modified by human occupance C. the landscape as modified by recent catastrophic events such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes D. the sum total of all events that modify the earth's surface 5. List the two broad categories (sub-disciplines) of Geography I._____________________ II._____________________ 1. Every projection has some degree of distortion because A. a curved surface cannot be represented on a flat surface without distortion. B. parallels and meridians never cross at right angles on a globe. C. the grid system is two-dimensional but the earth is three-dimensional. D. a sphere is a developable surface.
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A. area, direction, latitude, longitude B. equivalence, shape, latitude, longitude C. conformality, equivalence, direction, symbols D. area, shape, distance, direction 3. Which of the following is the largest scale? A. 1 : 8,000 B. 1 : 24,000 C. 1 : 50,000 D. 1 : 63,360 4. A contour interval A. is the vertical spacing between contour lines. B. connects points of equal elevation above sea level. C. is a single map in a topographic series. D. heightens the graphic effect of a topographic map. 5. Earthquakes result from movement associated with A. faulting. B. carbonation. C. glacial activity. D. mechanical weathering. 6. The Ridge and Valley region of Pennsylvania is a result of folding. True False 7. What is the name of the ancient landmass that comprised all existing continents connected together before it broke apart about 200 million years ago? (2 pts.) Answer: _____________ 8. A zone of subduction is associated with the occurrence of A. deep-sea trenches and mountain ranges. B. mid-ocean ridges and volcanoes. C. transform faults and earthquakes. D. relatively flat terrain on the ocean floor. 9. As one crosses the International Date Line going eastward, the calendar day should be moved A. back one day. B. ahead one day. C. ahead twelve hours.
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