Chapter 14: Australia and Oceania
Top 3 most populous countries:
Australia - 21.9 million people
Papua New Guinea - 6.6 million people
New Zealand - 4.3 million people
HIGH or LOW total fertility rates? High TFRs
What is the populatio
MG6 tonight MG 7 next thuesday
Southwest Asia & North Africa
Middle East as a relative term
Arab not equal to Muslim
Approximate half billion people
Afro-Asiatic -North Africa
Islamic/ Muslim (religion)
a. Humid tropical coastal lowlands
b. Sugar, bananas
c. Seasonal labor
d. Factory in the field
2. Know that the Amazon has the worlds largest concentration of tropical
rainforest; widest range of biodiversity.
3. What do the following cities have in commo
Be able to define the following key terms:
Atlantic Slave Trade
1. What do the following cities have in common: Mexico City,
Santo Domingo, and Buenos Aires
a. They are each considered primate cities
b. They each are the center of national politics
c. They each are the core of national economy
d. All of
GEOGRAPHY 202 EXAM 1 REVIEW
1. What country has the largest population in Central America?
2. Which two countries in Central America dont have both Pacific and Atlantic
1. Be able to explain both sides of the globalization argument
2. Know what happened in Genoa and in Seattle:
3. Define the Columbian Exchange and describe its significance:
4. What are the different ways to divide up the Western Hemispher
1. What is the elevation range that Mexico City falls into?
A. Coastal Tierra Caliente
B. Inland Tierra Caliente
C. Tierra Templada
D. Tierra Fria
E. None of the above
2. What is a maquiladora?
A. Assembly plants on the Colombian border built by foreign
1. Mesoamerican Civilizations
2. Spanish City Layout?
3. What is a hacienda?
4. What is a maquiladora and where are they usually located?
5. What is a primate city? Give an example
6. What are the three major issues that Mexico faces today?
7. What is a s
1. Which of the following are considered environmental problems
of the Valley of Mexico?
c. Water shortages
d. Decreasing air quality
e. All of the above
2. Most Latin Americans are concentrated
a. In cities
b. On the coast
1. Peru has a prominent _culture
2. What is unique about Bolivias president?
3. Why does Chiles agricultural economy flourish?
4. What is one main tourist attraction in Argentina?
5. Which country in South America is best known for hosting and winning the
Chapter 5: The Caribbean
Musician Bob Marleys birthplace in Jamaica
Belize (Central America)
Guianas (South America)
o Guyana (British)
o Suriname (Dutch)
o French Guiana
Chapter 4: Latin America
Sao Paulo, Brazils largest city with almost 20 mill ppl
Mexico city another important city
17 countries (540 ppl)
Roughly equal in size to N America, but with more people (540 mill)
o N America: 3?
o 540same as E
Chapter 6- Sub Saharan Africa
- Ibis over Nairobi, Kenya
- Buffalo at a watering hole
Sub Saharan Africa
o South of the Sahara Desert.
o Not Arabic.
o Similar livelihoods.
o Shared colonial experience.
o Large land mass straddling the equ
Chapter 7: Southwest Asia and North Africa
Characterized by shared
This region is located where Europe, Asia, and Africa meet
o Best exemplifies globalization (exam question)
o Culture hearth: place from which a great idea spread
Chapter 3: North America
o Two English speaking countries with British colonial heritage:
o Highly industrialized and urbanized.
o Regions size, range of latitudes, and varied terrain contribute to diverse cl
Chapter 2: The Changing Global Environment
Earths Environmental Systems
o Intersecting spheres
Biosphere (plants and animals)
o ^ all 4 have one thing in common: food
o slow moving cr
9-15-2015 (missed Class)
Chapter 4 Latin America
Important facts from the reading of chapter 4
Like Mexico, most of the nations in Latin America are making their
bicentennials as independent and democratic countries, with a growing
-PRB/MT1 on E-Campus
-Mastering (globalization) Google earth
-Technical meaning is 0-180 degrees west of Prime Meridia
Globalization (the big idea of the lecture)
Place(-zation) PLACES STILL MATTER, cultural differences
-The increasing interconnectedness of different parts of the world
Thinking like a Geographer
SI Facebook: GEOG 202 SI FALL 2015 M/W 6-7,R 7-8, Blocker 107
Attendance survey do on blackboard
Read chapter 1
Define region and elaborate
Introduction to ma
Finishing East Asia
RELIGIONS: Most SECULAR Region
Japan vs. China
Starting date =
2 European Colonies:
2 Major Rivers =
Flooding & 3 Gorges Dam:
Purpose (2) =
3 Unique things about China:
1) Interested in oil (previous chapter)
2) Air Pollution
Top 3 Co
a. Mountainous b. Desert
c. Steppe Climate:
1) Aral Sea
b. Diverting water
c. Moscow & Soviet Command Economy
2) Soil Salinization
1) Evenly distributed? 2) Tarim Basin
a. Urban or rural?
Geography Exam 3 Pre-Test
1. What is the climate of Central Asia?
2. What is soil salinization?
3. How is the population of Central Asia distributed?
4. Why is water management a major problem in Central Asia,
especially when it comes to the
Viewing Guide: The Devil Came on Horseback
Due two weeks from October 9th
Before we have our next exam on Oct 23rd
Your first job as a geographer is to make observations. What do you notice in this video
about each of these topics?
1. The physical geograp
Importance of following topics: (Latin America)
1) Megacities/Urban Primacy
Megacities are based just off of population
There are 4 of them:
-Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Mexico City, Mexico
-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil