Quiz 1 Study Guide
Quiz 1 Study Guide GEOG 32102-02
Northwest Missouri State University
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QUIZ 1 STUDY GUIDE 1. Agriculture in the Midwest – a. Corn and soybeans grow exceptionally well.Wheat grown further west 2. Air Pollution – a. Industrial processes and burning fossil fuels emit chemicals into the atmosphere. 3. Alaska political economy – a. Alaska purchased from Russia in 1867 for about 2 cents per acre. b. Oil and gas industry is 80% of Alaska's economy. c. Trans Alaska pipeline. d. Alaska's second biggest economic export is seafood 4. Anchorage, ALASKA – a. Alaska's largest city, port, and point of entry into the interior. b. One of the busiest cargo ports in the world. 5. Appalachia – a. Poor farmland. b. Isolated. c. Timber harvesting. d. Coal mining 6. Atlanta, Georgia – a. The busiest airport in the world 7. Baltimore, Maryland – a. One of the major commodities for the port of Baltimore is coal that is mined in western Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. b. Because the earth is titled on its axis, annual variation of incoming solar radiation affects - Seasonality. 8. Boston, Massachusetts – a. Leading city for universities in USA. b. Accompanying high tech industries. c. Early known for shoe-making and other skilled crafts. d. Tourist center for colonial and revolutionary history. 9. Calgary, Alberta – a. One of the fastest growing Canadian cities. 10.California – a. Gold found at the foothills of Sierra Nevada near Sacramento. 11.Chicago, Illinois – a. Located at the SW corner of Lake Michigan. b. Rail was critical in growth and development 12.Cultural landscape – a. A tangible outcome of complex interactions between a human group and the natural environment. 13.Culture – a. A shared set of meanings that are lived through the material and symbolic practices of everyday life. 14.Deserts form for a variety of reasons – a. High pressure belts. b. Cold ocean currents. c. Rain shadow effect. 15.Edmonton, Alberta – a. Northernmost city in North America with a metropolitan population over 1 million 16.Ethnic group – a. A group of people who share a set off beliefs, a way of life, and a common ancestry. 17.Exxon Valdez – a. May 1989, spill of 10.9 million barrels of crude oil into Prince William Sound. b. Currents carried crude far. c. Covered 1,300 square miles. 18.German Heritage – a. Large amounts of people with German and Germanic heritage settled in this region. 19.Kansas City, Missouri – a. City at the "Western Edge" of the populated portion of the United States b. Internationally known for barbecue cuisine. 20.Land animals also face significant challenges due to human population. – a. Predator species eliminated for killing farm and herd animals. b. Rainforest deforestation for arable farm land. c. Urban sprawl encroaching on traditional wilderness areas. d. Senseless violence. 21.Las Vegas, Nevada – a. Stark location in Mojave Desert b. Tremendous growth during 20th century c. Simulated reality 22.Los Angeles, California – a. Center of the movies and television industry b. Famous beach locations for surfing. c. Automobile culture. d. Quite segregated city in terms of race and class. 23.Megalopolis – a. The northeast urban corridor had five cities that basically overlap eachother. 24.Memphis, Tennessee – a. The urban place is the midst of Mississippi delta. b. Became critical cotton port and market. c. Important location in the battle for civil rights. 25.Graceland – a. Home of Elvis Presley. 26.Multiculturalism – a. The cultural and ethnic diversity of communities within a given society. 27.New York, New York – a. Built on three different islands comprising of five different boroughs at the mouth of the Hudson River. b. Financial center of USA if not the world. c. Entertainment center for the region and nation as well. 28.North American Midwest – a. Agriculture production and the world's breadbasket. b. Ranching and meat production. c. The Rust Belt and decline in heavy manufacturing. d. Germanic culture and heritage. 29.Northern North America – a. Great expanses of wilderness 2 b. Plane and boat still heavily used c. Sparse population d. Most of northern Canada and Alaska would be considered frontier areas due to low population numbers. e. Continental glaciers f. Active volcanism 30.Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – a. Historic tourism. b. Chemicals and pharmaceuticals. c. Government. d. Shipbuilding. e. Finance. 31.Phoenix, Arizona – a. Sixth largest city in the USA b. Virtually no industry c. Sales, services, and real estate d. Suburban sprawl 32.Portland, Oregon – a. City with regional growth boundaries 33.Race – a. A socially constructed term based on apparent characteristics such as skin color, hair texture, and bone structure. 34.Racism – a. Poor treatment of or violence against people. b. The belief that some races of people are better than others. 35.San Diego, California – a. About 20 miles north of Tijuana, Mexico b. Hosts the largest naval fleet in the world c. Very high real estate prices 36.San Jose, California – a. The center of technology in USA b. The center of technology in USA c. Known as Silicon Valley 37.Seattle, Washington – a. Largest city in Pacific Northwest b. Located along Puget Sound c. Important seaport d. Dense central city area because of growth restrictions pertaining to watershed health. e. Ecotopia 38.Social Injustice – a. The notion that all people have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and fair allocation of community resources. 39.St. Louis, Missouri – a. At the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Missouri River. b. 1904 World's Fair highlighting the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. 40.Sustainability – a. Development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations. 41.Tar sands – 3 a. Sand full of petroleum-based tar located in Northern Alberta. 42.The American South – a. Plantations were the center of the economy. b. Plantations were large farmsteads that often produced large quantities of cotton and tobacco. 43.The Greenhouse Effect – a. Increase in CO2 levels in atmosphere. b. Climate warming. 44.The Rust Belt – a. The Great Lakes Region b. The manufacturing and heavy industry center of the USA 1850-1980. 45.Toronto, Ontario – a. Largest city in Canada. b. Home of Canadian finance, art, and culture industries. c. Located along Lake Ontario. 46.Urban Heat Island Effect – a. Humans have converted natural landscapes into built environments. b. Effect: Places do not cool off at night. 47.Vancouver, British Columbia – a. 3rd largest city in Canada 48.Washington, DC – a. Federal government is the largest employer, but larger parts of the work force are in law and consulting firms affiliated with federal programs. 49.Water Pollution – a. Rivers, lakes, and oceans are often dumping sites for unwanted materials. 50.Western Water and Environment – a. Not much population west of Omaha, Kansas City, and Dallas. b. Dry or arid conditions are prevalent in the Western part of the USA. 4
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