World geography review

Answers to the review

Major points

  • Provide an example showing how physical geography can affect a country's economic activities.
  • Why people depend on summer monsoons in Southeast Asia each year?
  • Why (NAFTA) and the European Union (E.U.) formed?
  • The Arab Spring. Where it started?. When?
  • Colombian exchange
  • Green revolution
  • Political key terms

Vocabulary words

  • Urbanization: population shift from rural to urban areas.
  • Subsistence farming: self sufficiency farming in which the farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their family.
  • Stateless nation: an ethnic group, religious group or other group which does not have majority population.
  • Globalization: process of integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations.
  • Cultural diffusion: spread of cultural items such as ideas, styles, religions, technologies, and languages.
  • Outsourcing: includes both foreign and domestic contracting and sometimes includes offshoring relocating businesses.
  • Commercial farming: crops are grown and animals are reared for sale in the market for commercial purposes.

Vocab pictures

Study guide

Basic Political Principles

  • Mixed- mixture of public and privately owned businesses.
  • Command- completely controlled by the central government.
  • Market- total freedom with business owners to set prices, create products.
  • Traditional- government provides most of the important public services but still permits private ownership of some businesses.
  • Theocracy: a government in which people believe in God as their ruler.
  • Democracy: a government in which the people vote for the leader directly or vote for elected representatives who the vote for the leader.
  • Totalitarian: a government in which there is a centralized control by an autocratic authority.
  • Primary: fishing, farming, forestry, mining.
  • Secondary: processing, manufacturing.
  • Tertiary: transportation, retailing (e.g. Cashier), maintenance, etc.
  • Quaternary: education research, engineering, IT specialist, etc.