Geography final exam review

By: Abi Luneau

Vocabulary to Know

Green Revolution-a large increase in crop production in devoluping countries achieved by the use of fertilizers and such.

Stateless nation-ethnic group which is not the majority population in any nation state.

Population density-the densness of a populated area.

Plate tectonics-a theory explaining the structure of earths crust.

Transboundry pollution-pollution that starts in one country but spreads to another.

Outsourcing-obtaining goods or service from outside sources.

Subsistence farming-farm big enough to just feed the family farming it.

Commercial farming-farmed crops to be sent to markets and such.

Cultural assimilation-process when a person/groups language and/or culture come to resemble those of another.

Cultural hearths-any place where certain related changes in land use appeared due to human domestication of plants and animals.

Cultural diffusion-spread of cultural beliefs and social activities from one group to another.

Urbanization-a population shift from rural to suburban areas.

Globalization-tendencies of business, technologies or philosophies spread through out the world.

Political Features

Afghanistan

Angola

Argentina

Australia

Belarus

Belize

Brazil

Cambodia

Chad

Chile

Costa Rica

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Iran

Iraq

Laos

Latvia

Mali

Moldova

Mongolia

Mozambique

Namibia

Nicaragua

Nigeria

North Korea

Norway

Panama

Peru

Poland

Republic of Congo

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

South Korea

Sweden

Taiwan

Thailand

Ukraine

Vietnam

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Physical Features

Andes Mountains

Baka California Peninsula

Balkan Peninsula

Brazilian Highlands

Caucasus Mountains

Congo River

Eastern European Plain

El Mogote Peninsula

Ganges River

Gobi Desert

Great Escarpment

Great Rift Valley

Himalayas

Hindu Kush

Iberian Peninsula

Indus River

Jutland Peninsula

Kalahari Desert

Namib Desert

Niger River

Nike River

Northern European Plain

Nubian Desert

Rocky Mountains

Rub' al Khali

Sahel

Scandinavian Peninsula

Serengeti Plains

Sierra Madres

Taklimakan Desert

Thal Desert

Ural Mountains

Yangtze River (Chiang Jiang)

Yellow River (Huang He)

Yucatan Peninsula

Zambezi River

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Questions

How has the green revolution been able to produce enough food to keep pace with a growing population?

By using lots of fertilizer, pesticides, and increased irrigation needs.

What is a common argument in favor to nuclear power plants? What is a common arguement against them?

They provide eco friendly power but they can also explode and spread radiation.

What event had the greatest impact on the political, economic, and cultural elements of Mexico?

Arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.

Why did favelas increase in Brazil in the 1970s?

Migrants from rural areas couldn't afford to live in the urban cities.

In the Colombian exchange, how were the lives of Europeans impacted by their American counterparts?

A transfer of new products and ideas encouraged economic growth.
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What can you infer from this map?

Most of South America was able to gain their independence between 1790 and 1828.

How does the Cold War continue to affect the political landscape of Europe?

Some Eastern European countries are still economically, politically, and culturally aligned with Russia.

Why was the UN created?

To maintain international cooperation among members, keep world peace through the use of sanctions, and to provide humanitarian aid with groups like UNICEF.

What geographic circumstance has hampered Russia's success in foreign policy?

Lack of warm water ports for commerce.

What major change was going on in Europe during the 1989 democratic elections in Latvia, Poland and Ukraine?

Diffusion of democratic ideals.