Thursday, October 13, 2011

Exam Review Part 1

These are the first set of review questions you'll see in preparation for your Quarter 1 Exam. Choose 5 of the ten to complete on loose leaf paper. They are due on your desk at the start of tomorrow's class, and are worth 10 points.

Remember -- your exam is worth 25% of your final grade. Choose the review questions that are hardest for you to answer, not easiest.
  1. Explain the difference between relative and absolute location. Give an example for each.
  2. Name and describe the four types of tectonic plate boundary. Then, explain what each type of plate boundary could cause to happen.
  3. What type of information can you learn from a physical map? A political map?
  4. What is the difference between latitude and longitude? (If you want some practice finding latitude and longitude, check out this site!)
  5. What are coordinates? Why are coordinates useful to geographers?
  6. Review the landforms of the U.S. Then, explain a) which mountain range you'd have to cross on a journey from Chicago to New York City, and b) which landform you'd have to cross on a journey from Chicago to Denver, Colorado.
  7. Argue for or against the following statement: Disease enabled Europeans to successfully conquer the Americas. Support your response with text and lecture evidence.
  8. Define “Columbian Exchange”. Describe which continents/countries were involved, what was traded between them, and the reasons trade moved in the pattern it did.
  9. Compare the spread of bacteria such as Listeria in the modern United States with the spread of disease during the time of the Columbian Exchange. Explain why people might be more prepared today than they were then to face a disease outbreak.
  10. Examine the photo to the right at the top of this post. Then, argue whether or not the geographic theme of movement applies to the photo. Explain your response.

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