There are common features on a map that help tell us important information on the map. Use the following map to answer the following questions.
The feature on the above map that identifies the symbols and/or colors used on the map is the:
The feature on the above map that gives us the relationship of a unit of length on the map to a unit of distance on earth is the:
Alphonse and Jeremiah are visiting New York City. They have never been to New York City before so they have purchased a map of New York in order to help them get around. They would like to go Battery Park so that they can take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty. They are located at Wall Street. They need to know what direction to travel in order to reach Battery Park. Which feature of a map would help them?
Using the following globe, answer the following question.
The lines that are drawn in an east to west direction on the above globe, are called:
Lines of longitude
Lines of Latitudes
The lines that are drawn in an east to west direction on the above globe measure distances:
Using the time zone map of the United States that follows, answer the questions that follow:
In which time zone would you find the State of Louisiana?
In which time zone would you find the state of Georgia?
In which time zone would you find the state of California?
In which time zone would you find the state of Colorado?
Dave lives in Covington, Louisiana, which is located in the Central time zone. He wants to call his friend Mike who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is located in the Eastern time zone. If it is 12:00 pm in Covington, what time is it in Charlotte?
Chad lives in New York City, which is located in the Eastern Time zone. He loves watching a show that comes on television at 8:00pm EST. Chad is taking a trip to San Francisco, California, which is in the Pacific time zone. His show will come on while he is in California. If Chad wishes to watch the show in California, what time will he have to tune in while he is in California?
Christian lives in New Orleans, Louisiana which is located in the Central Time Zone. He will be traveling to Denver, Colorado for a vacation. Denver is located in the Mountain Time zone. Christian wants to take his wife to a restaurant in Denver. The restaurant is open from 5-10 pm Mountain time. Christian needs to call and make a reservation from New Orleans for the dinner. If it is 10:00 pm in New Orleans when he calls, what time is it in Denver?
How is the Prime Meridian different than the equator?
The Prime Meridian divides the globe into the eastern and western hemisphere, and the equator divides globe into the northern and southern hemisphere
The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line
The Prime Meridian runs in an east to west direction
The Prime Meridian divides the globe into the northern and southern hemisphere, and the equator divides the globe into the eastern and western hemisphere
Use the following map to answer questions 24. and 25.
Using the map above, which arrow indicates the location of the equator?
Using the map above, which arrow indicates the location of the Prime Meridian?
In the world there are many different places. In Louisiana there are many different places. However, some places share common features, which include both human features and physical features. These places are called:
None of the above
How many geographic regions are found on the American continent?
According to the numbers on the map, which number indicates the Atlantic Coastal Plain?
According to the numbers on the map, which number indicates the Intermountain region?
According to the numbers on the map, which number indicates the Great Plains region?
Regions can be changed over time by several different factors. One of these factors is the wearing away of landforms by water, wind and harsh weather. This is common in Louisiana and is particularly an issue during Hurricane season. This factor is:
None of the above
In Louisiana, how many natural regions do we have?
All of the following are natural regions of Louisiana, EXCEPT:
In Geography there are two phenomenon known as weather and climate. While both are similar, both are different. How is climate different from weather?
Climate is the typical weather of a region over a long period of time, while weather is the conditions at one particular time
Weather is the typical conditions of a region over a long period of time, while climate is the conditions at one particular time
None of the above
Agriculture has always been a major part of Louisiana’s economy and geography. The Mississippi River, and various other rivers in the state, have made agriculture successful in Louisiana, especially in the 1800s when the state was a major cotton and sugar producer. How has Louisiana’s geography made agriculture so important and successful?
Louisiana’s extraordinary amount of rainfall
The abundant fertile soil of Louisiana
Irrigation systems developed by slaves
The erosion of Louisiana’s coastline
What specific features of New Orleans have made it an important American city since its founding?
Its unique culture
Its command of the Mississippi River
Its location at the head of the Mississippi Delta
People settle in different geographic reasons for many different reasons. In Ancient civilizations, people tended to settle around river valleys. Why did they settle around rivers?
Access to fresh water
Rivers were important transportation routes
Both A & B
Neither A nor B
What factors influenced Native American settlement patterns in North America?
Availability of plants for food
Availability of animals for food
All of the above
How do mountain ranges, canyons and broad rivers affect settlement patterns and migration?
They make movement easy for people
They make movement of people difficult
They have no effect on settlement patterns or migration
None of the above
Why did many immigrants to the United States settle in cities?
Louisiana’s southern boundary is which of the following?
Demography is the science of dealing with the distribution and vital statistics of populations. In studying populations there are many demographic indicators. Which of the following is NOT an important demographic indicator?
Rates of literacy
Infant mortality and life expectancy
All are demographic indicators
Use the following chart to answer questions 19, 20 and 21.
According to the chart, what was the increase in life expectancy at birth for black males between 1900 and 2000?
According to the chart, what was the increase in life expectancy at birth for black females between 1900 and 2000.
According to the information in the chart, whose life expectancy has grown the most from 2000 to 2007.
Which of the following spread from the Old World (Europe) to the New World (North and South America) in the Columbian Exchange?
Corn, peppers, tomatoes
Horses, pigs and peanuts
Cattle, sheep and olives
Smallpox, turkeys and tobacco
Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE about cultural diffusion?
D. the United States
58. Blue areas on the document indicate_____.
D. state claims
59. Using your knowledge of history, describe the continued growth of the United States. Which territories will next be admitted as states? Which land deals will result in the biggest acquisitions or the new country?
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Identify and briefly describe three of the natural regions of North America, as they are shared by the United States and Canada.
Briefly discuss two ways in which water is important to Louisiana.
Briefly describe culture, diffusion, diversity and multiculturalism.
What may the spread of culture be motivated by?
What may trigger cultural diffusion?
How is cultural diversity a hallmark of Louisiana?
Two important types of maps are physical maps and political maps. Choose either of these map types, and explain what types of information it contains and what you might use it for.
Two important features of a map or globe that help you find a particular location anywhere in the world are lines of latitude and lines of longitude. Explain what lines of latitude and longitude are and what they do?
Maps have certain key features on them that help us identify what the map is showing.