Semester practice test Multiple Choice



Download 473.29 Kb.
Page1/3
Date18.10.2016
Size473.29 Kb.
  1   2   3
semester practice test

Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Recalling Facts and Ideas

____ 1. What are the two types of location that geographers use as reference points?



a.

high and low

b.

human and physical

c.

absolute and relative

d.

population and coastal

____ 2. An area that ____ is called a formal region.



a.

has boundaries determined by a common characteristic

b.

includes people who speak a variety of languages

c.

has different types of transportation systems

d.

includes both rural and urban populations

____ 3. Why are maps useful to geographers?



a.

A great deal of statistical information can be recorded on a map.

b.

Maps can show the history of a country at a glance.

c.

There are many different types of maps.

d.

Maps can show some information better than writing can.

____ 4. Statistical data, such as census numbers,



a.

are of little practical use to geographers.

b.

are always more accurate than interviewing people in person.

c.

never can be misunderstood.

d.

help geographers determine which factors in a given situation are most important.

____ 5. Geographers use history to



a.

help understand the altitude of a region.

b.

make predictions about the future geography of an area.

c.

help determine what places looked like in the past.

d.

learn about latitude and longitude in ancient times.

____ 6. Geographic information on human activities



a.

can help planners decide whether to build new schools.

b.

is used only by geographers.

c.

is kept in confidential government files.

d.

cannot be used to interpret present-day trends

____ 7. The ____ divides the earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.



a.

International Date Line

b.

Prime Meridian

c.

Tropic of Cancer

d.

Equator

____ 8. What is meant by the term relative location?



a.

the exact spot at which a place is found on the globe

b.

the location of a place in relation to other places

c.

the location of a place unrelated to other places

d.

the distance of a place from the Prime Meridian

____ 9. Which of the following is not part of the grid system?



a.

lines of longitude

b.

lines of location

c.

the Prime Meridian

d.

the Equator

____ 10. What name is given to the study of the connections between people and their physical environment?



a.

people-place reaction

b.

animal-location relationships

c.

human-environment interaction

d.

geography-location interaction

____ 11. A functional region focuses on



a.

a time period in a specific part of the world.

b.

the distant future and how geography will change in an area.

c.

a central point and the surrounding territory linked to it.

d.

a system of related regions that cover large continents.

____ 12. The study of ____ is called physical geography.



a.

the movement of earth’s human population

b.

the earth’s physical features

c.

both the physical and human features of the earth

d.

political, cultural, and economic factors around the world

____ 13. Which of the following is a use of geography?



a.

making predictions about a population’s future water needs

b.

determining how an ancient civilization spread

c.

deciding where to build a new highway

d.

all of the above

____ 14. Why would a geographer be likely to read two population density maps?



a.

to find out which area has the larger supply of natural resources

b.

to determine which area has the greater need for services

c.

to locate the capital of each area

d.

to determine the highest elevation in each area

____ 15. What is another term for human geography?



a.

relative location

b.

physical geography

c.

cultural geography

d.

statistical geography

____ 16. Geographers study political science to learn



a.

about the economies under which different people live.

b.

how to analyze the weather in an area.

c.

how people in different places are governed.

d.

about mapmaking.

____ 17. Geographers use a grid system in order to



a.

identify the precise location of any place on Earth.

b.

determine the number of people living in a given area.

c.

provide information for historians.

d.

calculate the elevations of mountains and depths of oceans.

____ 18. Migrants entering a long-established society



a.

will be welcomed by everyone.

b.

will have no impact on the society.

c.

may transform the society’s culture.

d.

will be forced to return to the place from which they came.

____ 19. When we say that a city is located at longitude 120°E, we mean that it is located



a.

west of the Prime Meridian.

b.

east of the Prime Meridian.

c.

north of the Equator.

d.

east of the Equator.

____ 20. A human geographer



a.

analyzes human aspects of culture.

b.

analyzes human physiology.

c.

focuses study on ways in which humans and animals interact differently with their surroundings.

d.

focuses on all aspects of the environment.

____ 21. Land takes up about ____ of the earth’s surface.



a.

70 percent

b.

15 percent

c.

30 percent

d.

20 percent

____ 22. What is the highest point on the earth?



a.

Mount Whitney

b.

the eastern highlands of Africa

c.

Mount Denali

d.

Mount Everest

____ 23. Which of the following best describes the earth’s inner core?



a.

liquid and extremely hot

b.

solid and cool

c.

liquid and cool

d.

solid and extremely hot

____ 24. Accretion, a type of tectonic activity, occurs when



a.

a sea plate moves over another sea plate.

b.

a sea plate slowly slides under a continental plate.

c.

a continental plate slides under a sea plate.

d.

a continental plate splits into two parts.

____ 25. Erosion is the wearing away of Earth’s



a.

inner core by tectonic activity.

b.

surface by wind, glaciers, and moving water.

c.

mantle by the forces of magma and gravity.

d.

crust by the pull of the sun and the moon.

____ 26. The water cycle shows us that the earth’s water



a.

moves around the earth and is decreasing each year.

b.

moves around the earth and is increasing each year.

c.

moves around the earth but maintains a consistent total amount.

d.

does not move around the earth but maintains a consistent total amount.

____ 27. A stream is a body of water that



a.

is completely surrounded by land.

b.

flows through land areas.

c.

is fed only by rainfall.

d.

must end up flowing to an ocean.

____ 28. Groundwater comes from



a.

rain, melted snow, lakes, and rivers.

b.

rain, aquifers, oceans, and streams.

c.

oceans, rain, lakes, and rivers.

d.

deserts, valleys, mountains, and oceans.

____ 29. Three types of ____ are seas, gulfs, and bays.



a.

oceans

b.

cloud formations

c.

landforms

d.

bodies of water

____ 30. Four major types of landforms are



a.

mountains, hills, plateaus, and plains.

b.

oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams.

c.

geysers, hot springs, snowfields, and cliffs.

d.

cities, towns, villages, and counties.

____ 31. The ____ is the deepest known depression on Earth.



a.

Pacific Plate

b.

Dead Sea

c.

Mariana Trench

d.

Isthmus of Panama

____ 32. ____ are known as the terrestrial planets.



a.

Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Mars

b.

Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars

c.

Earth, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter

d.

Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus

____ 33. Asteroids are found mainly between



a.

Mercury and the sun.

b.

Earth and the moon.

c.

the orbits of Saturn and Mars.

d.

the orbits of Jupiter and Mars.

____ 34. What do many scientists believe about the earth’s continents?



a.

They were pulled apart over a period of one or two centuries.

b.

They were pushed together over millions of years.

c.

They once were joined in a single massive supercontinent.

d.

They look the same today as they did millions of years ago.

____ 35. Cracks in the earth’s crust are called



a.

moraines.

b.

continental shelves.

c.

plates.

d.

faults.

____ 36. Surrounding the inner core of the earth is



a.

a liquid outer core.

b.

a solid outer core.

c.

the crust.

d.

the mantle.


Download 473.29 Kb.

Share with your friends:
  1   2   3




The database is protected by copyright ©ininet.org 2020
send message

    Main page