Human Geography

Topics: Demography, Population, Culture Pages: 167 (20437 words) Published: February 26, 2014
Student Study Guide
to accompany

Human Geography
Eighth Edition
Jerome D. Fellmann
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Arthur Getis
San Diego State University

Judith Getis
With Contributions by Jon C. Malinowski

Updated by
Jon C. Malinowski
United States Military Academy, West Point NY

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Student Study Guide to accompany
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, EIGHTH EDITION
FELLMANN/GETIS/GETIS
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Preface
1

Introduction: Some Background Basics

2

Roots and Meaning of Culture

3

Spatial Interaction and Spatial Behavior

4

Population: World Patterns, Regional Trends

5

Language and Religion: Mosaics of Culture

6

Ethnic Geography: Threads of Diversity

7

Folk and Popular Culture: Diversity and Uniformity

8

Livelihood and Economy: Primary Activities

9

Livelihood and Economy: From Blue Collar to Gold Collar

10

Patterns of Development and Change

11

Urban Systems and Urban Structures

12

The Political Ordering of Space

13

Human Impacts on Natural Systems: Geographic Outlooks on Global Concerns

Answer Section
Matching Questions
Fill In the Blanks
Multiple Choice Questions

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CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION: SOME BACKGROUND BASICS
Objectives
After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to: 1.

Define and explain "geography".

2.

Explain the evolution of the discipline of geography from ancient times to the present.

3.

Explain the differences among human, regional, and physical geography.

4.

List the types of employers that hire geographers.

5.

Define the word "spatial" and use it as a geographer would.

6.

Contrast and provide examples of absolute and relative location, site and situation, absolute and relative direction, and absolute and relative distance.

7.

Explain scale as it is conceived by geographers and discuss how it applies to maps.

8.

Compare the natural and cultural landscape and describe how the attributes of places change over time.

9.

Discuss the basic ideas of spatial interaction.

10.

Summarize the concepts of density, dispersion, and pattern.

11.

Define the term "region" and demonstrate knowledge of functional, formal, and perceptual regions.

12.

Identify different ways that maps show data.

13.

Describe a GIS.

14.

Summarize the importance of mental maps.

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Matching Questions
1.

Match the following terms with their correct definitions.

____

Absolute Direction

a. the cardinal points of north, south, east and west

____

Absolute Distance

b. the transformation of linear measurements into
meaningful units

____

Absolute Location

c. relationship between the size of an area on a map
and the surface of the earth

____

Relative Distance

d. the physical and cultural characteristics and
attributes of a place itself

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Relative Direction

e. the identification of a place by a precise and
accepted system of coordinates

____

Relative Location

f. the spatial separation between two points on the
earth’s surface

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Scale

g. the position of a place in relation to that of other
places or activities

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Site

h. the relative location with particular reference to
items of significance to the place in question

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Situation

i. “out west,” “back east,” “down south”

2. Identify each of...
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