Student Study Guide
Jerome D. Fellmann
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
San Diego State University
With Contributions by Jon C. Malinowski
Jon C. Malinowski
United States Military Academy, West Point NY
Student Study Guide to accompany
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, EIGHTH EDITION
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Introduction: Some Background Basics
Roots and Meaning of Culture
Spatial Interaction and Spatial Behavior
Population: World Patterns, Regional Trends
Language and Religion: Mosaics of Culture
Ethnic Geography: Threads of Diversity
Folk and Popular Culture: Diversity and Uniformity
Livelihood and Economy: Primary Activities
Livelihood and Economy: From Blue Collar to Gold Collar
Patterns of Development and Change
Urban Systems and Urban Structures
The Political Ordering of Space
Human Impacts on Natural Systems: Geographic Outlooks on Global Concerns
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Multiple Choice Questions
CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION: SOME BACKGROUND BASICS
After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to: 1.
Define and explain "geography".
Explain the evolution of the discipline of geography from ancient times to the present.
Explain the differences among human, regional, and physical geography.
List the types of employers that hire geographers.
Define the word "spatial" and use it as a geographer would.
Contrast and provide examples of absolute and relative location, site and situation, absolute and relative direction, and absolute and relative distance.
Explain scale as it is conceived by geographers and discuss how it applies to maps.
Compare the natural and cultural landscape and describe how the attributes of places change over time.
Discuss the basic ideas of spatial interaction.
Summarize the concepts of density, dispersion, and pattern.
Define the term "region" and demonstrate knowledge of functional, formal, and perceptual regions.
Identify different ways that maps show data.
Describe a GIS.
Summarize the importance of mental maps.
Match the following terms with their correct definitions.
a. the cardinal points of north, south, east and west
b. the transformation of linear measurements into
c. relationship between the size of an area on a map
and the surface of the earth
d. the physical and cultural characteristics and
attributes of a place itself
e. the identification of a place by a precise and
accepted system of coordinates
f. the spatial separation between two points on the
g. the position of a place in relation to that of other
places or activities
h. the relative location with particular reference to
items of significance to the place in question
i. “out west,” “back east,” “down south”
2. Identify each of...
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