Midterm Exam Study Guide Exam

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Taylor Garcia Mrs. Fortier World Geography H/Period 4 December 2014 Midterm Exam Study Guide Exam Date: Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 8 A.M. 100 M.C., 10 Short Answers Chapter 1: Prime Meridian and Equator Prime Meridian - imaginary line at 0° longitude that connects the North and South poles and divides the earth into the western and eastern hemispheres Equator - imaginary line at 0° latitude that divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres 5 Themes of Geography Location (where is it?) absolute - the exact location of a place using latitude and longitude ex. 30° N, 30° W; 1225 Bluewater Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471 relative - the location in relation to other places or things ex. near the Mississippi River, in the northern hemisphere Place (what is it like?) physical and human characteristics of a location that give it personality and distinguishes it from other places ex. religious sites, mountains, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican national holiday, desert is hot and sandy Movement (how do things move around the world?) movement of people, goods, and ideas from one location to another ex. running, driving, social media, imports and exports Region (how are places similar?) area defined by similar formal or functional characteristics ex. Russia, Antarctica, the U.S., Latin America Human-Environment Interaction (how do people relate to the physical world?) interaction between people and the world; how humans depend on, adapt to, and modify the environment ex.
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