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Test - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1.Absolute location 2.Arid 3.Axis 4.Climate 5.Colonialism 6.Coniferous trees 7.Continental climate 8.Delta 9.Distortion 10.Economic activity 11.Ecosystem 12.Ecumen 13.Elevation 14.Equinox 15.Fossil fuel 16.Geography 17.Glacier 18.Habitat 19.Hemisphere 20.Hydroelectric power 21.Indigenous 22.Isthmus 23.Key/legend 24.Landform 25.Map grid 26.Marine climate 27.Nonpoint source pollution 28.One day 29.One year 30.Parallels 31.Peninsula 32.Plateau 33.Plural society 34.Polar region 35.Population density 36.Prime Meridian 37.Region 38.Relative location 39.Run off 40.Rural 41.Scale 42.Solstice 43.Strait 44.Subsistence farming 45.Tropic of Cancer 46.Tropic of Capricorn 47.Tundra 48.Urban 49.Vegetation 50.Watershed
Absolute Location The exact point of a place.
Arid Dry like a desert.
Axis An imaginary line the Earth spins on.
Climate A pattern of weather over a period of time.
Colonialism When one country claims another piece of land as their own.
Coniferous trees Evergreen trees with needlelike leaves and cones.
Continental climate climate region far from ocean that has a wide range of temperatures
Delta The end of a river where it meets the sea.
Distortion What causes the change in shape of a place when shown on a map.
Economic Activity How people make money in a region.
End of the first set of 10 vocabulary terms (Terms 1-10)
Ecosystem A region with certain plants and animals.
Ecumen A region that people can live in permanently.
Elevation The height above sea level.
Equinox The first day of spring or fall.
Fossil Fuel A natural energy source that is found on Earth.
Geography The study of the Earth and its people.
Glacier A large moving mass of ice.
Habitat The natural environment in which a plant or animal lives.
Hemisphere Half of the Earth.
Hydroelectric power Energy created by building a dam on a river.
End of the second set of 10 vocabulary terms (Terms 11-20)
Indigenous People who are native to a region before colonialism.
isthmus A narrow strip of land linking two larger landmasses.
Key/legend Symbols on a map with an explanation of what they are.
Land form A natural part of Earth’s surface.
Map grid Imaginary lines on a map that help to locate places.
Marine climate A climate region close to an ocean that has little change in temperature.
Nonpoint source pollution Pollution from many different things.
One day Earth’s rotation time.
One year Earth’s revolution time.
Parallels Another name for lines of latitude.
End of the third set of 10 vocabulary terms (Terms 21-30)
Peninsula Landform with water on three sides.
Plateau A flat elevated landform.
Plural society A region with people from many different places.
Polar region An area of the Earth that is very cold and receives little direct sunlight.
Population density The average number of people living in a place or region.
Prime Meridian The main line of longitude.
Region An area defined by things that are the same.
Relative location Where a place is, compared to other places.
Run off Water not absorbed by the soil.
Rural A region with few people living there (like in the country).
End of the forth set of 10 vocabulary terms (Terms 31-40)
Scale What is used to measure distance on a map.
Solstice The first day of summer or winter.
Strait A narrow body of water linking two larger bodies of water.
Subsistence farming Farming done to feed one’s own family.
Topic of cancer An imaginary line found at 23 ½° North latitude.
Tropic of Capricorn An imaginary line found at 23 ½° South latitude.
Tundra A polar climate and vegetation region with few large plants.
Urban A region with lots of people, like in a city.
Vegetation Plants and trees in a region.
Watershed A region of water that drains to a certain body of water.
End of the fifth set of 10 vocabulary terms (Terms 41-50)
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