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1 Unit 1 Ch. 1 Study Guide Test Date Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2 Basic Information The following topics will be in multiple choice format.

3 Continents are the largest land areas on the Earth.

4 Relative location describes where a place is located in relation to other places.

5 The global address of the United States is on the continent of North America.

6 The Appalachian Mountains are located in the eastern part of the United States.

7 The Rocky Mountains are located in the western part of the United States.

8 The Great Basin has land that is dry, mostly desert land with higher land around it.

9 A delta is formed when silt builds up at a river’s mouth.

10 Vocabulary These questions will be matching.

11 The equator is an imaginary line that circles the globe.

12 An isthmus is a narrow piece of land that connects two larger land areas.

13 Elevation means the height of the land.

14 The place where a river empties into a larger body of water is called the river’s mouth.

15 The wearing away of the earth’s surface is called erosion.

16 Precipitation is made up of water in the form of rain, sleet or snow.

17 A product is something that people make or grow, usually to sell.

18 Additional Skills to Practice Be able to identify lines of latitude (steps of a ladder) and lines of longitude (long sides of ladder). Be able to identify the latitude and longitude of a particular place. Given the latitude and longitude, you are able to identify the city.


20 Be able to identify and label the location of the following places on a map of the United States (a practice map is on the back): Coastal PlainAppalachian Mountains Interior Plains Rocky Mountains Great Basin Coast Ranges

21 Coastal Plain Interior Plains Great Basin Appalachian Mountains Rocky Mountains Coast Ranges

22 Be prepared to write a short paragraph (at least 2 sentences) identifying 4 different kinds of natural resources found in the United States AND why it is important to conserve those 4 resources. Try a few practice answers on the back and have someone at home look them over to correct them. This will let you write the best possible answer on test day.

23 Natural Resources Natural Resources watersoil Natural Gas Forests

24 Natural Resources So people and animals have fresh water to live Why conserve So we can make homes for animals and people So crops can grow and provide food So we can heat our homes

25 Sample sentences –The US has many natural resources. Four important resources are….. –It is important to conserve these resources because…


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