Flashcards in Geog Exam 2 Deck (56):
Resources that are inexhaustible
Ex: Sun, Wind, etc.
How long will crude oil reserves hold?
-Global: 42-93 Years
-U.S.: 10-48 years
How long would the worlds oil reserves last if everyone used as much as the average american.
Which fossil fuel is the most abundant
Whats a nearly perfect energy source?
How much energy production was from wood in 1850 and now?
Satisfies current needs and jeopardizes future generations meeting there needs
-Single distinguishing feature of a culture
-Smallest unit that can be studied
Environment such as climate determined which cultures would advance
People not the environment are the forces behind culture
3 part structure of cultures
Study of place names
3 great civilizations of Latin America
-Incas of Peru & S. America
-Mayans of C. America
-Aztecs of Mexico
Where did Inca population mainly live
The Peruvian Andes Mountains
When was the height of the Mayan civilization
Where did the Aztecs live
Edge of Lake Texcoco
Present day Mexico City
When did Columbus land at the Bahamas?
He thought he was in the Far East
How long did the Spanish Colonization last?
Over 400 years
Treaty of Tordesillas
Made by Pope Alexander VI to split Portugal and Spain
Who received there independence last within Latin America?
Who was known as "El Liberator" and :George Washington of South America"?
What does the U.S. have against Cuba?
An economic embargo since 1961
Primary Language spoken in Brazil
What two countries are the only English speaking countries in Central and South America?
Belize and Guyana
What is the dominant religion in Latin America?
Fought between Argentina and UK in 1982
3 interrelated parts of biosphere
Africa's 2nd largest lake is now only 580 sq. miles due to drought and overuse
Global Water Usage
What percentage of Russian rivers are polluted
How many of the worlds most polluted cities does China have?
Where is the highest rate of AIDS?
What is the major mineral export from Nigeria
Where is the great rift valley located
1st sub-Saharan African country to gain independence?
What percentage of slaves were imported into the Caribbean and S. America?
Divide Africa between the major European colonial powers
Leading African economies
Later became president of S. Africa
Won Nobel Peace Prize
What is the most populated country in Africa?
Who has the highest birth rate in the world?
Which three countries were the main carriers of the slave trade?
Epidemic vs Pandemic
Epidemic: Local or regional
Antecedent vs Subsequent Boundaries
-Antecedent: Established before the area was well populated
-Subsequent: After the area has been established
Major river systems of middle east and africa
Majority of the worlds oil reserves are located in what 5 middle eastern countries?
What are the two defining issues of the middle east?
Who has the largest oil reserves in the world?
What is considered the holiest city in the world?
Iran hostage crisis
Iran held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days
Most urbanized country in the middle east
Occupied Territories in Israel
Poorest country in the Middle East and N. Arica
Largest city in Middle East and N. Africa