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1

Census data and urban data would be used by what type of geographers?

A. Human Geographers
B. Physical Geographers

Human Geographers

2

The US is often shown b a __________________ Conformal Conic Projection Map.

Lambert

3

______ Maps are as close as possible to true shapes.

Conformal

4

___________ Routes find the shortest route between two points by simply stretching a string from one point to another.

Great-Circle

5

_____ are man-made water passages constructed to connect two larger bodies of water.

Canals

6

Vertical climate is a climate unique to areas with:

high mountains

7

_____ is the study of how living organisms interact with the physical aspects of their surroundings (their environment) including soil, water, air, and other living things.

A. Ecology
B. Biogeography

Ecology

8

_____ the study of how the surface features of the Earth affect living things.

A. Ecology
B. Biogeography

Biogeography

9

A coral island, or series of islands, which consists of a reef that surrounds a lagoon describes a:

A. Needle
B. Key
C. Atoll
D. Mauna

Atoll

10

What percent of earth is made up of water and what is made up of land?

70% Water, 30% Land

11

Hot, dry summers and mild, relatively wet winters describes what kind of climate?

Mediterranean-Type Climate

12

What type of climate is found over large landmasses such as Europe and the American Midwest?

A. Humid subtropical
B. Marine West Coast
C. Humid Continental
D. Tropical wet-dry

Humid Continental

13

What type of climates are found on western coasts of continents?

A. Humid subtropical
B. Marine West Coast
C. Humid Continental
D. Tropical wet-dry

Marine West Coast

14

What type of climates are found in the tropics within about 15 degrees of the equator?

A. Humid subtropical
B. Marine West Coast
C. Humid Continental
D. Tropical wet-dry

Tropical Wet-Dry

15

The climate of Southern Florida is the _____ type.

A. Humid subtropical
B. Marine West Coast
C. Humid Continental
D. Tropical wet-dry

Humid subtropical

16

___________is the average of weather conditions over an extended period of time.

Climate

17

_____ refers to the day-to-day conditions of the atmosphere.

Weather