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Daily Geography Week 17-20
Buckmaster World Geography
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02/28/2009

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Population density is the average number of people per square mile or square kilometer. Which state do you think has a higher population density. New Jersey of Alaska?
Definition
New Jersey
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Which state in the United States contains the name of a country bordering the United States?
Definition
New Mexico
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Long ago northern Asia and Alaska were connected. Today a strait separates the two lands and links the Arctic and Pacific Oceans. What is the name of that strait?
Definition
Bering. The strait is only about 150 feet deep. Long ago the water level of the oceans was about 300 feet lower than it is today, so what is now the floor of the stait was dry land.
Term
Which distance is shorter, Luanda (Angola) to Recife (Brazil) or Maputo (Mozambigue) to Perth (Australia)
Definition
Luanda to Recife.
Term
What is precipitation? Name as many forms of precipitation as you can.
Definition
Moisture falling from the air; rain, sleet, snow, hail, dew, frost. Frost is the deposit of ice crystals that forms when vapor in the air solidifies rather than forming dew.
Term
What is a great circle?
Definition
A great circle is any circle, such as the equator, that divides the earth in half. Opposing lines of longitude also form great circles. Airplanes follow great circle routes because they are the shortest.
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Which Great Lake is the only one that the United States does not share with Canada?
Definition
Michigan. The third largest of the Great Lakes, this lake borders four states: Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois.
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Which continents are almost totally within the Western Hemisphere?
Definition
North and South America.
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New Jersey's population density is about 1,000 people per square mile. Does this mean that every square mile in New Jersey has about 1,000 people? Explain.
Definition
No. Population density is an average figure. Some places have more than 1,000 people per square mile. Others have far fewer.
Term
What is the name of the large gulf on the northern coast of Australia?
Definition
Carpentaria
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What is another name for a line of latitude?
Definition
Parallel. The longest line of latitude is the equator, and each line gets shorter as one moves north or south from the equator toward the poles.
Term
What country has the largest land area in the Western Hemisphere?
Definition
Canada
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In which state, whose borders are North and South Dakota to the east, do the Rocky Mountains cover about 40 percent of the land surface?
Definition
Montana
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Which country has the largest land area in the Eastern Hemisphere?
Definition
Russia. It spans eleven time zones.
Term
Write a definition of geograhpy.
Definition
Definitions will vary. Note that geography is from the Greek words geo (earth) and graphia (description).
Term
The United States has six standard time zones. From west to east they are Hawaii-Aleutian, Alaska, Pacific, _______, Central, and Eastern Standard Time Zones.
Definition
Mountain. The earth has 24 zones, one for each hour of the day. Each zone covers about 15 degress of longitude, but the zones' boundaries are adjusted to avoid dividing states of countries.
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Which of he following cities is the capital of Jordan: Beirut, Damascus, Ankara, or Amman?
Definition
Amman.
Term
Suppose you had to choose a location for a theme park. How would geography affect your choice?
Definition
May depend on comfortable climate, availability of transportation, nearness to population centers, relative levelness of land so that people don't have to climb hills to get around the park, likelihood of flooding, and so on.
Term
Name at least four deserts on three different continents.
Definition
Answers may vary.
Gobi Desert on the Asian Continent, Sahara and Kalahari on the African Continent, Great Sandy Desert on the Australian Continent, and the Gobi on the Asian Continent.
Term
Oasis
Definition
an area in the desert made fertile by underground water that comes to the surface.
Term
Which is more mountainous, northern Asia or southern Asia?
Definition
Southern Asia. It has the Kuntun, Himalayas, and Hindu Kush. Mt Everest is in the Himalayas.
Term
Ancient Native Americans of the Southwest lived in pueblos in an area where four states now meet. Name the states.
Definition
New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah. Called the four corners. This spot is the only point in the United States where four states meet.
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Which two countries and one body of water border Uruguay?
Definition
Brazil, Argentina and the Atlantic Ocean.
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From which major northern United States city can you drive south to enter Canada?
Definition
Detroit, Michigan
Term
Name 3 large lakes other than the Great Lakes in the United States.
Definition
Some lakes include: Lake Champlain, Lake Okeechohee, Great Salt Lake, Salton Sea, Crater Lake.
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An isthmus is a narrow strip of landing connecting 2 larger land areas, which Central American country is an isthmus?
Definition
Pananma
Term
Which countries border Switzerland?
Definition
France, Italy, Austria, Germany and Liechtenstein
Term
How are the Arctic and Antarctic circles alike?
Definition
Both are the same distance from the equator and the poles.
Term
Which division or part of South America is not an independent nation?
Definition
French Guiana
Term
Is the middle of the United States an area of many plains or of many plateaus?
Definition
Plains
Term
What is the difference between a pairie and a plain?
Definition
A prairie is a rolling or flat grassland that is usually treeless. A plain is flat land that may or may not be a grassland.
Term
In general, where would you need lighter clothing, in Northern Europe or Central Africa?
Definition
Central Africa
Term
Which is the second larger ocean in the world?
Definition
Atlantic
Term
Is Bermuda north or south of North Carolina?
Definition
South
Term
What is the name of the state in the United States that is divided into two parts by water and also has the largest fresh water border of all the states?
Definition
Michigan