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SS10 – Chpt. 3Unit Test

                              SS10 – Chpt. 3 Unit Test

Part I – Multiple Choice

Directions: On the scan card provided, choose the BEST response.

1.   This is the distance of any point North or South of the equator, measured up to 90

     a.   latitude
     b.   longitude
     c.   Prime Meridian
     d.   International Date Line

2. The Canadian Shield is found mostly in the province of;

     a.   B.C.
     b.   Sask.
     c.   Ont.
     d.   Nfld

3. Topography is;

     a.   the study of rocks
     b.   the shape of the land
     c.   a mathematical unit of study
     d.   the opposite of bottomography

4. The Interior Plains have large deposits of;

     a.   fossil fuels
     b.   oil
     c.   natural gas
     d.   potash
     e.   all of the above

5. The study of forces within the Earth that form its surface features, such as mountain
   ranges an ocean basins, is;

     a.   tectonics
     b.   evaporate
     c.   geography
     d.   metamorphous
6. All of the following are mountain ranges found in B.C. EXCEPT;

   a.   Rocky
   b.   Columbian
   c.   Pyrennes
   d.   Omineca
   e.   Cassiar

7. Western Canada is located above ____ degrees latitude.

   a.   48
   b.   49
   c.   50
   d.   51
   e.   54’40

8. The inland or interior climate can best be described as a;

   a.   maritime
   b.   continental
   c.   coastal
   d.   mountainous

9. The line where two different air masses (hot and cold) meet is called a;

   a.   climate line
   b.   convection
   c.   cyclonic
   d.   front
   e.   none of the above

10. Weather in Canada travels predominately;

   a.   East to West
   b.   West to East
   c.   North to South
   d.   South to North
   e.   Weather can’t travel because it has no money for gas
11. Warm winter winds that descend off the Eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains are

      a.   cyclonic
      b.   tornadoes
      c.   chinooks
      d.   sockeyes
      e.   warming winds

12. The area of land drained by a single river system is called a drainage;

      a.   river
      b.   area
      c.   system
      d.   basin

13. Pesticides herbicides and other materials that drain from fields into rivers and lakes
    are called;

      a.   sewage
      b.   run-off
      c.   chinooks
      d.   convection

For questions 14-18 look at the following map. Match the appropriate name with the
appropriate letter;

14. Interior Plateau

15. Columbia Mountains

16. Insular Mountains

17. Rocky Mountains

18.    Coast Mountains

19. An ecological community of plants and animals extending over a large area is called a;

   a.   biome
   b.   system
   c.   humus
   d.   podzl

20. Resource towns often go through economic cycles of ___ and ____as the resources is
    developed an then exhausted.

   a.   highs / lows
   b.   peaks / valleys
   c.   tip / top
   d.   boom / bust
   e.   none of the above

21. Enderby, with its small town and remote farm areas can best be described as;

   a.   cosmopolitian
   b.   urban
   c.   country
   d.   rural

22. Modern day governments rely on _________ or _________ boundaries to help them
    define who they are, where they live, and identify the extent of their authority.

   a.   political / natural
   b.   artificial / border
   c.   natural / border
   d.   artificial / political

23. Whereas the Coastal Region is made up of large coastal forests, the Interior of B.C. is
    made up o f smaller, hardier coniferous trees in the __________ forests.

   a.   prairie
   b.   boreal
   c.   interior mountain region
   d.   slough
24. The upper limit of tree growth on a mountain is called a(n)

   a.    tree line
   b.    tundra
   c.    alpine
   d.    humus

25. Environments that have been used an altered by humans are called;

   a.    cultural moonscapes
   b.    cultural environments
   c.    cultural landscapes
   d.    a & c only
   e.    b & c only

Part II – Short Answers

Directions: On a separate piece of paper answer the following question using COMPLETE

        Geographers use 5 key Principles to help them gather, organize and
         analyze a “Place”. In your own words, describe what each heading
                         or principle means to a geographer.

              You will receive 3 mks for the quality of responses given to each,
                                    for a total of 15 mks.

         1.   Places have Location
         2.   Places have Physical and Cultural Locations
         3.   Places Change
         4.   Places Interact with Other Places
         5.   Places are In Regions

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